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Embrace diversity or accept divorce

TWO major divorces are in the making in March. The obvious one is Brexit, which officially occurs on March 29. The other is the deadline for the US-China trade negotiations on March 1, when US tariffs on US$200bil worth of Chinese imports will increase from 10% to 25%.

The grand delusion of modern money

AS the world goes through messy divorces in Brexit and the US-China trade relationship, there is considerable angst whether we are moving into a period of disorder.

Russian roulette behind the wall of chaos

TWO years after the election of Trump and the UK referendum on Brexit, we have the bizarre events of a US government shutdown over the building of a wall with Mexico, and the UK Prime Minister overwhelmingly rejected on her proposals for Brexit.

2019 – the rise of the quantum era

THE year 2018 was an exhausting one, but it marked the exhaustion of the old neo-liberal order, willingly dismantled by President Donald Trump to the aghast of friends and foes alike.

The true enemy in climate change

LAST week’s truce on US-China trade disputes at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires has only temporarily put aside the underlying tension and differences of views across the Pacific.

Crossing the Pacific by feeling the stones

THE Chinese have a saying that arose from the Long March – crossing the river by feeling the stones.

The never ending Trump campaign

ELECTIONS are supposed to be a period of exciting campaigns, after which everyone goes back to business as usual.

Things fall apart

Think Asian - By Andrew Sheng
THE year 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. In 1919, the poet WB Yeats wrote these famous lines in his poem The Second Coming: “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

Boiling frog syndrome – true or alternative fact?

AS every banker and policy maker converge into Bali this weekend for the World Bank-IMF annual meetings, everyone is asking how should we all respond to the daily changes that the world seems to be going through at all levels?

Khazanah to see foreign appointments

PETALING JAYA: State-owned investment arm Khazanah Nasional Bhd could see some foreign appointments to its board of directors as part of its strategy to tap on diverse expertise.

Sources say one of these appointments could be that of a Chinese national who is the founder of one of China’s largest artificial intelligence firms which also happens to have the backing of e-commerce giant, Alibaba.  It it materialises, the appointment would also largely be in line with Khazanah’s emphasis on Chinese investments, one source points out.