Singapore’s appetite for sand has become controversial. Some neighbors that used to sell it have objected, citing concerns about environmental degradation.
For Daniel Moss's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Don't get carried away by the good news on vaccine development. Central banks are miles from the exit ramp for the tremendous stimulus they’ve pumped into the economy.
Asia’s monetary system depends on the stability of the greenback. Currencies are mostly priced against the buck with more than a few countries have soft pegs to the dollar.
South Korea has shown its resilience in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, and is seeing its economy return to positive territory.
An omnibus law passed last week chisels away at Indonesia’s wall of labor protections, making it a win for employers and investors while angering unions.
Lee Kuan Yew, the country’s first leader, laid out the welcome mat for multinational corporations. Now his vision is running into the wall of COVID-19.
The troubles keep piling up for India, feted not long ago as a would-be commercial superpower. Economic data show the country is in far worse shape than previously thought, while it has overtaken Mexico to become the world’s third-largest tally of coronavirus cases. It ...
Muscular fiscal stimulus, large-scale monetary easing and a helping hand for businesses have become the global standard in the COVID-19 era.
After pocket lockdowns, get ready for pint-sized recoveries. From Tokyo to Miami, authorities are imposing localized curbs on social and commercial life in an an attempt to constrain resurgent waves of the new coronavirus without locking down completely. Targeted mini-measures were designed to avoid the ...
The conviction of Malaysia’s former prime minister truly is unprecedented.