There’s no free lunch in economics — it’s who receives and who pays - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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There’s no free lunch in economics — it’s who receives and who pays

The fact is Malaysia is falling behind in terms of attracting foreign direct investments (FDI) in the region.

Tong's Portfolio

What determines the economic well-being of a populace?

In the real world, there is a whole range of interpretations and degrees of democracy in practice.
Trickle-down economics does not work, says economists - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Economic outlook 2021

Trickle-down economics does not work, say economists

LSE economist says that policymakers should not fear that taxes on the rich to fund Covid-19 recovery will hurt their economies.

Global Economy

What economists still need to learn

SINGAPORE (Sept 16): Macroeconomics was one of the casualties of the 2008 global financial crisis. Conventional macroeconomic models failed to predict the calamity or to provide a coherent explanation for it, and thus were unable to offer guidance on how


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 headwinds and a still-unresolved trade war between the US and

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 agreement to short-term measures.

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.

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 their first face-to-face meeting since their 90-day truce, w

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.


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) – Singapore is forecast to see a modest cooling in total M