The Neo-Liberal Economic Mess

Amazing logic indeed. This is a crazy world. An interesting article written by an Indian Economist. Japanese save a lot. They do not spend much. Also, Japan exports far more than it imports. Has an annual trade surplus of over 100 billion. Yet Japanese economy is considered weak, even collapsing. Americans spend, save little. Also…

Israel’s BDS blacklist is straight out of apartheid. The UK can’t condone it

Israel’s “BDS blacklist”, published in the Israeli media on Sunday, bans 20 charities and human rights groups from entering the country, because they support the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement – a campaign that holds Israel to account over violations of Palestinian rights and international law. Israel imposes travel ban on 20 foreign…

Israel officials meet Amitabh Bachchan in desperate attempt to woo Bollywood

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan thrilled Israeli officials in India after opening his home to the Israeli consulate in Mumbai. The actor received gushing applause from Israel’s Consul General Yaakov Finkelstein for his “active role in cooperation between Bollywood and Israel”. Finkelstein thanked Bachchan on Tuesday in a tweet following a meeting with the actor at…

Keppel bribes belie Singapore’s clean image

One of the largest corruption scandals in the history of Singapore’s corporate sector has come to glaring light, tarnishing the image and credentials of prominent state-backed conglomerate Keppel Corp and raising questions about the city-state’s supposed incorruptibility. Its subsidiary, Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (KOM), the world’s largest builder of oil rigs, has been implicated…

Egyptian spy ordered TV smear campaign against former presidential hopeful

An Egyptian secret service agent ordered a prominent TV host to prepare a showreel of footage to discredit former presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq as a Muslim Brotherhood sympathiser, according to a leaked conversation. Audio of conversations between the agent Captain Ashraf al-Kholi and the host Azmi Megahed, broadcast by the Turkish-based Arabic television channel Mekameleen…