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THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How has the ultra-low interest rate environment affected your business over the past five years, and what would be the impact of an eventual hike in US interest rates?

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How has the ultra-low interest rate environment affected your business over the past five years, and what would be the impact of an eventual hike in US interest rates?

Yeoh Oon Jin

Executive Chairman

PwC Singapore

While businesses have been able to benefit from low interest rates for a long time, this has not necessarily been favourable in the long run. We need to remember the context in which these low rates have prevailed - a toxic combination of stagnant economies and uncertainty as to when this ''cheap money'' will end. So while there will be some pain as and when interest rates rise, businesses are also looking forward to the day when normal economic conditions return, at...

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