Economic and political reasons for Japan's pivot back to Asean

WHEN the United States of America withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in 2017, the remaining signatories were led steadfastly by Japan to agree on a revised TPP, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The CPTPP now has 11 members,...

COMMENTARY:SINGAPORE BUDGET 2019

Why a forward-looking Budget is needed

AT AN international conference in Budapest organised by the Central Bank of Hungary last week, central bankers were debating intensely on the effective role of central banks. Singapore was repeatedly identified as an exemplary model where the central bank and the government have consistently...