Opinion - Eleena Tan
Despite decades of growth, the global pandemic has shown that Singapore remains a small, vulnerable state in a volatile global environment. How do we stay afloat and thrive in an uncertain future?
Editorial - Alvin Pang
In our ongoing Special Edition of ETHOS, we bring you fresh views and perspectives on the COVID pandemic's far-reaching impact on Singapore's economy, society and prospects for the future. In this update, we present views that suggest the growing role that our home region might play in Singapore’s post-COVID economic prospects, as world economies pivot and supply chains shift. Featuring: Kanti Bajpai, Phred Dvorak, Selina Ho, Marina Jose Kaneti, Adam Yao Liu, Samheng Boros, Tan Lin Teck, Kelvin Yii, Mathew Mathews, Shane Pereira, Khuong Minh Vu and Kris Hartley.
Article - Yap Zhi Jia, Lee Chor Pharn
As former export-led trading relationships decline, the interplay between the Chinese and US economies could shape the course of global trade in the coming decade. How should Singapore respond?
Opinion - Julia Yap, Bernard Nee
Singapore’s growth and transformation from a developing nation in the early 1960s to the successful and thriving economy it is today has been the source of much fascination for many observers.
Extraordinary Times, Fundamental Principles: The 2009 Budget and the Ministry of Finance's Approach to Countercyclical Economic Strategy
Article - Jonathan Pflug
Four key principles anchor the bold anti-recessionary measures in Singapore’s 2009 Budget.
Article - Christl Li
Singapore’s success as a major global maritime hub is the result of bold vision, national determination, and assiduous planning.
Opinion - Peter Shergold
Digitisation and robotic process automation will revolutionise public administration—but the outcome will depend on how we choose to use them.
Article - Koh Tsin Yen
The Nordic states appear to have achieved an enviable balance between strong economic growth and generous welfare provisions, but they too face new pressures from globalisation.
Article - Lee Yuen Hee
Cities as the engines of economic growth are also the highest producers of waste and pollution. Find out how economic development does not have to mean more waste generated.
Article - James Low
Deliberate and concerted effort has been key to building up Singapore's state capacity to resolve crisis, but more should be done to strengthen the community's role in future.