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Dovish or hawkish? Over or underweight? We speak to analysts to understand how decisions and events affect key markets across the world.
 
Featuring a roll-call of guests, the marquee show of BFM, The Breakfast Grille is no-holds barred to get to the truth and into the minds of business leaders, policymakers and changemakers.
 
Current Affairs goes behind the headlines in Malaysia to what is moving the news and why, with top academics, politicians, businesspeople and activists in the know. These socio-economic issues run the gamut, including press freedom, affirmative action policies, Islamisation, corruption, election reform, and political unrests. Past guests of Current Affairs include Khairy Jamaluddin, Shad Saleem Faruqi, Farish Noor, Uma Sambanthan and PG Lim. Any enquiries should be directed to morningrun@bfm.my.
 
From the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University, the Gatty Lecture Rewind Podcast features interviews and conversations with scholars and researchers working in and around Southeast Asia, all of whom have been invited to give a Gatty Lecture at Cornell University. Conversations cover the history, politics, economics, literature, art, and cultures of the region. Interviews are hosted by graduate students at Cornell University, and podcast topics cover the many nations and peoples of Sou ...
 
Conversations with leaders, knowers, and doers from around the world who share their insights on the issues and stories driving global business. These conversations are taken from and inspired by GetGlobal's live events, which you can find at http://getglobal.co
 
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Each week here at Foreign Policy, we interview one person for an intimate, narrative-driven conversation about something timely and important in the world. Our guests are people who have participated directly in events, either as protagonists or eyewitnesses. We get them to tell a story about their experience, not just offer their analysis. That approach is driven by the feeling here at Foreign Policy that to understand our world—to grasp the complexities and nuances of our time—we need to g ...
 
The Prospect Group is a leading global firm specializing in media, research, and consulting. We meet, and discuss the most relevant economic issues with, hundreds of the world’s leading business executives, political elites, and other influential personalities from a cross-section of industries and countries. Watch video interviews from and/or about Malaysia.
 
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How fundamental are fungi to a forest's eco-system? And how can they be utilised to reclaim barren land and grow sustainable plantations for economic markets? In this album, scientists from the UK and Malaysia explore how fungi form constructive and cooperative partnerships with other plants and trees, and how such symbiosis can be used for economic and environmental benefit. In the audio track, Professor David Robinson of The Open University delves deeper into the techniques scientists use ...
 
The Prospect Group is a leading global firm specializing in media, research, and consulting. We meet, and discuss the most relevant economic issues with, hundreds of the world’s leading business executives, political elites, and other influential personalities from a cross-section of industries and countries. Watch video interviews from around the world.
 
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Anti-government protesters lit a large bonfire at the intersection of Nathan Road and Prince Edward Road on Sunday night in an escalation of the latest anti-extradition demonstrations outside the Mong Kok police station. Protesters had gathered cardboard boxes, a rubbish bin, and other debris before setting fire to them. Firefighters quickly ar ...…
 
Police on Sunday fired tear gas after anti-extradition protesters set fire to barricades outside the New Town Plaza shopping mall in Sha Tin. Protesters responded by throwing bricks and a petrol bomb. But as riot police closed in, protesters retreated and ran across the bridge to the other side of the Shing Mun River. The protesters had taken t ...…
 
Anti-extradition protesters gathered outside mainland shops and businesses known to have criticised the anti-extradition movement, at a shopping mall in Sha Tin on Sunday. Hundreds of protesters had converged on New Town Plaza, with some protesters holding a list of shops to be targeted. Stickers were placed on their store-fronts or inside. A H ...…
 
Police on Sunday performed security checks on public transport heading to the airport. They made the move following online threats to again disrupt transport to the airport, a past target for anti-extradition protesters. Police set up a cordon at a bus stop at a toll plaza leading to Tung Chung and began checking bus passengers. A police armour ...…
 
Police are investigating a suspicious fire at the MTR depot in Lantau. At about 3 am on Sunday, an MTR staff member heard a loud bang and found part of the tracks at Siu Ho Wan on fire. The fire left scorch marks on the grass and some power cables were damaged. A battery was also discovered on the scene.…
 
Several rounds of tear gas were fired from Tseung Kwan O Police Station after it was targeted by anti-government protesters in the small hours on Sunday. Dozens of protesters hurled projectiles at the station and set up makeshift barricades to block exits. Several windows in the complex were also broken. However, once police responded, proteste ...…
 
What started as a peaceful sit-in at Yoho Mall in Yuen Long turned ugly after some demonstrators ventured out of the shopping complex and set up barricades on main thoroughfares in the Yuen Long area. Roadblocks were set on Fung Cheung Road and Castle Peak Road, and traffic was brought to a standstill. Protesters were also seen throwing petrol ...…
 
The police have condemned protesters' action on Saturday, saying at one point, one of them attempted to snatch a revolver from a police officer in Tuen Mun while he was detaining a suspect. In a statement, the police said the officer was making an arrest when he was assaulted by a group of protesters, one of whom even tried to snatch his revolv ...…
 
Hundreds of people have gathered in Yoho Mall at Yuen Long to join a sit-in to mark an attack by a group of men in white clothes two months ago. The venue of the planned sit-in was the MTR station where the attack took place, but the rail operator had shut the facility by 3pm. Most of the people who arrived to join the sit-in were dressed in bl ...…
 
MTR said on Saturday that it was suspending all of its light rail services in Tuen Mun after some protesters damaged station facilities at the Town Centre stop. Some demonstrators were seen smashing CCTV cameras, Octopus card machines and destroying some glass panels. They also dug up bricks from the area and threw iron bars and large rocks on ...…
 
A protest rally on Saturday against noise pollution at Tuen Mun park descended into chaos with police firing tear gas after protesters threw petrol bombs and set up road barricades in the area. The rally organisers had ended the march early, blaming the police of deploying anti-riot force unnecessarily and creating tension. Scuffles broke out b ...…
 
A large number of demonstrators have begun their protest in Tuen Mun against the so-called “singing aunties”, whom they accused of creating a nuisance in the neighbourhood. Hundreds of people took off from the San Wo Lane Playground, chanting slogans such as “reclaim Tuen Mun” and “give us back our peace”. A large number of armed police were se ...…
 
Lennon Walls put up by anti-extradition bill protesters were taken down at several places after groups responding to pro-government lawmaker Junius Ho's call to "Clean Hong Kong" went around removing posters and stickers put up their rivals. Minor skirmishes were also reported in some place. Scuffles broke out at Lok Fu, Yuen Long, Tsuen Wan, M ...…
 
Harvard historian Jill Lepore on the long and tortured history of the U.S. immigration debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Foreign Policy.
 
Dozens of people gathered at the Central harbourfront on Friday in solidarity with protests across the globe demanding immediate action against climate change – but here, teenagers were largely absent from the student-led campaign. A student group that organised two previous student strikes over the same issue in March and May that attracted hu ...…
 
Organisers of a march planned for Tuen Mun on Saturday have succeeded in overturning a police ban on the protest, after agreeing to cut short the duration of the event. The Appeal Board on Public Meetings and Processions overturned the police ban, saying the "Reclaim Tuen Mun" protest should be allowed to go ahead. But it requested the organise ...…
 
Children in Australia and the Pacific Islands kicked off a millions-strong global climate strike on Friday – heeding the rallying cry of teen activist Greta Thunberg and demanding adults take action to stave off environmental disaster. From Sydney to Seoul to Sao Paolo, children will shut their textbooks for what is expected to be one of the la ...…
 
Lawmaker Au Nok-hin has filed an appeal against a High Court ruling that declared his election invalid. The court had nullified the result of the by-election which he won after Demosisto leader Agnes Chow challenged her disqualification from the race. Au’s appeal effectively allows him to keep his seat in Legco, at least until the court decides ...…
 
In a changing global landscape, where does Asia's future lie? Today on the Breakfast Grille, we speak to Dr. Parag Khanna, author of the book, the Future is Asian, to talk about Asia's diverse cultural landscapes, the looming spectre of the US-China trade war, and how Malaysia can escape the middle income trap.…
 
The Federal Reserve cut rates by 25 basis points as expected but with a split between officials, the question is whether more cuts are on the table or will they keep their powder dry if a recession hits the US economy. Stephen Innes, Asia-Pacific Market Strategist at AxiTrader tells us what to expect.…
 
A contrite Justin Trudeau publicly apologised on Thursday for his "absolutely unacceptable" behaviour, as decades-old images showing the Canadian prime minister in blackface makeup rocked his re-election campaign. Trudeau, 47, was already under fire for an ethics lapse and other controversies, so the resurfacing of photos and videos of him enga ...…
 
Anthony Scaramucci, founder of the American hedge fund SkyBridge Capital and ex-Communications Director to US President Donald Trump, discusses his 11-day tenure in the West Wing, while dissecting the Trump persona. He also talks about the botched takeover of Skybridge by China's HNA Group and Asian private equity dealflow. The Malaysian Privat ...…
 
According to Vishnu Varathan of Mizuho Bank, the Fed is leaving the door open to more rate cuts following the 25 basis points cut yesterday. In oil, while the Ringgit is being supported by the recent Aramco-driven surge in oil prices, bigger geopolitical concerns would be a net negative.
 
The Malaysian Government has set an ambitious target to achieve a higher penetration of Renewable Energy (RE) in the Malaysian energy mix. Despite the government placing significant value on solar projects, suppliers of the photovoltaic industry seem to disregard the projects due to lacklustre demand. We speak to Chin Soo Mau, the President of ...…
 
Although oil prices put a spanner in the works, Dodge Dorland, Chief Investment Officer at Landor Wealth Management, tells us that there are opportunities to make some money especially in the oil and gas names.
 
In this week's episode of the Gatty Lecture Rewind, Michael sits down to chat with Jonathan Rigg about graduate school, honing in on a dissertation topic, and poverty and prosperity in Southeast Asia. Jonathan discusses his work in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Central Asia, and how he advises his graduate students as they put together their diss ...…
 
Malaysia's 94-year-old Premier, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, fields questions on the ailing economy and currency, Bumiputra privileges and the Social Contract, the wealth gap and its re-distribution policies, race-based politics, succession plan to Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim, speculation of a cabinet reshuffle, the role of GLCs, Tun Daim Zainuddin, ...…
 
Oil prices surged 20% as drone attacks cut Saudi's oil production in half. We ask Joe Quinlan, Chief Market Strategist, US Trust-BOA Private Wealth Management, for his asset allocation ideas in a world of increased geopolitical risk.
 
Welcome back to another season of the Gatty Lecture Rewind Podcast! This fall, you can expect 10 or so interviews with scholars working in and around Southeast Asia.By The Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University.
 
On the podcast: America's first post 9/11 envoy to Afghanistan recounts the early months of the war there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Foreign Policy.
 
Sarawak Tourism Board has an ambitious agenda to promote Sarawak as the preferred destination in Borneo. We speak to CEO Sharzede Datu Hj. Salleh on the Visit Sarawak campaign and their strategy to boost tourist dollars to East Malaysia.
 
Following the decision to exempt some US goods from further tariffs announced last year, we speak to Tim Mulholland, President of TJM Limited, Chicago, about whether this is a peace offering from Beijing, potential stimulus measures, and the OPEC announcement's effect on oil.
 
As SUHAKAM heads into its 20th year of existence, we speak to Dato' Mah Weng Kwai, Commissioner of SUHAKAM about the organisation’s direction, institutional reform, and how things stand on the human rights front in a New Malaysia.
 
The US-China trade war is still placing pressure on the global economy, lushing China to announce new stimulus measures. We speak to Stephen Innes, Asia-Pacific Market Strategist at AxiTrader, about China, the ECB as well as his outlook on oil.
 
Shopping is a pastime for most Malaysians with Aeon being a feature with its first outlet opened in 1985 at Dayabumi. 35 years later, this Japanese retailer has 34 supermarkets and 28 malls across the country whilst also operating Daiso and Aeon Wellness. So we speak to Poh Yin Loo, the Executive Director of Aeon Co on how it plans to stay rele ...…
 
As US tech stocks contracted, dragging down the S&P500, we speak to Dodge Dorland, Chief Investment Officer, Landor Wealth Management about whether that presents a buying opportunity, as well as ask him about news out of Ford and Goldman Sachs.
 
NGO Majlis Perundingan Melayu was established in 2009 with the aim of protecting the interests of the Malay community. Amid rising racial rhetoric in Malaysia, we speak to MPM Secretary General Datuk Hasan Mad to discuss the concerns of their bumiputera stakeholders and the broader challenges facing Malaysian society today.…
 
With manufacturing growth in China and India showing poor numbers, Joe Quinlan thinks we are in the middle of a global manufacturing recession. This isn't surprising given the trade wars. In fact, the resulting ultra low interest rate phenomenon is what is driving companies like Apple to borrow to pay dividends.…
 
How India decided to end the area's autonomous status and what it means for the region. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Foreign Policy.
 
What exactly will that future look like, and how will society need to adapt alongside these changes?Martin Ford is a Futurist & Author, “Architects of Intelligence: The Truth about AI from the People Building It” and has written several other thought provoking books on Artificial intelligence. We speak to Martin about how the future with AI loo ...…
 
Tim Mulholland, President, TJM Limited, reckons the dovish trend among central banks is not a good sign, even while discounting the possibility of a a 50 basis point cut from the Fed.
 
In this grille, Daniel Bernbeck gives the impression that Malaysian-German trade ties will continue to thrive in an era of trade wars. This is due to to German business's historical nature to sniff out opportunities and their willingness to share technology. Coming from a nation of leading car makers Daniel also expresses caution about the thir ...…
 
Geopolitical tensions around the world appear to be easing, at least for now, following a potential resolution in Hong Kong and possible stimulus measures out of China. For more on that, as well as where the buying opportunities are, we speak to Tony Nash, Chief Economist and CEO of Complete Intelligence.…
 
The name Inmarsat entered our consciousness in the wake of the MH370 tragedy. They are involved in the discussion of the development of the global flight tracking technology, a technology in focus in the wake of the MH370 tragedy, as well as the future of satellite service providers, like Inmarsat, in the face of the 5G revolution. We speak to ...…
 
We ask Dodge Dorland the impact of Boris Johnson's No-Deal Brexit on global markets. In the meantime, Dodge believes there's not going to be a Trump Tantrum on trade with the EU.
 
SDS Group is a home-grown Johor-based bakery and confectionery manufacturer and distributor aiming to raise nearly RM24 million through its upcoming ACE Market listing. We speak to Executive Director, Tan Kee Jin on the company’s ambitions to expand business beyond the southern state.
 
Jeffrey Halley feels that US consumers will hurt more in the trade war with China. However, what's not priced in is a looming trade war between US and EU.
 
On the podcast: An American mountaineer describes the dangers of climbing one of the world's tallest peaks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Foreign Policy.
 
Beneath the ever-present shadow of racial and religious tension, there is a constant call for us to overcome our differences and come together under the umbrella of ‘Malaysian’. But how united are we, and what is being done to bridge the gap between communities? In conjunction with Merdeka Day, we have a conversation with YB P. Waytha Moorthy, ...…
 
With US considering issuing ultra long bonds, we ask Carlos Casanova, Chief Asia Economist at Coface the rationale for it while looking at the economies of Hong Kong and Korea which are both facing tough times ahead.
 
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