Daily Archives: 2018-06-13

MOM says overall unemployment rate declined in 1Q but S’porean unemployment rate remains unchanged

In the Labour Market Report for the first quarter of this year, the Manpower Ministry (MOM) reported today (13 Jun) that the Singapore’s labour market has improved. “Supported by sustained expansion in economic activity, the labour market improved slightly in 1Q 2018,” MOM said. “Resident unemployment and long-term unemployment rates declined in March 2018. There were significantly fewer retrenchments and …

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EIU Analyst on US-North Korea summit in Singapore: “A huge win for the DPRK”

Commenting on the North Korea-US summit in Singapore on Tuesday, Ms. Anwita Basu, Analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU), said: “The statement is quite vaguely worded as was expected but has the right phrases such as ‘commitment to complete denuclearization’ and ‘security guarantees’ and ‘stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula’”. “Notably, there is no mention of sanctions …

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Is there truth to the notion that 70% of Singaporeans are daft?

by Augustine Low It is said time and again that 70% of Singaporeans are daft (or stupid) – the 70% who invariably vote for the People’s Action Party. Remarks by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong seem to most remarkably lend credence to this notion. In an interview with CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour on whether Singapore could open up more in …

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Singapore Dance Theatre presents Celebration in Dance 2018

For the third time running, Celebration in Dance is a collaboration between Singapore Dance Theatre and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) for a one-night-only performance. This production presents a rare and brilliant opportunity for RAD students in Singapore to perform on the prestigious stage at the Esplanade Theatre. SDT will be presenting Double Contrasts by Choo-San Goh and The …

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