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The fickle nature of public opinion

By SHAMSUL AKMAR / Pic By TMR
The week has been cynically and sarcastically declared as the week of “terkejut”, to which the closest English equivalent ...

Ideology for the new world

It’s about ‘One Belt, One Road’. The problem with it is it cannot go on without something like a common ideology for all the participants
By DMITRY ...

The unearthing 
of the permissible inebriation

By SHAMSUL AKMAR / Pic By BERNAMA
There seems to be a thin line between lies and secrets. It is alright to lie if it is to protect secrets or in order ...

Dismissing the diminishing, dim moves

By SHAMSUL AKMAR / Pic By BERNAMA
AS THE 2018 curtains draw to a close, on reflection, it was obviously the year of political euphoria and ...

A bridge too far-fetched?

The 6-lane scenic bridge could perhaps reduce the pain of those commuting daily between Malaysia and Singapore
By ZAINAL ALAM KADIR / Pic By BLOOMBERG ...

Much ado about poverty

Most people tend to calculate poverty in money terms, and that may be very misleading or devoid of real meaning
By DMITRY KOSYREV / Pic By BLOOMBERG ...

China can’t grow like an emerging market forever

By DANIEL MOSS / Pic By BLOOMBERG
There’s no economic crisis in China. There is a slowdown. That can be a good thing. Yes, China is the second-largest ...

A tale of two pilgrimages

By SHAMSUL AKMAR / Pic By AFP
Less than two months ago, renowned Islamic scholar/cleric Youssef al-Qaradawi reportedly tweeted about the haj ...

Tax cuts feed China’s consuming passion

By CHRISTOPHER BALDING / Pic By BLOOMBERG
It’s tempting to view China’s changes to the personal and corporate tax code in the context of US trade ...

Singapore’s STI poised to go higher in next 2 years

In May last year, we forecast Singapore’s gross domestic product growth for the full- year 2017 to come in at 3.2% above the government’s forecast of a ...
China

Maybe China can’t take over the world

By CHRISTOPHER BALDING / Pic By BLOOMBERG
Almost daily, newspapers in the US, Europe and China release eye-catching headlines about China’s ...
renewable energy

Switch to renewables won’t end the geopolitics of energy

By MEGHAN L O’SULLIVAN
In another sign that the age of fossil fuels is waning, the California State Senate has passed a bill to commit the state to ...