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Commentary: From ice cream to chatbots – how TACs are driving transformation in Singapore

Just as trade associations and chambers (TACs) play a critical role in driving transformation and growth, they too will have to transform to stay ...

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In Singapore

Mobike's shared bikes are lined up in Shenzhen

Commentary: With Mobike’s impending exit, is it time to give public bike-sharing a shot?

After a roller-coaster journey, is Singapore’s private bike-sharing sector coming to a grinding halt?

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Singapore Budget 2019

Heng Swee Keat Budget 2019

Commentary: The Singapore Budget and Heng Swee Keat’s shift away from Big Government

Under Heng Swee Keat, Singapore’s annual Budgets have shifted to give the business community more skin in the game of ...

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Southeast Asia

Tanjung Priok

Commentary: Indonesia dreams of becoming a maritime fulcrum but obstacles stand in the way

The Belt and Road Initiative can provide Indonesia financial and technical support. but they can only benefit if they ...

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Modern Economy

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Commentary: The Boeing 737 MAX 8 panic sweeping through the world needs a cure

We may be rushing to judge the reasons behind Ethiopian Airlines ET302’s crash, says SafePro’s Ross Darrell Feingold.

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Digital World

Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Brock Turner to six months for sexually

Commentary: Becoming future-ready, inside the quiet revolution of Singapore’s legal sector

Technology is transforming the ways lawyers do their jobs, says Azman Jaafar and Erwan Barre at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP.

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Work Life

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Commentary: A culture of overtime is costing us dearly

We need a change in the cultural attitude that promotes long hours as necessary, acceptable or heroic, says University of ...

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American Global Leadership

Donald Trump delivers an address from Oval office on Jan 8, 2019

Commentary: Impeach Trump? It’s about math, party and the public interest

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's and the senior democrats' calculation may say that impeachment is not a good option for ...

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China's parliament has endorsed Xi Jinping's move to abolish rules limiting the head of

Rising China

A Boeing 737-800 aircraft of Air China sits on the tarmac at an airport in Beijing

Commentary: What’s behind China’s swift action to ground Boeing 737 MAX flights?

The move comes as China seeks to develop its aviation industry, says Beijing-based commentator Tom McGregor.

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Mahathir Mohamad said he believed the new government could get back most of the money stolen from

Spotlight on Malaysia

Soaring demand for durians in China is being blamed for a new wave of deforestation in Malaysia with

Commentary: Durians, blockchain and politics - inside the choppy world of Chinese investors in Malaysia

The Chinese business community in Malaysia has weathered the storm of politically charged public sentiment since the Pakatan ...

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Elsewhere in Asia

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Commentary: The rise of woman economics in Japan is turning its ageing society around

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's 'womenomics' policy is bearing fruit, but there are still gaps that remain, says economic ...

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World News

Flowers and signs are seen at a memorial as tributes to victims of the mosque attacks near Linwood

Commentary: Christchurch attack another clear sign extremists of all persuasions are a major threat to the world

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Saving Planet Earth

Bushfires are common in Australia's arid southeast but spread far into the tropical northeast

Commentary: Guess how many countries are meeting their climate change commitments

Feel-good promises are easy politics, but they don’t actually help the planet

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A 21st-Century Singapore Story

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Commentary: What next as the Government looks beyond disinformation in targeting foreign influence in Singapore

As the Government develops its position on tackling foreign interference, a sharper focus could be placed on how to deal with ...

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The Education Debate

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Commentary: What we gain and lose in moving away from streaming

Streaming may be phased out but moving towards a different form of sorting in the education system has trade-offs, says NIE’s ...

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Housing

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Commentary: As a single, living with your parents isn't a good idea - for them or for you

Thorny dilemmas like how much of the household bills you ought to pay are hard to resolve when parents consider kids to be ...

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Life and Well-being

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Commentary: 'Smiling depression', depressed while appearing happy, a dangerous combination

Those who suffer from 'smiling depression' often don't get help because they might not think that they have a problem, ...

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Living Well

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has significantly reduced the incidence of cervical cancer

Commentary: HPV, the silent virus behind cervical cancer

Both early vaccination and early screening are key to eradicating this deadly virus and preventing cervical cancer, says NCIS’ ...

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Employment Challenges

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Commentary: Underpaid, bullied and exploited in first jobs

One survey of undergrads revealed that almost three-quarters reported experiencing some form of exploitative, abusive or ...

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