There are a number of ways in which one can assess the health of the economy and observing the flow of business-related news is one such method.
The Singapore media have been pretty factual in its reporting of local business news. Which is to say nothing much's been censored or overtly glossed over. At least that's my assessment. But of course, Business Times' coverage do differ from Straits Times', especially in its nuancing by going for the throats.
In any case, these few weeks have seen financial reporters getting bylines in prominent the first five pages of the Straits Times. And most of the accompanying articles are reports of bad news in the local business realm. Retrenchment, dismal property sales figures, plunging exports.
And that's not a good thing.