The aim of this competition is to encourage debate on the future economic direction of Singapore.

MAS-ESS Essay Competition: “The Future of Singapore: What new industries could sustain and grow Singapore’s economy and create good jobs?”

19 December 2022 10:10:04 AM

Economic Society of Singapore

MAS-ESS Essay Competition: “The Future of Singapore: What new industries could sustain and grow Singapore’s economy and create good jobs?”
Singapore Economic Policy Forum 2022

Singapore Economic Policy Forum 2022

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