Sumana Rajarethnam, Economist Intelligence Corporate Network &

Sumana Rajarethnam, Economist Intelligence Corporate Network &

Sumana Rajarethnam

27 October 2023
Bigger Picture: What do Singapore's latest inflation numbers indicate about the health of the economy?
Sumana Rajarethnam, Director, Southeast Asia, Economist Intelligence Corporate Network weighs in on whether Singapore's core and headline inflation numbers for September were in line with expectations; the categories that have witnessed the steepest price gains this year; whether Singapore's recent manufacturing performance is fuelling hopes of a turnaround; how GST hikes will impact inflation in 2024; and the impact of green inflation on everyday spending habits.
He is also the Co-Founder of, an inflation tool that helps individuals understand their spending patterns and plan their finances better.
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17 April 2020
How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect food security around the world
Developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit, and supported by Corteva Agriscience, the index provides a common framework for understanding the root causes of food insecurity, acting as an invaluable tool in guiding strategic and practical decisions to transform the way we feed the world. Sumana Rajarethnam, Director, Partnerships Asia, The Economist Intelligence Unit shares how this index can help countries measure their food security capacity and if COVID-19 pandemic will have any affect on food security around the world.

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