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Commentary: Hyflux after the perfect storm

Once a star in the water treatment industry, Hyflux had been struck by a series of unfortunate events and some think its fate is sealed, say NUS ...

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In Singapore

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Commentary: Grey areas surrounding wrongful dismissal guidelines

The tripartite guidelines are a noble effort but no guideline can fix unconscious bias, indirect discrimination and bullying, ...

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The first batch of flats in Tengah will be launched from in November in the plantation district.

Housing

Mandarin Gardens en bloc

Commentary: Behind dashed hopes of Mandarin Gardens en bloc sale, unbridled speculation and wishful thinking

The promise of a collective sale agreement has artificially pushed up prices in developments, which are not sustainable, say ...

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Supporters of former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama gather at city hall a day after after

Indonesia Votes

Worker checks ballot papers printed for upcoming Indonesian presidential election in Jakarta

Commentary: The contest in Indonesia will be closer than expected

Concerns over the economy, a noisy digital media landscape and the rise of religious forces are shaping what looks set to be a ...

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

Spotlight on Malaysia

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Commentary: The ghost of Borneo, talk of secession are back to haunt Malaysia

A move of epic proportions to restore rights to Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysian Parliament signals how much East-Peninsula ...

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Work Life

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Commentary: How instant noodles became a symbol of workaholics everywhere

Originally invented to solve world hunger, the humble instant ramen has come to represent sustenance for those who are too ...

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Living Well

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Commentary: High stress levels a silent culprit behind diabetes

Diabetes is a multi-faceted disease that can be caused by other factors apart from the consumption of sugary drinks or sweet ...

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The Brexit Train

Brexit has polarised Britain and exasperated EU ministers

Commentary: Brexit is just not worth it anymore

Amid the negotiation chaos, No-Brexit might be the most palatable and likely outcome, says NUS Business School’s David De Cremer

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Commentary: The depressing costs of Brexit to Britain

British PM May speaks to the press at the European Council headquarters in Brussels

Commentary: Finally, some good news about Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the House of Commons in London

Commentary: Why Brexit was doomed from the start

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Modern Economy

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Commentary: Where are all the electric vehicle charging points?

Accessible infrastructure and incentives for drivers can push more to choose electric vehicles, says Sustainable Energy ...

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Digital World

China implemented a controversial cybersecurity law on June 1 is largely aimed at protecting the

Commentary: China’s great leap forward in data protection

Policymakers in Beijing have moved forward in articulating a nationwide data protection scheme with implications for internet ...

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Commentary: Help, I love tech monopolies!

Huawei's Mate X foldable phone will set you back $2,600 when it goes on sale later this year

Commentary: Huawei still the standard bearer for 5G

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Southeast Asia

This picture taken on January 4, 2019 shows people displaced by violence between ethnic Rakhine

Commentary: Myanmar on the cusp of opening up to mediation on Rakhine crisis

ASEAN can play a constructive role as the country awakens to the reality that doing nothing can no longer be an option, says ...

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India Elections

Supporters of India's ruling BJP wearing masks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend an elect

Commentary: What's at stake in India's elections

When India became independent in 1947, few people expected the country to survive. Today, it has not only survived but also ...

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Pompeo will also seek to promote the United States' strategic vision for Asia, as tensions with

Top Asia Pacific

Japanese Air Self Defense Force F-15 fighter scrambles at the Air Self Defense Force Naha base in N

Commentary: Japan's very busy and stretched fighter jet force

Scrambling to intercept roughly three intruders daily, the high demands placed on Japan's fighter fleet should raise concerns ...

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

Rising China

China's President Xi Jinping says trade with Belt and Road countries has exceeded $5 trillion

Commentary: Shady practices and soiled hands - can corruption along the Belt and Road be stemmed?

Beijing needs to demonstrate greater resolve in policing illicit deals along the Belt and Road, says SUSS’ Dr Yew Chiew Ping.

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American Global Leadership

U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands after Trump&a

Commentary: The Israeli annexation genie has been let out of the bottle

This story, seen by Arabs as the colonisation of the Palestinians by Israel, is reaching the point of no return, says the ...

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World News

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Commentary: Want to fight inequality? How about paying higher taxes first?

Several of the super-rich, in the US and elsewhere, openly support the broad left and its objective of curbing extreme ...

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What next for Boeing 737 MAX 8s?

FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked at the Boeing Factory in Renton

Commentary: How much could 737 MAX fleet grounding cost Boeing?

The 737 MAX disasters have created a dark spot in Boeing’s history, and a cautionary tale for the future, says Newcastle ...

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A 21st-Century Singapore Story

Hyflux Singapore

Commentary: The fall of once-great Hyflux, a unicorn in the Singapore story

There is a good possibility that many bondholders will lose most of their investments in Hyflux and the company will at most ...

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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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The Education Debate

Victor Ponta resigned as premier in November 2015 after huge street protests sparked by a nightclub

Commentary: Tales of world leaders accused of plagiarism, academic fraud and cheating

Academic fraud is nothing new - leaders in Germany, Russia, Romania have been accused of falsifying their academic ...

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