Podcast: What the world looks like from Singapore on Wednesday, 14 March, 2018

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Podcast: What the world looks like from Singapore on Wednesday, 14 March, 2018.

Today’s main headlines include:

Fears of a global trade war appear set to rise after Reuters reported U.S. President Trump wants to impose tariffs on a broad swathe of Chinese goods.

Economists have raised their forecasts for Singapore’s economic growth.

Asian markets were broadly lower, with analysts pointing to trade war fears and fresh political chaos in the White House.

The former general manager of Ang Mo Kio town council was charged in court on allegations of taking bribes.

The producers of the Netflix series the Crown reportedly admitted they paid Clare Foy, who portrays Queen Elizabeth, less than Matt Smith, who plays a young Prince Phillip.

And in the latest in U.S. political chaos, U.S. President Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over Twitter.

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