Singapore and the World

From its roots as a swampy trading post, Singapore has evolved into a modern, independent and prosperous city state. Can the south-east Asian powerhouse continue to tread its neutral path in the face of challenges from the US-China trade war, regional tensions and climate change?

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US-China trade dispute tests city state’s self-determination and neutrality

Environmental change and water dispute with Malaysia threaten low-lying state

Liberalisation brings boom in arbitration as digital innovation spurs further growth

Chinese market set to drive evolution of city’s financial services industry

Asia’s urbanisation presents opportunities to export knowhow

As Chinese and Asia-Pacific markets slow, the prudence of a wider focus should pay off

Moves away from China create opportunities for state to build on its regional strength

Rising sea levels and demand for low-carbon infrastructure become major drivers