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Think 'water' as you sip that cuppa

DO you know how much water is needed to bring you that cup of coffee in the morning? The answer is 140 litres.

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Here come the robots; your job is at risk

The new automation revolution is going to disrupt both industry and services, and developing countries need to rethink their development strategies.

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We should not change laws to fit TPP

LAST week a very interesting article on why medicine prices have become far out of reach of the ordinary person was published in The Lancet, one of the most prestigious medical and health journals in the world.

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Beware the new US ‘border tax’ plan

Like old wine in a new bottle, American leaders are hatching a new protectionist instrument that may be even worse than tariffs.

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Shockwaves from Trump’s first days

Donald Trump has shown he intends to implement what he promised, with serious consequences for the future of the United Nations, trade, the environment and international cooperation.

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Economic issues preoccupy Malaysians

As the new year gets underway, ordinary citizens are concerned about the rising cost of living, the ringgit’s low level and the outflow of capital.

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2017 – expect a bumpy year ahead

This will be a year like no other, as there will be a thunderous clash of policies, economies and politics worldwide. We should prepare for the challenges ahead and not be only spectators.

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Goodbye 2016, a strange and difficult year

The year will be remembered for the West ending its romance with globalisation, and its impact on the rest of the world.

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Fears grow over protectionism in the Trump era.

President-elect Donald Trump’s ‘Put America First’ slogan, when applied to trade, could lead to protectionist policies.

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Aftershocks after the Trump earthquake

Even before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump and the policies he promised during his campaign are already having a worldwide impact.

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Still relevant in a turbulent world

The Non-Aligned Movement reaffirmed its relevance in a world of great political and economic turbulence. Now it faces the challenge of converting the two adopted declarations into action.

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Act on air pollution, the silent killer

Curb the problem for it kills eight million people yearly worldwide and is also the main cause of climate change.

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