Daily Archives: 2016-05-30

“Poverty and Inequality in Singapore” by Let’s talk, Singapore

“Poverty and Inequality in Singapore” is a forum organised by “Let’s Talk, Singapore”, held at Projector on 28 May 2016. Speakers of the event are Yeoh Lam Keong (former Chief Economist, GIC, Adjunct Professor, LKY School of Public Policy), Teo You Yenn (Associate Professor, Sociology, NTU) and Donald Low (Associate Dean, LKY School of Public Policy)         …

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Singlish is recognized, but not by Singapore

By Benjamin Goh The last two weeks created much buzz about Singlish after 19 Singlish words were added to the Oxford English Dictionary and Gwee Li Sui’s piece in the New York Times. This was not the first time Singlish gained international attention, but in a post-SG50 climate, the Singlish “problem” was dealt with a new sense of urgency, interest, …

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Foreign Policy and the Opposition: A Response to Mr Bilahari Kausikan

By Pritam Singh Former Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs Mr Bilahari Kausikan’s remarks at the fifth and final lecture of his IPS-Nathan Lecture Series titled Dealing with an Ambiguous World: Can Singapore Cope? revisited an intractable pessimism and lack of confidence about the approach of the opposition in Singapore – specifically the Workers’ Party – towards foreign policy in Singapore. …

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Stocks rise on Yellen’s comments, Noble CEO resigned

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Equities – Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen commented that a rate increase could be appropriate in the coming months if the economy and labour market were to continue to improve. This is generally in line with market expectations as a series of positive US economic data have led a number of Fed governors to take …

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