Singapore Economic Roundtables

ser_logoThe Singapore Economic Roundtable (SER) is a flagship programme of IPS. The twice-a-year meeting of a select group of senior private sector economists, academics, business leaders and policy makers is conducted along Chatham House rules and is intended to generate a frank discussion of major macro-economic policy issues facing Singapore. Each SER assesses current monetary and fiscal policy in the light of changing economic circumstances and provides a forum for non-policy makers to air their recommendations. In addition, each SER also looks at a longer term structural issue facing Singapore in detail. The insights from the SER are published as an IPS publication and in the media.

  1. The Nineteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Nineteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu, Faizal bin Yahya and Sarjune Ibrahim s/o Sitheek, ed
    Year:
    2015
    Publication:
    The Nineteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Nineteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes:

    Recent Economic Developments in the Singapore Economy by Ms Jasmine Koh, Economist, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Economic Policy Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore.

    Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Mr Venkatraman Anantha Nageswaran, Independent Consultant, Vansight Private Ltd; and Commentary by Mr Michael Wan, Economist, Emerging Markets Economics Research Group, Credit Suisse AG.

    Finance Sector in Singapore by Ms Jessica Tan, Group Chief Information Officer, Ping An Group, and Mr Vinayak H V, Partner, Capital Markets and Investment Banking, Asia, McKinsey & Company; and Commentary by Mr Tan Chin Hwee, Founding Partner, Apollo Management (S) Pte Ltd, and Mr Victor Tay, Chief Operating Officer, Singapore Business Federation.

    The Nineteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable deals with a number of important policy issues.

    Recent economic developments and policy implications for the Singapore economy.

    Finance sector in Singapore.

     

    Contents:

    FOREWORD

    Mr Manu Bhaskaran
    Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore

    SECTION I: SINGAPORE’S ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

    Chapter 1 Recent Economic Developments

    Ms Jasmine Koh
    Economist, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore

    SECTION II: MACRO-ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR SINGAPORE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY

    Chapter 2 Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy

    Dr Venkatraman Anantha Nageswaran
    Independent Consultant, Vansight Pte Ltd

    Chapter 3 Presentation by Discussant

    Mr Michael Wan
    Economist, Emerging Markets Economics Research Group, Credit Suisse AG

    Chapter 4 Discussion on the Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy

    SECTION III: FINANCE SECTOR IN SINGAPORE

    Chapter 5 Singapore Financial Sector

    Ms Jessica Tan
    Group Chief Information Officer, Ping An Group, China

    and Mr H V Vinayak
    Partner, Capital Markets and Investment Banking, Asia, McKinsey & Company

    Chapter 6 Presentation by Discussant: Growing Wealthy Without Bubbles

    Mr Tan Chin Hwee, CFA, CPA
    Founding Partner, Apollo Management (S) Pte Ltd

    Chapter 7 Presentation by Discussant

    Mr Victor Tay
    Chief Operating Officer, Singapore Business Federation

    Chapter 8 Discussion on the Finance Sector in Singapore

    CONCLUSIONS

    Appendix 1: List of Participants

    Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson

    Appendix 3: Abbreviations

    (123 pages, ISBN 978-981-4342-84-1)

  2. The Eighteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Eighteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu, Faizal bin Yahya and Sarjune Ibrahim s/o Sitheek, ed
    Year:
    2012
    Publication:
    The Eighteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Eighteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes:

    Recent Economic Developments in the Singapore Economy by Ms Tu Suh Ping, Lead Economist, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Economic Policy Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Mr Edward Teather, Executive Director and Senior Economist, Asian Economics Team, UBS Investment Bank; and Commentary by Mr Sim Moh Siong, Director and FX Strategist, Bank of Singapore; Rising Cost of Doing Business in Singapore: Business Cost Study by Dr Leong Kaiwen, Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University; and Commentary by Mr Low Cheong Kee, Founder and Executive Director, Home-Fix Pte Ltd.

    The Eighteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable deals with a number of important policy issues:

    Recent economic developments and policy implications for the Singapore economy; Cost of doing business in Singapore.

     

    Contents:

    FOREWORD

    Mr Manu Bhaskaran Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore

    SECTION I: SINGAPORE’S ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

    Chapter 1 Recent Economic Developments

    Ms Tu Suh Ping Lead Economist, Domestic Economy Division, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore

    SECTION II: MACRO-ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR SINGAPORE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY

    Chapter 2

    Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy: Singapore’s Policy Challenges in 2013

    Mr Edward Teather Executive Director and Senior ASEAN Economist, UBS Investment Research, UBS AG

    Chapter 3

    Presentation by Discussant

    Mr Sim Moh Siong Director and FX Strategist Bank of Singapore

    Chapter 4 Discussion on the Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy

    SECTION III: COST OF DOING BUSINESS IN SINGAPORE

    Chapter 5

    Rising Cost of Business in Singapore: Business Cost Study

    Dr Leong Kaiwen Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences Nanyang Technological University

    Chapter 6

    Presentation by Discussant: A Case Study of Home-Fix’s Business Costs

    Mr Low Cheong Kee Founder and Managing Director Home-Fix DIY Pte Ltd The DIY Store, Singapore

    Chapter 7 Discussion on Cost of Doing Business in Singapore

    CONCLUSIONS

    Appendix 1: List of Participants

    Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson

    Appendix 3: Abbreviations

    (94 pages, ISBN 978-981-4342-67-4)

  3. The Seventeenth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Seventeenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu and Faizal bin Yahya, ed
    Year:
    2012
    Publication:
    The Seventeenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Seventeenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: 

    Seventeenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes:  Recent Economic Developments in the Singapore Economy by Ms Ng Yi Ping, Lead Economist, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Economic Policy Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Dr Don Hanna, Managing Director, Global Liquid Market Research, Fortress Investment Group, Singapore; Semi-Frivolous Thoughts on Singapore's Exchange Rate Policy by Professor Ramkishen Rajan, School of Public Policy, George Mason University and Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and Commentary by Mr Matthew Hildebrandt, Vice President, Macro Economic Research, J P Morgan Chase Bank; and Towards Public Transport as a Choice Made in Singapore: Trade-offs and Dilemmas by Dr Paul Barter, Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and Commentary by Associate Professor Anthony Chin, Director, Economics Executive Programme, Department of Economics, National University of Singapore.

    The Seventeenth Singapore Economic Roundtable deals with a number of important policy issues: 

    Recent economic developments and policy implications for the Singapore economy; and enhancing the public transport system of Singapore and its implications for policy.

    Contents:

    FOREWORD Mr Manu Bhaskaran Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore

    SECTION I: SINGAPORE’S ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

    Chapter 1 Recent Economic Developments in the Singapore Economy 

    Ms Ng Yi Ping Lead Economist Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department Economic Policy Group Monetary Authority of Singapore

    SECTION II: MACRO-ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR SINGAPORE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY

    Chapter 2 Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy

    Dr Don Hanna Managing Director Global Liquid Market Research Fortress Investment Group, Singapore

    Chapter 3 Semi-Frivolous Thoughts on Singapore’s Exchange Rate Policy 

    Professor Ramkishen Rajan Professor School of Public Policy George Mason University Visiting Professor Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy National University of Singapore

    Chapter 4 Presentation by Discussant: The Role of the Central Bank Communications in Monetary Policy

    Mr Matthew Hildebrandt Vice President Macro Economic Research JP Morgan Chase Bank

    Chapter 5 Discussion on Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy

    SECTION III: ENHANCING THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM

    Chapter 6 Towards Public Transport as a Choice Mode in Singapore: Trade-offs and Dilemmas 

    Dr Paul Barter Adjunct Professor Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy National University of Singapore

    Chapter 7 Presentation by Discussant: Beyond Public Transport as a Choice Mode

    Associate Professor Anthony Chin Director Economics Executive Programme Department of Economics National University of Singapore

    Chapter 8 Discussion on Enhancing Public Transport System of Singapore and its Implications for Policy

    CONCLUSION

    Appendix 1: List of Participants  

    Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson

    Appendix 3: Abbreviations

    (126 pages, ISBN 978-981-4342-49-0)

  4. The Sixteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Sixteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu and Faizal bin Yahya, ed
    Year:
    2011
    Publication:
    The Sixteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Sixteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: 

    Recent Economic Developments by Ms Tan Yin Ying, Senior Economist, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Economic Policy Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Mr Saktiandi Bin Supaat, Head, FX Research, Global Markets, Maybank and Commentary by Ms Deyi Tan, Vice President, Morgan Stanley; and Regional Economic Integration by Associate Professor Pradumna Bickram Rana, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University and Commentary by Dr Aekapol Chongvilaivan, Fellow and Coordinator, Regional Economic Studies, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

    The Sixteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable deals with a number of important policy issues: 

    Recent economic developments and policy implications for the Singapore; and Economic integration on a regional and global level and implications for Singapore.


    Contents:

    Foreword

    Mr Janadas Devan Director Institute of Policy Studies Singapore

    Recent Economic Developments 

    Ms Tan Yin Ying Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department Economic Policy Group Monetary Authority of Singapore

    Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy

    A. Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy

    Mr Saktiandi Bin Supaat Head FX Research Global Markets MayBank

    B. Presentation by Discussant  

    Ms Deyi Tan Vice President Morgan Stanley

    C. Discussion on Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy 

    Regional Economic Integration

    A. Economic Integration in Asia, The Case of ASEAN+3  

    Associate Professor Pradumna Bickram Rana Associate Professor S Rajaratnam School of International Studies Nanyang Technological University

    B. Presentation by Discussant  

    Dr Aekapol Chongvilaivan Fellow and Coordinator, Regional Economic Studies Institute of Southeast Asian Studies National University of Singapore

    C. Discussion on Regional Economic Integration and Implications for Singapore 

    Conclusion

    Appendix 1: List of Participants  

    Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson

    Appendix 3: Abbreviations

    (82 pages, ISBN 978-981-4342-22-3)

  5. The Fifteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Fifteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu and Faizal bin Yahya, ed.
    Year:
    2011
    Publication:
    The Fifteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Fifteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: 

    Recent Economic Developments by Ms Tan Yin Ying, Senior Economist, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Economic Policy Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Mr Wu Kun Lung, Research Analyst, Southeast Asia Economies, Credit Suisse AG; and Commentary by Dr Yougesh Khatri, Senior Economist, Southeast Asia, Nomura Holdings Incorporated; Industrial Policy by Professor Ha-Joon Chang, Reader, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge; and Commentary by Professor Wong Poh Kam, Department of Strategy and Policy, NUS Business School and Director, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, NUS.

    The Fifteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable deals with a number of important policy issues: 

    Recent economic developments and economic outlook for the Singapore economy; and Industrial policy in Singapore.


    Contents:

    Foreword Ambassador Ong Keng Yong Director Institute of Policy Studies Singapore

    Recent Economic Developments 

    Ms Tan Yin Ying Senior Economist Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department Economic Policy Group Monetary Authority of Singapore

    Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Policy Implications

    A. Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy

    Mr Wu Kun Lung Research Analyst Southeast Asia Economics Credit Suisse AG

    B. Presentation by Discussant  

    Dr Yougesh Khatri Senior Economist Southeast Asia Nomura Holdings Incorporated

    C. Discussion on Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy 

    Re-thinking Industrial Policy A. Industrial Policy: Can We Go Beyond An Unproductive Confrontation?  

    Professor Ha-Joon Chang Reader Faculty of Economics University of Cambridge

    B. Presentation by Discussant: Re-thinking Industrial Policy in Singapore  

    Professor Wong Poh Kam Department of Strategy and Policy NUS Business School and Director NUS Entrepreneurship Centre National University of Singapore

    C. Discussion on Industrial Policy and Implications for Singapore 

    Conclusion

    Appendix 1: List of Participants  

    Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson

    Appendix 3: Abbreviations

    (89 pages, ISBN 978-981-4342-10-0)

  6. The Fourteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Fourteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu, Lee, Yoong Yoong and Faizal bin Yahya, ed
    Year:
    2010
    Publication:
    The Fourteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Fourteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: 

    Recent Developments in the Singapore Economy by Ms Tu Suh Ping, Lead Economist, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Economic policy group, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Policy Implications by Dr Michael Spencer, Chief Economist and Head of Global Markets Research, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank and Commentary by Mr Edward Teather, Executive Director and Senior Economist, ASEAN Economics Team, UBS Investment Bank; and Capital Flows into Emerging Market Economies by Dr Ravi Balakrishnan, Resident Representative in Singapore, Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary fund and Commentary by Dr Khor Hoe Ee, Council Member, Economic Society of Singapore.

    The Fourteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable, which was held on 25 November 2010, dealt with a number of important policy issues: 

    The Singapore Economy: Recent Developments and Selected Issues; Macro-Economic Policy; and Impact of Capital Flows into Emerging Market Economies and Their Policy Responses.


    Contents:

    Foreword

    Ambassador Ong Keng Yong Director Institute of Policy Studies Singapore

    Mr Vikram Khanna Associate Editor The Business Times Singapore

    Recent Developments in the Singapore Economy 

    Ms Tu Suh Ping Lead Economist Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department Economic Policy Group Monetary Authority of Singapore

    Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Policy Implications

    A. Economic Outlook for Singapore and Policy Implications

    Dr Michael Spencer Chief Economist and Head of Global Markets Research Asia Pacific Deutsche Bank

    B. Singapore Economy: Alpha versus Beta 

    Mr Edward Teather Executive Director and Senior Economist ASEAN Economics Team UBS Investment Bank

    C. Discussion on Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Policy Implications 

    Capital Flows into Emerging Market Economies

    A. Impact of Capital Flows into Emerging Market Economies and Their Policy Responses 

    Dr Ravi Balakrishnan Resident Representative in Singapore Asia and Pacific Department International Monetary Fund

    B. Presentation by Discussant 

    Dr Khor Hoe Ee Council Member Economic Society of Singapore

    C. Discussion on the Impact of Capital Flows into Emerging Market Economies and Their Policy Responses 

    Conclusion

    Appendix 1: The Participants 

    Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson

    Appendix 3: Abbreviations

    (89 pages, ISBN 978-981-4342-05-6)

  7. The Thirteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Thirteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu and Lee, Yoong Yoong
    Year:
    2010
    Publication:
    The Thirteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Thirteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: 

    Recent Economic Developments by Ms Erica Tay, Senior Economist, Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Dr Taimur Baig, Chief Economist, India/Indonesia/Philippines, Global Markets Research, Deutshe Bank AG; and Policy Update on Labour Productivity by Associate Professor Toh Mun Heng, Department of Strategy and Policy, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore; and Commentary by Dr G K Randolph Tan, Head of Programme, Business Analytics, School of Business, UniSIM.

    The Thirteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable, which was held on 28 June 2010, dealt with a number of key policy issues: 

    Recent Economic Developments; Macro-Economic Policy and Policy Implications; and Labour Productivity.


    Contents:

    Foreword

    Ambassador Ong Keng Yong Director Institute of Policy Studies Singapore

    Mr Vikram Khanna Associate Editor The Business Times Singapore

    Recent Economic Developments

    Ms Erica Tay Senior Economist Economic Surveillance and Forecasting Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore

    Macro-Economic Outlook and Policy Implications

    A. Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and  Policy Implications

    Mr Taimur Baig Chief Economist India / Indonesia / Philippines Global Markets Research Deutsche Bank AG

    B. Discussion on Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy 

    Labour Productivity

    A. Policy Update on Labour Productivity  

    Associate Professor Toh Mun Heng Department of Strategy and Policy NUS Business School National University of Singapore

    B. Presentation by Discussant 

    Dr G K Randolph Tan Head of Programme Business Analytics School of Business UniSIM

    C. Discussion on Labour Productivity 

    Conclusion

    Appendix 1: The Participants 

    Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson

    Appendix 3: Abbreviations

    (70 pages, ISBN 978-981-4266-90-1)

  8. The Twelfth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Twelfth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu and Lee, Yoong Yoong, ed
    Year:
    2009
    Publication:
    The Twelfth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Twelfth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: 

    Recent Economic Developments by Ms Tu Suh Ping, Lead Economist, Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Mr Matthew L Hildebrandt, Economist, JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA, Singapore Branch; and Commentary by Mr Tai Hui, Regional Head of Research, SE Asia, Global Research, Standard Chartered Bank; and Policy Implications of Climate Change by Dr Bindu Lohani, Vice President, Finance and Administration, Asian Development Bank (ADB); and Commentary by Dr Chang Youngho, Assistant Professor, Division of Economics & S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University & Adjunct Senior Fellow, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore.

    The Twelfth Singapore Economic Roundtable, which was held on 26 November 2009, dealt with a number of key policy issues: 

    The Singapore Economy: Recent Developments and Selected Issues; Macro-Economic Policy; and The Economics of Climate and its Impact on Policy.


    Contents:

    Foreword Ambassador Ong Keng Yong Director Institute of Policy Studies Singapore

    Mr Vikram Khanna Associate Editor The Business Times Singapore

    Singapore Economy: Recent Developments and Selected Issues

    Ms Tu Suh Ping Lead Economist Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore

    Macro-Economic Policy

    A. Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy

    Mr Matthew L Hildebrandt Economist JP Morgan Chase Bank NA Singapore Branch

    B. Presentation by Discussant 

    Mr Tai Hui Regional Head of Research SE Asia Global Research Standard Chartered Bank

    C. Discussion on Macro-Economic Outlook and Implications for Policy 

    The Economics of Climate Change and Its Impact on Policy

    A. Policy Implications of Climate Change for Businesses 

    Dr Bindu Lohani Vice President Finance and Administration Asian Development Bank (ADB)

    B. Presentation by Discussant 

    Dr Chang Youngho Assistant Professor Division of Economics & S Rajaratnam School of International Studies Nanyang Technological University & Adjunct Senior Fellow Energy Studies Institute National University of Singapore

    C. Discussion on Climate Change and Its Impact on Policy 

    Conclusion

    Appendix 1: The Participants 

    Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters, Discussants & Chairperson

    Appendix 3: Abbreviations

    (99 pages, ISBN 978-981-4266-62-8)

  9. The Eleventh Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Eleventh Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press.
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu, ed
    Year:
    2009
    Publication:
    The Eleventh Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Eleventh Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: 

    Recent Economic Developments by Ms Tu Suh Ping, Lead Economist, Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Macro-Economic Outlook for Singapore and Implications for Policy by Mr Alvin Liew, Economist, Southeast Asia, Global Research, Standard Chartered Bank; and Assessment of the Singapore Budget 2009 by Mr Song Seng Wun, Regional Economist, CIMB-GK Research Pte Ltd; and Commentary by Mr Gerard Ee, Director, Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd, Mr Frank Debets, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers WMS Pte Ltd and Mr Peter Foo, Chief Executive Officer, Fortis Bank SA/NV, Singapore Branch.

    The Eleventh Singapore Economic Roundtable, which was held on 30 June 2009, dealt with a number of important policy issues: 

    Macro-Economic Outlook and Implications for Policy;  and Review of the Singapore Budget 2009.


    Contents:

    Foreword

    Ambassador Ong Keng Yong Director Institute of Policy Studies Singapore

    Mr Vikram Khanna Associate Editor Business Times Singapore

    Review of Macro-Economic Trends

    Ms Tu Suh Ping Lead Economist Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore

    Macro-Economic Outlook and Implications for Policy

    A. Singapore – Shoots of Recovery: Not Yet All Green

    Mr Alvin Liew Economist Southeast Asia Global Research Standard Chartered Bank

    B. Discussion Session 1

    Assessment of the Singapore Budget 2009

    A. 2009 Budget – A Review 

    Mr Song Seng Wun Regional Economist CIMB-GK Research Pte

    B. Feedback from the Business Sector: Presentations by Discussants 

    Mr Gerard Ee Director Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd

    Mr Frank Debets Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers WMS Pte Ltd

    Mr Peter Foo Chief Executive Officer Fortis Bank SA/NV Singapore Branch

    C. Discussion Session 2 

    Conclusion

    Appendix 1: Tables & Graphs

    Appendix 2: The Participants

    Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae of Presenters & Chairperson

    Appendix 3: Abbreviations

    (92 pages, ISBN 978-981-4266-54-3)

  10. The Tenth Singapore Economic Roundtable

    The Tenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Publisher:
    Singapore: Straits Times Press
    Author/s:
    Bhaskaran, Manu, ed
    Year:
    2008
    Publication:
    The Tenth Singapore Economic Roundtable
    Excerpt:

    The Tenth Singapore Economic Roundtable includes: 

    The Singapore Economy: Recent Developments & Selected Issues by Ms Erica Tay, Senior Economist, Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Surviving Recession, Rethinking Globalisation: Confronting Challenges of a Post-Crisis World by Mr Sim Moh Siong, Director, Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis, Citigroup Global Markets Singapore Pte Ltd; and Mr Kit Wei Zheng, Vice President, Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis, both of Citigroup Global Markets Singapore Pte Ltd; and Competition Policy in Singapore by Dr Robert Ian McEwin, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore; and Commentary by Dr Yothin Jinjarak, Assistant Professor, Division of Economics, Nanyang Technological University

    The Tenth Singapore Economic Roundtable deals with a number of important policy issues:

    Impact of the global financial crisis on Singapore; Macro-economic policies and responses to the crisis in the medium and long-term; and Competition policy – its purpose and benefits for a small and open economy like Singapore.


    Contents:

    Foreword

    Ambassador Ong Keng Yong Director Institute of Policy Studies Singapore

    Mr Vikram Khanna Associate Editor Business Times Singapore

    The Singapore Economy: Recent Developments and Selected Issues  

    Ms Erica Tay Senior Economist Economic Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore

    Macro-Economic Outlook and Implications for the Singapore Economy 

    A. Surviving Recession, Rethinking Globalisation: Confronting Challenges of a Post-Crisis World

    Mr Sim Moh Siong Director Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis, Citigroup Global Markets Singapore Pte Ltd

    Mr Kit Wei Zheng Vice President Asia Pacific Economic and Market Analysis Citigroup Global Markets Singapore Pte Ltd

    B. Comments and Discussion

    Competition Policy in Singapore

    A. Competition Policy in Singapore and Its Implications 

    Dr Robert Ian McEwin Visiting Professor Faculty of Law National University of Singapore B. Commentary on Dr Robert McEwin's Paper 

    Dr Yothin Jinjarak Assistant Professor Division of Economics Nanyang Technological University

    C. Comments and Discussion 

    Conclusion

    Appendix 1: The Participants

    Appendix 2: Curricula Vitae

    Appendix 3: Abbreviations

    (84 pages, ISBN 978-981-4266-27-7)