Thursday, July 18, 2019

Funding research is essential

FRASER MOONEY With the 2020 presidential race heating up, candidates are condemning gun violence as a “national epidemic” and “public health emergency.” This should come...

Why cryptocurrencies are facing an uncertain future

The cryptocurrency industry's leader, Bitcoin, has been on an upward journey this year, gaining a massive 188.62 per cent year-to-date. But the road looks...

The IMF: buyers beware

Shahrukh Rafi Khan THIS short essay makes four points. First, the IMF serves global capital (finance and multinational corporations (MNCs)) by creating opportunities for it....

Bank stress tests need to be more stressful

LONDON: This week, the Federal Reserve will release results from its most recent round of stress tests, in which it subjected the country’s largest...

The West’s insecurities in Sino-US tech war

Zhang Jingwei While China’s high-tech industry does not necessarily pose a threat to the United States, Huawei’s fifth-generation (5G) technology and equipment have left the...

US commission needed for Indo-Pacific strategy

Kent Wang In July 2018, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced $113 million for new economic and energy initiatives to flesh out the administration’s...

Cyber security: a complex behaviour problem?

BIJU DOMINIC The wars of the 21st century will be to capture, manipulate or destroy others’ data. Digital systems powering organizations and nations around the...

Compliance will kill the bank

I was talking with a banker at a recent conference, and was surprised by his attitude. He’s not worried about Amazon, Google or Alibaba;...

Reforms for progress

TARIQ KHOSA THE current mood in Pakistan reflects a fractured society. Will our political leadership remain mired in confrontation? Are we reaping the harvest of...

Across Trump’s America, the grassroots are growing radical

DD GUTTENPLAN Depending on which media you consume, Donald Trump will either leave office in handcuffs – or coast to a second term. Making sense...

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