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Welcome to the upside scenario: What to expect as global economies recover

Economists and investors alike are busily revising up their already-high expectations for 2021.

Global Economy

OECD reports record fall of 3.4% in G20 GDP for 1Q20

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced that the real gross domestic product (GDP) across the G20 countries fell by 3.4% in 1Q20 due to the containment measures induced by the Covid-19 global pandemic.

Singapore economy

Singapore's ordinary folk spend faster than the rich

(Aug 5): Singapore is Asia’s Monte Carlo, a playground of the wealthy. The city-state has two casinos, an annual Formula One race, and the third-highest concentration of ultra-rich individuals after Monaco and Geneva. It’s home not just to the “Craz


Cohesion key for societies to thrive, says DPM Heng Swee Keat

SINGAPORE (June 21): Building unity from a diverse society is more important than ever given the current era of “unprecedented levels of global trade, technological advancement and human migration,” says Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat.

Global Economy

Bright spots to be found in bleak 2019 global growth outlook: Fitch

SINGAPORE (Jan 18): Fitch Ratings says decent US domestic demand and real GDP growth of over 6% for China are still two achievable scenarios in 2019, in spite of market concerns of a sharp downturn in growth this year.

Global Economy

Global GDP growth to ease in 2019, dragged by emerging markets & China: Oxford Economics

SINGAPORE (Oct 18): Oxford Economics is anticipating a slowdown in global economic growth from this year’s 3.1% to 2.8% in 2019, a forecast that comes in slightly below consensus to reflect its pessimistic views on emerging markets (EM) and in particula

Global Economy

Singapore's middle-market companies among world's most optimistic & ambitious: EY

SINGAPORE (July 25): Middle-market executives in Singapore are especially optimistic about business conditions and opportunities when compared to their global peers, according to the findings of the annual EY Growth Barometer.


Global economy still looks good for Asia

SINGAPORE (Apr 30): Recent weeks have seen investors becoming more nervous. Bond, equity and currency markets have turned more volatile. It appears that three sets of risks have conspired to hurt business and investor sentiment — signs of slower global


The year ahead: Upbeat mood may not last

SINGAPORE (Jan 8): The new year has started well, equity markets are up and a rash of strong economic data, across both developing as well as developed economies, has boosted the upbeat mood. None of us has a crystal ball that can tell us whether this bul

Global Markets

Time to maximise the window of opportunity afforded by China, but be selective: State Street Global Advisors

SINGAPORE (Dec 7): Global investors should give attention to China as it offers compelling opportunities.