macroeconomics

Global Economy

What economists still need to learn

SINGAPORE (Sept 16): Macroeconomics was one of the casualties of the 2008 global financial crisis.

M&A

Singapore M&A continues growth despite dwindling 1Q regional activity: Mergermarket

SINGAPORE (April 3): Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in Asia-Pacific excluding Japan nosedived over 1Q19 with just 666 deals amounting to US$119.9 billion ($162.3 billion), amid economic

US-China trade war

US-China trade truce to conclude with short-term resolutions at best: AmCham China

SINGAPORE (Feb 1): American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China) says the best-case scenario emerging from the 90-day truce between US and China, which ends on March 1, would be a mutual agr

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

US-China trade war

Market cheer from US-China trade talks may be short-lived, warns UOB

SINGAPORE (Jan 10):  UOB Global Economics & Markets Research says bilateral trade relations between the US and China will be “fraught with difficulties” despite the positive steps made with the

Global Economy

Steady, not strong as Southeast Asia faces growth risks in 2019

SINGAPORE (Dec 26): Last year, economists predicted Southeast Asia would be blessed with a strong and vibrant 2018. For next year, they’re not quite so optimistic.

M&A

Singapore M&A deals to cool as global trade concerns continue into 2019: Baker McKenzie

SINGAPORE (Dec 17): Following a strong year of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity – largely thanks to Nesta Investment Holdings’ US$11.6 billion buyout of Global Logistic Properties (GLP) –

Global Economy

5 things Nouriel Roubini has to say about the global trade outlook

SINGAPORE (July 6): In the words of Nouriel Roubini, everybody loses in a trade war.

Global Economy

Trade war won't be full blown; stay overweight on US, says DBS

SINGAPORE (July 2): Worries over trade tensions between the US versus China and Europe may have rattled markets in recent months, but DBS believes that a protracted, full-blown war is not likely to

Global Economy

Asian consumption on upward trend despite weak G7 growth in 2018: Oxford Economics

SINGAPORE (May 25): Relatively weak consumption growth is likely to persist across G7 nations this year, says Oxford Economics on the belief that the impact of a recovery in real incomes will be da

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