HOCK LOCK SIEW

THERE is an unmistakable bounce on the derivatives corner of the Singapore Exchange which has been outshining the bourse operator's securities business - thanks to markedly higher volatility in...

THE Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) will be the last of the region's markets to open up to foreign investors. The normally tight-lipped Yangon market regulator announced on July 12 that it would allow...

THE BOTTOM LINE

LIKE a classroom full of overachieving students, cities around the world are racing to declare themselves "smart" - using sensors, data and ubiquitous cameras to make themselves more efficient,...

EDITORIAL

AS a wave of central banks led by the US Federal Reserve signal intent to cut rates, the siren of warnings against the potential risks of pre-emptive "insurance" rate cuts has grown louder.

CHARLES Dickens described the social conditions at the dawn of the first Industrial Revolution in A Tale of Two Cities as both the best and worst of times. It was a time of changes in economic...

COMMENTARY

DONALD Trump's renewed trade threats this week undermine any relief from the recent resumption of US-China trade talks. But this is merely a timely reminder that it is too complacent to regard US-...

COMMENTARY

IT was a day of miracles and wonders. That much I remember very clearly. One did not need the brainpower of a scientist or the erudition of a philosopher to know it. I was just an eight-year-old...

STRAIT TALK

ABOUT 30 million people are expected to take a cruise somewhere in the world this year, up from under 29 million in 2018. The cruise sector now provides a living for over a million employees,...

THE four freshmen minority Democratic lawmakers in the news this week were first celebrated as symbols of the political future of the Democratic Party (if not of America) and the demographic and...

THE BOTTOM LINE

GENDER diversity has become an increasingly relevant topic in the international corporate governance arena where good governance has always been correlated with strong organisational performance....