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'Wait and see' if Anwar’s majority claim is true: Mahathir - THE EDGE SINGAPORE


'Wait and see' if Anwar’s majority claim is true: Mahathir

Mahathir commented that this is “not the first time” his former deputy has claimed that he has majority support.
WTO finds Washington broke trade rules by putting tariffs on China; ruling angers US - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

US-China trade war

WTO finds Washington broke trade rules by putting tariffs on China; ruling angers US

The WTO has found that the US breached global trading rules by imposing multibillion-dollar tariffs in its trade war with China.

US Economy

A pandemic is no time for US economic sanctions

With the whole world now facing the Covid-19 pandemic, US sanctions have also become a direct threat to the survival of people inside those countries — and everyone else. They should be immediately lifted.

US Economy

Winners and losers in US$2 tril virus rescue plan passed by Congress

The plan would include about US$500 billion in loans and assistance for larger companies, as well as states and cities, according to the latest drafts being circulated. But the aid comes with strings attached after pressure from Democrats.


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. But it nonetheless laid bare the president’s win-atall-costs approach to governing. The fact that Tru

US politics

US democracy in peril

WASHINGTON, DC – The fateful collision over whether US President Donald Trump should be removed from office revealed the alarming fragility of the Constitution that Americans have relied on for more than 200 years to maintain their democratic system. No


Senate acquits Trump and ends divisive impeachment trial

The Republican-led Senate voted 52-48 to find Trump not guilty of abusing his power and 53-47 to find him not guilty of obstructing Congress.

In print this week

MAD about Sino-American trade

SINGAPORE (Oct 1): Now that US President Donald Trump has imposed a 10% tariff on yet another US$200 billion ($272.8 billion) worth of Chinese imports, the US-China trade war has entered a costly new phase. As China follows through on its pledge to retali

Global Economy

Fed raises rates and says more coming, brushing off Trump jabs

(Sept 27): Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for a third time this year and reaffirmed their outlook for further gradual hikes well into 2019, risking fresh criticism from President Donald Trump.

In print this week

Trump's policies will displace the US dollar

SINGAPORE (Sept 10): Back in 1965, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, then France’s Minister of Finance, famously called the benefits that the US reaped from the dollar’s role as the world’s main reserve currency an “exorbitant privilege”. The benefit