Opinion

Fake islands could spell real economic trouble

By David Fickling / BLOOMBERG
Where is it that we’ve seen glittering archipelagos like Malaysia’s Forest City and Melaka Gateway developments before? ...

India’s cash ban failed even to create a bank savings culture

By Mihir Sharma / BLOOMBERG
The Indian central bank’s final tally of Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s 2016 demonetisation drive, intended to ...

Advice to researchers: Admit what you don’t know

By MARK BUCHANAN / Pic By BLOOMBERG
Research in science or medicine or economics is most valuable when it is unbiased, with researchers honestly ...

EMs — Any silver lining amid volatility?


By SHERMAN TAM CHENG WEI / PIC BY TMR Investors got a blunt reminder that emerging markets (EMs) are risky assets. The MSCI Emerging Market Index has ...

As we celebrate independence

Merdeka is the privilege to chart our own path, write Malaysia’s own history and shape the country free from other influences
By ALIFAH ZAINUDDIN / ...

No Chinese belt, road or bedrooms for Dr Mahathir’s Malaysia

Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
Perplexed, wounded, indignant or still optimistic. Chinese developer Country Garden Holdings Co can put any spin it wants on ...

Let us celebrate mutual dependency

By ZB OTHMAN / Pic AFP
On August 31, 1957, Merdeka Day, the country that we now know as Malaysia had already marked itself in history. Unlike many ...

The carmaker should stop being a venture capitalist

By Anjani Trivedi / BLOOMBERG
The world’s largest automaker is flinging big bets around in the hope that something sticks. It might be better off doing ...

HK’s old cardboard collectors sent packing

By AFP
Hong Kong • Her fingers are bent from 20 years of collecting cardboard from Hong Kong’s streets, but Au Fung-lan said she has no desire to give ...

Don’t bet on a market crash if Trump gets ousted

By Barry Ritholtz / BLOOMBERG
TODAY, after two key allies of US President Donald Trump — his former campaign manager and his personal attorney — become ...

Thailand shows growth but lacks exciting opportunities

By TAN WEI YINE 
The constitutional reforms in 2016 helped the Thai economy reignite its growth engine on the back of global trade. Its ...

Brace for volatility as populists take the wheel

By Lionel Laurent / BLOOMBERG
Financial markets are god-like in their ability to shrug in the face of extreme policy shifts. The conflagrations of US ...