Daily Archives: 2014-07-05

No room for sexism in the workforce

By Ghui It is not unusual to have a woman at  the top position in the corporate world nowadays. Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany and Janet Yellen, Chair Of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Systems are but …

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MOF conducts public consultation on draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2014

The Ministry of Finance is now conducting a public consultation on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2014 from 4 to 24 July 2014, and invites the Public to give feedback on the Bill. The proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act (“ITA”) relate mainly to 14  changes announced in the 2014 Budget Statement. These include: Extension of the Productivity and …

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Property crash unlikely, measures in place: Tharman

Property prices in Singapore may fall further, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Friday. “I don’t think the (property) cycle is over,” he said to a question at the DBS Asian Insights Conference. He said it is unlikely that the market will see a crash as the Government has introduced cooling measures early to quell any potential housing bubble. …

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A simple survey, or a popularity poll?

By Howard Lee “Hello sir, I’m calling from MCI.” Uh oh. My mind scrambled. What did I write recently that might have offended the Ministry of Communication and Information? Can’t be this piece on LGBT issues, right? Did I say gays should kiss in concerts, or that the Christians should start a political party? “We are doing a survey on …

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