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CHINESE stock markets are reeling from instability. "Circuit breakers" halted trading activity after steep losses, angering investors and embarrassing government regulators. Jilted traders...

EDITORIAL

DURING the first 11 days of February, the Japanese yen has soared by more than 7 per cent against the US dollar amid turmoil in global financial markets. This was not supposed to happen. On Jan 29,...

THE BOTTOM LINE

YOU cannot understand the vulnerable state of the US and global economies - and nervous stock markets - without coming to grips with the crash of "emerging-market" countries. Led by China,...

IS the international financial system on the verge of an "epoch-defining seismic rupture" accompanied by a return to global protectionism? This warning was made a couple of years ago by...

COMMENTARY

THE leaders of the 10 Asean nations and US President Barack Obama are meeting for a special summit on Feb 15-16, 2016, in the California resort of Sunnylands. While a summit itself is nothing new -...

COMMENTARY

TECH giant Yahoo announced early this month that it would be shedding 15 per cent of its workforce to cut costs. Earlier, Deutsche Bank said it would eliminate 23,000 jobs or 25 per cent of its total...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

WHAT is the main objective of Singapore Exchange (SGX) in its long-drawn-out campaign to introduce a minimum trading price (MTP)? It is beginning to look like a battle with small retail investors who...