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    China's mighty Belt and Road ambitions

    Business, Tientip Subhanij, Published on 26/05/2017

    » Two weekends ago, China put on a massive show when world leaders gathered in Beijing for the Belt and Road Forum to hear President Xi Jinping outline his plan for a grand project: the Belt and Road Initiative.

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    Mid-year economic outlook: Growing with a bubble?

    Business, Tientip Subhanij, Published on 30/06/2017

    » For the first time in several years, the World Bank has not adjusted its global growth forecast downward, even though there are signs of new risks. It foresees the world economy recording solid growth of 2.7% this year, improving to 2.9% in 2018 and 2019 -- thanks to the improving performance of large emerging economies such as China, India and Russia and a recovery in world trade after two bad years.

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    Inequality is not just about economics

    Business, Tientip Subhanij, Published on 28/07/2017

    » The gap between the rich and the poor is reaching new heights. Oxfam earlier this year reported a striking statistic: eight men (mostly Silicon Valley CEOs) have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world combined. And according to another report by Forbes magazine, the wealth of the world's billionaires rose dramatically since 2000, from less than $1 trillion to $7.67 trillion in 2017.

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    Taxing for a more equal society

    Business, Tientip Subhanij, Published on 25/08/2017

    » The issue of fairness is an important aspect in our everyday life. The conflicts that arise and the anger that permeates our society come largely from the perceived unfairness that exists when we compare our lives to those of others -- often in terms of income, wealth or opportunities.

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