Opinion

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 ...

Ban the bans

A liveable city is one which has as few bans as possible, in people’s minds or on paper
Pic By BERNAMA MY AMERICAN friend and neighbour Karl wrote ...
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

The ‘Tiger of Asia’ still roars…

‘Dr M is a no-nonsense and straight-forward man — something that the Chinese govt is well aware of’
By P PREM KUMAR / Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL It was ...

The biggest risks for US equity investors

By MOHAMED A EL-ERIAN / Pic By BLOOBERG
In recent weeks, US stock markets have moved up and down in response to issues that go well beyond the ...

Soviet collapse echoes in China’s Belt and Road

Grand investment plans for unproductive regions have caused empires to founder before
by David Fickling / BLOOMBERG What causes empires to fall?
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Pakistan should beware an easy Chinese bailout

by Shuli Ren / BLOOMBERG
AS FORMER cricket star Imran Khan prepares to take his oath as Pakistan’s new prime minister (PM) on Saturday, there’s one ...

A ‘Turkey’ shoot — what happened?

By FUNDSUPERMART RESEARCH
A combination of external developments and domestic events hit investor sentiment and capital flight from financial assets ...

EMs could benefit from Trump’s trade tantrums

While Trump’s protectionism can be a catalyst for relocation of production capacity, developing nations have to seize the opportunity
By PROF DR ...

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

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