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Global Economy

IMF, World Bank say ready to address economic challenges of coronavirus

(Mar 3): The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on Monday said they stood ready to help member countries address the human and economic challenges of the fast-spreading coronavirus outb


Limited liability is causing unlimited harm

(Feb 14): In a recent tweet, Olivier Blanchard – a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund – wondered how we can “have so much political and geopolitical uncertainty and so little

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong's finance chief pledges bold spending to boost growth

(Jan 10): Hong Kong’s government is preparing to spend “boldly” to shore up the finance hub’s tumbling economy, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said in an exclusive interview.

Global Economy

Is economic winter coming?

(Nov 18): What could trigger a recession in the US? In the past, a tightening labour market after a period of expansion served as an early warning sign.

Global Economy

Global economy set to deliver upside surprise

SINGAPORE (Nov 11): A quick scan of the headlines shows continued pessimism about the world economy.

China Focus

Chinese whispers in the wind

SINGAPORE (Nov 4): Making investment decisions can be difficult at any time, particularly when including internationally listed companies.


IMF cuts growth forecast but MAS expects recovery; Kimly buys canteens

SINGAPORE (Oct 28): The International Monetary Fund has slashed its 2019 growth prediction for Singapore to 0.5%, down from its July estimate of 2%.

Singapore economy

IMF cuts Singapore's 2019 growth forecast to 0.5%

SINGAPORE (Oct 23): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed its 2019 growth prediction for Singapore to 0.5%, down from its previous estimate of 2% in July.

Global Markets

Market observers aren't panicking just yet despite increasing risks to global economy, says DBS

SINGAPORE (Oct 21): Despite a deteriorating global economic outlook, market observers are not panicking yet owing to the possibility that growth could still find support from several drivers.

Global Economy

We are one mistake away from a global recession

SINGAPORE (Oct 18): Here is the silver lining to slowing world growth: We are a long way from 2009, when the global economy contracted.

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