Opinion

Is Spain about to become the next Italy?

By Ferdinando Giugliano / BLOOMBERG
Anti-establishment parties have made real inroads in southern Europe in recent years, taking power in Italy and ...

A soul and spirit breaking tragedy


pic by SHAMSUL AKMAR THERE’S a wooden house which looks forlorn and forgotten in the Lake Gardens area. It is a model of a Felda settler’s home ...

Brexit shreds Margaret Thatcher’s Tory legacy

By Therese Raphael / BLOOMBERG
Britain’s Parliament is in recess and Prime Minister (PM) Theresa May is taking a break. So, naturally, her would-be ...

A millennium of symbolism burns along with Notre Dame

By MOHAMED A EL-ERIAN / Pic By BLOOMBERG
The 850-year-old Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, which took over 300 years to complete, was such a constant in ...

A world war or a global revolution?

Those were the days when high-level negotiations and treaties were signed — checking the arms race and defusing potential danger. So, why doesn’t it happen ...

Why is Zuckerberg so relaxed about UK speech rules?

by ALEX WEBB 
Britain’s plans to regulate online content have triggered an unsurprising furore about censorship. But that’s largely fine with the ...

Global equities thrived over 1Q of 2019

Pic By BLOOMBERG
Markets will do whatever most investors do not expect. The first quarter (1Q) of 2019 surprised many market participants and ...

Pining for irrelevancy


by SHAMSUL AKMAR / graphic by TMR SOMETHING very weird seems to be going on in the State of Johor if the Regent, obviously backed by the Sultan of ...

When cars talk, what language should they speak?

By Alex Webb / BLOOMBERG
If YOU’VE bought a new car lately, chances are it has some basic communication skills. One day, cities and highways could be ...

A Brexit delay? Time to head to the shops

By Andrea Felsted / BLOOMBERG
In BREXITLAND, much of the talk this week is about extension and delay. Whatever that means for the various camps in the ...

India’s RM287b car market could use a jump

By Anjani Trivedi / BLOOMBERG
Heading into an election, India’s enthusiasm for cars and motorbikes has all but evaporated. It’s unlikely to return ...

Thailand awaits election outcome

By TAN WEI YINE / Pic By AFP
Thailand held its first general election in accordance with the new 2017 Constitution drafted under the ruling military ...