Vikram Khanna, The Straits Times

Vikram Khanna, The Straits Times

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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