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AMRO virtual media briefing: Securing Singapore’s Economic Recovery and Transitioning to the New Normal

  • 08 Nov 2021
  • Online
  • 10-10:45am
  • Nil

FCA journalists are cordially invited to a virtual media briefing organized by the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) to discuss the latest growth prospects, risks, and policy considerations for the Singapore economy as it transitions to the endemic new normal.

With the current resurgence of COVID-19 infections, what is the economic outlook for Singapore in 2021 and 2022? What are the key factors affecting the country’s recovery and stability? What should the country do to secure its status as a regional financial hub? How can the economy tackle major challenges arising from an aging population and climate change?

Hear from AMRO’s Chief Economist Hoe Ee Khor, and experts responsible for macroeconomic surveillance on Singapore.

If you would like to join the virtual media briefing, please RSVP by noon, on November 5, via this form.

Please submit your questions in advance to have priority during the Q&A segment. You may contact Pinky Vu Lan Huong, AMRO Public Relations Officer, at for more information.

The event is organized by the AMRO in conjunction with the release of its 2021 Annual Consultation Report on Singapore.

About the speakers:

Hoe Ee Khor oversees AMRO’s work on macroeconomic and financial market surveillance of its member economies. A renowned economist with more than 35 years of experience, prior to joining AMRO, Khor was Deputy Director of the Asia and Pacific Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He also served as Assistant Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) from 2001 to 2009, where he was responsible for economic research, monetary policy, macro-financial surveillance, and international relations.

Chaipat Poonpatpibul is a lead economist and group head at AMRO, overseeing macroeconomic surveillance on China, Hong Kong – China, and Singapore. He has varied expertise in macroeconomics, policy analysis, and research as well as international cooperation from working in various capacities at the Bank of Thailand as well as international financial institutions such as the IMF.

Justin Lim is AMRO’s country economist for Singapore. Before joining AMRO, he served in the Economics Department in the Bank Negara Malaysia, where he specialized in research on technology and labor, and trade and exchange rate issues. He was also an economic analyst at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia.

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