Hot Topics on Regional Economy

May 2021

Covid-19 resurgence turns Singapore growth outlook murkier

The jagged pace of recovery, marred by Covid-19 resurgence in Singapore and elsewhere, has clouded the growth outlook. The progress in vaccination, especially in major economies like the United States and China, raises hope that external demand will hold and continue to lift Singapore's trade-dependent manufacturing sector, which has so far led the recovery here.

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New COVID waves delay economic recovery in Southeast Asia

The impact of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has delayed economic recovery in Southeast Asia, as Thailand became the fourth in six major regional economies to lodge a yearly economic contraction during the first three months of 2021. New local outbreaks of the disease are clouding economic projections of the countries in the region.

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Financial tech workers in demand in Singapore, getting multiple job offers and pay increments

Despite a sluggish job market, tech talent in the financial industry is in such demand that many candidates receive multiple job offers and are offered salary increments, recruitment agencies said.

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SPH to hive off media business: What is a 'company limited by guarantee'?

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), which publishes The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao, said on Thursday (May 6) it intends to transfer its media business to a not-for-profit company as part of a strategic review of its various businesses.

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