Temasek's former CEO-designate Charles Goodyear upbeat on Singapore

Mr Charles Goodyear believes a compromise in the US-China trade war is coming soon, though probably not by March 1. He also says the US' stance on forced technology transfers is unfair: "Any time companies do joint ventures... they both have to make
Mr Charles Goodyear believes a compromise in the US-China trade war is coming soon, though probably not by March 1. He also says the US' stance on forced technology transfers is unfair: "Any time companies do joint ventures... they both have to make concessions and allow the other to use their technology or production opportunities or distribution systems... but the net is a benefit."ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

It can weather uncertain times if it remains premier business centre: Charles Goodyear

These are uncertain times for global trade but if Singapore stays the course and continues to make itself an attractive business centre, it will prevail in the long run.

That is the view of Mr Charles "Chip" Goodyear, former chief executive of mining giant BHP Billiton and, for a brief time, Ms Ho Ching's successor to run Temasek.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 25, 2019, with the headline 'Former CEO-designate of Temasek upbeat on S'pore'. Print Edition | Subscribe