VIEWPOINT

IN THE 21st century, a country's gifted children are arguably a more valuable natural resource than, say, oil or gas. A new study shows that France is largely wasting this precious resource...

GROWING US fiscal deficits could not only accelerate the pace of interest rate hikes, but also generate turmoil where they intersect with the politics of trade. Even as we shift away from the age of...

THE BOTTOM LINE

BRITAIN leaving the European Union continues to be a saga, mainly due to the egos of the direct players and the egos of those who would like to be direct players.

EDITORIAL

IN the years from the end of 2008's US sub-prime crisis up to February 2018, US stocks rose in a virtual straight line because of expectations that unprecedented central bank easing would...

WITH Asia being home to over two-thirds of the world's population and some of the fastest-growing economies, how the region develops has far-reaching implications. While its sheer size provides...

MALAYSIA'S 14th General Election next month will attest to the longevity of democracy in the country. However, it will also reveal how identity politics is refashioning the electoral landscape...

FINANCE ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have just concluded their 22nd Meeting in Singapore, as Asean embarks on the second half of its journey towards its centennial. As now...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

WE refer to the letter "More questions over DeClout's deployment of loan proceeds" from Nicolas Van Broekhoven. (BT, April 20). The letter contains several inaccuracies and...

HOCK LOCK SIEW

With Singapore the chair of Asean this year, there'll be more than usual regional news in the local media - in particular on its neighbours' vibrant economies. Alongside a relentless stream...

EDITORIAL

IT IS no secret that there has been growing concern in world capitals about the bluster emanating from the White House when it comes to dealing with America's adversaries as well as friends...