ECONOMICS

ECONOMICS

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  1. The Shanghai Gold Exchange has set the price for 99.99 percent gold at 256.92 yuan ($39.71) per gram

    Commentary: Beijing stockpiles on gold to hedge against potential economic downturn

    Is China’s move a power play to displace the US dollar as the global currency of exchange or a tactical move to strengthen its hand before Xi ...
  2. US President Donald Trump raised levies on $200 billion of Chinese goods -- prompting Beijing to

    Commentary: Donald Trump is making America scary again

    The more the US president deploys weapons of economic destruction, the more trust in the US is undermined, says Financial Times' Gideon Rachman.
  3. The US economy added a staggering 304,000 jobs last month

    Commentary: The US economy is benefiting from a global slump

    This dirty secret in economics is that low interest rates are benefiting US companies, says economist Todd G Buchholz.
  4. FILE PHOTO: Indonesia's incumbent presidential candidate Joko Widodo gestures as he speaks dur

    Commentary: Post elections, it's full steam ahead on economic reform for Indonesia

    Joko Widodo, re-elected as Indonesia's president, must prioritise reforms including increased investment in education, health and competitiveness, ...
  5. After an initial rally fuelled by the China-US trade truce markets have resumed falling this week on

    Commentary: This low global growth is structural, not cyclical

    Technological innovations – particularly those related to artificial intelligence, big data, and mobility – have ushered in a more generalised ...
  6. India's incredulous data: Economists create own benchmarks

    India's incredulous data: Economists create own benchmarks

  7. Joko Widodo at Bung Karno sports complex on Apr 13

    Commentary: Indonesia's financial market realities must be dealt with soon

    Joko Widodo should fix Indonesia's economic state sooner rather than later if he secures his next term as President, say researchers Adam Triggs, ...
  8. Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the first phase of general elec

    Commentary: In India, job creation the biggest issue on voters’ minds

    India's working population can propel the economy if they can find productive employment with decent incomes, say Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
  9. Red flags flutter as paramilitary policemen stand guard on the Tiananmen Square near the Great Hall

    Commentary: No more 10% growth for China but is 6% so bad?

    Commentators have highlighted the risks of the Chinese economy slowing down, pointing to signs of a middle-income trap, but such fears may be ...
  10. Red flags flutter as paramilitary policemen stand guard on the Tiananmen Square near the Great Hall

    Commentary: China makes mammoth adjustments to investment and trade rules

    With a new investment law and the tax burden on businesses reduced, China shows it remains very responsive to perceived challenges to national ...