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Why Is China cracking down on ride-hailing giant Didi?

The ruling adds uncertainty surrounding all Chinese internet companies as regulators increasingly assert control over Big Tech.

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Beware of the retail zombies

In the movie I am Legend, Will Smith played the sole survivor in a pandemic. The post-apocalyptic thriller is set in a fictional New York City where a devastating virus wipes out most of humanity while turning a small percentage into vi

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The state as insurer of last resort

The world is now facing a pandemic of catastrophic health and economic consequences.

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The international order after Covid-19

Running parallel to the global battle against the coronavirus pandemic is a tug of war between two competing narratives about how the world ought to be governed.

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The myth of 'helicopter money'

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has received unprecedented attention now that policymakers are pursuing extraordinary economic-policy measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Suspend emerging and developing economies' debt payments

As the Covid-19 virus spreads globally, economic paralysis and unemployment follow in its wake.

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Buffett's methods ought to be as much of an inspiration to corporate boards as to investors

SINGAPORE (May 13): Billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s corporate vehicle Berkshire Hathaway hogged the headlines around the world this past week for doing nothing more than holding its annual shareholder meeting as scheduled on May 4.

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Scrutinising some recent placements and share sales

SINGAPORE (Aug 5): In early 2017, I bought some units in CapitaLand Commercial Trust to ride the tightening supply of top-end office space in Singapore. Even though stocks were rising, there was a fair amount of nervousness in the market. But I figured I

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Scrutinising some recent placements and share sales

SINGAPORE (Aug 5): In early 2017, I bought some units in CapitaLand Commercial Trust to ride the tightening supply of top-end office space in Singapore. Even though stocks were rising, there was a fair amount of nervousness in the market. But I figured I

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Bold leadership required from auditing field to recover waning investor trust in the local market

SINGAPORE (July 29): Shortly after starting my first job as an analyst in Kuala Lumpur almost three decades ago, one of my senior colleagues sat me down and explained how to navigate a public-listed company’s annual report. He went through the balance s
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