NEW FACES, NEW CHALLENGES/TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Trade and Industry: Boosting innovation, enterprise as trade war looms

Workers at the Pasir Panjang Terminal. One way of dealing with a potential trade war is to look to South-east Asia for new opportunities.
Workers at the Pasir Panjang Terminal. One way of dealing with a potential trade war is to look to South-east Asia for new opportunities.ST FILE PHOTO

With concerns mounting that Singapore could suffer collateral damage if an international trade war erupts, coupled with business anxieties over a restructuring economy, Mr Chan Chun Sing will have his plate full in his new role as Trade and Industry Minister.

Mr Chan, who read economics at Cambridge University and graduated with first-class honours, will take over the ministry on Tuesday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 29, 2018, with the headline 'Boosting innovation, enterprise as trade war looms'. Print Edition | Subscribe