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KUALA LUMPUR,: OCBC Bank expects Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow between 4.2 per cent and 4.4 per cent this year, and the ringgit to improve to RM4.04 against the US dollar by end-2020.
Negative interest rates don’t make sense. Yet, nearly US$16 trillion of the world’s bond market yields are in negative interest rate territory. Can this continue forever?
TODAY marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, when Communist East Germany decided to allow its people to move freely to West Berlin.
There are two great ironies coming out of the current protests in Hong Kong.
TO Parag Khanna, author of “The Future is Asian” the answer is almost self-evident. However, if you read his book carefully, he thinks that global power will be shared between Asian and Western civilisations.
HKEX’s audacious US$36.6bil bid for London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) raised quite a few eyebrows on 9/11. Three immediate questions were raised by the bid. First, does the bid make sense for shareholders on a commercial basis? Second, what are the strategic considerations for Hong Kong and global financial markets? Third, what are the regulatory and geopolitical hurdles?
LAST month, Malaysia celebrated her 62nd anniversary of Independence, led by 94-year-old but digitally savvy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Singapore also celebrated her 54th National Day this month, with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaking in Malay, Mandarin and English about how to prepare Singapore for climate change
Think Asian by Andrew Sheng July 14 is celebrated in France as Bastille Day, on which day 230 years ago, French peasants stormed the Bastille prison in Paris and sparked off the French Revolution. T
IT is a cliché to say that we live in a digital age, with many countries upgrading to become Knowledge Economies. There is supposedly a digital divide, between those who have access to digital knowledge and skills, and those who don’t.
Think Asian by Andrew Sheng THERE has been so much bad news lately that the only good news, if you believe it, lies in the stock market. Simply put, despite all the trade war and political bad news, the US stock markets hover around historical highs. And Asian stock markets are still guided by sentiment in Wall Street.