SINGAPORE'S retail sales have fallen for the seventh consecutive month in August, compared to a year ago, on the back of poor motor vehicle sales.

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THE United States Business Roundtable, an organisation of CEOs of large US companies, recently issued a statement that caused quite a stir in some circles. Rather than focusing primarily or...

INSTEAD of a recession, the world economy is headed for a prolonged period of sluggish growth until at least the end of 2020, a senior economist has suggested, as the climate of uncertainty is...

MALAYSIA'S government will likely present an expanded budget on Friday to temper a weak economic outlook, as it grapples with global recession fears, the protracted US-China trade war and a large...

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CHINESE investment is flowing into Asean once more, as projects under the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) see a recovery and ongoing trade tensions with the United States are prompting Chinese...

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I RECENTLY received an email from my friend Mark Thoma of the University of Oregon, asking if I had noticed an increase in commentaries suggesting that a recession would be a good and healthy...

THE government is watching closely how the economy will pan out by the end of the year, and stands ready to take action when needed, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Friday.

THE outlook for the euro-area economy has taken another hit, with confidence in industry dropping to its lowest in four years in a sign that the impact of uncertainty from trade tensions and...

[FRANKFURT] The euro zone economy is not showing any convincing sign of a rebound and a persistent downturn in manufacturing risked infecting the rest of the economy, European Central Bank...

AT HER home in Roubaix, a former industrial centre in northern France that is now the country's poorest city, Magdalene Deleporte is making her own deodorant.