Opinion

Alibaba seizes a brief window of opportunity

by BLOOMBERG/ pic by BLOOMBERG
IF THERE were any doubts remaining that the Hong Kong market is having a hot moment, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd may have ...

What an aviation mess

The MAB financial fiasco could go down into the history book as the world’s worst managed carrier
pic by BERNAMA ONE billion passengers were flown last ...

Corbyn and Johnson are spending like crazy

by FERDINANDO GIUGLIANO/ pic by BLOOMBERG
FOR much of the past three and a half years, Britain’s main political parties have struggled to express a ...

The days of living weirdly


Pic by TMR GRAPHIC THE manner the Tanjung Piai by-election is progressing, it is getting weirder and weirder by the day. How can it not be weird when ...

The numbers that matter

The craze, which began in China, was introduced by e-commerce giants as the Singles’ Day sales
pic by BLOOMBERG THE 11.11 sales on Monday will ...
Tsai Ing-wen

China is sabotaging its interests in Taiwan

by RICHARD MCGREGOR/ pic by BLOOMBERG
CHINA has a lot at stake in getting its favoured candidate across the line in Taiwan’s presidential election in ...

To know is to love

Many of us learn societal nuances, cultures and ‘pantang larang’ through interactions at school
pic by BERNAMA YOUNG children today spend most of their ...

A case of bad Russian


pic by BLOOMBERG IF YOU hate and despise your own nation, you’re going to have a lot of ugly problems. There are two nations in the world where you ...

Who will prevail for MAB?

But there are rising worries that finding the right partner for MAB alone will not solve its financial woes
pic by TMR FILE THE clock is ticking and it ...

Bring back the luxury of flying

Interestingly, not everyone is that budget-conscious when it comes to travelling
Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL SOME people could only afford Fung Keong, ...

Exchange-rate regimes: Why gold standards are not sustainable

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OF LATE, there have been calls for a return to the gold standard for exchange rate determination. Much of these revolve around the ...

Court jesters and fools among us

Their antics get national attention, make headlines and stir rift, as well as create divide
pic by HUSSEIN SHAHARUDDIN A JESTER was a key member of ...