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  • NEWS

    Ringgit slumps most in Asia

    Published on 26/08/2015

    » Malaysia’s ringgit sank to a 17-year low on Wednesday as concern about the finances of a state investment firm at the heart of a political scandal worsened the outlook for an economy rocked by plunging oil prices and an emerging-market selloff.

  • NEWS

    Putting traditional Chinese medicine to the test

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 17/09/2015

    » Toad skins and turtle shells aren't the cures most westerners turn to when they learn they've developed cancer. But in China, the market for traditional remedies like these grew 35% last year, twice as fast as the overall anti-cancer market. Though the effectiveness of these treatments is unproven, Western doctors, elite medical institutions and pharmaceutical companies are starting to put them to the scientific test.

  • NEWS

    Uniqlo owner sees no impact from China slowdown

    Business, Bloomberg News, Published on 29/09/2015

    » Tokyo: The Walt Disney Co's new park in Shanghai would help the Uniqlo casual wear brand expand in China, Fast Retailing Co chairman Tadashi Yanai said on Saturday, shrugging off concerns over an economic slowdown in the Japanese retailer's largest overseas market.

  • BUSINESS

    Global funds aren’t buying year of happiness

    Published on 23/05/2015

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha pledged to return happiness to the country after seizing power a year ago. Foreign investors aren’t buying it.

  • OPINION

    'Happiness' is here to stay

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 31/07/2015

    » Earlier this week, I watched a morning TV news programme showing a video clip of Thai soldiers effortlessly dancing to a catchy luk thung number, after performing slower and more precise movements to Khuen Kwam Suk Hai Prathet Thai (Return Happiness To Thailand) — the theme song of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks revived by China rebound

    Published on 09/07/2015

    » Global markets let out a sigh of relief as Chinese stocks staged their biggest rebound since 2009, easing at least for the moment concern that the world’s second-largest economy is headed for a slump that not even policy makers can prevent.

  • 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.

  • BUSINESS

    Hope in greece and Ukraine helps lift global stocks

    Business, Published on 16/02/2015

    » Recap: Global bourses early last week were jolted by nerves over Greece's finances, and downbeat Chinese trade data, but rebounded later on a peace agreement in Ukraine and European Central Bank approval of more emergency liquidity to Greece. The Thai stock market also rose slightly.

  • BUSINESS

    Shanghai stocks rebound after sell-off

    Published on 29/07/2015

    » HONG KONG — Shanghai stocks recovered Wednesday after plunging more than 11% in the past three sessions but there were mixed results for other Asian markets, with some unable to sustain a morning rally.

  • BUSINESS

    Don't invest like Warren Buffett, invest how you want

    News, Published on 04/03/2015

    » Much of the financial world is all abuzz over the 50th annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, released this past weekend. Financial journalists, amateur Buffett sleuths, Graham & Dodd aficionados and just about everyone I know spent some quality time this weekend with this letter. They are all trying to identify that one pearl of wisdom that will give them that special insight to allow them to "invest like Warren".

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