Tag: Economy

Asian markets cautious ahead of major corporate earnings

Stocks were mixed in Asian trade on Tuesday as investors move cautiously ahead of a deluge of corporate results later in the week. With all markets now open again after an extended Easter break, many fluctuated in morning trade but rallied by the afternoon. Tokyo stocks ended...

PM Lee Hsien Loong on economic upgrading and restructuring: “We have the resources, the plans and the resolve”, but S’poreans doubt

The need for economic upgrading and restructuring has become a national issue that affect every Singaporean. Hence, PM Lee Hsien Loong wanted Singaporeans to have confidence, assuring that “We have the resources, the plans, and the resolve.” “We will help everybody to get through any...

Build financial resilience in case of an economic downturn—Heng Swee Keat

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat was asked questions about the global economy by the Singaporean press in Buenos Aires, after the Group of 20 (G-20) meeting on December 1, Saturday. Heng, who attended the summit since Singapore represented the countries of the ASEAN, said that...

Will our jobs be replaced by artificial intelligence in the future?

By Boshika Gupta Technology has been good to us. It has allowed people to connect with others thousands of kilometres away and given us gems like navigation apps and fitness trackers. Technology has essentially changed life as we know it - and made new exciting...

Bread and butter matters most in Malaysia’s upcoming polls

Bread and butter issues will matter most in the upcoming Malaysian polls, said a Hong Based newspaper and this might serve as a guide on what the regime headed by the Prime Minister Najib Razak might be up to. This is how easy it will...

Najib still at the bottom in finance minister’s listing

FinanceAsia, the online portal that caused a stir on Malaysian social media last year after it listed Prime Minister Najib Razak at the rock bottom among finance minister's in Asia, has prepped the latter up two notch in its 2017 listing. However it said it was...

Hsien Loong positive about economic growth

Lee Hsien Loong
Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore, said in his National Day Message that the country’s economy expanded 3.5% in the first half of the year, bringing the rest of the year’s growth forecast to between 2.5% and 3.5% and that the chances...

Ageing: Is Singapore ready?

Reports commissioned by Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) over last few years on the “state of the elderly” in Singapore raises more questions than provide answers Singapore adopted the vision of “successful ageing” as part of its public policy on the elderly...

The China, Singapore parallel

By Augustine Low We live in a small world after all, and people everywhere are the same. I am reminded of this once again, as I read about what keeps China’s leaders awake at night. In a new book, In Line Behind A Billion People, authors...

Stayers and quitters, patriots and opportunists

By Augustine Low A Malaysian Chinese daily has just reported that it carried out a survey which shows that 87 per cent of Malaysians working in Singapore are not interested in taking up citizenship here because “all they want was to earn ‘Sing’ dollars,” and...