KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/ANN) - In essence, globalisation is about open systems. Those who realise that the world is better off through open systems welcome globalisation. Those who want to be protected and to keep the “purity” of genes and faith argue for more closed systems.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - China released upbeat macroeconomic data on Tuesday indicating that the economy remained on solid footing at the start of the year, and analysts said the trend will continue through the year.
BANGKOK (ANN News Desk) - US President Donald Trump finally sounded presidential at his address to the US Congress this week, after a tumultuous first month of sound and fury in tweets, executive orders and policy switches that left friends and foes around the world in total confusion.
BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - The yuan continued its strength against the dollar on Thursday, following fresh remarks of a senior official with the central bank that the currency would not see substantial fluctuation.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ ANN) - Two months after India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the controversial decision to withdraw currency notes of Rupees 500 (US$7.4) and 1,000 from circulation his country is still reeling from the effects.