US politics

Who can beat Trump?

(Feb 28): The US presidential election in November is the most consequential in modern history.


White House admits Trump trade stance did depress economy

(Feb 21): The White House acknowledged what many economists considered obvious through much of last year: President Donald Trump’s trade stance depressed economic growth and business investment.


Donald Caesar

(Feb 14): The outcome of the US Senate’s trial of Donald Trump, following his impeachment by the House of Representatives, was a foregone conclusion.


The Assassin’s false creed: An empty gesture with long-term costs

SINGAPORE (Jan 10): For an armchair warrior like US President Donald Trump, who received five deferments from serving in Vietnam, assassinations must look like a foreign-policy silver bullet.


Why Asia should worry about Middle East risk

SINGAPORE (Jan 10): The new year began with shocking developments in the Middle East.


Indonesia's time to shine; rise of right wing complicates vicious cycle of income inequality

SINGAPORE (Dec 27): Kelvin Tay, regional chief investment officer of UBS Wealth Management, is bullish that this coming decade will be one in which Indonesia will shine.


Investors 'have little choice' but to go to stocks, DBS says

(Oct 4): Stocks still look particularly attractive in a world of ultra-low bond yields, according to Southeast Asia’s largest bank DBS Group Holdings.


A gloomy world, but don’t forget the silver linings for Asean

SINGAPORE (Sept 30): Asean economies certainly face growing challenges in maintaining robust economic growth in the next year.


Jokowi wants Indonesia's new capital modeled on Silicon Valley

(Sept 4): Indonesia’s new capital city will be modeled on Silicon Valley, a base for tech and creative companies, besides hosting the government apparatus, according to President Joko Widodo.

Global Economy

What a riskier world means for us

SINGAPORE (Aug 19): The past week may have marked the juncture when the many stresses in geo politics and the global economy reached a tipping point: It is now more likely that we will get a series

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