The skyline of Singapore’s central business district flanks the port terminal in September 2013. Growth slowed to 6.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2019. Photo: Reuters
Lin Nguyen
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Lin Nguyen

Why Singapore’s trade war-induced tumble looks more like a blip than a long-term trend

  • Singapore is a bellwether for the Asia-Pacific region so its GDP decline is worrying. However, foreign direct investment remains strong and early adoption of technology and the realignment of supply chains suggest the current slump will not last

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The skyline of Singapore’s central business district flanks the port terminal in September 2013. Growth slowed to 6.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2019. Photo: Reuters
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Lin Nguyen

Lin Nguyen

Lin Nguyen is an analyst in Southeast Asian and South Asian regional security, focusing on economic and political developments. She works on projects advising South Asian government ministries and also private enterprises seeking to do business in the region, leveraging her experience to write about pressing economic and political issues that concern Asia at large.