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The Bowerbird Writes 22 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Lessons from Trump’s racist tweets

PRESIDENT Donald Trump singled out four coloured members of the United States House of Represent­atives in his recent tweets.

Business 20 Jun 2019 | 12:04 AM

Federal Reserve retains interest rate while big questions loom

ON WEDNESDAY, as most investors expected, the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged for now, but said the case for cuts later in the year is stronger than before. That judgment looks reasonable, all things considered.

Economy 13 Jul 2017 | 11:10 PM

Malaysia shelves US$2bil plan to buy new fighter jets

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has put on hold a $2 billion (£1.5 billion) plan to replace its ageing fleet of combat aircraft, looking instead to upgrade its aerial surveillance capabilities to confront the growing threat of militancy inspired by the Islamic State group, a source with knowledge of the matter said.

Business 31 Jul 2014 | 8:20 AM

India's Modi eyes first labour overhaul in decades to create jobs

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set in motion the first major revamp in decades of India's archaic labour laws, part of a plan to revive the flagging economy, boost manufacturing and create millions of jobs.

Business 07 May 2014 | 7:51 AM

US sharply criticizes Chinese oil rig move amid Vietnam protests

HONG KONG: The United States on Tuesday sharply criticized the movement of a huge Chinese oil rig that Vietnam says has entered its waters, the latest show of Beijing's growing assertiveness to raise alarm among smaller countries in the region.

World 09 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Protests erupt as India executes man for 2001 parliament attack

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India hanged a Kashmiri man on Saturday for an attack on the country's parliament in 2001, sparking clashes in Kashmir between protesters and police who wielded batons and fired teargas. Dozens of people were injured.

Business 07 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Bridging the East and West requires continual global dialogue

Andrew Sheng feels that in order to cope with the current economicuncertainties, the East and West need to come together in continuous dialogue .

Business 22 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Refugee problem haunts Bhutan

Two small bombs exploded in a Bhutanese border town just three days ahead of the royal wedding on Oct 13.