Where is ASEAN heading?

November 29th, 2017 by

It’s been a good year for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, as it celebrated its 50th anniversary in style and enjoyed an upside surprise to economic growth. In the past month, a series

The Risks that Matter for the Region

November 22nd, 2017 by

The world economy has not had it this good for well on a decade. Virtually every corner of the globe is enjoying growth except for countries suffering political or other crises. With the immediate threats

On the Cusp of a New Global Investment Cycle

November 13th, 2017 by

The global economy continues to power ahead, helping elevate stock markets to new multi-year highs this week. Economic growth in the third quarter for both the United States and Europe was at the fastest pace

Is Singapore’s Competitiveness at Risk?

November 3rd, 2017 by

Singapore is enjoying a powerful economic rebound after a few lacklustre years. The export sector’s surge is translating into a more robust manufacturing sector while other activities that benefit from improving trade such as sea

Regional Economies Primed for Upside Surprise

September 6th, 2017 by

Asian economic growth is set to accelerate. After a long period of patchy and unconvincing recovery, there are signs that the global rebound is gaining enough traction to be a durable one. Better still, this