THE BOTTOM LINE

LAST year, 22 central banks, situated largely to the east of Germany, bought the largest amount of gold since 1967 - the year that the London Gold Pool collapsed. The gold repatriations by many...

EDITORIAL

FACEBOOK'S recent announcement that it would launch a digital coin called Libra is making waves. On the face of it, the concept seems compelling. Libra is a digital currency, but there are...

THE Chinese health service industry is growing fast. According to recent projections, the industry is expected to reach eight trillion yuan (S$1.6 trillion) in revenues by 2020, which is around...

COMMENTARY

OCBC Bank recently became the first company in Singapore to offer scholarships to National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) postgraduate students ready to...

COMMENTARY

DEBT is the crux of the matter. If you want to understand what makes the world vulnerable to a global recession or, possibly, something much worse, you've got to come to grips with the worldwide...

OPINION

WHEN it announced its plans to launch a cyber currency, Facebook emphasised that its Libra will benefit "people with less money (who) pay more for financial services", especially in developing...

HOCK LOCK SIEW

THERE is an unmistakable bounce on the derivatives corner of the Singapore Exchange which has been outshining the bourse operator's securities business - thanks to markedly higher volatility in...

THE Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) will be the last of the region's markets to open up to foreign investors. The normally tight-lipped Yangon market regulator announced on July 12 that it would allow...

THE BOTTOM LINE

LIKE a classroom full of overachieving students, cities around the world are racing to declare themselves "smart" - using sensors, data and ubiquitous cameras to make themselves more efficient,...

EDITORIAL

AS a wave of central banks led by the US Federal Reserve signal intent to cut rates, the siren of warnings against the potential risks of pre-emptive "insurance" rate cuts has grown louder.