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Will you give an e-hongbao this Chinese New Year?

As celebrations for the Lunar New Year begin, many of us will be preparing red packets to give out to family and friends. But will the rise of ...

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You know the headlines. Now take a deeper dive into the Heart of the Matter with CNA each week as we talk to newsmakers, experts and contributors to CNA’s Commentary section, who give us their take on the some of the most talked about news developments every Friday.

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21:00minutes

Will you give an e-hongbao this Chinese New Year?

As celebrations for the Lunar New Year begin, many of us will be preparing red packets to give out to family and friends. But will the rise of ...
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25:17minutes

Women earning less than men: Who bears the burden of change?

Women in Singapore earned 6 per cent less than men for similar work in 2018, down from 8.8 per cent in 2002. What are the obstacles to narrowing ...
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23:01minutes

Goodbye brick-and-mortar, hello online shopping?

Big-name retailers have announced they'll be closing up shop in Singapore, all within weeks of each other. Do these exits reflect the slow death ...
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25:02minutes

Talking about the Madrid climate talks, what happened and what’s next?

Two weeks of UN climate talks in Madrid left many wanting. Was it all doom and gloom? What can youth passionate about climate change learn from ...
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27:52minutes

E-scooters – what’s happened with rules, riders and pedestrians and what comes next

A month after the footpath ban, the Singapore government announced new rules for e-scooters, including an age restriction and a theory test.