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  • OPINION

    Climate change urgency grows

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 01/07/2019

    » Climate change is global in nature but it is having an especially severe impact on Asia. Chennai, one of India's largest cities, has run out of water as the summer heat intensifies. With monsoon rains below average, four lakes in the city of 4.7 million have dried up. Residents don't have enough water to drink, bathe or wash clothes, malls have closed their washrooms and restaurants are not open for customers.

  • BUSINESS

    Weakness in europe keeps global equities subdued

    Business, Published on 31/10/2016

    » Recap: Global equities were affected by poor sentiment led by European stocks, which fell for the entire week on disappointing corporate results. The European Central Bank is expected to now consider further stimulus to spur the lacklustre euro zone. The US Federal Reserve, meanwhile, is seen as moving closer to raising interest rates as third-quarter GDP growth of 2.9% exceeded expectations.

  • NEWS

    Moon in N.Korea to boost waning de-nuke hopes

    Kyodo News, Published on 18/09/2018

    » SEOUL/PYONGYANG: South Korean President Moon Jae In was warmly welcomed Tuesday as he became the country's third president to visit Pyongyang, amid drastic changes in the situation surrounding efforts to denuclearise North Korea since the beginning of this year.

  • OPINION

    Debating free trade and populist backlash

    News, Published on 03/11/2016

    » The benefits of free trade have been a cornerstone of economic thought for decades. Recently, though, trade agreements have become the target of a populist backlash, with opposition to trade deals emerging as a key issue in the US presidential race. At the same time, new research suggests that trade led to lower wages and higher unemployment for some Americans, particularly middle-class manufacturing workers. We asked Bloomberg View columnists Tyler Cowen and Noah Smith to meet online to debate the pros and cons of trade.

  • BUSINESS

    Money mess

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 05/12/2016

    » Saurabh Goyal is facing the worst time of his life. The director of BD Green Homes, a New Delhi real estate company, he has not made a single property deal since the government launched its surprise demonetisation campaign.

  • BUSINESS

    Turning ideas into reality

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 18/01/2016

    » Few things sound more appealing than being able to give someone a business card bearing your name followed by "founder", "co-founder" or "chief executive officer" of a firm you nurtured. But the hard truth is that chances of success in the entrepreneurial world of the 21st century are wafer-thin -- statistics show that 90% or more of start-ups fail.

  • OPINION

    Required reading in an age of global uncertainty

    News, Published on 05/01/2016

    » The global economy is not just unusually fluid, it also is being jolted: from above, by economic uncertainties, domestic political polarisation and geopolitical threats; and from below by disruptive technologies in an ever-expanding number of industries.

  • BUSINESS

    Palm oil revival

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Asean palm oil producers are poised to benefit from a price rebound that could be sustained throughout 2016, as dry conditions linked to El Nino curb palm production while demand surges from fuel producers for palm-based biodiesel.

  • OPINION

    India, China key to ending region's haze

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 19/10/2015

    » The thick haze that's blanketed much of Southeast Asia for the last month carries the ashy remains of Indonesian forests and peatlands -- burnt in many cases to clear land for producing palm oil, the world's most popular edible oil.

  • OPINION

    10 likely consequences of 'No' vote

    News, Mohamed A El-Erian, Published on 08/07/2015

    » By heeding their government's advice and voting "No" in the referendum on Sunday, Greek citizens sent an unambiguous message.

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