Hot Topics on Regional Economy

Jul 2019

S’pore ready to help if economy slows: DPM

Singapore has a package of measures ready to help businesses and workers should the world economy take a nosedive. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, in disclosing it, said the trade row between China and the United States has cast a pall on the global economy and the Cabinet has been discussing Singapore's recent slowdown.

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India and Regional Trade in the Indo-Pacific

The 27th round of negotiations over the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will continue between 22 to 31 July in Zhengzhou, China. There are growing concerns over whether India will accept zero tariffs on the majority of imported goods from China. RCEP negotiations illuminate the crossover between politics and economics in the Indo-Pacific.

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EU signals tighter financial market access after Brexit

Britain will not automatically have direct access to the European Union's financial markets after Brexit, even if it meets all the conditions set out by Brussels, under an EU policy document published on Monday. Updating its policy on market access for foreign banks, insurers and investment firms, the EU's executive European Commission said countries outside the bloc would not necessarily have market access even if their rules were equivalent.

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These are Singapore’s three largest companies, according to this year’s Fortune 500 list

Singapore’s three biggest companies by market cap have officially been named. Trafigura Group, Wilmar International and Flextronics International were among the world’s highest-earning companies last year, according to the Fortune Global 500 list, which ranks the largest companies in the world by revenue.

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