Singapore economy

Why the coronavirus pandemic is proving to be the ultimate test for Singapore

(July 8): The pandemic is proving the ultimate test for Singapore, the tiny city-state that has a reputation of reinventing itself during times of crises.


Singapore and Malaysia to work "expeditiously" to reopen borders for business and daily commute

SINGAPORE (June 27): Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to work “expeditiously” to reopen the borders for business travel as well as for the daily commute made by hundreds of thousands of Malaysian

Singapore economy

Singapore goes to the polls: Economy, not votes, key to where STI is heading

SINGAPORE (June 26): An oft-heard quip about Singapore politics is that the winner of the elections is a foregone conclusion, but that the date of the win, and the vote shares garnered, are not.

Global Markets

Singapore finance professionals expect S&P 500 and MSCI World Index to be down 12.5% and 10.4% this year, says Natixis survey

SINGAPORE (June 17): Singapore finance industry professionals expect the S&P 500 and MSCI World Index to be down 12.5% and 10.4% respectively for this year, according to a survey done by Natixi

Global Economy

Singapore retains top spot in annual IMD ranking of economic competitiveness

SINGAPORE (June 16): Singapore has retained its number one position as the world’s most competitive economy for the second year in a row, according to a long-running ranking. 

STI watch

STI gains on earlier than expected 'Phase 2'

SINGAPORE (June 16): The Singapore market jumped this morning on news that the so-called Phase 2 reopening of the economy will take place with effect from June 19, instead of June 22, as earlier ci


Singapore to push ahead with megaprojects but schedules to pace according to demand

SINGAPORE (June 14): Singapore will push ahead with various mega infrastructure projects such as Changi T5, Tuas Mega Port, and submarine cable hubs.

Global Economy

Asia in the time of Covid-19

(June 12): In something of a Western-centric statement, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on April 14 said that as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, or rather the measures imposed to cont

Singapore economy

Fresh air, markets on steroids and support for jobs

SINGAPORE (June 5): In the movie Apocalypse Now, Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore, the hopeless war addict played by Robert Duvall, famously quipped, “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” Meanwhil

Singapore-Malaysia ties

Singapore, Malaysia to defer construction of high speed rail till end 2020

(June 1): Singapore and Malaysia agreed to delay until the end of 2020 work on a railway that would connect the city-state to Kuala Lumpur, extending a postponement of a project that was unveiled s

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