SCOTTISH National Party Leader Nicola Sturgeon confirmed on Tuesday that she will, before the end of this year, ask the UK government to approve another independence referendum. With Brexit the...

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"DON'T do stupid shit." With the last word turned demurely into "stuff", this became known as the "Obama doctrine". It reflected the lessons Barack Obama had learnt from his presidential...

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UPCOMING guidelines on price transparency will be welcomed by any consumer who has suffered the sting of unexpected add-on charges or felt duped by interminable "closing down sales". Merchants who...

THE most recent report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) leaves little doubt about both the dangers and the rapid advance of climate change. The IPCC, a...

THE silver avalanche is coming to Asia. To give some perspective, it took the UK, US and France 45 years, 69 years and 115 years respectively to move from an ageing to an aged society, and it will...

THE United States was on the verge of making a controversial amendment to the US patent law in June this year that would have modelled it on India's Patent Law which prohibits the patenting of new...

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THE IMF's membership has long called for a decision on future Fund resources no later than end-2019.

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STOCK brokerages in Singapore are already witnessing commissions hovering around their all-time low, and competition remains intense.

ARTIFICIAL Intelligence (AI) is already re-configuring the world in conspicuous ways. Data drives our global digital ecosystem, and AI technologies reveal patterns in data. Smartphones, smart...

THIS week, I am in Chongqing to co-chair the 15th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) with Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng. We will also be co-chairing the Joint Steering Council (JSC)...