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NASSIM Nicholas Taleb winces when described as a best-selling author. His third book, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable is arguably the best known among his five books so far. It...

LIM Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Malaysia's north-western state of Penang for six years now and one of the country's most popular opposition politicians, lunges forward in his seat, elbow...

THE story about BlackRock's beginnings goes like this. It was 1988, junk bonds were the rage, but the Fed was tightening. Many investors suffered serious losses...

THINK of an item of value or any risk and chances are, you will find a Lloyd's of London syndicate ready to insure it. This runs the gamut of ubiquitous property and casualty cover to more...

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