Column

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 ...
Internet

Keep the Internet’s backbone free from censorship

BY LEILA ABBOUD / Pic By BLOOMBERG
It was inevitable that the fallout from violent protests in Virginia organised by white supremacist and neo-Nazi ...
Lotte

How not to launch an IPO

Pic By AFIF ABD HALIM
Let Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Bhd, the petrochemical producer that went public in Malaysia last month, be a lesson to all ...