UNDER THE FIGHT PATH... Impact on Singapore

How US-China trade war will hit Singapore: Companies hit but medium-term outlook not all bleak

As the US-China trade war shows no sign of abating, there are fears that it could escalate into something bigger. The Straits Times talks to analysts about the possible scenarios and the impact on the region, including Singapore.

For some manufacturers in Singapore, it is a race against time to avoid a negative spillover from the escalating trade war between the US and China.

For other businesses, the situation suggests opportunities in the coming years, with talk of production and trade flows being redirected to the region.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 28, 2018, with the headline 'Companies hit but medium-term outlook not all bleak'. Print Edition | Subscribe