Keyword : Economic Growth

  • Is Singapore’s Hub Status at Risk?

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 16, 2017 | Hits: 3684

    Hardly a day passes these days without some news item that breathlessly reports yet another threat to Singapore’s regional hub position. There is much concern about China’s mega projects under its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which some say will create rivals to Singapore. There is also talk about our neighbours’ ambitions to displace Singapore…..

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  • Budget 2017: How Best to Help SMEs Go Digital

    By: admintest admintest | Mar 07, 2017 | Hits: 1495

    The government’s latest efforts to help SMEs use digital technology to grow should be a welcome initiative. Last year, almost half of the 1,100 businesses polled by the Singapore Business Federation said that they would like to see increased support for technological change. Only 39 per cent of businesses polled after last year’s Budget said…..

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  • Is Singapore the New Sick Man of Asia?

    By: admintest admintest | Dec 27, 2016 | Hits: 1864

    On Dec 8, I read in the online publication Asia One a report emanating from Hong Kong about the Singapore economy. The report stated that “morale in Singapore is at rock bottom” and that “some economists call Singapore the new sick man of Asia”. The report motivated me to think more deeply about the current…..

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  • Predictability Needed as Anchor With Outlook Dicey

    By: admintest admintest | Oct 24, 2016 | Hits: 1935

    With the economy decelerating markedly in the third quarter to grow by just 0.6 per cent over the year, Singapore is experiencing its slowest growth since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009. All the main engines of growth seem to have stalled: it was not just manufacturing that contracted, but the much-vaunted…..

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