Opinion

Berlin can do little to stop rent madness

By Leonid Bershidsky / BLOOMBERG
Last Sunday, 13,000 people took to the streets of Berlin carrying signs like “Renters Aren’t Lemons”. Despite ...

US earns more in China than trade numbers reveal

By DANIEL MOSS / Pic By BLOOMBER
American companies are doing much more in China than the US trade deficit suggests. It’s their greatest weakness. The ...

Same war, different sides

The new Cold War is the same war where the main players have simply traded places
By DMITRY KOSYREV / Pic By BLOOMBERG Why all that hatred towards ...

Trump is locked in a macho contest with Putin

by Leonid Bershidky / BLOOMBERG
IN REMARKS for his confirmation hearing, Mike Pompeo, US President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, said ...
Kuala Lumpur

Central banks are changing their tune

By FUNDSUPERMART RESEARCH TEAM / Pic By TMR
The 2008 global financial crisis saw major central banks respond by easing monetary policy in ...

Why Zuckerberg is winning the Facebook hearings

By SHIRA OVIDE / Pic By BLOOMBERG
Mark Zuckerberg (picture) did just fine in his first turn in the Congressional hot seat. He was con dent. He capably ...

Stability rules for investors in Malaysia

By Shull Ren / BLOOMBERG
How the mood changes. Malaysia is now seen as the best growth story among emerging South- East Asian markets. Year-to-date, ...

Aiming at Russia, hitting allies instead

By Thomas R Pickering & Atman M Trivedi / BLOOMBERG
For months now, US congressional leaders have been pressing President Donald Trump to ...

Islamic finance — focus on capital market development

DEVELOPMENT economists often divide the overall economy into two sectors: The real and financial sectors.
The real sector constitutes the aggregate of ...

Trump’s trade victory over S. Korea will end in defeat

By Hal Brands / BLOOMBERG
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump said he got a “great deal” in renegotiating America’s bilateral trade agreement with South Korea. ...
Social Media

Social media looks like the new opiate of the masses

By NOAH SMITH / Pic By BLOOMBERG
With Facebook enduring a wave of public criticism for its cavalier approach to user privacy, it’s becoming more ...
China

China’s financial opening isn’t quite what it seems

By ANDREW POLK / Pic By BLOOMBERG
Although trade tensions between the US and China show no signs of abating, there are some reasons for cautious ...