Opinion

Indonesia’s tough love won’t crisis-proof its currency

By Shuli Ren / BLOOMBERG
Just how worried are emerging markets (EMs) about the dollar? We’ll find out in Jakarta today. Bank Indonesia (BI) is expected ...

China-US trade spat is just a start to the economic cold war

By CONOR SEN / Pic By BLOOMBERG
China is not just another front in US President Donald Trump’s war on trade. Unlike Mexico, Canada, Europe and other ...

Three key investment themes to focus on

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The Chinese characters of “danger” and “opportunity” form the word of “crisis”, meaning that there will always be some opportunities ...

Banks aren’t as safe as they think

By BLOOMBERG
In THE decade since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, regulators around the world have taken steps which, they argue, have greatly ...

‘Computer says no’ to Jacob Rees-Mogg on Brexit

By THERESE RAPHAEL / Pic By BLOOMBERG
Brexiters see the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as their best hope for a clean break from the European Union ...

Syrians are coming back

UN estimates that about 800,000 Syrians have explicitly stated that they want to go home right now
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey ...

Asian countries denounce ‘real threat’ of global trade war

By AFP / Pic By BLOOMBERG
SINGAPORE • Asian countries have voiced concern about the potentially devastating impact of a US-China trade war, with ...

Saudi Arabia is starting to stockpile oil again

By Julian Lee / BLOOMBERG
The key OPEC oil producers seem to be finding it harder than expected to sell their output overseas. The probable resulting ...

Cari rezeki, cari makan and witch-hunt

Those working in GLCs and govt agencies under scrutiny echo ‘witch-hunt’ mantra. But what about their questionable actions?
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India’s bank crisis is really a power crisis

By Mihir Sharma / BLOOMBERG
India’s government seems intent on abandoning good ideas for dealing with the country’s banking crisis and encouraging bad ...

Heatwaves from the Arctic to Japan — a sign of things to come?

WMO predicts temperatures will continue to beat the seasonal average from Ireland to Scandinavia and the Baltic countries until ...

Trump’s madman theory of trade negotiations won’t win

By David Fickling / BLOOMBERG
LET’S make a deal: I’ll sell you a can of soda for a dollar. Actually, scratch that, two dollars. Or maybe I’ll give it ...