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A FOREIGN friend once made this observation of Singapore and Singaporeans: "You guys are highly successful, materially speaking. You know the price of everything you have. But I'm not sure...

CUBICLE FILES

WHEN we think about freelancers, it is usually the GrabCar driver, the Foodpanda deliveryman or the creative designer that comes to mind. But increasingly, more professionals, managers and executives...

COMMENTARY

FIRST, a two-step hike in the water price in July this year and July 2018. And then a carbon tax from 2019, which would most likely mean higher electricity prices.

EDITORIAL

THE Singapore government's plan for a co-investment fund to help home-based businesses make overseas acquisitions is more likely to launch targeted harpoons than to cast a wide but thin net...

"THE press is your enemy," the American president told the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "Enemies. Understand that? Because they're trying to stick the knife right in our...

THE BOTTOM LINE

THERE was a brief moment after Donald Trump's election when it was conceivable to ask whether he would strive to be a "unifier" or a "divider". ...

MOST American presidents have considered Russia the principal rival and enemy of the United States. Very rarely have they tried to expand diplomatic relations with Moscow.

COMMENTARY

SINCE 1979 when China's paramount leader Deng Xiaoping had made the world-transforming decision to abandon once and for all the Maoist semi-autarkic model of self-reliant development and pursue...

 THE Netherlands, which boasts the fifth largest economy in the eurozone, kicked off its election this week and goes to the polls on March 15 in the next big test since Donald Trump's election...

EDITORIAL

ONE of the key planks in the comprehensive Budget 2017 that Singapore unveiled on Monday is to drive home the need to maintain a sustainable fiscal system - and in so doing, set the stage for tax...