TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT: COMMENTARY

KOREA has been the plaything of the Great Powers for the past 130 years. First it was China, Russia and Japan that competed to dominate the fading Joseon dynasty in the 1880-1895 period, then it was...

HAVING scrapped the high-speed rail (HSR) link with Singapore, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed announced last week that he now wants to review the planned stock market trading link between...

THE BOTTOM LINE

DURING the US-China rapprochement of the 1970s, China's goals were clear. It wanted to break through its diplomatic isolation - partly self-imposed - develop the economy and enhance its...

IN many peoples' minds, cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology, blockchain, are one and the same. This has meant that the precipitous rise and (seeming) fall of cryptocurrency over the...

MARKET-opening international trade policy reform tends to yield positive results. When trade flows increase, nations on both ends tend to benefit. At the enterprise level, in a trade transaction both...

NEW York's top cocktail bars are facing something of a crisis. A fashionable global protest movement has nightlife venues scrambling to replace their plastic straws with more sustainable...

COMMENTARY

SO you're young and want to start a fintech or your own business. ...

MIND THE GAP

TECHNOLOGY as an investment theme is seeing a resurgence. In particular, interest has soared in the past two years in all things digital. For instance, FANG stocks - Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and...

COMMENTARY

ANT Financial's US$14 billion haul epitomises private capital excess. The eye-popping funding by the Chinese fintech group, unveiled on Friday, cements a US$150 billion valuation. It has raised...

THE BROAD VIEW

OVER the past few weeks, our inboxes were bombarded by emails about privacy. Companies wrote to us, in a state of panic, because of the General Data Protection Regulation. That is a new European...