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Obama's Asia pivot distracted, ambiguous
UKRAINE is a distraction. Syria is a distraction. For believers in America's "pivot to Asia", the centre of President Barack Obama's foreign policy...
Why Singapore DPM Tharman should run for top IMF post
CHRISTINE Lagarde is more than halfway through her tenure as the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is the 11th...
Can Japanese economy come back?
ON APRIL 1, Japan raised the consumption tax from 5 to 8 per cent in the hope of boosting government revenue by 5 trillion yen (S$61.05 billion).
Activists plan rally against Malaysia GST
THE new Goods and Services Tax (GST) is scheduled to be introduced in Malaysia next year but it will not happen without another fight as activists are already pushing...
Lessons drawn from South Korean ferry disaster
WITH hope fading for the rescue of the 271 passengers still missing after the South Korean ferry Sewol capsized and sank last Wednesday, it is not too early to draw...

Op-Ed

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INDIA and Indonesia, relegated to the ranks of the "fragile five" economies, have...
 
MORE than one-third of the world's population live in just three countries: China, India, and...
 

Blogs

I am fond of Lent because of the memories I have of it.
 
Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, founder of the fabled Grameen Bank which has empowered many...
 
A Singaporean woman met a Polish man while she was visiting Poland. When exactly this meeting...
 

People

SUBANG JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Mr Iman Ishak, 25, is a lawyer who turns heads. His presence is distinct and noticeable. Around him people linger and whisper, until one day a man stood...