Singapore: Cyclical uptick but structural challenges remain

February 21st, 2017 by

Singapore has received some much-needed good economic news of late, with economic growth and exports surprising to the upside. However, the external environment could grow more challenging if protectionism and populism do take root in

Indonesia: Building a head of steam

February 8th, 2017 by

Indonesia has been and remains a good story among large emerging economies. However, the news flow has fallen a tad short of expectations of late. Indonesia’s economy grew by about 5% in 2016, rising from

Winners and Losers in Trump’s world

January 31st, 2017 by

President Donald Trump came to power vowing to shake things up. It is clear from his inaugural address, the composition of his cabinet and his comments in press interviews that he meant what he said.

Will a recovery in the US investment cycle boost Asia?

January 11th, 2017 by

Two elements have been missing in the recovery of the US economy from the 2008 crisis – strong wage growth and renewed capital spending by businesses. Of these two, there are encouraging signs that wage