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
Opinion

Opinion

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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