Vikram Khanna, The Straits Times

Vikram Khanna, The Straits Times

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16 February 2021
Budget Day 2021 - What can we expect
In a Facebook post, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat took the chance to announce the name of Budget 2021 and said that Singapore must continue to focus on coming out of the Covid-19 crisis stronger, and forge partnerships to meet the challenges ahead “as one people”. Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor, The Straits Times shares what we can expect from the ‘Emerging Stronger Together’ budget and what more can be done in Budget 2021 to hopefully boost Singapore’s economy.

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4 December 2020
Weekly Wrap-up: Digital Payments, SG Employment, China-Aus tensions and US Stimulus
On The Weekly Wrap-up, Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor, The Straits Times gives his analysis on some of the stories making headlines this week including; The MAS announcement that Fast and PayNow will be opened up to non-bank financial institutions from February, MOM's announcement that resident employment levels bounced back to near pre-Covid levels in 3Q, plus the tensions between China and Australia, and the latest with the US stimulus package.

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30 October 2020
Weekly Wrap-up: SG's economy, energy and tech sectors in focus
In the Weekly Wrap-up, Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor, The Straits Times gives his analysis on the biggest stories of the week including; Singapore's economic recovery, the renewable electricity import pilot with Malaysia, expectations for the Nanofilm IPO and with Singapore opening up to travellers from China and Australia's Victoria State, does this raise the hopes of more travel bubbles?

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8 July 2020
Minimum wage policy, will it work in Singapore?
In recent weeks, due to Covid-19 and the backdrop of the elections, the minimum wage policy proposal has been brought up by some, as Singaporeans re-think the value and role of low-wage workers in essential services. Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor, The Straits Times gives an analysis on the advantages and disadvantages of having a minimum wage system in Singapore and how effective is the progressive wage model for Singapore's economy.

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2 May 2019
Read with Michelle Martin: Vikram Khanna, ‘Headwinds and Hazards’
Why do populist policies often tend to end badly with hyper-inflation and failed economies? How will the current populist trend play out in the West? Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor of The Strait Times and author of ‘Headwinds and Hazards: Economic Snapshots in an Age of Populism’ explains. He also shares why he thinks Singapore’s participation in the Belt-and-Road initiative will encourage China to possibly improve its lending practices.

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18 Feb 2019
What Can We Expect From Budget 2019?
Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor, Straits Times and Alvin Liew,  Senior Economist & Senior Vice President, Global Economics and Markets Research, UOB share their thoughts on what can be expected from Singapore's Budget 2019.

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