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  1. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various coun

    Commentary: Why economists are terrible at predicting the state of the economy

    Ailing economies and crumbling politics prompt big questions about the discipline’s foundations, says former World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu.
  2. Singapore is one of the world's most Internet-savvy societies, offering broadband speeds envied

    Commentary: Shocks lined a rather demanding year for Singapore and the global economy

    The US-China trade dispute, weaker global and Chinese economic growth, and the electronics sector downturn have jointly impacted Singapore, says ...
  3. Singapore Skyline CBD ArtScience Museum

    Commentary: Grow first, develop later? The pitfalls of measuring economic growth using GDP

    GDP is an imperfect metric. But it continues to be used as a benchmark for national performance and policymaking in an era of social, economic, ...
  4. FILE PHOTO: A woman points to an electronic board showing stock prices as she poses in front of the

    Commentary: Is the global economy finally turning the corner?

    Financial markets have become giddy. US and other equities are trending toward new highs, and there is even talk of a potential “melt-up” in ...
  5. FILE PHOTO: A steel worker of Germany's industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp AG stands a mid o

    Global economy dodges recession by narrowest of margins: Kemp

    The global economy may have narrowly avoided a recession, with most industrial and financial indicators pointing to a slight improvement in ...
  6. China's economy expanded at its slowest pace for nine years in the third quarter, fuelling

    Commentary: Has China given up on pursuing growth?

    The Chinese government’s top priority should be to arrest the decline in GDP growth, says former President of the China Society of World Economics ...
  7. China's economy has been hit by cooling domestic demand and the long-running trade dispute with

    Commentary: China doesn’t need global trade to keep growing

    While openness is in China’s interest – and the interest of those it engages – recent trade hostilities have highlighted the Chinese economy’s ...
  8. FILE PHOTO: Oil rigs are seen at Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas drilling, in the Patagonian province

    Oil prices edge up on US-China trade optimism, but demand concerns cap

    Oil prices steadied a little on Tuesday, supported by signs of progress in talks on resolving the U.S.-China trade dispute, but gains were ...
  9. Charlie Berger, founder of the Denver Beer Co., at the brewery's taproom in Denver

    As the beer flows, so does the economy, as consumers keep growth aloft

    If the global economy hits the skids, the warning may come from the hop-covered taproom of the Denver Beer Co, where yearly sales are up 17per ...
  10. A trader looks on as a screen displays the U.S. Federal Reserve interest rates announcement on the

    Commentary: These ultra-low interest rates are hurting the economy

    In today’s low-interest-rate environment, a further decline in rates will most probably slow the economy by reducing productivity growth, say ...