Friday, March 27, 2015
The success of the new China-led development bank has caught the United States off guard, after it fought the project and now finds itself increasingly isolated., 1 Comment
The U.S.'s opposition to a new China-led development bank is “embarrassing” and “idiotic,” a former top Goldman Sachs executive said Thursday, as an increasing number of U.S. allies embrace the institution.
A visionary leader who saw Singapore rise from a former colonial outpost to a global economic powerhouse, Lee Kuan Yew passed away Monday, leaving behind a legacy that will be hard to emulate.
Three years after quitting Yemen's presidency following a bloody protest crackdown, Ali Abdullah Saleh is seen as the man pulling the strings as rebels advance on his successor's southern haven.
Singapore finally faced its hardest certainty — the death of its founding father.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The inexorable decline of the single currency offers ambitious Chinese firms a bargain buffet of eurozone business, analysts say, with this weekend's multibillion deal for Italian tyremaker Pirelli only the latest course in an acquisition binge.
After a strong performance in last week's parliamentary election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be cruising toward forming a new government of hard-line and religious parties. But in the smoke-and-mirrors world of Israeli politics, a centrist government more amenable to peace negotiations could easily emerge at the last minute instead.
The current landscape of Indian politics presents an intriguing trend and yet an equally perplexing scene. The changing trend is that of 'owning historical figures as icons' by political parties to further their political platforms. This is quite interesting because such massive quest for the lionization of different tall figures is overwhelming unlike other countries.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The United States was opposed to the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) ostensibly out of concern that it would adopt poor governance standards.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani holds his first White House summit with U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday, capping a four-day visit that the United States hopes will herald a less fraught chapter in relations.