global supply chains

SE Asian economies

A global recovery is underway but how much will it benefit Asia?

A global recovery looks underway but Asia won't benefit much from the rebound in coal, iron ore and copper prices.

Global Economy

The economic consequences of disrupted global supply chains

The strain on global supply chains partly reflects the turn by many governments toward protectionist policies since the openness of the world economy peaked in 2011. And now, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a supply-shock recession.

Food & Beverage

Singapore and France ink agreement to maintain supplies of essential food

Minister Chan Chun Sing calls Singapore and France “strategic partners”. “Our economic relations are growing stronger, enhanced by the entry-into-force of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) in November last year,” he notes.

Global Economy

Falling regional trade to continue as global recession looms: Oxford Economics

“While we expect manufacturing activity and external demand to pick up as global lockdowns are loosened, any rebound in activity is likely to be modest compared to the size of the fall in 2Q20,” notes Oxford Economics.

Global Economy

Novel shifts seen in global supply chains; Phase One deal might be renegotiated

Global trade is likely to contact by a third this year due to Covid-19 related measures : World Trade Organization (WTO).

Global Economy

Beyond the haircut, economists ponder steps to recovery

“No one can say how widely the Covid-19 pandemic may spread, and containment may take longer than currently projected,” said ADB’s chief economist Yasyuki Saswada


Can Singapore Inc hold its chips amid hastening US-China tech rift?

The spectre of decoupling haunts the global economy, but Singapore may be uniquely prepared to weather the storm.


Covid-19 disrupts global supply chain, forces new trade patterns and policies

Supply chains of food clothing and basic supplies across borders remain “functional”. However, “the lockdowns have grounded airlines and reduced air freight,” says Eytan Buchman, chief marketing officer at global freight forwarding operator Freightos.


Temasek-backed VC Reefknot Investments supports global supply chain development with latest investment

To Reefknot, this is a worthy investment given Previse’s ability to ensure a more seamless payment of e-commerce suppliers, upon receipt of an invoice. It is unlike the traditional payment patterns.

US-China trade war

Bearing the burden of tariffs

SINGAPORE (Sept 13): If President Donald Trump succeeds in imposing tariffs of up to US$200 billion on goods from China, who really suffers? Will it be the Americans or the Chinese?