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Wielding America’s Big Stick In International Waters

IF YOU enjoy aggressive rollercoaster rides, you will be hooked on the takeoff and landing procedures on an aircraft carrier. About two hours after taking off from Paya Lebar Airbase,...
Singapore

Low Population Growth Leads To Low Property Values

AT THE current pace that technology is disrupting every industry, changing the flow of work and squeezing more production out of assets in the sharing economy, the day of...

The New Tech — New Jobs Disconnect

JON A. worked in a major bank for most of his working life. Until he was let go at the age of 45. With a degree in Business and Finance and an...
Fake News

What’s Next After Fake News Legislation?

 THE SELECT Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods made some amendments to the summaries of evidence published on the publicly-accessible Singapore Parliament website. This came after it received requests from some witnesses...
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Swiss Astronaut On The Gravity Of Space

WITH his head way above the clouds, Claude Nicollier has flown the Swiss flag in space. The veteran astronaut has applied himself to a life in pursuit of answers to...
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Vision Quest And Finding Purpose In Life

EVER since I was an undergraduate in Oklahoma during the mid-1970s, I have been fascinated by the ways of the Native Americans and sought acquaintances with members of the...
Fake News

Fake News: Teaching Before Blindly Punishing?

  EARLIER this month, Sri Lanka restricted access to the internet and blocked Facebook in the wake of communal violence in the multi-ethnic Kandy district of the country. A number of...
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TPG’s Gift Has Byte

TPG TELECOM comes bearing gifts for Singapore’s seniors. The Sydney-based telco announced this week that it will be targeting senior citizens aged 65 years and above when it launches its...
ETF

Active Rise Of Passive Investments

 THE WORLD'S central bank has paved the way for more scrutiny on the impact of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on stock markets. This, however, will not slow down the ETF juggernaut...
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Family Planning — Cause And Effect

Family planning has gone full circle in Singapore since the early decades of independence. Some of the seeds for encouraging smaller families were articulated by the late Prime Minister Lee...