Singapore : Selected Issues

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Release Date: © May, 2006
ISBN : 978-1-45183-425-3
Stock #: 1SGPEA2006002
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This Selected Issues paper examines the behavior of savings and investment from an Asian and Singaporean perspective. It builds and estimates two econometric models that relate savings and investment to a range of macroeconomic and structural variables. The paper examines the relationship between labor market developments and private consumption behavior, and notes that employment uncertainty did have a significant negative impact on consumption and raised precautionary savings. It also examines quantitative, industry-level measures of the intensity of domestic competition in the manufacturing and services sectors during the past two decades in Singapore.


Balance of payments , Competition , Consumption , Current account , Economic development , International trade , Investment

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