Tharman Shanmugaratnam, pictured with then-director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde in 2013. Photo: EPA Tharman Shanmugaratnam, pictured with then-director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde in 2013. Photo: EPA
Tharman Shanmugaratnam, pictured with then-director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde in 2013. Photo: EPA
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Singapore’s Tharman calls for ‘activist’ policymaking over big government post-pandemic

  • Debt-fuelled crisis spending by governments may not last and the wealthy must share the burden to help the less well-off
  • Focus on ‘what matters most rather than everything’ says ex-finance chief Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Topic |   Singapore
Tharman Shanmugaratnam, pictured with then-director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde in 2013. Photo: EPA Tharman Shanmugaratnam, pictured with then-director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde in 2013. Photo: EPA
Tharman Shanmugaratnam, pictured with then-director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde in 2013. Photo: EPA
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