Monthly Archives: July 2019

Can the public trust the mainstream media to report anything positive of the alternative parties if they practice censorship on news?

As most of our readers would be aware, The Online Citizen (TOC) held a fundraising dinner on Saturday night (6 July) at FiftyRafflesPlace. Given that the venue of the fundraiser was a fairly upmarket one with high profile attendees such as prominent opposition politicians like former Peoples’ Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP), Dr. Tan Cheng Bock, Workers’ Party …

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Are the MSMs and their experts trying to sensationalise Temasek’s performance?

by Joseph Nathan When Temasek releases its latest “Summary Reporting”, I find the various reports from our mainstream media very confusing. With a headline that screams “Temasek’s net portfolio value hits record high for third year running”, one would expect its returns on investment to be doing well too. Interestingly, its latest Total Shareholder Return or TSR for the same …

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Three ways employers can boost office productivity

by ValueChampion Of the many ways to incentivise employees to work harder, these 3 options are amongst the easiest to implement, while still delivering results. Office settings can have a surprisingly strong impact on employee performance. With the right combination of atmosphere and perks, it’s possible to improve productivity without implementing massive changes in company policy. These 3 recommendations can improve …

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When is it worth buying annual travel insurance?

by ValueChampion Travel insurance is a popular purchase for a lot of vacationers. But given that travellers have different preferences and habits, it can be difficult to navigate all of the available offerings. In this article, we explore whether you will benefit most from an annual travel policy or a single trip policy. With so many travel trends taking Singaporeans by …

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3 property statements that don’t hold water

I always believe that there are things best leave it to the professionals, such as legal and taxation matters. On the other hand, there are things best to be managed on your own, especially when it comes to finance and investment. I immediately struck a chord with Andrew Craig when I read his book How to Own the World: A …

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Recall of “Crottin De Pays” goat cheese from France

The European Commission Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) has issued a notification that 2 batches of “Crottin De Pays” Goat Cheese from France have been recalled due to high count of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria. Stated in a press release on Tuesday (9 July), the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has directed the importer to recall the …

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Female Indonesian arrested for smuggling 109 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes

A 39-year-old female Indonesian was arrested for smuggling 109 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes. In a Facebook post on Tuesday (9 July), Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that its officer at Singapore Cruise Centre had noticed anomalies in the scanned images of a hand-carried baggage on 5 July. After checking the baggage, the officer then found the cigarettes wrapped in …

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Deutsche Bank employees in Singapore face looming threat of retrenchment as German firm carries massive overhaul globally

Deutsche Bank’s employees in Singapore are currently on edge as the German multinational investment bank and financial services company embarks on its sweeping restructuring plan, which will impact around 18,000 jobs globally in its first round of retrenchments. CNA reported on Mon (8 Jul) that staff members in Deutsche Bank’s Singapore unit who have not been affected by the layoffs …

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