Commentary

Why Indonesia is a good-news story

Mr Joko Widodo’s rise from nowhere to Jakarta Governor and then the President showed the wonders of Indonesia’s democracy. Now, he wants to democratise the economy too, focusing...

Uber should not run down the messenger

Uber should not run down the messenger

Some years ago, I was feeling anxious and went to talk to a psychiatrist. After I had explained my worries and how I felt like responding, he paused for thought and asked: “Have...

Japan’s warning to the world

Japan’s warning to the world

Japan’s renewed descent into recession — its sixth in the past two decades — comes with an urgent if obvious warning to the United States, Europe and the rest of the developed...

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