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Hindustantimes.com
School dropout biggest crisis in India, says Singapore deputy PM ShanmugaratnamDrawing attention to a high dropout rate in upper primary schools, Singapore De
School dropout biggest crisis in India, says Singapore deputy PM Shanmugaratnam
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 5 hours ago
Drawing attention to a high dropout rate in upper primary schools, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam today said schools are facing the “biggest crisis” in India. Delivering the first lecture of government think-tank Niti Aayog’s... Read more
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Asia Sentinel
Claiming Dominance, China Sheds Pretense of Peaceful RiseChina tried hard to convince the world its rise is peaceful. That pretense was
Claiming Dominance, China Sheds Pretense of Peaceful Rise
Asia Sentinel / Posted 6 hours ago
China tried hard to convince the world its rise is peaceful. That pretense was abandoned seven years ago when in the wake of Great Recession China thought its time had come to claim its place as controlling “all under heaven,” or tianxia in... Read more
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asianage
'India can recast global narrative; needs 8-10 per cent growth'narrative", requiring 8-10 per cent growth rate over 20 years so as to reduce t
'India can recast global narrative; needs 8-10 per cent growth'
asianage / Posted 7 hours ago
narrative", requiring 8-10 per cent growth rate over 20 years so as to reduce the per capita income gap with the likes of China, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam saidon August 26. Calling for bold economic reforms, he... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
TPPA Could Be Discarded Due to U.S. Political DynamicsPenang — No country was more active in pushing for the Trans Pacific Partnershi
TPPA Could Be Discarded Due to U.S. Political Dynamics
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Penang — No country was more active in pushing for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). In the five years of negotiations, the United States cajoled, persuaded and pressurised its trade partners take on board its issues and positions. Finally, when... Read more
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Business Standard India
Singapore PM Lee for ensuring minority representationHe proposed changes to the president scheme in January to ensure that there is
Singapore PM Lee for ensuring minority representation
Business Standard India / Posted 5 days ago
He proposed changes to the president scheme in January to ensure that there is a non-Chinese president from time to time Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today asked the majority Chinese... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
NDR 2016: Disruption the 'defining' challenge to the economy, says PM LeeSINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday (Aug 21) singled out disrup
NDR 2016: Disruption the 'defining' challenge to the economy, says PM Lee
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday (Aug 21) singled out disruption as the defining challenge among the economic issues Singapore is dealing with, and outlined how the Government and people can work together to overcome such... Read more
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Orange County Register
Two views of West’s declineSummer is usually a time for light reading, and for the most part, I indulged t
Two views of West’s decline
Orange County Register / Posted 5 days ago
Summer is usually a time for light reading, and for the most part, I indulged the usual array of historical novels, science fiction as well as my passion for ancient history. But two compelling books out this year led me to more somber thoughts about... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Gov’t role in ICTas a regulator, government can make or break private sector investment in telec
Gov’t role in ICT
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
as a regulator, government can make or break private sector investment in telecommunications. Take the case of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) and its insistence to review PLDT and Globe Telecom’s recent acquisition of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Vapour Revolution - How Bottom-Up Innovation Is Saving LivesVaping may replace smoking within 30 years, extending the lives of a billion pe
The Vapour Revolution - How Bottom-Up Innovation Is Saving Lives
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Vaping may replace smoking within 30 years, extending the lives of a billion people, says new paper from Reason Foundation. A new working paper[1] written by Julian Morris, Vice President of Research at Reason Foundation, and Dr Amir Ullah Khan,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Did Buhari Get It Wrong 31 Years Ago?President Muhammadu Buhari should revisit the closure of our borders as he did
Did Buhari Get It Wrong 31 Years Ago?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
President Muhammadu Buhari should revisit the closure of our borders as he did in his days as military head of state as part of an economic and security strategy, writes Magnus Onyibe. Last week my security gate keeper suddenly packed his luggage... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Is casual racism okay? Seven Singaporeans share storiesSINGAPORE: Is cracking a joke about someone’s race just a ‘friendly’ thing amon
Is casual racism okay? Seven Singaporeans share stories
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
SINGAPORE: Is cracking a joke about someone’s race just a ‘friendly’ thing among pals, or is it insensitive no matter what the context? Nearly 2 in 3 Singaporeans surveyed have heard racist comments being made, and about half the time it was by... Read more
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The Temasek Review
SMART NATION – struggle between Labor and Capital « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUSSingh’s ‘inclusive growth’ versus PAP’s ‘GDP growth at all cost’; the former ad
SMART NATION – struggle between Labor and Capital « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 8 days ago
Singh’s ‘inclusive growth’ versus PAP’s ‘GDP growth at all cost’; the former advocates policies that help the ordinary Singaporeans (Labor), and the latter very much part of the resurgence of global Capitalism since the 1980s. Yes, PAP is... Read more
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Zero Hedge
A Post Western World? A Disturbing Interview With Prof. Harry Redner - Part 2PART II: THE WEST AND THE REST Muslim Civilization disappeared with the collap
A Post Western World? A Disturbing Interview With Prof. Harry Redner - Part 2
Zero Hedge / Posted 11 days ago
PART II: THE WEST AND THE REST Muslim Civilization disappeared with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Russian Civilization was obliterated by communist totalitarianism and the resulting millions of casualties. Likewise, the Chinese communist... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
The Flagging TPPA: The US Election and Free Trade PoliticsTrans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: The US Election and Free Trade PoliticsBei
The Flagging TPPA: The US Election and Free Trade Politics
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 14 days ago
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: The US Election and Free Trade PoliticsBeing savaged by Donald J. Trump on one side of the electoral aisle, and modestly beaten by the Democratic presumptive candidate, Hillary Clinton, the Trans-Pacific... Read more
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Japan Today
A smarter tomorrow ‹ Japan TodayThe U.N. report World Urbanization Prospects indicates the continuing growth of
A smarter tomorrow ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 14 days ago
The U.N. report World Urbanization Prospects indicates the continuing growth of urban populations, with an expected increase of 2.5 billion people to the world’s urban population by 2050, and a total of 66% of the world’s population living in cities... Read more
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Salon.com
Plutocrats make it clear: Capitalism trumps democracy — why some free-marketeers actually like dictatorsthan democracy,” Stephen Moore asserted. “I’m not even a big believer in democ
Plutocrats make it clear: Capitalism trumps democracy — why some free-marketeers actually like dictators
Salon.com / Posted 15 days ago
than democracy,” Stephen Moore asserted. “I’m not even a big believer in democracy,” he added. Moore, a former member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal, is an economic adviser for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.... Read more
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The Economic Times
Six macros that may matter to you todayCar sales rose 9.62% in India last month while overall passenger vehicles grew
Six macros that may matter to you today
The Economic Times / Posted 15 days ago
Car sales rose 9.62% in India last month while overall passenger vehicles grew 16.78%, driven mainly by robust sales of utility vehicles including Maruti Suzuki's Vitara Brezza and Hyundai's Creta. According to the Society of Indian Automobile... Read more
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asianage
In schools, teach kids basic life skills“skill” has been given a new urgency and significance by Prime Minister Narendr
In schools, teach kids basic life skills
asianage / Posted 15 days ago
“skill” has been given a new urgency and significance by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Skill India programme, the purpose of which is to “align the demands of employers for a well-trained, skilled workforce with the aspirations of Indians for... Read more
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New Kerala
Vietnam looking forward to Modi's visit - newkerala.com #103272said This will be the first prime ministerial visit from India to the Southeas
Vietnam looking forward to Modi's visit - newkerala.com #103272
New Kerala / Posted 16 days ago
said This will be the first prime ministerial visit from India to the Southeast Asian nation in 15 years after the visit of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2001. Thanh said that ties between India and Vietnam date back to 1,000 years... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Did Nisha Padmanabhan move to San Francisco? « Editorial « TR EMERITUSpostgraduate degree from a degree mill. IDA later on came out to clarify that
Did Nisha Padmanabhan move to San Francisco? « Editorial « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 18 days ago
postgraduate degree from a degree mill. IDA later on came out to clarify that Nisha – who is believed to be an Indian-born Singaporean citizen – was hired on the basis of her work experience and Bachelor’s degree. Despite such clarifications from... Read more
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The Temasek Review
An American Tail « Snippets « TR EMERITUSit was “vital” for the TPP to be ratified. But vital for whom? Even if we acce
An American Tail « Snippets « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 18 days ago
it was “vital” for the TPP to be ratified. But vital for whom? Even if we accept the premise that free trade is good for Singapore – which I don’t given that neoliberals have hijacked it (see here) – we have already signed a slew of free trade... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Restructuring - Nigeria Must Devolve Power or Die - Prof. AdamolekunProfessor Ladipo Adamolekun, 74, an Awoist, erudite scholar and administrator,
Restructuring - Nigeria Must Devolve Power or Die - Prof. Adamolekun
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
Professor Ladipo Adamolekun, 74, an Awoist, erudite scholar and administrator, is not happy with the state of affairs in Nigeria and has urged urgent solutions. According to him, the clamour for restructuring of the country is fast becoming a slogan... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Have the courage to take risks in changing the education system: MP Denise PhuaSINGAPORE: Member of Parliament Denise Phua is unafraid to speak her mind - esp
Have the courage to take risks in changing the education system: MP Denise Phua
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 20 days ago
SINGAPORE: Member of Parliament Denise Phua is unafraid to speak her mind - especially about issues close to her heart. A few years after the birth of her son, Ms Phua went through what quite a few other parents have gone through – she discovered... Read more
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The Manila Times
Has the Philippines become an oligarchipelago?nights these days, but President Duterte‘s loud blast against oligarchs last We
Has the Philippines become an oligarchipelago?
The Manila Times / Posted 21 days ago
nights these days, but President Duterte‘s loud blast against oligarchs last Wednesday in Malacanang has forced a change of plans. The subject cannot wait. The issue is rife for comment. As I write this, I read in the news that Roberto Ongpin,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Defence needs to be as total as possible to address hybrid warfare: Ong Ye KungSINGAPORE: Rather than openly declared war and conventional conflict, the battl
Defence needs to be as total as possible to address hybrid warfare: Ong Ye Kung
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 days ago
SINGAPORE: Rather than openly declared war and conventional conflict, the battles of today and the future would consist of prolonged hybrid assaults using a full spectrum of tools, Senior Minister of State for Defence Ong Ye Kung said on Friday (Aug... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Extreme form of investor rights rejectedFriday, 5 August 2016, 9:21 amPress Release: It's Our FutureAsia Pacific civil
Extreme form of investor rights rejected
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 21 days ago
Friday, 5 August 2016, 9:21 amPress Release: It's Our FutureAsia Pacific civil society rejects investor rights to sue governments in RCEP negotiationsAs Trade Ministers, including New Zealand's Todd McClay,... Read more
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Business Wire
KKR, Warburg Pincus, Farallon and Capital Group Private Markets Make Substantial Investment in GO-JEK, Indonesia’s Leading On-Demand Mobile PlatformSINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A consortium of global investment firms announced t
KKR, Warburg Pincus, Farallon and Capital Group Private Markets Make Substantial Investment in GO-JEK, Indonesia’s Leading On-Demand Mobile Platform
Business Wire / Posted 22 days ago
SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A consortium of global investment firms announced today the signing of definitive agreements to make a substantial investment in GO-JEK, Indonesia’s leading on-demand mobile platform. This equity capital raise of over $550... Read more
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Aliran Online
All are citizens; no more 'kafir harbi' or 'kafir dhimmi', urge civil society groupsWe the undersigned civil society groups take the following position in response
All are citizens; no more 'kafir harbi' or 'kafir dhimmi', urge civil society groups
Aliran Online / Posted 22 days ago
We the undersigned civil society groups take the following position in response to the categorisation of some citizens as “kafir harbi”. The categorisation of humans into “kafir harbi” (non-Muslims who fight against Muslim rulers) and “kafir dhimmi”... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Asia Pacific civil society groups condemn investor rights Thursday, 4 August 2016, 10:43 amPress Release: AFTINET to sue governments in
Asia Pacific civil society groups condemn investor rights
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 22 days ago
Thursday, 4 August 2016, 10:43 amPress Release: AFTINET to sue governments in RCEP as Trade Ministers meetAn unprecedented alliance of... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Global Shares Slide As Japan Stimulus Disappoints, RBA Underwhelems, Italy Bank Fears Returnboth economists and the makrket, in the main central bank event overnight, the
Global Shares Slide As Japan Stimulus Disappoints, RBA Underwhelems, Italy Bank Fears Return
Zero Hedge / Posted 24 days ago
both economists and the makrket, in the main central bank event overnight, the RBA cut rates by 25 bps to a new record low of 1.5%, however as Citi analysts quickly observed, much of RBA’s statement today - widely seen as hawkish - was a... Read more
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The Hindu
Fixing Mumbai: Urban poverty can’t be dealt with in isolationfood scarcity, disasters, poverty, mortgage-driven debt and, in many situations
Fixing Mumbai: Urban poverty can’t be dealt with in isolation
The Hindu / Posted 25 days ago
food scarcity, disasters, poverty, mortgage-driven debt and, in many situations, conflict. These people are from a range of income groups, including individuals and households with lands but unable to cope with difficulties in farming. Seasonal... Read more
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dna
Indian workerplight of 800 laid-off s, going without food for three days in Saudi Arabia. Th
Indian worker
dna / Posted 25 days ago
plight of 800 laid-off s, going without food for three days in Saudi Arabia. The Indian embassy in Riyadh and consulate in Jeddah have been asked to serve food to the workers, and ministers of state in the Ministry of External Affairs,... Read more
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Daily News
No more blackouts!make you believe in absurdities, can make you commit atrocities” - Voltaire Mu
No more blackouts!
Daily News / Posted 25 days ago
make you believe in absurdities, can make you commit atrocities” - Voltaire Much has been written about the fateful year of 1983. Most of the writings have been on the contributory factors that went to make that black event, the ferocity of the... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Japanese CEO describes Filipinos as global peoplehow lucky they are,” Sawaki says in an interview in Makati City. Sawaki is a c
Japanese CEO describes Filipinos as global people
Manila Standard Today / Posted 26 days ago
how lucky they are,” Sawaki says in an interview in Makati City. Sawaki is a co-founder, chairman and chief executive of Jasean Co. Ltd., which stands for Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Jasean is a private consulting... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Corrupt Paada Yathra leaders should march straight to Welikada Jailnow and then, merely for their political survival. Commenting on the UPFA rebel
Corrupt Paada Yathra leaders should march straight to Welikada Jail
Sunday Observer / Posted 26 days ago
now and then, merely for their political survival. Commenting on the UPFA rebel-organized protest march that set off for Colombo from Kandy on Thursday, the Minister told the Sunday Observer in an interview that: �Strictly speaking, most... Read more
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The Age
Seven suggestions for a deadly sinIf I hear another media commentator say politicians should get into the real wo
Seven suggestions for a deadly sin
The Age / Posted 28 days ago
If I hear another media commentator say politicians should get into the real world I will throw up in the back of my chauffeur-driven limousine. And if I have to listen to another travelling salesman ring a radio station to complain about petrol... Read more
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WA Today
Australia shouldn’t rely on a falling dollar to make us competitiveI have been in Europe and Asia the past two weeks but importantly the UK and Fr
Australia shouldn’t rely on a falling dollar to make us competitive
WA Today / Posted 29 days ago
I have been in Europe and Asia the past two weeks but importantly the UK and France. With the Brexit vote, quite a few of our pommy mates seem to be hoping the good old days are just around the corner again. How can Australia best fit in in this... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Our National Paradox « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUSparadox is that while the Chinese can wake up hating China, he does not cease t
Our National Paradox « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 29 days ago
paradox is that while the Chinese can wake up hating China, he does not cease to be Chinese, but the day we wake up hating Singapore, we can easily discard the Singaporean identity…………… It is not important as a Singaporean, whether one is anti US... Read more
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The Age
Australia shouldn’t rely on a falling dollar to make us competitiveI have been in Europe and Asia the past two weeks but importantly the UK and Fr
Australia shouldn’t rely on a falling dollar to make us competitive
The Age / Posted 29 days ago
I have been in Europe and Asia the past two weeks but importantly the UK and France. With the Brexit vote, quite a few of our pommy mates seem to be hoping the good old days are just around the corner again. How can Australia best fit in in this... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Australia shouldn’t rely on a falling dollar to make us competitiveI have been in Europe and Asia the past two weeks but importantly the UK and Fr
Australia shouldn’t rely on a falling dollar to make us competitive
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 29 days ago
I have been in Europe and Asia the past two weeks but importantly the UK and France. With the Brexit vote, quite a few of our pommy mates seem to be hoping the good old days are just around the corner again. How can Australia best fit in in this... Read more
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Canberra Times
Australia shouldn’t rely on a falling dollar to make us competitiveI have been in Europe and Asia the past two weeks but importantly the UK and Fr
Australia shouldn’t rely on a falling dollar to make us competitive
Canberra Times / Posted 29 days ago
I have been in Europe and Asia the past two weeks but importantly the UK and France. With the Brexit vote, quite a few of our pommy mates seem to be hoping the good old days are just around the corner again. How can Australia best fit in in this... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Australia shouldn’t rely on a falling dollar to make us competitiveI have been in Europe and Asia the past two weeks but importantly the UK and Fr
Australia shouldn’t rely on a falling dollar to make us competitive
Brisbane Times / Posted 29 days ago
I have been in Europe and Asia the past two weeks but importantly the UK and France. With the Brexit vote, quite a few of our pommy mates seem to be hoping the good old days are just around the corner again. How can Australia best fit in in this... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Curbing National Insecurity With Technology SolutionsGrowing concern over national insecurity is creating openings for computer prof
Curbing National Insecurity With Technology Solutions
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
Growing concern over national insecurity is creating openings for computer professionals to come up with technology solutions to address the problem. National insecurity, ranging from cybercrime to terrorism and kidnapping, has been a source of... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
How academic research is subject to racism, sexismThe Globe’s monthly roundup of research from business schools. From the rise o
How academic research is subject to racism, sexism
The Globe and Mail / Posted 29 days ago
The Globe’s monthly roundup of research from business schools. From the rise of social media campaigns such as #blacklivesmatter and #oscarssowhite to the anti-immigration rhetoric fuelling the Brexit and U.S. presidential campaigns, race has... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Corruption clean-up is top reason for China’s slowdown: Former central bankerEconomic restructuring is not what's putting the brakes on China’s growth, says
Corruption clean-up is top reason for China’s slowdown: Former central banker
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 30 days ago
Economic restructuring is not what's putting the brakes on China’s growth, says Dr David Li who challenges official data on the interview programme Conversation With SINGAPORE: China’s move to eradicate corruption has aggravated its economic... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Dr Chee Soon Juan: Singapore’s future and the PAP « Opinion « TR EMERITUSHow many times have we heard of this mantra that this little island which we in
Dr Chee Soon Juan: Singapore’s future and the PAP « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 30 days ago
How many times have we heard of this mantra that this little island which we inhabit has scant natural resources and because of this, we have to rely on our people to pull us ahead? So it is all the more ironic – galling even – when I tell you that... Read more
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The Hindu
The crisis of Indian democracyperiodic attention, mostly during critical moments defined by food shortages an
The crisis of Indian democracy
The Hindu / Posted 30 days ago
periodic attention, mostly during critical moments defined by food shortages and foreign exchange outages, the workings of its democracy have received next to none. This reflects a complacency. Interestingly, the neglect is evident in every... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Social disintegration and the Racial Harmony Day wayang « Current Affairs « Opinion « TR EMERITUSNo thanks to PAP’s mindless immigration policy, Singapore’s social fabric is no
Social disintegration and the Racial Harmony Day wayang « Current Affairs « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted a month ago
No thanks to PAP’s mindless immigration policy, Singapore’s social fabric is now in tatters. The government has tried to provide an assurance that all is well with social integration but in reality, social disintegration has begun. PAP made a... Read more
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The New Statesman
Could Jeremy Corbyn still be excluded from the leadership race? The High Court will rule todayNixon, it is said, could have gone to China. Only a politician with the impecca
Could Jeremy Corbyn still be excluded from the leadership race? The High Court will rule today
The New Statesman / Posted a month ago
Nixon, it is said, could have gone to China. Only a politician with the impeccable Commie-bashing credentials of the 37th President had the political capital necessary to strike a deal with the People’s Republic of China. Theresa... Read more
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Zero Hedge
A Post Western World? A Disturbing Interview With Prof. Harry RednerA Post Western World? An Interview with Prof. Harry Redner – Part I Prof. Harr
A Post Western World? A Disturbing Interview With Prof. Harry Redner
Zero Hedge / Posted 1 months ago
A Post Western World? An Interview with Prof. Harry Redner – Part I Prof. Harry Redner was Reader at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, as well as visiting professor at Yale University, University of California-Berkeley and Harvard... Read more
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