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Economy 11 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRICS and BRICS Plus: Unlocking growth potential

BRICS nations, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 25, 2018 for their 10th summit, “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

Analyst Reports 21 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

India chugging along but needs more firepower

India’s GDP trip fares better. After slowing for much of 2017 (to as low as 6% in 1Q17), India is now at near to full throttle – growth in 1Q18 was 7.7%, putting it ahead of China’s 6.8%. It’s now the world’s fastest growing economy. And, expected to grow between 7% and 8% this year and in 2019.

Analyst Reports 23 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Marxist moment: Income inequality hurts growth

THE global rise of populism in recent years is understandable. It’s a worldwide phenomenon. Ordinary citizens are feeling ignored – and fed-up. Widespread corruption and more-of-the-same in politics and government have resulted in a global “groundswell of discontent,” in the face of growing inequalities in income, wealth and opportunities.

Opinion 25 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Fortune favours the brave

CHANGE is coming. Paris-based think tank OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development, the rich nations’ club) reported last week that its entire members’ GDP grew the slowest last year (1.7%) since 2013 (against 2.4% in 2015).

Opinion 02 Jul 2016 | 12:00 AM

Greying world: Aging risk saps economic growth

THE world’s population will rise to 9.7 billion by 2050. For much of post-WWII, global population growth averaged annually at about 2%.

Analyst Reports 28 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

Global growth retreats

THERE we go again. Even before the ink is dry, global growth forecasts are downgraded once more.

Business 23 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Why Tokyo failed to be top-tier IFC

Tan Sri Lin See-Yan analyses why Tokyofailed to be a first-tier internationalfinancial centre.

Business 09 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Thailand on the rebound

Tan Sri Lin See-Yan is impressed withth eThai economic rebound after its activitieswere brought down by natural disas ters in2011.

Business 23 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

India outlook dims

IT’S a pity India is slipping – it has lost much of its magic. I see two Indias over the past 40 years. The first is the economy of old which brought forth slothful growth in the face of a suffocating bureaucracy and politics as usual. The statist model seen in the 1970s dragged along an economy stuck with the sluggish 4% “Hindu rate of growth.”

Business 01 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Ding dong dung, wake up Vietnam

Tan Sri Lin See-Yan perceives that investors and the public have become more impatient as the Vietnamese government is slow in delivering and its economic advancement has been slow and hesitant.