Opinion

Will the real Theresa May stand up?

by THERESE RAPHAEL
BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May (picture) is doing something politicians almost never do: She is charging into a battle she ...

South Korea’s economy slowing down as unemployment rises

The Parliament has a record budget proposal for 2019 of RM1.7t, of which 5% will be set aside for jobs creation
By FUNDSUPERMART RESEARCH TEAM / Pic By ...

The silent partners of plunders

By SHAMSUL AKMAR / Pic By BERNAMA
By A few days ago, a particular cartoon strip was widely shared, or in contemporary term, viralled, on social media, ...

When idiots are adulated, all that is good will be lost

In any democracy, legitimate differences of opinion and political views are celebrated
Pic By BERNAMA  When I need something to ...

Indonesia’s debt problem? There’s not enough of it

By Andy Mukherjee / BLOOMBERG
INDONESIA’S problem with leverage is the exact opposite of what emerging markets usually face. There’s too little debt in ...

Theresa May’s Brexit deal is a betrayal of Britain

By Mervyn King / BLOOMBERG
When Tony Blair and Boris Johnson unite in their condemnation of the “deal” under which Prime Minister (PM) Theresa May ...

G-20 gives markets a short-term win

By Mohamed A El-Erian / BLOOMBERG
The Group of 20 (G-20) summit in Argentina ended without fireworks involving the US, which was appropriate in a way, ...

Commodities drop looks secular, not cyclical

By A Gary Shilling / BLOOMBERG
Any way you measure it, the market for commodities is suffering. The Bloomberg Commodity Index of 22 key raw ...

Fundsupermart keeps status quo on Malaysia interest-rate outlook

No need for BNM to follow the US or the EU in tightening monetary policy
By JERRY LEE CHEE YEONG / Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL One of the major factors ...

Taiwan learns to love nuclear, a little

by DAVID FICKLING & TIM CULPAN
Just as the sun seems to be setting on nuclear power in rich countries, Taiwan’s voters have delivered it a new ...

Dealing with the fragility of race relations

by SHAMSUL AKMAR/ Pic by BERNAMA
IF ANYONE thought that Auditor- General Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad’s damning revelations that former Prime Minister (PM) ...

France and Germany cut bankers some Brexit slack

by LIONEL LAURENT
Just what does a no-deal Brexit look like? Everyone is bracing for it — some even talk of stockpiling food and medicines — but nobody ...