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  1. What slowing growth means for the man in the street

    Commentary: Is low growth the new normal for Singapore?

    The Singapore economy grew by 0.7 per cent in 2019. Its continued growth will be tested as it faces bigger challenges on the horizon including an ...
  2. The Singapore trade minister said officials were hopeful of reaching agreement on the China-backed

    Commentary: The brewing discontent with trade and one step to restoring faith in globalisation

    For trade-dependent Singapore, global disenchantment with trade and globalisation is something that needs fixing. Reforms to global taxation rules ...
  3. Birds fly past the national flag flutters

    Commentary: China and fast-growing economies should spur a global economic race to the top but aren't

    There has been a fixation on market efficiencies but the West should focus instead on innovation in its bid to compete better with China, says ...
  4. The long-running trade war between Washington and Beijing has weighed on the global economy and

    Commentary: Time is ticking on the global economy

    The politics needed to improve the medium-term outlook is missing, says Mohamed A. El-Erian.
  5. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various coun

    Commentary: Why economists are terrible at predicting the state of the economy

    Ailing economies and crumbling politics prompt big questions about the discipline’s foundations, says former World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu.
  6. Singapore is one of the world's most Internet-savvy societies, offering broadband speeds envied

    Commentary: Shocks lined a rather demanding year for Singapore and the global economy

    The US-China trade dispute, weaker global and Chinese economic growth, and the electronics sector downturn have jointly impacted Singapore, says ...
  7. Singapore Skyline CBD ArtScience Museum

    Commentary: Grow first, develop later? The pitfalls of measuring economic growth using GDP

    GDP is an imperfect metric. But it continues to be used as a benchmark for national performance and policymaking in an era of social, economic, ...
  8. FILE PHOTO: A woman points to an electronic board showing stock prices as she poses in front of the

    Commentary: Is the global economy finally turning the corner?

    Financial markets have become giddy. US and other equities are trending toward new highs, and there is even talk of a potential “melt-up” in ...
  9. FILE PHOTO: A steel worker of Germany's industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp AG stands a mid o

    Global economy dodges recession by narrowest of margins: Kemp

    The global economy may have narrowly avoided a recession, with most industrial and financial indicators pointing to a slight improvement in ...
  10. China's economy expanded at its slowest pace for nine years in the third quarter, fuelling

    Commentary: Has China given up on pursuing growth?

    The Chinese government’s top priority should be to arrest the decline in GDP growth, says former President of the China Society of World Economics ...