outlook 2020

Wholesale, retail sectors cling to hope in 2020

SMALL- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in the wholesale and retail sectors may have been among the most affected by the US-China trade war and slowing global economy, but they still see bright...

Vietnam is entering its 'golden period'

VIETNAM'S economic growth momentum will continue in 2020 on the back of strong macroeconomic forecast, a growing middle class, rapid adoption of cutting edge technologies, and a surging...

5G wireless network will be fork in road for Singapore telcos

LICENCES for Singapore's planned 5G wireless networks are hailed by observers as a game-changing catalyst, amid a consumer mobile market battered by a price war.

Modest economic recovery expected for Singapore in 2020

THE coming year is expected to bring a modest economic recovery for Singapore, with trade tensions between the United States and China posing the main risk, say economists.

Mergers and acquisitions up in 2019 but deal sizes are shrinking

MERGER and acquisition (M&A) activity picked up at a fierce pace in 2019 as Reits raced to merge while a bumper crop of small and mid-cap firms got swept into the privatisation wave.