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Global Economy

China's responses have an impact on all investors

SINGAPORE (Jun 3): During the 19th century, China was a punching bag for Western powers.

US-China trade war

Trump has poor grasp of how the Chinese approach deal-making

SINGAPORE (May 20): The Chinese are not alone in not understanding the vagaries of US President Donald Trump, but they do have a unique appreciation of his contribution to the Chinese economy.

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

Sector Focus

Singapore has a shipping rival less than 30 kilometres away

SINGAPORE (Feb 1): Indonesia wants to re-position its Batam island as an alternative shipping and manufacturing hub to Singapore with a potential to draw US$60 billion ($80.8 billion) in new invest

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 print this week

Trouble in paradise for Singapore's policymakers as economic slowdown sets in

SINGAPORE (Jan 11): The headwinds of geopolitical stresses, market turbulence and policy uncertainties in the major global economies are no friend to small, open and trade-­dependent Singapore.

Emerging Markets

Emerging markets at mercy of trade & Fed after painful 2018

DUBAI/SINGAPORE (Dec 31): Until a trade dispute between the US and China is resolved, a single tweet on the matter will have the power to ignite rallies and sell-offs.

China Focus

December early indicators show China slowed for a seventh month

BEIJING (Dec 28): China’s economy slowed for a seventh straight month in December, as the trade war, subdued domestic demand and decelerating factory inflation combined to undercut growth.

Global Economy

US-China trade talks to take place Beijing in early Jan

WASHINGTON (Dec 27): A US government delegation will travel to Beijing in the week of Jan. 7 to hold trade talks with Chinese officials, two people familiar with the matter said.

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.

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