Commentary

Why the world changed in 2007

Why the world changed in 2007

Britain’s vote to withdraw from the European Union followed by Mr Donald Trump’s election in America constitute a single giant political event — one that makes 2016 a vintage...

How Dubai recovered from 2008

How Dubai recovered from 2008

As governments across the Middle East try to wean themselves off natural resources and build diversified, resilient economies, they should take some lessons from Dubai. It is a...

The low-down on rising medical costs

The low-down on rising medical costs

In 2015, Singapore’s medical inflation rate stood high at 15 per cent, compared with 10 per cent globally. Why do medical costs keep rising? As a private specialist, I will try...

Can global capitalism be saved?

Can global capitalism be saved?

The politics of economic anxiety have now driven the electorates of the United Kingdom and the United States into the hands of populists. If only, so the received wisdom goes,...

How Trump will be tamed

Now that Mr Donald Trump has unexpectedly won the United States presidency, it is an open question whether he will govern in accordance with his campaign’s radical populism or...