The Seventh Singapore Economic Roundtable

The Seventh Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: recent macroeconomic developments in Singapore, by Celine Sia, Division Head/Lead Economist, Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Edward Robinson, Executive Director, Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore; The Best of Times, the Worst of Times, by Mr Claudio Piron, Head of Asia FX Research, JPMorgan Chase; and Singapore: A Dual Economy? by Dr Chua Hak Bin, Director, Asia Pacific Economic & Market Analysis, Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

The Seventh Singapore Economic Roundtable deals with economic policies and monetary policies, and includes the topics of: various demands in Singapore’s economy; the effects of globalisation on Singapore; Singapore as a dual economy; and the growth of global industries versus domestic businesses.

One question raised at the Roundtable is: how is Singapore handling the problem of unequal distribution of the benefits of growth? The seventh Roundtable report discusses this and other questions, and will hopefully result in a more balanced distribution of income in Singapore.


Contents: Foreword: Mr Arun Mahizhnan Deputy Director Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore Mr Patrick Daniel Managing Editor, English/Malay Newspapers Division Singapore Press Holdings Recent Macroeconomic Developments in Singapore Ms Celine Sia Division Head/Lead Economist, Economic Policy Department Monetary Authority of Singapore Mr Edward Robinson Executive Director, Economic Policy Department Monetary Authority of Singapore The Best of Times, the Worst of Times Mr Claudio Piron Head of Asia FX Research JPMorgan Chase Comment by Mr David Cohen Director of Asian Economic Forecasting, Action Economics, LLC Discussion on The Best of Times, the Worst of Times Singapore: A Dual Economy? Dr Chua Hak Bin Director, Asia Pacific Economic & Market Analysis Citigroup Global Markets Inc Comment by Dr Choy Keen Meng Assistant Professor Division of Economics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences Nanyang Technological University Discussion on Singapore: A Dual Economy Conclusion The Participants: Presenters, Participants and Observers Curricula Vitae Abbreviations (72 pages, ISBN 981 248 148 6)