Economics

EIU says Singapore is the 37th most livable city in the world…not that it matters to the average Singaporean
By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

It’s that time of the year again when cities around the world are ranked for their level of liveability by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research and analysis division of The Economist Group charged with analysing how the world is changing. Specifically, Read More

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Singapore ratifies comprehensive and progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific partnership
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on Thursday (19 July), becoming the third nation to do so after Mexico and Japan. In a press release, Ministry of Trade and Industry stated that the CPTPP will enter into force Read More

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GIC continues to deliver “steady long-term returns” but refuses to publish them in SGD term
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

It was reported in the media today (13 Jul) that Singapore’s GIC “continues to deliver steady long-term returns”. Its benchmark 20-year annualised real rate of return between April 1998 and March this year was 3.4 per cent above the rate of global inflation Read More

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Singapore’s GDP grew by 3.8 percent in second quarter of 2018
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore economy grew by 3.8 percent on a year-on-year basis in the second quarter of 2018, moderating from the 4.3 percent growth in the previous quarter based on advance estimates. In a press release on Friday (13 July), Ministry of Trade and Industry Read More

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Report GIC returns in S$ also so that we know CPF % rates are very good & fair
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

If GIC reports its returns in S$ also – Singaporeans may complain less about not getting CPF interest rates that are actually good and fair I refer to the article “GIC records 3.4% long-term return above inflation” (Straits Times, Jul 13). It states Read More

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Dr Teo You Yenn: Pedagogical reforms, universal income needed to address socioeconomic inequality
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

According to Dr Teo You Yenn, author of “This Is What Inequality Looks Like” and Associate Professor and Head of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University, certain changes need to be implemented on a structural level in order to tackle the issue of socioeconomic Read More

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Poverty and economic inequality are “ideological” problems, not merely “financial” ones, says Singaporean sociologist
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

In response to a question by Alex Au, a renowned Singaporean blogger, on whether the current regime is post-ideological, local sociologist and Provost Professor at the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore, Professor Chua Beng Huat said that the pragmatism espoused Read More

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PM Lee thinks economic growth of 2-3% is ok for Singapore’s current phase but potential Prime Minister think it is “rather depressing”
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Speaking at the Public Sector Transformation Awards ceremony on Wednesday (4 July), Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said that a new mindset is required for civil servants to transform Singapore’s public service. “If we keep doing things the same way, Read More

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Relationship between India and S’pore sours further with SGX and NSE abandoning talks
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

Bloomberg reported yesterday (28 May) that the Singapore Exchange SGX and the Indian National Stock Exchange of India NSE have abandoned talks on a cross-border trading link, amid a bitter court battle that’s soured an 18-year partnership. The companies couldn’t reach consensus on Read More

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Chan’s ministry announces 4.4% impressive 1Q growth but analysts “scratching head”
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

The Ministry of Trade and Industry under the new Minister Chan Chun Sing announced on Thursday (24 May) that the Singapore economy grew by 4.4 per cent on a year-on-year basis in the first quarter of this year. This was in fact, higher Read More

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