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Commentary: China banning Facebook and Google now looks smart considering recent data breaches

The Chinese government appears to have shown the right foresight, starting about 10 years ago, in blocking access to Facebook and Google in the ...

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Commentary: London at an inflexion point - and now in decline?

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In Singapore

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Commentary: What an effective parent-teacher meeting looks like

Trepidation, anxiety, and perhaps, frustration can be common emotions displayed at parent-teacher meetings. National Institute ...

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A 21st-Century Singapore Story

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Commentary: What’s wrong with the Singaporean accent?

It is time to own the English language and be proud of what we have made of it. What we need to change is not our Singaporean ...

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Dealing with Disruption

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Commentary: My generation has a fear of missing out - on a disrupted future

The fear of missing out is real – and a 20-year-old shares what this means for millennials in an age of disruption.

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Work Life

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Commentary: Picking a fund is just like picking a car

Picking a fund to invest in can seem intimidating and technical but consider the similarities with another big-ticket item ...

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

Rising China

Counterfeit handbags are among the billions of dollars in knock-off products imported each year,

Commentary: China's protection of intellectual property is something to shout about

Infringement is still an issue in China, but the Chinese government is getting serious about IP rights protection, says one ...

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

Spotlight on Malaysia

Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim

Commentary: The bittersweet return of Anwar Ibrahim to Malaysian politics

Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim might win the by-election for the Port Dickson seat come Oct 13, but he will have to ...

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Southeast Asia

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Commentary: Rising temperatures will make Southeast Asian economies sweat

Climate change could wreak havoc on productivity in Southeast Asia and increase business risks, says one environment expert.

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Elsewhere in Asia

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Commentary: China, Japan and Trump’s America an uncomfortable trio

If the US and Japan maintain their alliance, they can shape the environment that China faces and help moderate its rising ...

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American Global Leadership

FILE PHOTO: Flags of U.S. and China are placed for a meeting at the Ministry of Agriculture in Beij

Commentary: Yes, it's time to end the US-China trade war

The world’s first and second largest economies cannot disengage fully, regardless of the actions of particular ...

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World News

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Commentary: Know your rights when a border agent demands access to your digital device

Visitors entering New Zealand will have to disclose passwords for their electronic devices if they asked to by customs ...

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

Housing Singapore

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Commentary: A nightmare scenario, Ang Mo Kio emptying out in 20 years

Overcoming the horror scenario of ghost towns emerging and of entire towns becoming mass housing construction pits is the key ...

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The Education Debate

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Commentary: Singapore and Singaporeans lose when universities chase after world rankings

A focus on chasing after university rankings, and therefore prioritising research over teaching, has detrimental effects for ...

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Tackling inequality in Singapore

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Commentary: A minimum wage isn’t the answer to inequality

Oxfam’s index that measures commitment to inequality has ranked Singapore poorly, and suggests that the lack of a minimum wage ...

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On Parenting

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Commentary: A tale of two bankers and modern parenting

Working part-time for a few years while raising young children may not cost you much in financial terms but it will ...

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Mental Well-being

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Commentary: Memory loss, a growing concern among young people

The young are as concerned as the old about losing their memory, but for most people, it's nothing to worry about as it's just ...

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Employment Challenges

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Commentary: Prepare to tell long-serving bosses their time is up

There comes a time when almost every leader starts to become complacent, says one observer at the Financial Times.

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The average gender pay gap across all British companies that submitted details stood at 12 percent

On Gender Equality

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Commentary: Women quit for their husbands too

Women don't just quit their jobs to take care of their kids; they approach wifehood with the same selfless attitude, says one ...

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Digital World

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Commentary: Seven habits of highly secure digital natives

Keeping yourself safe online can be achieved easily with some good personal housekeeping habits, says one cybersecurity expert.

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Saving Planet Earth

Amjad Abdulla of the Small Island States said time had "already run out" for some

Commentary: We can tackle climate change without stunting economic growth

Let's encourage innovation to solve climate change, argues Financial Times' Tim Harford.

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Living Well

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Commentary: The problem with measuring happiness

Countries are competing in happiness rankings, but defining happiness is subjective, and differs across cultures, one observer ...

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