ECONOMIC GROWTH

Singapore cuts 2020 growth forecast amid virus outbreak

SINGAPORE'S official growth forecast for 2020 has been downgraded, with authorities bracing for the possibility of a contraction should the novel coronavirus outbreak be more severe than...

Economists expect extended period of slow growth

THE United States and the rest of the industrial world may have to resign themselves to an extended period of slow economic growth, subdued inflation and low interest rates. The trick lies in...

Brighter picture for 2020 after muted growth last year

Singapore's economic growth was muted last year, with modest expansion recorded in the fourth quarter, but the growth picture looks to be brighter this year.

Expansionary Budget, growth in services may ease trade war risks

Singapore's advance growth estimates are a sign that the economy could be set to expand at a relatively faster pace in the new year.

'Premature to speculate' about downturn support: Josephine Teo

IT is premature to speculate what kinds of support measures should be introduced if Singapore enters a prolonged slowdown, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo in Parliament on Tuesday.

IMF cuts forecast for Singapore's 2019 economic growth to 2%

[SINGAPORE] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has trimmed its 2019 economic growth forecast for Singapore to 2 per cent from 2.3 per cent, the Washington-based lender said on Tuesday, as...

The search is on again for Singapore's fastest growing companies

SINGAPORE - The search is on again for Singapore's fastest growing companies.

MTI downgrades Singapore’s 2019 economic growth forecast to 1.5-2.5 per cent on weak outlook

IN a clear signal that Singapore's economic growth is likely to be muted for the rest of 2019, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) narrowed its forecast range downwards to 1.5 to 2.5 per cent...

Tapping ecosystems to drive business performance

Businesses are increasingly dynamic and interconnected, where success can depend on how well a firm can cooperate with others.

Budget 2019 could focus on SMEs: Analysts

As Singapore presses on with economic transformation, the Government can be expected to further nudge small and medium-sized enterprises to innovate and seek opportunities abroad, said observers...

Singapore assessing 2019 forecasts as trade war risks loom: Heng Swee Keat

[SINGAPORE] Singapore may need to review its economic growth projections for next year as a trade spat between the world's two biggest economies increases uncertainty and crimps business investment,...