[WASHINGTON] US central bank chief Jerome Powell on Friday issued a plea for "sound public policies" to help more Americans reach and remain in the declining middle class.

EDITORIAL

GIVEN the long-running, wide-ranging discussions on inequality that swept Singapore last year, one might initially have been surprised at the topic's absence from this year's Budget...

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2019: COMMENTARY

WHILE the details may have been far more nuanced, the big picture ideas behind Budget 2019 have been well-flagged.

[DAVOS] Global elites descending on Davos for the World Economic Forum faced urgent warnings from Oxfam and the IMF on Monday that the international economy is at risk, as swelling inequality...

SINGAPORE is ranked among the bottom 10 countries globally on tackling inequality, according to an Oxfam International study released on Tuesday.

EDITORIAL

"EVERY day we're still discovering new high-net worth clients." So "lamented" a private banker in a news report about how Asia's burgeoning legion of millionaires has created a talent war for...

A SECRETLY stupendously rich man falls in love with a poor girl. His mother declares her a gold-digger. Much gnashing of teeth ensues. Beyond its simple romcom plot, however, the film Crazy Rich...

[COPENHAGEN, Denmark] The Nordic countries regularly appear at the top of an annual list of the world's happiest nations, but their reputation as "happiness superpowers" masks the difficulties of...