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MAS off-cycle easing before April unlikely; risks include oil price fall, China slowdown: analysts

Singapore's central bank may ease monetary policy outside its half yearly reviews if oil prices fall more sharply or China's economy takes a turn for the worse, but economists say a repeat of last January's surprise easing is unlikely for now.

Heng Swee Keat's Future Economy panel outlines five work areas

The Future Economy Committee chaired by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will form five subcommittees to deep dive into specific areas as part of their work to set the direction for Singapore's economic future.

Trafigura Group names Tan Chin Hwee CEO of Asia-Pacific

Global commodities player Trafigura Group has appointed Mr Tan Chin Hwee as its chief executive officer for Asia-Pacific, making him the first Singaporean and Asian to be named in such a senior position in the firm.

American Chamber of Commerce opens expanded office in Singapore

The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham) officially opened its newly expanded office in Orchard on Monday (Jan 11). AmCham said in a statement that the enhanced platform will enable it to better support its growing membership with "advocacy, insights, and connections".

Moody's cuts Malaysia credit-rating outlook on growth risk, weaker finances

Moody's cut Malaysia's sovereign credit rating outlook to stable from positive on Monday (Jan 11) due to the negative impact of changes in the external environment on the Southeast Asian economy's growth.

Shanghai stocks tumble 5%, Shenzhen sink 6.5% on renewed rout, STI down 2%

China stock markets extended a global rout on Monday (Jan 11), sending Asian shares to their lowest in over four years as as doubts mounted about Beijing's ability to manage the world's second-biggest economy.