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  1. The A-List

    November 18, 2013

    Time for Obama to deploy his cunning in the MidEast

    Sadly, the political correctness that has swept western societies has smothered an appreciation of the virtues of cunning....

  2. September 16, 2013

    Pivotal figure in Malaysia’s path to independence dies

    As Malaysians this week mark half a century since the creation of the Malay Federation, which laid the foundation for...

  1. The World

    March 20, 2013

    Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew's fireside chat with Paul Volcker

    Lee Kuan Yew on March 20 (Chris McGrath/Getty) Sightings of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s former prime minister, are rare these...

  2. January 28, 2013

    Beijing still prefers diplomacy over force

    Should we connect the dots between China’s neighbours’ increasing assertiveness over claims to disputed islands in the South...

  3. July 6, 2012

    Do you believe in progress?

    Around the corner from me here in Paris is a café called Le Progrès. I imagine its pavement tables a century ago, populated...

  4. June 11, 2012

    Sticker Lady tests Singapore leaders

    Singapore’s graffiti-free streets and carefully maintained public spaces may be the envy of urban planners everywhere but...

  5. May 26, 2012

    People’s Action loses Singapore by-election

    Singapore’s ruling People’s Action party (PAP) lost a landmark by-election on Saturday but improved its showing since a poll...

  6. December 23, 2011

    Laurence Freeman

    I’d agreed a date to meet the Anglo-Irish mystic Laurence Freeman. But where, I wondered, would a Benedictine monk have...

  7. November 6, 2011

    Singapore’s Lee has neurological illness

    Lee Kuan Yew, former prime minister of Singapore and veteran Asian statesman, is suffering from a neurological condition...

  8. October 21, 2011

    ‘Unlikely friendship’ with strongman

    Margaret Thatcher is among the political heroes of Kazakhstan’s president – along with Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of...

  9. October 10, 2011

    Chill wind greets ‘Singapore spring’

    The “Singapore spring“ that saw the biggest political shift since independence collided with cold reality on Monday as the...

  10. The World

    October 1, 2011

    Singapore's changing attitude to China

    It is often interesting to return a country you once knew well. In the mid 1990s I used to visit Singapore regularly as The...

  11. September 14, 2011

    When the Singapore sling meets the Arab spring

    By the standard of uprisings in the Arab world, the political changes unfolding in Singapore are hardly earth-shattering....

  12. The World

    August 29, 2011

    A wake-up call for Singapore

    Drum roll. Tan-Tan-Tan-Tan. And the winner is…Tony Tan. After the tightest of electoral races, Dr Tan was on Sunday declared...

  13. July 29, 2011

    A test of will

    When Admiral Timothy Keating, the head of America’s Pacific command, met a senior Chinese admiral in 2008, he heard a...

  14. June 23, 2011

    Tan quits GIC to run for Singapore presidency

    Tony Tan, deputy chairman of the Government Investment Corporation of Singapore, is quitting one of the world’s largest...

  15. May 22, 2011

    Foreign money transforms Vietnam resort city

    When a squatter moved into the international school that Ricky Tan was building in Danang, Vietnam’s fourth-largest city,...

  16. April 27, 2011

    Rare poll test for Singapore’s ruling party

    Singapore will have its most contested election for nearly half a century after opposition candidates registered to...

  17. March 2, 2011

    Why the world needs virtuous autocrats

    Analysis is built on distinctions. And in these times of upheaval in the Arab world, distinctions are being lost. All...

  18. March 5, 2010

    Singapore fund braced for SFr5.5bn UBS loss

    Singapore's main sovereign wealth fund will today incur an unrealised loss of about SFr5.5bn ($5.1bn) on a SFr10.97bn...

  19. March 4, 2010

    GIC incurs SFr5.5bn paper loss on UBS

    Singapore’s main sovereign wealth fund will on Friday incur an unrealised loss of about SFr5.5bn ($5.1bn) on a SFr10.97bn...

  20. November 14, 2009

    Asia urges Obama to refocus on free trade

    Asian leaders yesterday called on President Barack Obama to reassert US leadership on global free trade before his Sunday...

  21. November 14, 2009

    Nations urge visitor to back Doha push

    Asian leaders called on President Barack Obama yesterday to reassert US political and economic leadership on global free...

  22. November 14, 2009

    Nations press their visitor to resume discussions on Doha

    Asian leaders called on President Barack Obama to reassert US leadership on global free trade before his meeting tomorrow...

  23. November 13, 2009

    Asia urges Obama to refocus on free trade

    Asian leaders on Friday called on President Barack Obama to reassert US leadership on global free trade before his Sunday...

  24. November 13, 2009

    Mexico accuses the US of being protectionist

    Mexico on Saturday accused the US of moving towards protectionism even as US president Barack Obama adopted the rhetoric of...

  25. November 10, 2009

    US leader urged to fix policy vacuum

    In a meeting with President Barack Obama last week, Lee Kuan Yew, the veteran former prime minister of Singapore, said he...

  26. November 9, 2009

    Obama urged to fix trade policy vacuum

    In a meeting with President Barack Obama last week, Lee Kuan Yew, the veteran former prime minister of Singapore, said he...

  27. October 9, 2009

    Leadership is key success factor in development game

    From Mr Anton Periquet. Sir, Michael Milken (“Prosperity rests on human and social capital”, October 5) cites the...

  28. September 23, 2009

    Citi stake sale earns Singapore fund $1.6bn

    Singapore's sovereign wealth fund has made a $1.6bn profit after selling half of the 9 per cent stake in Citigroup it...

  29. September 22, 2009

    Far Eastern Economic Review to close

    Dow Jones on Tuesday announced the closure of the Far Eastern Economic Review, which gained a reputation for incisive...

  30. June 18, 2009

    Powerful Singapore bureaucrat to head GIC

    One of Singapore’s most influential bureaucrats was on Thursday appointed to the top management post at the Government of...

  31. June 4, 2009

    Meetings galore in day of drama

    Gordon Brown always starts prime minister's question time by listing his engagements for the day. Yesterday his declaration...

  32. April 15, 2009

    Singapore growth suffers record fall

    Singapore's trade-dependent economy contracted by a record 11.5 per cent in the first three months of 2009 from a year ago...

  33. April 14, 2009

    Singapore suffers record contraction

    Singapore’s trade-dependent economy contracted by a record 11.5 per cent in the first three months of 2009 from a year ago...

  34. March 5, 2009

    Singapore sovereign fund invested 'too early' in Citigroup and UBS

    The Government of Singapore Investment Corp, one of the world's biggest sovereign wealth funds, invested "too early" in...

  35. March 5, 2009

    Singapore fund invested 'too early' in Citi

    The Government of Singapore Investment Corp, one of the world's biggest sovereign wealth funds, invested "too early" in...

  36. March 4, 2009

    Singapore fund invested ‘too early’ in banks

    The Government of Singapore Investment Corp, one of the world’s biggest sovereign wealth funds, invested “too early” in...

  37. February 12, 2009

    The party of government

    The People's Action party has dominated politics in Singapore since 1959, writes Jack Farchy in London . When the British...

  38. February 12, 2009

    Crisis spoils Singapore celebrations

    When an apparently deranged man in Singapore set fire to his parliamentary representative at a community event recently, a...

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