Economic impact of Taiwan flare-up seen as manageable, but risks linger for S’pore and region

SINGAPORE – The economic impact of the geopolitical tensions over Taiwan appears manageable so far but analysts fear there could be some short-term glitches in trade flows.

They also said that in the long run, the widening gulf between the world’s two largest economies – China and the United States – will reinforce the ongoing shift in global trade and investment flows towards safer pastures, such as the Asean region, a trend with implications for Singapore.