Lim Mah Hui and Kevin Gallagher warn that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could make it difficult for participating nations to regulate speculative capital flows to protect their economies from financial crises. Proposed measures in the new Trans-Pacific trade...
Much of the negotiations surrounding the TPPA have been shrouded in secrecy, and there has been little media analysis even though the stakes are high. Lim Mah Hui discusses what the TPPA all about. On 14 June, news portal...
Germany 4, England 1. The English Premier League may be the most popular league in the world with its players paid ludicrous wages, but for all the league's global mass appeal, the host nation, England, is hard-pressed to deliver...
Wearing an 'Occupy with Aloha' T-shirt, Hawaiian recording artist Makana crooned protest songs for 45 minutes during a top-security Apec dinner for world leaders in Honolulu. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-M07v8N_eU?rel=0&w=470&h=269] Outside, some 400 protesters and Hawaiian activists marched towards the venue...
The new US ambassador to Malaysia, James Keith is urging both Malaysia and the United States to conclude a Free Trade Agreement after an earlier deadline in June was missed. Of course, the US stands to benefit far more in...
The 25 January pow-wow between EU reps and Pakatan leaders caught the attention of many. And it raise the question as to whether the EU is now hedging its bets ahead of the general election, with an eye on...
The UK National Archives has put on public display a memorandum dated 21 February 1956 by the UK 'Secretary of State for the Colonies' on the 'Conference of the Constitutional Advance of Malaya'. From the memo, you can sense the...
The comments by the head of the European Commission delegation to Malaysia, Thierry Rommel, have triggered a storm a controversy with a lot of attention focused on the New Economic Policy. He said the rationale for expressing his concerns...
A Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement was signed yesterday between India and Malaysia. The agreement, "which was reached after seven rounds of negotiation, will see Indian mangoes, cotton, motorcycles, trucks and basmati rice attract less duty in Malaysia, among other things,"...
While most of us were focussed on the massive 1MDB scandal, we were nearly hit by the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Do-or-die TPP negotiations were almost concluded, but thankfully, they were stalled at the last minute by some sticky...

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