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  • BUSINESS

    Currencies slump, funds flee emerging markets

    Business, Published on 08/09/2018

    » Recap: Emerging stock markets, especially those in Asia, experienced heavy fund outflows as concerns mounted over the health of emerging economies in general, and contagion impact from the likes of Argentina and Turkey. The Indonesian rupiah hit a two-decade low and the Indian rupee also lost more ground. US-China trade tensions continue to cast a pall over markets as well.

  • OPINION

    Reckless development sows seeds of disaster

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 09/08/2018

    » As monsoon rains have struck the Mekong region recently, some countries have been hit hard by flooding. These disasters reflect the fact that the region's development projects have not fully recognised climate change impacts and so lack plans to deal with them.

  • NEWS

    Trump says he has 'absolute' power to pardon himself

    Reuters, Published on 04/06/2018

    » WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Monday said he had committed no wrongdoing but had "absolute" legal power to pardon himself, echoing an argument put forth by his lawyers in a memo to the US special counsel investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.

  • OPINION

    Foreign fiscal fiasco

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/05/2017

    » Re: "20-year plan draws out military rule", (BP, May 13).

  • LIFESTYLE

    Diabetes and the low-carb debate

    Life, Published on 20/09/2016

    » A few years ago, Dr Richard Kahn, the now-retired chief scientific and medical officer of the American Diabetes Association, was tasked with organising a committee to prescribe a diet plan for people with diabetes. He began by looking at the evidence for different diets, asking which, if any, best controlled diabetes.

  • BUSINESS

    Ban on trans fat could boost palm oil

    Business, Published on 04/01/2018

    » The proposed ban on trans fat will force restaurants and cooking oil makers to modify their products, but the change may be a boon to the palm oil sector, an industry heavily supported by the government's Palm Oil and Palm Oil Industries Development Strategy.

  • OPINION

    Build a wall between Uber and former boss Kalanick

    News, Joe Nocera, Published on 16/01/2018

    » There are two recent stories about Travis Kalanick, the former chief executive and current board member of Uber Technologies Inc, that caught my eye.

  • OPINION

    Facebook's problems abroad disturb

    News, Published on 31/10/2017

    » For months, Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, has been in crisis mode, furiously attempting to contain the damage stemming from its role in last year's presidential campaign. The company has mounted an all-out defence campaign before this week's congressional hearings on election interference in 2016, hiring three outside communications firms, taking out full-page newspaper ads, and mobilising top executives, including Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, to beat back accusations that it failed to prevent Russia from manipulating the outcome of the election.

  • OPINION

    Trump is losing his war against the liberal media

    News, Ramesh Ponnuru, Published on 16/10/2017

    » A lot of Republicans love how President Donald Trump bashes the media. They think journalists at most major outlets are biased against them, and they think it's about time that a Republican president hits back. He gets applause even when he seems to be wrong.

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