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IN AN ideal world, the managed- care system benefits all stakeholders - from insurers to hospitals, managed-care companies, doctors, and patients. Problem is, the world is far from perfect, and...

THIS Monday's first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be eagerly watched not just in the United States, but right across the globe. Given the major differences,...

THE sale of products derived from endangered species such as powdered rhino horn is outlawed in China. Yet, these animals are still poached and sold for human consumption in the belief that,...

HOCK LOCK SIEW

"SHOW us the money!" It boils down to these four words these days for note-holders with investments in the beleaguered offshore and marine (O&M) industry...

I RECENTLY visited the north-eastern- most state of Maine, known for its breathtaking natural scenery, like the granite and spruce islands of the Acadia National Park.

EDITORIAL

WHEN Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte swept into power in a decisive victory in May, he took over a country whose economic fortunes had been transformed. In the six years under his predecessor,...

THE BOTTOM LINE

GUESS what? A President Trump could adopt his new trade agenda without any authorisation from Congress - and this could trigger a global trade war and a deep US recession. Policies that promise to...

SINGAPORE and Vietnam commemorated their close ties last week at the 20th anniversary of the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP). Two memoranda of understanding were inked to potentially expand...

COMMENTARY

UNLIKE other industries that are enjoying a sudden embrace of benefits from data, the oil and gas sector is well-acquainted with analytics. For decades, energy companies have relied on rich pools of...

COMMENTARY

RECENT changes to the rules on mortgage refinancing by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) do not mean a relaxation of property cooling efforts, officials have said.