Opinion

Top business, policy and economic experts assess and analyse critical issues

How China can maintain its strategic market
He Jun

John Chen, president of the reinsurance company in Swiss Re China, said at the Summer Davos Forum that the “future belongs to China, and the entire Swiss Re regards China as a strategically important market.

Surpassing middle income trap a great challenge for China
He Jun

In the process of moving towards developed countries, developing countries inevitably would go through the phase of middle income traps. With China’s economic growth and rising national wealth, the nation attempts to bypass the middle income trap to become a developed country.

Building collapse a wake-up call on building codes

The scenario is unimaginable, even in nightmares. We read about such building and infrastructure tragedies elsewhere. But when it happens in our own backyard, and when the official casually remarks that two warnings had been issued but the contractor did not pay heed is deplorable.

Mahathir strikes gold in common currency
Sathish Govind

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad might have struck gold in his idea of bringing the earlier botched East Asia Economic Caucus (EAEC) into fruition through a common East Asian currency pegged to precious metal.