SINGAPORE RESILIENCE BUDGET 2020: COMMENTARY

THE S$48.4 billion "supplementary budget" unveiled by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Thursday will not avert a long and tough recession. But it could shield Singapore from being overwhelmed by...

SINGAPORE RESILIENCE BUDGET 2020: COMMENTARY

WITH the ongoing Covid-19 situation, Singapore is heading towards not just rainy days, but a thunderstorm of unprecedented proportions.

SINGAPORE RESILIENCE BUDGET 2020: COMMENTARY

THE Resilience Budget, a supplementary budget announced by Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat to support workers, stabilise businesses and build resilience is a landmark package never seen before...

LAST month, as the coronavirus started to spread in the United States, I wrote about a smallish online conferencing company, Zoom Video Communications, saying that we might want to pay attention...

THE BOTTOM LINE

AGEISM is alive and well everywhere, and very sadly so. That is part of the problem here in Singapore. The fact that ageism is so prevalent around the world is often the excuse for accepting it. "...

EDITORIAL

THE ongoing health, economic and financial crisis sparked by the spread of Covid-19 is justifiably considered worse than the global financial crisis of 2008. As the pandemic cuts a wider swathe...

E-COMMERCE is growing at a blistering pace in South-east Asia, as middle-class consumers embrace the digital world. Between 2015 and 2018, the number of online shoppers in the region rose from 90...

ON JAN 1, 2020, new global sulphur specifications for bunker fuel from the International Marine Organization (IMO) tightened from a maximum of 3.5 per cent to 0.5 per cent.

SINGAPORE is very fortunate as the entire population has access to clean water, soap and handwashing facilities. But are these actually used by individuals and by food handlers, whether in hawker...

THE human and economic devastation caused by the novel coronavirus is multiplying every day. The spread of the virus has vengefully demonstrated that every day we lose in the fight against it, the...