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Investing ideas

Is there a silver lining to the silver screen?

Deep fall in cinema operator stock prices could be a blockbuster opportunity, says our columnist Nirgunan Tiruchelvam.

SE Asian economies

Indonesia: Jokowi's second term holds promises

SINGAPORE (Nov 25): President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi as he is fondly called, began his second term at the end of October. His new administration was fully in place by early November when all his senior cabinet officials as well as deputy ministers had bee

Aviation & Engineering

Did Singapore plagiarise an airport?

SINGAPORE (Nov 11): Akbar Al Baker, the head of Qatar Airways, recently caused a stir with a very odd accusation. Singapore, he said, had plagiarised an unbuilt expanse of Hamad International Airport in Doha, his country’s connecting point to global av

US-China trade war

The true toll of the trade war

SINGAPORE (Sept 23): Another day, another attack on trade. Why is it that every dispute — whether over intellectual property (IP), immigration, environmental damage or war reparations — now produces new threats to trade?

Tech

Is aggregator Roku the best way to play streaming?

SINGAPORE (Sept 16): Where might investors find more value in technology? In software or hardware? In a creator of original content or an aggregator? Conventional wisdom is that software, particularly one offered on a subscription basis, where sellers rel

Global Economy

What economists still need to learn

SINGAPORE (Sept 16): Macroeconomics was one of the casualties of the 2008 global financial crisis. Conventional macroeconomic models failed to predict the calamity or to provide a coherent explanation for it, and thus were unable to offer guidance on how

Investing strategy

What should investors do as interest rates turn negative?

SINGAPORE (Aug 26): US President Donald Trump urged the US Federal Reserve this past week to cut interest rates by at least 100 basis points and pursue quantitative easing. With the 2020 US presidential election on the horizon, Trump has a strong incentiv

Inclusive society

How to educate for an uncertain world

SINGAPORE (Aug 23): The late scientist and author Carl Sagan told this story in his bestseller Cosmos. At the height of the excitement over space exploration, a newspaper editor commissioned a famous astronomer to write a 500-word article on whether there

Investing strategy

What should investors do as interest rates turn negative?

SINGAPORE (Aug 26): US President Donald Trump urged the US Federal Reserve this past week to cut interest rates by at least 100 basis points and pursue quantitative easing. With the 2020 US presidential election on the horizon, Trump has a strong incentiv

In print this week

What will it take for Singapore to succeed in its next lap?

SINGAPORE (Aug 12): This year, Singapore celebrates roughly 720 years since it first emerged as trading centre for the region. It is also 200 years since Raffles re-established Singapore as a regional port, and the 60th anniversary of self-government. The
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