Dr Tan Kee Wee's Profile
Dr Tan Kee Wee is the Principal Economist at Waveney Economics – the boutique economics advisory firm he started.
Besides offering economic advice to businesses, Dr Tan also conducts economics courses for investors with the special emphasis on the capital markets and investment industry.
Dr Tan started off his career in 1988 as a journalist with the daily newspaper “Business Times”. That was after he secured his PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia in Britain.
Despite spending most of his time in the business world, he continues to teach undergraduates economics on a part-time basis.
Dr Tan Kee Wee
25 Oct 21
06 Mar 21
31 Jul 20 - with Chinese subtitle
31 Jul 20
09 Apr 20
Unlocking the Mystery of South China Sea Dispute
21 Jul 20
Seventy five years ago this weekend, the three dominant leaders of World War II came together to decide how to administer the defeated German nation. This was the Potsdam Conference (17 July to 2 August 1945).
Besides the main German issue, the agenda included many other post-war issues. One of these issues ...
Ailing Economies Spur Changes
30 Jun 20
Not many people are aware that an ailing economy usually leads to major social upheavals which can change the course of history. Very often, all it needs is a tiny spark to light the bonfire, and a popular medium to viral it.
About a month ago, such a spark was ignited in the United States. It was the killing of black American George Floyd by a white police officer. Floyd’s death triggered ...
Has US Fed fallen into their own trap?
22 Jun 20
The US Fed has done a lot and is doing more for the markets. A few days ago, Chairman Jerome Powell said that they would start buying corporate bonds directly from the market in an effort to inject more cash into the market.
Stock prices moved up further in response as investors figured that with ...
China strategy with US Treasuries holdings
15 Jun 20
It does this by buying up Treasury securities (US govt bonds) from the market. China took the opportunity and sold, according to Chinese portal Sohu a few days ago.
This has led some to conclude that China is raising the current US-China tension through this action. The argument goes...
Can President Xi pass the test like Lincoln
01 Jun 20
It cannot be easy to manage 1.4 billion Chinese with such rich and ancient diversities. On top of that, you have to counter those outside who wish you harm.
A few days ago, President Xi Jinping told China’s armed forces to “prepare for war” on the back of the mess created by the coronavirus pandemic. ...
Profiting from this Pankration between US & China
25 May 20
This ongoing rivalry between the US and China is a bit like pankration. No bullets and missiles have been fired. Probably, there is no intention to squeeze the trigger. But everything else seems permissible. ...
Why Bitcoin is as precious as Gold than before?
18 May 20
To many outsiders, Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that’s no longer fashionable. It was in the limelight when it hit a high of US$18,000 in December 2017. Thereafter, it fell to US$3,500 a year later.
Even though it trades under US$10,000 today, it has lost its novelty because...
WWII - Just repeat the lies and soon people will believe
11 May 20
Developing countries like Indonesia narrowly escaped an economic crisis recently. Many believe that the Asian Financial Crisis (1997-1998) played a role in steering Indonesia away from another disaster.
In February and March this year, on the back of the coronavirus fears...
Three Seemingly Unrelated Events
02 May 20
A few events happened this past week that although appear unrelated, are related to a major event that is unfolding before our eyes.
The first event was celebrated by Vietnamese of a major milestone in their history. Forty-five years ago this week on 30 April 1975, the horrors of the Vietnam War came to an end...
It’s Better to be Lucky and Stupid in Investments
25 Apr 20
It's always dangerous for new investors to make too much money too soon. Why? It's simply because when success comes early, it normally gives the new investors false confidence that they are better than they think they are.....
Saving Lives and Livelihoods are the Same
18 Apr 20
No one likes to be confined to their homes against their will for any prolonged period. Yes, even when staying at home is good for us against the dreaded Covid-19.
Soon, something has to give.
A few days ago, in the US state of Michigan, thousands of.....
Misleading Data Can Be Useful
04 Apr 20
Another high-level government employee has got himself into trouble for telling the truth. This time it is Capt Brett Crozier, the commander of the US aircraft
carrier Theodore Roosevelt operating in the Pacific Ocean.
He was removed from his post for saying, through the newspapers, that the coronavirus had hit his ship and he wanted more assistance for his crew