THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

ON Oct 1, the US Institute of Supply Management Manufacturing data came out much worse than expected, causing a 2-day drop of 2.9 per cent. The figure grabbed financial news headlines, as the...

[BERLIN] Berlin will publish on Thursday updated growth forecasts for Germany that are likely to reveal a still weaker outlook than before, but it remains hesitant to stimulate its own and partner...

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned of an “unprecedented challenge” to the economy while unveiling measures to bolster growth, her latest attempt to stem months of increasingly...

INSTEAD of a recession, the world economy is headed for a prolonged period of sluggish growth until at least the end of 2020, a senior economist has suggested, as the climate of uncertainty is...

THE biggest problem is the trade stand-off between US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping. But the de-acceleration of the European economy and persistent uncertainty over...

EDITORIAL

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

[BERLIN] German industrial orders fell more than expected in August on weaker domestic demand, data showed on Monday, adding to signs that a manufacturing slump is pushing Europe’s largest economy...

SINGAPORE'S economy probably hasn't slid into recession yet, although the government is monitoring conditions closely and will step in with support measures if needed, said Minister in the Prime...

THE BOTTOM LINE

I RECENTLY received an email from my friend Mark Thoma of the University of Oregon, asking if I had noticed an increase in commentaries suggesting that a recession would be a good and healthy...

[NEW YORK] Rick Stone, a former partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, sees treacherous times ahead for family offices trying to deploy cash.