"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...


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


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...


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?