• Featured and Exclusive, Opinion  |  JANUARY 23, 2016 7:12AM

    Saying aye to the TPPA

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    Many Malaysians know that with grit and determination, discipline and innovation, we can certainly rise above struggles and succeed. This very same notion is exactly why Malaysia needs to embrace the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

  • Commodities, Featured and Exclusive, Opinion  |  JANUARY 15, 2016 3:59AM

    China’s record fuel exports show changing economic dynamics

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    Sort of lost among the attention given to China’s record crude oil imports in December was the fact that the nation’s exports of refined fuels also hit an all-time high. Crude imports surged 21.4% in the final month of 2015 …

  • Commodities, Featured and Exclusive, Opinion  |  JANUARY 14, 2016 6:48AM

    Drilling downturn hits US oil consumption

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    Oil and gas production was one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States between 2009 and 2014 according to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Oil production increased by more than 60 percent while natural gas production was …

  • Opinion  |  JANUARY 13, 2016 10:38AM

    How Facebook makes us dumber

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    Research shows that Facebook users tended to choose and share stories containing messages they accept, and to neglect those they reject.

  • Featured and Exclusive, Opinion  |  JANUARY 12, 2016 9:28AM

    How do we respond to our economic dilemma?

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    We are facing a new socio-economic dilemma, but the question is: how do we respond to it effectively?

  • Featured and Exclusive, Opinion  |  JANUARY 12, 2016 4:02AM

    Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    GENEVA – Of the myriad challenges the world faces today, perhaps the most overwhelming is how to shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution that began at the turn of the century. New technologies and approaches are merging the physical, digital, and …

  • Opinion  |  JANUARY 11, 2016 9:12AM

    China market selloff: Oil glut feeds yuan weakness

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    Consider past global market issues, namely, Greece meltdown and US Federal Reserve procrastination over interest rate hike, all which held investors on edge for months. Topping the latest similar global concerns are oversupply crude oil market and weakening Chinese currency. …

  • Opinion  |  JANUARY 10, 2016 2:30AM

    The ‘big short’ gets it right

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    One of the most widely anticipated films of the holiday season was released to big audiences and wide acclaim. It tells the tale of an epic battle between the forces of light and darkness, filled with arrogant but lovable characters, …

  • Featured and Exclusive, Opinion  |  JANUARY 8, 2016 4:12AM

    A better year for migrants?

    DUBLIN – The Mediterranean migration crisis has delivered two critical lessons. First, Europe and the international community have grossly inadequate systems for protecting vulnerable migrants. Second, in the absence of such systems, populist leaders will prey on fear to gain …

  • Featured and Exclusive, Opinion  |  JANUARY 6, 2016 6:12AM

    Malaysia Airlines: To Paris without clothes

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    Malaysia Airlines seems to be at least as successful in courting PR disasters as it has been unlucky in avoiding real ones. Barely months after losing two planes and 537 lives in successive air tragedies, the carrier ran a “My …