OPINION

ON ANY given day recently, more than US$1.3 trillion in currencies would have been traded in the major Asian financial centres of Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo - much of it before the traditional FX...

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT: COMMENTARY

KOREA has been the plaything of the Great Powers for the past 130 years. First it was China, Russia and Japan that competed to dominate the fading Joseon dynasty in the 1880-1895 period, then it was...

COMMENTARY

A BLACK SWAN has landed in Malaysia. The newly-minted Pakatan Harapan (PH or Alliance of Hope) has won a majority in the elections and, led by Dr Mahathir Mohamad - the long time and iconic former PM...

[SYDNEY] Has Beijing brought a knife to a trade war gunfight?

THREE months ago, I argued that rising stock markets around the world were a consequence of improving economic conditions, not a sign of "irrational exuberance". Since that commentary was...

[NEW YORK] Donald Trump's first year in office seems to have been marked, above all, by his verbal incontinence. America's tweeter-in-chief kept several continents rapt with his early-...

SINGAPORE ECONOMY - COMMENTARY

SINGAPORE'S economy is finally taking a turn for the better, which is welcome news for companies which have been struggling with slow growth and poor sentiment...