Commentary

US keeping watch on Iran (and others)

US keeping watch on Iran (and others)

United States President Barack Obama’s decision to engage in a lengthy battle to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria reorders the global priorities of his final years in...

Abenomics, European-style

Abenomics, European-style

Two years ago, Mr Shinzo Abe’s election as Japanese Prime Minister led to the advent of Abenomics — a three-part plan to rescue the economy from a treadmill of stagnation and...

Privacy Act sows confusion

The past few weeks have brought about another slew of confusion related to the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which kicked in on July 2. Some bank statements were free of...

Bridging the retirement gap

Bridging the retirement gap

Retirement adequacy and the need to plan for retirement continue to be top of mind for many Singaporeans. Retirement-related issues formed a key part of Prime Minister Lee Hsien...

Itch to check your inbox is only human

Itch to check your inbox is only human

In 1972, a study known as the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment tested the ability of young children to delay gratification. Follow-up research revealed that those who managed to...

Taking a position on plane comfort

Taking a position on plane comfort

To recline or not to recline? That is the question being hotly debated among air travellers after three flights were forced to land following fights among passengers over...

Can Palestine win the peace?

The rollout of the war-ending ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestine last month was impressive. With almost perfect synchronisation, Palestinian President Mahmoud...

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