Geopolitics

Geopolitics

Is politics getting to the Fed?

SINGAPORE (July 29): From the early 1980s until the start of the financial crisis in September 2008, the US Federal Reserve seemed to have a coherent process for adjusting its main short-term inter

Geopolitics

The US needs to talk about China

SINGAPORE (July 29): Of all the changes in US foreign policy that President Donald Trump’s administration has made, the most consequential is the adoption of a confrontational stance towards China.

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The crisis of Anglo-American democracy

NEW YORK (July 26): How did the world’s two most venerable and influential democracies – the United Kingdom and the United States – end up with Donald Trump and Boris Johnson at the helm?

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Britain weighs response to Iran Gulf crisis with few good options

DUBAI/LONDON (July 22): Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday, with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a Bri

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Political flashpoints could hurt Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE (July 22): With major elections in India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines over, talks resuming between North Korea and the US, President Donald Trump calling off a military strike

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US' economic blockades not unlike an act of war

(July 8): US President Donald Trump has based his foreign policy on a series of harsh economic blockades, each designed to frighten, coerce and even starve the target country into submitting to US

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Wealth managers head to Singapore as China concerns dim Hong Kong's lure

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (June 28): Some foreign wealth managers are scrapping plans to open offices in Hong Kong in favour of Singapore, as the rich begin to move funds from the Chinese territory where

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Trump becomes first US leader to enter North Korea, meets Kim

(June 30): The US and North Korea agreed to restart stalled nuclear talks after Donald Trump became the first sitting American president to set foot in North Korea.

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Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader, other top officials

WASHINGTON/RIYADH (June 25): US President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, taking a dramatic, unpreceden

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Aung San Suu Kyi's reckoning not just the Rohingya, but the economy too

SINGAPORE (June 24): On June 19, cyclists wearing shirts emblazoned with Aung San Suu Kyi’s picture biked around Mandalay.

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