Selena Ling, OCBC

Selena Ling, OCBC

16 June 2020
Bigger Picture: Phase 2 reopening earlier than expected
Selena Ling, Chief Economist, OCBC Bank gives her outlook for the Singapore economy, and if the worst is over after Q1's unemployment rate reached its highest in over 10 years at 2.4%.

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28 April 2020
The MAS' Bleak Assessment of the Economy and Unemployment
The Monetary Authority of Singapore addressed the bleak outlook for the economy against the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic and extended circuit breaker measures, warning that the contraction could be worse than previously estimated. Authorities also cautioned of deflationary pressures and significant job losses. OCBC Chief Economist Selena Ling joined us after the MAS' statement to talk about how bad things could get.

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18 March 2020
Bigger Picture: Economic impact of Malaysia's lockdown
Selena Ling, Chief Economist, OCBC Bank shares her outlook for Singapore's economy in view of Malaysia's restrictions affecting movement of workers, and whether there is enough urgency for the Monetary Authority of Singapore to make an off-cycle policy move.

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17 February 2020
Singapore trims 2020 growth forecast, amid COVID-19 impact
Selena Ling, Head of Treasury Research & Strategy, OCBC Bank shares her takeaway from Singapore cutting of its outlook for 2020 growth, now expected to come in at a range of -0.5% to 1.5% (instead of 0.5% to 2.5%), as well as what's at the top of the to-do list for Budget 2020.

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14 October 2019
Breaking Down Those Advanced 3Q GDP Figures with OCBC's Selena Ling
Advance 3Q GDP figures point to Singapore narrowly avoiding a technical recession. But the numbers weren't very encouraging. OCBC's Head of Treasury and Research Selena Ling told us what the numbers are telling her, as well as what the MAS' decision to ease means for the Singapore dollar.

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4 July 2019
The Bigger Picture: Singapore's Manufacturing PMI and SGD Outlook
Selena Ling, Chief Economist, OCBC Bank shares more about the Singapore economy after PMI data from our manufacturing sector was released last night, as well as the latest outlook on the Singapore dollar.

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21 May 2019
The Bigger Picture: Singapore's GDP Numbers, Trade and Dollar
Selena Ling, Chief Economist, at OCBC Bank discusses the ups and downs of trade numbers regarding Singapore's economy as well as the current view of the Singapore Dollar.

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4 Apr 2019
OCBC's Selena Ling Previews 1Q GDP Figures & Looks At Recent PMI Data
OCBC's Selena Ling isn't ready to call a bottom on the challenged electronics sector, but sees green shoots of recovery in the manufacturing space. She also tells us how the flash 1Q GDP figures might turn out, and why markets might still be choppy in the near term.

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