Saturday, 14 December 2019
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When people think of the World Bank, the image they often see in their minds is one of a global financial institution that provides loans to developing nations to raise their standard of living. That is basically the picture...
When are petroleum royalties not petroleum royalties? When they are deemed to be "goodwill funds", of course. If you suffer from insomnia, then wading through the Malaysian Auditor General's report may be just the thing for you. But then again,...
It looks like the FTA negotiations between the United States and Malaysia - now in a crucial phase - are not going to be easy to conclude. For one thing, there is the whole issue of government procurement and...
Things can go drastically wrong when banks are poorly regulated - as we saw during the 1998-98 Asian economic crisis. The problem is further compounded when political connections come into the picture. During the 1990s, I personally saw how...
I wrote this article for IPS because I was concerned that Asean was heading down the neo-liberal path. I felt there were many lessons that the people of Asean could learn from South America, where many countries have rejected...