COMMENTARY

SINCE the Great Recession of 2007-2009, most economists have begun to regard finance as a key driver of the business cycle. But the precise dynamics are not yet fully understood.

[TOKYO] Japan and China will hold their first high-level economic dialogue in almost eight years next week against a backdrop of rising global trade tensions.

[WASHINGTON] Speaker Paul Ryan told House Republican colleagues Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in November, ending a brief stint atop the House and signaling the peril that the...

[BRUSSELS] The EU on Wednesday unveiled rules to bolster European consumer protections by ensuring "tougher fines" for cheating companies and legal ways to compensate victims...

[WASHINGTON] US consumer prices fell for the first time in 10 months in March, weighed down by a decline in the cost of gasoline, but underlying inflation continued to firm amid rising prices for...

[DUBAI] Saudi Arabia beat estranged neighbor Qatar to the bond market, raising US$11 billion in the biggest dollar sale by an emerging market sovereign this year.

[BEIJING] China has ordered one of the country's fastest-growing internet startups, Beijing Bytedance Technology, to shut a popular joke-sharing app and delete its WeChat social media account,...

[TOKYO] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denied involvement in a decision to let his close friend open a veterinary school, the latest in a series of government scandals undermining his bid to stay...

CASES probed by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) fell to a fresh low in 2017, according to figures out on Wednesday.