Blog Entries and Commentaries

The future of the Renminbi can only start in Beijing

Recently, I have become very dependent on how Chinese premier Li Keqiang thinks and acts.
He is concerned to put in place the market infrastructure to help China tackle the challenges he will face in the next phase of its … Continue reading…

The way China’s State Council makes its most important decisions

Something that dawned on me as I analyzed the current liquidity crisis engulfing the Chinese banking industry was to reflect on the way in which China’s top policy making body, the State Council, delays or sidesteps its most important decisions. … Continue reading…

If I read China’s latest liquidity crisis right…

The manner in which the banking liquidity crisis currently underway in China is being reported and discussed worldwide by the media, analysts and very respected academics, as an attempt “to teach banks a lesson” baffles me. There is no central … Continue reading…

On “prayer” and the outcome of the Malaysian elections

I am writing this entry to share two things – about how I think about “prayer” today and how I applied my mind to understanding the outcome of the Malaysian elections.
Let me begin by explaining why I chose to write … Continue reading…

A “prayer” for my country

The following is an entry on using the format of a “prayer” to think about the forthcoming Malaysian elections. I did not have enough time to think hard enough about what I needed to know before voting in the elections. … Continue reading…

Does a chief executive need to have personality?

Since the time of his appointment in 2010, I have had my reservations about the current chief executive of Singapore Airlines. Chosen from a lineup of equally geekish peers, his name is difficult to remember only because it did not … Continue reading…


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