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Economy 02 Dec 2018 | 10:59 PM

G20 sealed landmark deal on world trade reform by ducking 'taboo words'

BUENOS AIRES: Many delegates from the world's 20 largest economies arrived at a summit in Argentina this week determined to clinch an agreement to reform the global trade system, pushed to a breaking point by tensions between the United States and China

Property 03 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

The plan to keep Amsterdam homes affordable

AMSTERDAM: As Amsterdam house prices soar and investors seek to spend more in the Dutch capital, its left-leaning government is in a quandary: How does it keep the city affordable for locals?

Corporate News 18 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Looking ahead

Moving forward, what can be done so that the days ahead can promise more security for all These and much more were discussed at the recent EPF-The Star Roundtable organised in conjunction with EPF’s International Social Security 2018 conference themed, “A Better Tomorrow” held earlier this month.

Corporate News 15 Aug 2018 | 11:04 PM

Facebook is losing war on hate speech? Office in M'sia keeps watch

YANGON, Myanmar: In April, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told U.S. senators that the social media site was hiring dozens more Burmese speakers to review hate speech posted in Myanmar. The situation was dire.

Markets 29 Jun 2018 | 10:44 PM

World markets themes for the week ahead - June worst market in 8 years

Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and possible stories related to them.

Economy 30 May 2018 | 4:27 AM

Soros: EU faces an existential crisis

The European Union is faced with an existential crisis, says George Soros, and needs to reinvent itself to prevent another major financial crisis.

Corporate News 15 Apr 2018 | 6:50 AM

Mounting angst in Germany over relationship with China

SCHROBENHAUSEN, Germany: Bauer, a big producer of construction equipment, is better placed than many German companies that invested heavily in China over the past few decades.

Taxation 02 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Making Sweden great again with tax hikes and even more welfare

STOCKHOLM: Higher taxes and a relentless fight against inequality are making Sweden great again.

Business 11 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Are natural disasters man-made?

AFTER two Category 5 hurricanes (Harvey and Irma) hit the US in October, followed by Maria hitting Puerto Rico, no one can deny that natural disasters are devastating.

Corporate News 13 Sep 2017 | 8:58 AM

Asian tech pullback knocks emerging stocks off 3-yr high

LONDON: A pullback in the shares of Apple component suppliers in Asia knocked emerging equities off a three-year high on Wednesday, but China's yuan steadied after three days of losses.