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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.
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.
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.
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PANEL DISCUSSION: 100 days after Malaysia's GE
PANEL DISCUSSION: MALAYSIA'S GE
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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).
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.
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.
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: Singapore-Indonesia ties at 50
Panel Discussion: Malaysia's next GE
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.
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.
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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.