Monday, May 21, 2018
Diagnosing the Causes of Inequality Crucial to Creating Good Policy in ASEAN One startling figure about recent global growth is that 82% of all wealth created in the last year went to the top 1%. After focusing on economic growth...
On December 19, 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) advised caution over cryptocurrencies. A fewdays later, a similar warning was issued by the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), the central bank of Brunei. Over the past year, many...
If you want to work abroad, you typically need a job offer and a work permit. If you are in a regulated profession—i.e., if you provide a service to the public where regulators need to impose basic standards and...
Last Thursday, US President Do­­­nald Trump signed a proclamation to raise tariffs for steel by 25% and for aluminium by 10%. It sent shockwaves across the world not only because of the losses to metal exporters, but due to what...
With the emergence of the digital economy driving economic growth and creating new business opportunities around the world, how can the ASEAN nations catch this wave and ride it? What obstacles do they need to overcome to participate fully...
Without oil, there may be little to expect from Brunei’s economy. The nation also risks walking the same destructive path that Greece once took. For decades, oil has been an integral part of Brunei’s economy. As with all finite resources,...
Small businesses should take advantage of technology and export to stay competitive. Businesses have not had it easy in recent years. A weakened ringgit, rising costs, labour shortage and weaker consumer spending are only some of the challenges faced by...
Over $25 billion in the gross merchandise volume was settled within within 24 hours through Alibaba's online retail marketplaces on this year's "Ali-double-11" (November 11) global e-shopping festival. Another leading e-commerce platform, JD.COM, reported a $19 billion online orders...
Will 2018 be another robust global growth with tighter monetary policy and growing inflation? Global economy is in a stronger phase We feel the combination of strong growth and low inflation will continue in 2018. Structural factors such as the effect...
Singapore imports 90% of its food. A large, but probably unsurprising number for anyone with some knowledge about its size and economy. It is also the 3rd most food secure country among 113 nations — at least according to the...
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