Malaysia’s Forest City adds traditional Chinese medicine to its grand plan

Forest City, the sprawling US$100 billion property development being built on artificial islands in Malaysia’s version of Shenzhen bordering Singapore, is already slated to have seafront high-tech office complexes, schools and hotels.
Now, its Chinese developer, Country Garden Holdings, has unveiled plans to launch a traditional Chinese medicine hub to serve its future population of 700,000 people, many of whom will be from China.
Country Garden Pacificview, the joint venture holding…

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The Job Market Is Having A ‘Goldilocks’ Moment

The long recovery of the U.S. job market is going strong — and there are signs it still has room to run.

U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. That was modestly better than economists’ expectations; more significantly, it marked the 82nd straight month of job growth, a record. The unemployment rate, which rose slightly in June, ticked back down in July to 4.3 percent, tied with its lowest mark since 2001.

With unemployment that low, economists have been watching for signs that the economy is nearing “full employment,” the point at which essentially everyone who wants a job has one. That mark is significant because standard economic theory suggests that once the economy runs out of spare workers, companies will have to start boosting pay to attract employees. That would be a welcome development for workers but would also likely spur the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates to try to keep the economy from overheating.

Friday’s report, however, showed little sign of that happening. Earnings are rising, but they aren’t accelerating in a way that suggests employers are struggling to find workers. Average earnings rose 9 cents an hour in July and are up 2.5 percent over the past year; the rate of growth has held more or less steady for more than a year. Other, more sophisticated measures of wage growth likewise don’t show growth picking up.

Meanwhile, the U.S. doesn’t seem to be running out of available workers, at least not yet. Rather, the improving job market seems to be drawing people off the economy’s sidelines. The labor force grew by 349,000 people in July; the so-called participation rate — the share of adults that are either working or actively looking for work — has been essentially flat for the past year and a half. That’s an impressive trend given the ongoing retirement of the baby boom generation, which puts downward pressure on the participation rate.

It’s unclear how long the current growth can continue. The monthly jobs figures are volatile; only two months ago, a weaker set of data suggested full employment might be just around the corner. But beyond the month-to-month data, there is reason to think the recovery can keep going. Take one statistic, the prime-age employment rate, which looks at the share of 25-to-54-year-olds who have jobs. The figure rose in July to 78.7 percent, its highest mark since 2008, but still remains below the level of the late 1990s and early 2000s. That suggests that even more people will get jobs if the economy gets good enough.

The recovery finally seems to be spreading to hard-to-reach corners of the economy. For much of the recovery, strong job growth hasn’t translated into wage gains for many Americans. Now, there are finally signs that’s changing; in the first half of the year, according to a recent analysis by the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute, wage growth was strongest among the lowest-earning workers. A related report showed wage gains have been strongest for less educated workers.

Those numbers, combined with Friday’s report, hint at what Barclays economist Michael Gapen dubbed a “Goldilocks” moment for the economy: Wages are rising, but not so quickly that the Fed needs to intervene aggressively to head off inflation. Workers, many of whom are still waiting to see the benefits of the eight-year-long recovery, will enjoy that moment for as long as it lasts.

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Indian police investigate mystery hair thief after ‘witch’ is killed by mob

Police are investigating a mysterious raft of attacks in which Indian women say they’re waking up to find someone has chopped off their hair.
A top official in northern Uttar Pradesh state said Friday police have advised people not to believe or spread rumours following the death of a 65-year-old woman who was beaten by a mob on suspicion that she was a witch responsible for the hair theft.
Anand Kumar says village committees have been ordered to quash rumours about ghosts or witches…

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to provide free education at all state colleges

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law making education at all state universities free, a palace official said on Friday, despite warnings from his economic advisers that the Philippines cannot afford it.
Duterte, who is known for his populist leanings, believes the long-term benefits of the measure outweigh the short-term budgetary challenges, said deputy presidential executive secretary Menardo Guevarra.
“Free tertiary education in state universities and colleges is a very strong…

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Pakistan PM Abbasi doubles cabinet numbers ahead of 2018 election

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday formed a cabinet filled with allies of toppled leader Nawaz Sharif, in a reshuffle that appears aimed at bolstering support ahead of general elections due in mid-2018.
Ishaq Dar, a powerful finance minister, returns in the same role, despite a criminal investigation ordered against him by the Supreme Court.
Another staunch Sharif ally, Khawaja Asif, is to be Foreign Minister after having simultaneously run the ministries of…

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen wants US-born grandchild to renounce American citizenship

The prime minister of Cambodia, a country whose uneasy relationship with the US has involved war, refugee emigration and years of on-off political tension, says he does not want his US-born grandchild to have an American passport.
Hun Sen, whose country was the site of one of the 20th century’s most terrible genocides, says he is worried his 14-year-old grandchild could be eligible to fight for the US military.
Hun Sen said he was looking for a way for his grandchild, whom he did not name…

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Trump’s Plan To Cut Legal Immigration Could Hurt The Economy

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Immigration: Who will get the job done?

President Trump rose to political prominence in part by promising to crack down on illegal immigration — his signature promise during last year’s campaign was that he would build a wall on the Mexican border. Now he wants to reduce legal immigration as well. On Wednesday, Trump announced his support for a bill that would cut in half the number of green cards issued annually and would overhaul the immigration system to give more weight to prospective immigrants’ skills rather than their ties to family members already in the country. “This legislation will not only restore our competitive edge in the 21st century, but it will restore the sacred bonds of trust between America and its citizens,” Trump said in a joint appearance with the bill’s authors, Republican Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue.

Cotton and Perdue have dubbed their bill the RAISE Act (Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy), and as that name suggests, they are pitching the legislation as a way to boost pay for American workers by protecting them from competition from immigrants. The bill has two main provisions for doing that: switching to a so-called merit-based immigration system, and reducing the number of immigrants admitted to the U.S. each year. It’s worth considering them separately.

First, Cotton and Perdue (and Trump) want to change how the U.S. decides who to admit to the U.S. Right now, the immigration system is primarily family-based: The U.S. issues about 1 million green cards1 each year, and roughly two-thirds of them go to people who already have close family members in the country. The RAISE Act would instead emphasize applicants’ skills; it would grant visas in part based on a system of points that gives credit for education, English-language ability, “entrepreneurial initiative” and other factors. (Low-skilled immigration, including legal and illegal, is already falling under the existing system.)

Many critics of the merit-based approach see it as un-American. On Wednesday, CNN reporter Jim Acosta got into a heated argument with White House adviser Stephen Miller over whether the proposal violated the Statue of Liberty’s promise that the U.S. welcomes “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” But the idea also has its defenders, including some economists, who argue that it makes sense to give preference to immigrants who have skills that employers need and who are less likely to rely on government benefits. They note that other countries, including Canada and Australia, already use merit-based systems. (Other economists argue the U.S. needs both high- and low-skilled immigrants, and note that less-educated immigrants have high rates of entrepreneurship.)

There is far less disagreement among economists about the RAISE Act’s other big proposal, which halves the number of green cards issued each year. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s analytics, called the move a “grave mistake” in an interview with The Washington Post. Zandi is hardly alone: In April, nearly 1,500 economists from across the political spectrum signed a letter to Trump and congressional leaders extolling the economic benefits of immigration. They noted immigrants’ high rate of entrepreneurship, a key issue at a time when Americans are starting fewer companies, and emphasized the importance of bringing new workers to the U.S. to fill the hole left by retiring baby boomers. Trump has made the (already dubious) promise to boost U.S. economic growth to 3 percent per year; reaching that goal will be even harder with fewer immigrants on hand to bolster the U.S. workforce.

Fiscal policy: Hitting the limit

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 22,000 for the first time on Wednesday, and Trump was eager to claim credit. “It’s going to go higher, too,” Trump told reporters at a press conference Wednesday. “We’re doing a job.” (CNN pointed out that the milestone came almost exactly a year after Trump called the stock market a “big bubble.”)

Trump probably doesn’t have much to do with the stock market’s record run; it’s been driven by companies’ booming sales overseas. (It’s also important to remember that the stock market is a lousy measure of broader economic performance.) But there’s a surefire way that Trump and congressional Republicans could end the boom: by failing to raise the federal debt limit.

The debt limit caps the amount of money that the government can borrow. Since the government pretty much always runs a deficit, Congress has to raise the limit periodically in order to keep the lights on and — crucially — prevent the U.S. from defaulting on its debt. These debt-limit increases used to be routine, until a few years ago when conservatives in Congress figured out that they could use them as leverage. During the Obama administration, the votes repeatedly turned into a game of “chicken,” with Republicans demanding concessions — generally cuts to government spending — in return for raising the debt limit. The fights caused turmoil in the markets, particularly in 2011, when the standoff contributed to Standard & Poor’s decision to strip the U.S. of its AAA credit rating.

Now the issue is looming again for the first time since Trump took office. In a letter to congressional leaders last week, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said it is “critical” for Congress to raise the debt limit by late September. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly want to avoid any drama and pass a “clean” increase that doesn’t include spending cuts or other provisions. The White House wants that too; budget director Mick Mulvaney, who earlier this year said he wanted to pair a debt limit increase with spending cuts, on Wednesday said he now backed a clean hike.

It isn’t clear, however, that rank-and-file Republicans in the House are on board. The conservative Freedom Caucus appears to have given up on the huge spending cuts they initially demanded, but still hasn’t committed to a clean increase. And Politico this week reported that Democrats are warning that GOP leaders shouldn’t count on them to pass an increase, either. With Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress and the White House, a full-blown debt-limit showdown seems unlikely. Then again, “unlikely” is the new normal in Washington, D.C. If the vote comes down to the wire, investors could suffer.

Education: Affirmative action

The Trump administration appears to be wading into one of the longest-running battles in the culture wars: affirmative action in higher education. On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that the Department of Justice is preparing to investigate and possibly sue colleges and universities that engage in “intentional race-based discrimination” in their admissions processes. The Times said the move appeared to target policies that solve people believe discriminate against white applicants; the Justice Department disputed that characterization and said it was instead pursuing an existing case alleging discrimination against Asian-American applicants at Harvard. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been critical of affirmative action in the past, and The Washington Post cited two anonymous sources saying the Justice Department is looking for new people to work on the investigation after career staffers refused to do so.

The debate over affirmative action has a long, tortured history in both the political and legal arenas. The Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld the right of colleges to consider race in admissions but has narrowed that right over time: Just last year, the court upheld the University of Texas’s race-conscious admissions program but warned that not all affirmative-action policies would be constitutionally permissible. Proponents argue that affirmative-action policies not only help increase diversity on campus but also give disadvantaged groups an opportunity to attend college, which they might not have had otherwise. Opponents say the policies discriminate against white and Asian applicants.

This much is clear: Despite affirmative action and other efforts to diversify college campuses, black and Latino students remain significantly less likely to attend college than their white and Asian peers. Black and Latino students are underrepresented at public universities in nearly every state relative to their share of the college-age population, according to data from the Education Department and the Census Bureau.2 Public colleges in states that have banned affirmative action have, on average, even wider racial gaps in enrollment.

For all the attention on enrollment, however, the racial gap in graduation is just as significant — and even more stubborn. Studies show that black and Hispanic students graduate at lower rates than white and Asian students. In Oklahoma, for example, 13 percent of black students and 31 percent of Hispanic students at public universities graduate within six years; among white students, the graduation rate is 36 percent.3

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