United States

IMF upgrades 2021 global GDP forecast to 6% - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Global Economy

IMF upgrades 2021 global GDP forecast to 6%

The International Monetary Fund has raised its 2021 global GDP growth forecast to 6%, up from an estimate of 5.5% made in January.

Can America avoid an election crisis? - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

US Presidential Race

Can America avoid an election crisis?

The 2020 US presidential election is unlike any other in living memory. Previous contests have been rancorous and some were described in existential terms.

WTO finds Washington broke trade rules by putting tariffs on China; ruling angers US - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

US-China trade war

WTO finds Washington broke trade rules by putting tariffs on China; ruling angers US

The World Trade Organization found on Tuesday that the United States breached global trading rules by imposing multibillion-dollar tariffs in President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, a ruling

Covid-19

The East-West divide in Covid-19 control

SINGAPORE (Apr 17): East Asian countries are outperforming the US and Europe in controlling the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the fact that the outbreak began in China, to which the rest of East Asia

Global Economy

Trade-war detente leaves booby traps for investors: Reuters Breakingviews

WASHINGTON (Dec 3): The trade-war ceasefire between the United States and China leaves many booby traps for investors.

Crude Oil

Trump says Khashoggi likely dead, warns of 'severe' consequences

(Oct 19): President Donald Trump said it “certainly looks” like missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and warned of “very severe” consequences for the killing.

US-China trade war

China says must retaliate after Trump imposes fresh tariffs

TIANJIN (Sept 18): China said on Tuesday it has no choice but to retaliate against new US trade tariffs, risking even stronger action from President Donald Trump in an escalation of the trade war b

In print this week

Trade war caps gains

SINGAPORE (Aug 13): When The Edge Singapore started to put together an annual portfolio of 10 stocks for the Lunar New Year in February, we found ourselves in a quandary.

Global Economy

Singapore deputy PM says progress on global trade may unravel

SINGAPORE (June 13): Global trade faces greater uncertainty and there’s a risk progress that’s been made on commerce may unravel because of dispute between China and the US, Singapore Deputy Prime

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