Rebuilding ASEAN’s financial safety net

February 9th, 2019 by

Authors: Kim Song Tan, Singapore Management University and Manu Bhaskaran, Centennial Asia Advisors Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion bilateral swap agreement (BSA) in October 2018, allowing the two countries to assist each other

How Singapore Can Cope with the Risks of 2019

January 15th, 2019 by

2019 could be a tricky year for Singapore’s economy. Despite strong fundamentals domestically, Singapore may be vulnerable to slowing global demand as a result of growing trade protectionism and large economies resorting to tariffs and

US-China trade war impact on ASEAN

October 4th, 2018 by

Improper US practices escalate trade tension with China and pose uncertainties for Asia’s healthy growth Though enjoying a surplus of benefits from Sino-US trade despite deficit in goods, the current US administration has resorted to

Singapore’s housing dilemma: What are the broader implications?

September 12th, 2018 by

In the past year and a half, the issue of the 99-year leases on Housing & Development Board (HDB) flats has triggered off much debate. Now might be a good time to step back and

Why Women-Owned Businesses in Indonesia Stay Small

September 5th, 2018 by

Lin Che Wei, CFA – Principal Investigator with research support from Mardhianda W Padma and Briliana Wardhani Published by Centennial Asia Advisors and Independent Research & Advisory Indonesia From complex regulations to inflexible loans, the