Aaron Low

Aaron is a Singapore-based journalist and a former deputy business editor at the Straits Times.

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Singapore election: 5 key takeaways as voters deny ruling PAP a ‘blank cheque’

The People’s Action Party was seeking a strong mandate to contend with the economic and public health crisis caused by the pandemic – instead it got one of its lowest vote shares in decades.

The People’s Action Party was seeking a strong mandate to contend with the economic and public health crisis caused by the pandemic – instead it got one of its lowest vote shares in decades.

11 Jul 2020 - 1:44PM
Analysis | Singapore’s 2020 budget contains clear signals the PAP is ready for a general election

On top of the huge amount of money doled out and the absence of bad news, the coronavirus outbreak is the perfect platform for the People’s Action Party to remind Singaporeans why it is in power.

On top of the huge amount of money doled out and the absence of bad news, the coronavirus outbreak is the perfect platform for the People’s Action Party to remind Singaporeans why it is in power.

25 Feb 2020 - 2:54PM
Asia’s digital economy is booming. So why are Singtel and Co struggling?

As tech firms and internet services ride a US$240 billion wave of success, the firms supplying their lifeline – data and connectivity – are caught in a downward spiral of price wars, falling profits and cost cutting.

As tech firms and internet services ride a US$240 billion wave of success, the firms supplying their lifeline – data and connectivity – are caught in a downward spiral of price wars, falling profits and cost cutting.

13 Jul 2019 - 6:05PM
Singapore health and beauty giant Best World International faces the worst of times from short-sellers

Best World has refuted claims of unlicensed direct selling in China, and that it overstated earnings from its operations in the country – but losing more than US$734 million from its market value is just the start of its worries.

Best World has refuted claims of unlicensed direct selling in China, and that it overstated earnings from its operations in the country – but losing more than US$734 million from its market value is just the start of its worries.

11 May 2019 - 5:05AM
What does Singapore PM-in-waiting Heng Swee Keat’s 2019 budget say about an early election?
  • Singaporeans will get US$7.3 billion in subsidies and cash handouts – but while the government will log a deficit, its huge surplus means it has more than US$11 billion to spend before the next election, due by 2021
  • Singaporeans will get US$7.3 billion in subsidies and cash handouts – but while the government will log a deficit, its huge surplus means it has more than US$11 billion to spend before the next election, due by 2021
19 Feb 2019 - 11:44AM
EU emerges as champion of free trade with Singapore deal
  • Benefits of the EU-Singapore FTA include the elimination of tariffs between both parties in five years. The deal is seen as a stepping stone for the EU, which is eyeing a wider deal with the Asean bloc
  • Benefits of the EU-Singapore FTA include the elimination of tariffs between both parties in five years. The deal is seen as a stepping stone for the EU, which is eyeing a wider deal with the Asean bloc
20 Oct 2018 - 9:55AM
Rohingya crisis: terrorism may spread beyond Myanmar, Suu Kyi warns

Myanmar’s unofficial leader uses Singapore lecture to warn of ‘grave consequences’ for countries in the region – and defends her government’s handling of the situation in Rakhine.

Myanmar’s unofficial leader uses Singapore lecture to warn of ‘grave consequences’ for countries in the region – and defends her government’s handling of the situation in Rakhine.

21 Aug 2018 - 7:35PM
The other time Singapore gave North Korea a taste of America

The Lion City’s hosting of the Trump-Kim summit is not the first time it has provided a link between North Korea and the US. Meet Singaporean Patrick Soh, who brought the burger to Pyongyang – and tempted Kim Jong-un.

The Lion City’s hosting of the Trump-Kim summit is not the first time it has provided a link between North Korea and the US. Meet Singaporean Patrick Soh, who brought the burger to Pyongyang – and tempted Kim Jong-un.

3 Jun 2018 - 8:00AM
Will Singapore’s politics change as its parties shift to Gen Next?

Both the ruling party and opposition are preparing to move on from established leaders. Their choices will set up the upcoming electoral battle and define the national issues over the next decade.

Both the ruling party and opposition are preparing to move on from established leaders. Their choices will set up the upcoming electoral battle and define the national issues over the next decade.

7 Apr 2018 - 5:53PM
As Singapore’s population ages, can the Lion City continue to roar?

Most see a hike in the goods and services tax – the first in over a decade – as a necessary move, but some think it is a sign the city state has no long-term answers for its ‘demographic time bomb’.

Most see a hike in the goods and services tax – the first in over a decade – as a necessary move, but some think it is a sign the city state has no long-term answers for its ‘demographic time bomb’.

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Smart cities: Digital world unlocks door to the future

Smart cities are already tapping artificial intelligence to direct traffic, control lighting and ensure the efficient disposal of waste. We look at Hangzhou, Barcelona and Singapore

Smart cities are already tapping artificial intelligence to direct traffic, control lighting and ensure the efficient disposal of waste. We look at Hangzhou, Barcelona and Singapore

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