THE world is using up more than 100 billion tonnes of natural resources per year for the first time ever while global recycling of raw materials has fallen, according to a report released on...

FOREIGN direct investment (FDI) flows into Singapore surged 42 per cent while the flows to its traditional rival Hong Kong were halved in 2019, when global FDI was flat against a backdrop of a...

THE global trade wars may not be over, but US Federal Reserve officials on Thursday said the economy may have weathered the worst of it as risks begin to ease and businesses adjust to a new trade...

GLOBAL manufacturing is looking a little brighter heading into the end of the year, with a pick-up in China and Germany validating calls that global growth is stabilising.

THE bitter trade war between China and the United States kept global factory activity largely in decline in August, business surveys showed, strengthening the case for policymakers to unleash...

[ZURICH] Another day, another round of bad news highlighting the risk that the global economy is headed for a serious downturn.

GLOBAL energy investment steadied at nearly US$1.85 trillion in 2018 after three years of decline, with slowing energy efficiency and renewables spending offset by increases in oil, gas and coal,...

SUGAR output in the western Indian state of Maharashtra may tumble to a three-year low as dry weather cuts plantings.

THE global iron ore market is likely to have a shortfall following the dam spill and mine curtailments at top supplier Vale SA, according to Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. founder Andrew Forrest, who...

FREIGHT rates for dry-bulk and container ships, carriers of most of the world's raw materials and finished goods, have plunged over the last six months in the latest sign the global economy...