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ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat with Mr Warren Fernandez, editor-in-chief of Singapore Press Holdings' English/Malay/Tamil Media Group and editor of The Straits Times, at The Straits Times Global Outlook Forum yesterday. ST
Singaporeans ought to know Asean neighbours better: Heng Swee Keat at ST Global Outlook Forum

When he was Education Minister, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat was told by his staff that the budget for students to travel to Asia for education programmes was underutilised.

Navigating new currents of change

Singapore will have to expand and deepen its global networks of trade and investment in the face of the threat of deglobalisation, which is exacerbated by the potential decoupling of the American and Chinese economies because of their bilateral trade war. This message came through in the deliberations at The Straits Times Global Outlook Forum last Friday.

We need to know our own region better and not take sides in US-China tensions: DPM Heng

He said that "Asean as a group is not a small entity" and can work together to engage major powers, especially with tensions high between the US and China.

Decoupling between China and US not in either country's interest, say experts at ST Global Outlook Forum

SINGAPORE - A "decoupling" between China and the United States is neither likely nor feasible, said experts at The Straits Times Global Outlook Forum on Friday (Nov 22), given that both economic heavyweights still have many reasons to work together.



ST Global Outlook Forum 2018: Fiscal sustainability key to coping with future challenges, says Heng Swee Keat

Singapore must make sure government spending remains sustainable even as needs grow and it becomes tougher to raise revenue, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Tuesday (Dec 5).

ST Asian of the Year 2017: China President Xi Jinping, the new global leader

BEIJING - US President Donald Trump may have hogged world headlines this year, but it is Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has won new respect for displaying the global statesmanship that the world needs.

Veteran diplomat Tommy Koh receives special tribute at ST Global Outlook Forum

SINGAPORE - As a diplomat, Ambassador-at-large Tommy Koh was a tireless champion for Singapore, standing up for his small country in a chaotic world.

Even children's toys can be weaponised by hackers, says cyber whizz-kid Reuben Paul

SINGAPORE - Typing in a string of numbers into his laptop, 11-year-old Reuben Paul's remote-controlled car springs to life, "shooting" virtual lasers.

Panel Discussion: Malaysia's next GE

Bread-and-butter issues key to Malaysia election outcome

The outcome of Malaysia's next general election will be determined not by billion-dollar scandals or headline-grabbing deals, but by bread-and-butter issues, speakers told a panel discussion yesterday.

Malaysia's upcoming polls topic of ST's panel forum

With the deep split in Malaysia's opposition, the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition looks set to easily retain control of Parliament in the next general election (GE) due in August next year.

ST Global Outlook Forum 2016

ST forum to explore Jakarta terror attack, impact on region

On Jan 14, shortly after four terrorists attacked a Starbucks cafe and a nearby police post around a busy intersection in downtown Jakarta, The Straits Times' Indonesia bureau chief Francis Chan was on the scene.

Professor Huang Jing

Lee Foundation Professor on US-China Relations & 
Director, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, 
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 


‘Singapore already a global city’

Republic should be a role model, play bigger role in region, says academic

Reforms in China, India, Japan key for growth in Asia

Their economic transformation will give much-needed boost: Economist