Fed tightening and asia: when will this misery end?

September 21st, 2022 by

As this column is being penned, the US Federal Reserve Bank is preparing to announce its latest rate decision and financial markets are in a real tizzy about that. But to understand the full implications

Is the chinese economy at a turning point?

August 24th, 2022 by

The news headlines paint a dismal picture of the Chinese economy – one that is beset with drought and resulting power shortages, covid restrictions that have crushed consumer confidence to its lowest level since surveys

FVR Principles Of Good And Effective Governance

August 5th, 2022 by

Shortly after I had ended my Cabinet tenure an interviewer asked me: “What is the key to being a successful Finance Secretary?” I quipped: “Choose the right Boss.” Levity aside it was really the other

Singapore at 57: looking ahead with confidence

August 3rd, 2022 by

As it approaches its 57th birthday, Singapore faces a more troubled operating environment. This is the product of a dizzying series of events in the past six months which saw geo-political conflicts, a decisive monetary


July 13th, 2022 by

ARTICLE FOR THE EDGE RISKS FROM BIG POWER FRICTIONS IN ASIA COULD SUBSIDE There have been many reasons to worry about the worsening ties between China and the US, the two big powers whose actions