Opinion

Trump does something logical in his illogical trade war

BY BROOKE SUTHERLAND / Pic By BLOOMBERG
US President Donald Trump is putting aside his tariff bazooka for the moment to instead target more surgical ...

Between one killing and many

It is sad to sit back and watch how the West determines what the narratives of the Middle East should be
By SHAMSUL AKMAR / Pic By AFP As Gruesome ...

Saudi Arabia points the oil weapon at itself

By Liam Denning / BLOOMBERG
“Nice global economy you’ve got there; shame if something should happen to it” is not a great pitch for oil and definitely ...

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 ...

Doing good at Cambridge means an unholy row

By Mark Gilbert / BLOOMBERG
The reason university politics is so vicious is because the stakes are so small, Henry Kissinger is reputed to have said. ...

Canada makes final preparations before cannabis becomes legal

By AFP
MONTREAL • Canada announced last Friday that it will become the second country in the world to legalise cannabis — with the provinces left to ...

US pain can be EMs’ gain

By Shuli Ren / BLOOMBERG
Emerging markets (EMs) are reliving their 2015 nightmare. A US stock correction may be just the thing to rouse them. Three ...

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 ...

Why does Google need hardware?

By Shira Ovide / BLOOMBERG
So MANY Internet and software companies make gadgets now. Amazon. com Inc, Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Facebook Inc all ...

Suspend China from Interpol

By Eli Lake / Pic By AFP
In THE high-stakes drama over the detention of International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) president Meng Hongwei, ...

The hypocrisy of outrage over Danske Bank

By Lionel Laurent / BLOOMBERG
AS THE numbers tumbling out of the Danske Bank A/S money-laundering scandal get bigger, the tempting question is: “How ...

Asean — looking to boom

Trade tensions between China and US, and fears of an emerging-markets (EMs) crisis have caused stock market indices to decline with the MSCI AC Asia ...