THE BOTTOM LINE

"DON'T do stupid shit." With the last word turned demurely into "stuff", this became known as the "Obama doctrine". It reflected the lessons Barack Obama had learnt from his presidential...

[WASHINGTON] The new head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Tuesday that America's trade war with China could cost the global economy around US$700 billion by 2020 - a loss...

EDITORIAL

A DECADE after the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, there is increasing consternation that the world is heading for another crisis.

EDITORIAL

A GLOBAL financial paradox has confounded economists - debt is soaring but interest rates have tumbled to record lows in recent months.

[ZURICH] The global economy flashed clearer warning signs on Tuesday  as a wave of data showed manufacturing stuck in a slump, exports falling and sentiment sliding.

THE global economy is slowing. This much is clear.

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong's rolling political turmoil could prove a tipping point for the world economy, Harvard University economist Carmen Reinhart said.

ANOTHER day, another round of bad news highlighting the risk that the global economy is headed for a serious downturn.

[WASHINGTON] The International Monetary Fund said more work is needed to further reduce global trade imbalances amid increasing tensions, while issuing a fresh warning that such conflicts are...

PERSPECTIVE

I WAS on a party yacht in Cannes the other night when I found myself locked in one of the classic quandaries of life on the French Riviera: canapés, crudités or rosé?