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Commentary: Consumers feel the pinch of rising interest rates

Some consumers will find it challenging to make their mortgage payments, say NUS Business School Professor Sumit Agarwal.

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In Singapore

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Commentary: HarbourFront library a leap in use of tech but librarians remain central to learning

While artificial intelligence may improve our libraries, Assistant Professor Loh Chin Ee maintains that human intelligence is ...

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Modern Economy

People are offered free reusable bags as they enter the new Amazon Go store in Seattle

Commentary: When companies pledge jobs in return for govt grants but don't deliver

Will New York hold Amazon accountable if it doesn’t live up to its commitments to create 25,000 jobs?

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Commentary: Are we ready for the next major financial crisis?

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Commentary: The hidden costs of online shopping

The OECD worries about trade conflicts hurting the world economy

Commentary: The sorry state of the world economy

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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: Why do people still use fax machines?

Faxing has grown more popular, especially in Japan, Germany and parts of the United States, Jonathan Coopersmith, technology ...

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Spotlight on Malaysia

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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

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Commentary: How blockbluster The Wandering Earth captured China’s heart and smashed box office records

China’s first big-budget sci-fi thriller has also sparked a frenzy of Chinese fans with its non-stop action and seductive ...

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American Global Leadership

U.S. President Donald Trump attends the 12th East Asia Summit in Manila

Commentary: US policy in Asia heads from bad to worse

This year could end up being a far bigger watershed in US policy towards Asia, says Sheila A Smith at the US Council on ...

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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

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Commentary: Japan, the rising sun that rises again

Advanced economies have much to learn from Japan’s recent success in striking trade deals across Asia and with the European ...

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World News

Campaigners on both sides of the Brexit debate have continued to take to the streets -- long after

Commentary: Europe can help the UK kill second Brexit referendum idea

It is also in the European Union’s interest to seek out an endgame to this Brexit rollercoaster ride, says Science Po’s Jean ...

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A 21st-Century Singapore Story

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Commentary: Public attitudes of HIV have not moved beyond narratives of fear, prejudice from early years of global epidemic

Singapore’s social acceptance of HIV still lags behind scientific progress, says Mr Rayner Tan and Associate Professor Hsu Li ...

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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

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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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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

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Commentary: Why recycling, less single-use plastics are not the answers to our plastic scourge

Getting rid of straws and other single-use plastics, recycling and reducing our consumerism are noble efforts but a ...

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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

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Commentary: Air pollution may be making us less intelligent

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On Parenting

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Commentary: Don't blame the kids, it's grandparents who share more fake news

People over the age of 65 shared nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains, Financial Times' Gllian Tett ...

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Employment Challenges

Humble bragging not okay in job interviews

Commentary: When demeaning job interviews and bad bosses are still the norm

Bosses need to understand that an interview is a two-way process, says Stefan Stern at Cass Business School, City, University ...

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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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