Commentary

Banking on infrastructure finance

Banking on infrastructure finance

In an increasingly urbanised world facing large-scale rural-urban migration, governments are under pressure to develop or upgrade their infrastructure. This has, in turn, driven...

India’s Chinese dream

In recent years, China and India have both emerged as global economic superpowers, with China leading the way. But with Chinese growth slowing and the need for structural change...

Making Abenomics work

Making Abenomics work

In his quest for allies in Japan’s rivalry with China, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reached out to South-east Asia, Australia, India and now Latin America, where he started a...

The S$370,000-a-year drug

The S$370,000-a-year drug

Kalydeco is truly a wonder drug. Developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, it is the first medicine that attacks not only the symptoms, but the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, a...

Facing the new neutrality test

Facing the new neutrality test

Throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union used every imaginable threat and inducement — including the ultimate prize of reunification — to bring about a neutral Germany.

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