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LAST year, 22 central banks, situated largely to the east of Germany, bought the largest amount of gold since 1967 - the year that the London Gold Pool collapsed. The gold repatriations by many...

THE Chinese health service industry is growing fast. According to recent projections, the industry is expected to reach eight trillion yuan (S$1.6 trillion) in revenues by 2020, which is around...

COMMENTARY

OCBC Bank recently became the first company in Singapore to offer scholarships to National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) postgraduate students ready to...

COMMENTARY

DEBT is the crux of the matter. If you want to understand what makes the world vulnerable to a global recession or, possibly, something much worse, you've got to come to grips with the worldwide...

OPINION

WHEN it announced its plans to launch a cyber currency, Facebook emphasised that its Libra will benefit "people with less money (who) pay more for financial services", especially in developing...

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...

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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,...

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...