Commentary: Shocks lined a rather demanding year for Singapore and the global economy

December 2, 2019

The US-China trade dispute, weaker global and Chinese economic growth, and the electronics sector downturn have jointly impacted Singapore, says Tuuli McCully, Head of Asia-Pacific Economics at Scotiabank.

SINGAPORE: It has been a challenging year for the global economy and particularly hard for countries that are trade-dependent and deeply integrated into global supply chains.


Singapore’s small, open economy is a prime example of an externally-oriented economy that had a rather demanding year, with its annual output on track to grow by only 0.5 per cent in 2019.

There are several intertwined factors that have contributed to the global growth slowdown and have weighed on Singapore’s trade-related sectors.


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Tuuli McCully

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