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  1. Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings, meets journalists as he formally r

    Commentary: Reverence for the rich and powerful hold Hong Kong back from badly needed reforms

    The movement should be taking aim at vested economic interests that have entrenched inequality but do not, says the City University of Hong Kong’s ...
  2. FILE PHOTO: A teacher teaches Chinese language to kids in a school at Namtit, Wa territory in north

    Perils of gender and geography hamper global development, report finds

    Despite steady development gains, a child's birthplace is still the biggest predictor of its future health, and no matter which country you're ...
  3. canned food given out to needy

    Commentary: Reduce waste by redistributing food surplus to those in need

    Ensuring that food is not wasted and can be redistributed to those who are food-insecure must be a national vision, says NMP Anthea Ong.
  4. FILE PHOTO: Clothes are seen on display inside the Barneys New York the luxury department store in

    Commentary: The death of the department store and a dwindling middle class

    Department stores are collapsing. The Internet is part of the problem, but so too is the hollowing out of the middle class, say two Swinburne ...
  5. Crying can make you feel better

    Commentary: Catalysing help to overcome inequality in all its forms

    As a society, we can come together to bridge the shortfall and narrow the gaps by giving people a hand-up and not a hand-out, says Temasek ...
  6. FILE PHOTO: An employee collects items ordered by customers through the company's t

    Commentary: The worker in the US is getting poorer while working harder

    Many low-wage workers in the United States who rely on public benefits may lose access to some or all of those benefits if they earn more, says ...
  7. A man holding his wallet.

    Commentary: Want to fight inequality? How about paying higher taxes first?

    Several of the super-rich, in the US and elsewhere, openly support the broad left and its objective of curbing extreme inequalities, says ...
  8. Malaysia shoppers

    Commentary: Malaysia is falling into a middle-income trap

    Economic reform is urgently needed to propel Malaysia to the next level of development, says Wing Thye Woo.
  9. Booming skyline of Jakarta

    Commentary: Indonesia searches for that elusive broad-based growth

    Indonesia's middle class are the winners of economic growth under Jokowi, says Asep Suryahadi and Ridho Al Izzati, researchers at the SMERU ...