Singapore must accept slower rate of labour growth: MAS' Menon

[SINGAPORE] Slower rates of labour force growth in Singapore are unavoidable, the city-state's central bank head said on Monday, and any attempt to completely offset it by increasing foreign workers is "neither feasible nor desirable".


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Finishing on a high

Wrapping up a 37-year career in banking, Citi Private Bank's Bassam Salem talks about the industry's real challenges, and shares his plans for his next phase of life.

Mentor extraordinaire

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A growing Asian footprint

Technology is powering Prudential's growth and adding value, says the insurer's CEO Mike Wells.

AI-Aided Elixir

Anastasia Georgievskaya is co-founder of a company that is using artificial intelligence and machine vision to tackle skin ageing. She has organised the first beauty contest judged by robots, and developed an app that tracks age-related facial changes - and she's just turned 24.


The Singapore economy may have performed much better than expected last year, but many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are still waiting to reap the gains from that.