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Commentary: Bike-sharing e-wallets, peer-to-peer lending and the astronomical rise of shadow banking

Have regulations caught up with the surge in digital payment services that mirror banking functions?

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Commentary: The myth about 'beer before wine'

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In Singapore

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Commentary: 'A crushing sensation' - decluttering sparks heartache, distress in hoarders

After experiencing loss, many fill the void in their hearts with stuff, says Dr Kelvin Ng Lin Chieh at the Institute of Mental ...

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Modern Economy

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Commentary: Consumerism is hitting a crisis - millennials staying away from shops

People are buying less and are increasingly interested in experiences instead, Brendan Canavan from the University of ...

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Work Life

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Commentary: Office romances. How appropriate are they?

What constitutes acceptable offfice behaviour has become more muddled, says the Financial Times' Pilita Clark.

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Digital World

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Commentary: The quiet threat in our devices connected to the Internet

They’re small and well-connected, but many of ‘Internet of things’ devices have no real security protections, warns the ...

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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

Commentary: The impasse over the East Coast Rail Link is hurting Malaysia’s credibility

This domestically driven flip-flopping also dents other countries’ desire to cooperate with Malaysia, says Tom McGregor.

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

Rising China

China clocked its slowest annual economic growth in nearly three decades, as it deals with massive

Commentary: When will China achieve quality growth?

As the external environment becomes shakier and more hostile, the prospects for China’s economic restructuring seem bleak, say ...

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American Global Leadership

FILE PHOTO: Workers drill a horizontal well in the Wolfcamp Shale in west Texas Permian Basin near

Commentary: America's short-lived shale oil resurgence

A potential fracking slowdown could curb US oil power abroad and eventually jumpstart alternative energies, says economist ...

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Southeast Asia

Junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha has repeatedly insisted that he has no interest in politics, but has

Commentary: The return of Prayut as prime minister almost certain when Thais head to polls in March

To win the election in March, General Prayuth needs to form a majority government in the House of representative, one observer ...

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Elsewhere in Asia

Nissan's decision is sending shockwaves through the industry

Commentary: Why Nissan is pulling some car production facilities from the UK

The uncertainty that Brexit is creating can damage the country's trade relations with others - and take jobs with it in the ...

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World News

Supporters cheer behind him as Trump holds a rally with supporters in an arena in Youngstown, Ohio

Commentary: Is the populist tide finally retreating?

Populism sits uneasily with the trend of growing support for globalisation and immigration, says Professor Joseph Nye at Harvard.

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A 21st-Century Singapore Story

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Commentary: We treat the business of death like it’s dirty work

It’s still a long march for Singapore society before we can achieve dignity in death and funerals, says Ang Chin Moh ...

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

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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Mental Well-being

Andy Murray advised to try new hip surgery by surgeon who operated on Bob Bryan

Commentary: Andy Murray's retirement show elite athletes need psychologists

As he retires, the tennis elite has taught us an important lesson on mental health, one observer says.

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Living Well

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Commentary: Want to fight the sugar problem? Start counting calories

It’s easier to cut down on our sugar intake if we know how many calories each beverage we intend to consume has, says weight ...

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Saving Planet Earth

A local farmer prepares the soil to sow guaimaro tree seeds at a small farm in the Colombian

Commentary: Soon, our food won't be grown in soil

Growing our foods using modern technology could feed more using a much smaller space, one observer points out.

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On Parenting

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Commentary: A big decision, what to expect when you go for IVF

In vitro fertilisation treatment depends on your infertility diagnosis, and undertaking it can impact you in many ways, ...

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Employment Challenges

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Commentary: Humble bragging is not okay in job interviews

Be mindful of the common mistakes like these that can ruin your chances in a job interview, says one observer.

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The Education Debate

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Commentary: Action and caution needed, as business schools respond to disruption

Changes in the business school modus operandi have been underway for years before disruption was a buzzword, say NUS Business ...

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

Gender Shouldn't Matter

here are all the women? The myth of the pipeline problem in Asia’s tech sector

Commentary: Where are all the women? The myth of the pipeline problem in Asia’s tech sector

The gender disparity doesn’t arise solely from the low numbers of female STEM graduates, says Dell Inc’s Sophie Guerin.

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