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Commentary: Many ways to make a house a home but no easy fixes to housing vulnerable families

Housing vulnerable families is a complex challenge. When stable family relationships break down, social support is also crucial, says one observer ...

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Commentary: Gender equality is not just a 'women’s issue'

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In Singapore

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Commentary: The SingHealth breach and the uphill task of governing cyberspace

Anonymity, long-distance penetration and the quality of stealth suggest a very different international order is at play in ...

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Work Life

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Commentary: Why your boss might choose not to point out your incompetence

Dealing with employees who aren't placed on a company's talent management programme needs to be handled very delicately, say ...

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People ready to retire later but preparing older workers will require more than reskilling

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American Global Leadership

China's economic growth has slowed as the country's leaders face a trade war with the US

Commentary: US-China trade war to continue on for years, not months

Don't expect Chinese President Xi Jinping or US President Donald Trump to back down anytime soon in this trade war, says one ...

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

Rising China

China and the US have been embroiled for months in a trade conflict that has threatened to hurt

Commentary: China could easily win Trump’s trade war

A people with an evolved sense of destiny and self-worth is unlikely to see a secular leader like Donald Trump as a major ...

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Hong Kong has overtaken Angola's capital to become the costliest city in the world for expats,

Once the shining Pearl of the Orient, Hong Kong poised to regain its shine

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Commentary: Amid a brewing trade war, BRICS gains influence

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

Spotlight on Malaysia

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Commentary: Many unrealised promises to tackle, as the Pakatan Harapan government approaches 100 days in office

As the Pakatan Harapan government heads towards a milestone 100 days in office, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute’s Serina Rahman ...

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Spotlight on North Korea

About 10.6 million people among North Korea's 25 million population need humanitarian

Commentary: North Korea has been left off the hook since the Singapore Summit

US President Donald Trump has squandered many sticks and has only carrots left in any strategy to coax North Korea to give up ...

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Pompeo will also seek to promote the United States' strategic vision for Asia, as tensions with

Elsewhere in Asia

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Commentary: A sober assessment of the recent 'breakthrough' on the South China Sea

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakirishnan called new developments to the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea "yet ...

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World News

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Commentary: How to make the global economy work for everyone

This period of unprecedented prosperity is being threatened by a sense that not everyone benefits from global integration, ...

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Singapore’s water story underscores the value of preparedness

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Fourth F-35 Lightning II arrives at Nellis Air Force Base

The Republic of Singapore Air Force's likely new fighter jet

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At current rates of dumping, there could be more plastic trash than fish in the world's oceans

What will it take for Singapore to give up plastic?

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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: Did the Government intervene too early in Singapore’s private housing market?

With the new cooling measures, those buying a second property for investment purposes might have to set aside almost half of ...

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The Education Debate

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Commentary: Two ideas to level the education playing field

The key to ensuring education in Singapore remains a level playing field is to continue reviewing the measures and structures ...

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Tackling inequality in Singapore

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Commentary: Government transfers and social assistance - Who deserves them? Who doesn’t?

We all want social spending to reach the right people to improve societal outcomes, but this requires us to agree on who needs ...

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Can the rich be caring? Is there an empathy gap?

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On Parenting

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Commentary: Afraid your kids will catch HFMD? Don’t let modern day parenting be ruled by fear

If we want our children to grow up courageous, resilient and independent, then parents must display these values in facing ...

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Mental Well-being

Help those with depression

Commentary: We still fail to understand that some people are more prone to mental illness

Why so some people but not others contract mental illness? One Institute of Mental Health expert discusses triggers, ...

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Employment Challenges

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Commentary: Tip of the iceberg, when ‘disguised PMEs’ don’t get overtime pay and fair treatment

Greater awareness concerning who are covered under the Employment Act will be key in ensuring workers are treated fairly, says ...

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Commentary: Help our 'graduate poor' break out of the underemployment trap

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

On Gender Equality

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Commentary: Overlooked and underpaid, women must speak up and put themselves out there

Women must speak out more if Singapore is to grow its number of female business leaders, says one female business leader.

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Digital World

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Commentary: Slow down to make meaningful connections in a fast-paced world

While technology has made it convenient for us to make new friends, it has also made us complacent about doing so, says one ...

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Living Well

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Commentary: Our environment influences our diet and activity more than we think

Which is why we must look beyond healthcare professionals in promoting health, says Dean of Saw Swee Hock School of Public ...

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Commentary: The quiet, nourishing power of gratitude

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Commentary: You're not walking your dog enough

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Commentary: Cycling, the third most dangerous sport