The economic data from China for the month of April tells a grim story. But with Shanghai's lockdown set to ease in June and a possible shift to a more balanced policy between controlling the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and supporting the economy, there are glimmers of hope that the worst may be over.
ST Deep Dive
Tengku Zafrul Aziz, who went from the staid world of banking to running the country’s treasury at the most turbulent of times, looks to new political challenges as the pandemic threat ebbs.
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The Straits Times' opinion editor Grace Ho takes a hard look at political and social issues of the day with her expert guests.