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The Temasek Review
The statistics behind the National Day Rally speech? « Letters « TR EMERITUSMalay, PM Lee said he’s glad that more Malay children are now attending pre-sch
The Temasek Review / Posted 16 hours ago
Malay, PM Lee said he’s glad that more Malay children are now attending pre-school. The Government is raising the quality of pre-schools and keeping them affordable, he said, adding that it is creating more pre-school places, including infant care... Read more
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The Hill
Transitioning from a knowledge economy to a knowledge societyThe “Knowledge Economy” has been a watchword from Singapore to Spain to Silicon
The Hill / Posted yesterday
The “Knowledge Economy” has been a watchword from Singapore to Spain to Silicon Valley, which has become the epicenter of this economic and educational ecosystem. The basic idea: As the relative economic importance of agriculture, extractive... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Trump's challenge: breaking the stalemate in Afghanistanconfidence President Donald Trump's new approach to the 16-year conflict in Afg
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
confidence President Donald Trump's new approach to the 16-year conflict in Afghanistan will do much to alter the dynamics of America's longest war. Pledging more troops, increasing pressure on Pakistan to stop providing a "safe haven for... Read more
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Minda News
Symposium on ASEAN socio-cultural relations slated in Davao CityA Buddhist temple in Vientiane, Laos, one of the many in this Southeast Asian c
Minda News / Posted yesterday
A Buddhist temple in Vientiane, Laos, one of the many in this Southeast Asian capital that attracts tourists from all over the world. MindaNews File Photo DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 August) – Strategies that will enhance understanding of the... Read more
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The Star
Singapore seeking business with tech startupsSINGAPORE: Singapore’s government will support technology startups by doing bus
The Star / Posted yesterday
SINGAPORE: Singapore’s government will support technology startups by doing business with them rather than having them rely on grants as the city-state pushes ahead with a plan to become a high-tech hub, a top minister said. The government wants to... Read more
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Daily Mail
Who owns Mars? Mining puts spotlight on out of this world property...The trillion dollar outer space land grab: Experts warn of massive conflicts lo
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
The trillion dollar outer space land grab: Experts warn of massive conflicts looming over space mining rights Firms are developing plans to mine the moon and other planets Experts say the debate over who owns the lucrative mining rights must... Read more
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Zero Hedge
August 21dividing the U.S. from Mexico and Canada, including a Trump administration prop
Zero Hedge / Posted 2 days ago
dividing the U.S. from Mexico and Canada, including a Trump administration proposal to require a "substantial" portion of autos and auto parts produced under the pact be made in the U.S. on.wsj.com/2ijkBlt - Sempra Energy has reached a deal to... Read more
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Daily Mail
Ivanka Trump looks in high spirits approaching Air Force OneHappier landings? Ivanka Trump looks in high spirits as she boards Air Force On
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
Happier landings? Ivanka Trump looks in high spirits as she boards Air Force One ahead of her father - as US president returns to DC amid turbulence over Charlottesville and ratings plummet Ivanka Trump and her children Arabella and Theodore flew on... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The President and the PlaywrightOne of the most curious mutual admiration clubs of recent times has been that b
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
One of the most curious mutual admiration clubs of recent times has been that between recently re-elected president of the small land-locked Central African state of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, and Nigerian Nobel literature laureate, Wole Soyinka. In his... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Highlights: National Day Rally 2017SINGAPORE: Upgrading Singapore's preschools, fighting diabetes and building a S
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
SINGAPORE: Upgrading Singapore's preschools, fighting diabetes and building a Smart Nation were the key issues in the National Day Rally speech that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivered on Sunday (Aug 20) evening. "These are the things we have... Read more
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Sunday Observer
How markets undermine African developmentGlobal market rules are either in favour of, or are frequently bent to benefit
Sunday Observer / Posted 4 days ago
Global market rules are either in favour of, or are frequently bent to benefit industrial countries. Or, to put it differently, more restrictive market rules are often applied to African countries while industrial countries are accorded leeway to... Read more
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Rappler
State-sponsored hate: The rise of the pro-Duterte bloggersThe most high-profile, vitriolic pro-Duterte bloggers were given government pos
Rappler / Posted 5 days ago
The most high-profile, vitriolic pro-Duterte bloggers were given government positions or hired as consultants using public funds Pro-Duterte propagandista are being given special treatment by the PCOO, according to insiders, which includes... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore High Commissioner to Malaysia criticises Utusan for false assertions in commentary on Elected PresidencySINGAPORE: Singapore's High Commissioner to Malaysia Vanu Gopala Menon on Thurs
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
SINGAPORE: Singapore's High Commissioner to Malaysia Vanu Gopala Menon on Thursday (Aug 17) wrote a letter criticising Utusan Malaysia for publishing "false assertions" about the city's Presidential Election - the second time he has done so in four... Read more
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The Star
Tengku Zafrul: Embracing diversity, our source of strengthregion gather in Kuala Lumpur for the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. August
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
region gather in Kuala Lumpur for the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. August is also the month we celebrate the formation of Asean, in addition to the Independence Days of Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. What these events have in common is how... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Samuel Marsden Students Excelto the world in which she lives. Neakiry has got many recent accomplishments un
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 7 days ago
to the world in which she lives. Neakiry has got many recent accomplishments under her belt. She has been selected as one of 12 finalists in the 2017 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards, in which secondary school and university students develop and... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Dr Chee: PAP is bankrupt of ideas « Blogs « Snippets « TR EMERITUS“will put the national economy on an even stronger footing” continues the depre
The Temasek Review / Posted 7 days ago
“will put the national economy on an even stronger footing” continues the depressing narrative that the PAP is bankrupt of ideas Already, economists have warned – and continue to warn – that our economic growth has largely been driven by... Read more
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SciDev.net
Most countries lose out with forest-to-farm conversionsPublished last month (July) in PLoS Biology, the study by researchers from the
SciDev.net / Posted 7 days ago
Published last month (July) in PLoS Biology, the study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) examined deforestation in more than 50 countries in the tropics between 2000—2012, and identified regions where deforestation is... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
the Missing Linksocieties, countries and organisations around the world and across generations,
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
societies, countries and organisations around the world and across generations, govern themselves, is vital to their level of development and status in history. This implies that governance is a catalyst to human civilisation. According to UNESCO,... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
APEC Accepting 2017 Photo Contest Submissions12 August 2017, 12:36 pmPress Release: APEC Issued by the APEC SecretariatSi
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 12 days ago
12 August 2017, 12:36 pmPress Release: APEC Issued by the APEC SecretariatSingapore, 11 August 2017 – The 2017 APEC Photo Contest is now welcoming submissions from the public that provide... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Combat future haze by working with Indonesia and ASEANSINGAPORE: After our severe episodes of haze in 2013 and 2015, we had a repriev
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
SINGAPORE: After our severe episodes of haze in 2013 and 2015, we had a reprieve last year because of La Nina. But we also owe the reprieve to the work of the Indonesian government including Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Fadilah, Nazir... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Malaysian, male and have an iPhone? You probably love dating appsare turning to their handsets for love, according to JustDating, who reported i
Asian Correspondent / Posted 12 days ago
are turning to their handsets for love, according to JustDating, who reported in a survey that young men in Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia are more comfortable with initiating relationships digitally. According to the survey, on average... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Thailand ranked 10th in Asian digital rankingsA digital talent shortage, fewer digital products and uncertain policies have p
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 13 days ago
A digital talent shortage, fewer digital products and uncertain policies have put Thailand near the bottom of the digital nation index, says a Singapore-based advisory firm. The findings are laid out in Digital Nation: Policy Levers for Investment... Read more
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Breitbart
H.R. McMaster’s Former Firm Funded by Sharia-Ruled Bahrain — Up to 25% of Total Incomeregime with a dismal human rights track record but also an important regional U
Breitbart / Posted 14 days ago
regime with a dismal human rights track record but also an important regional U.S. ally, reportedly amounted to one quarter of the think tank’s total income. A significant portion of this funding reportedly pays for the think tank’s annual... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
The power of Singapore's social entrepreneurs in a profit-driven worldSINGAPORE: Today marks Singapore’s 52th anniversary as an independent country.
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 days ago
SINGAPORE: Today marks Singapore’s 52th anniversary as an independent country. A mixture of foresight and bold decisions have contributed to a stable, prosperous and resilient society. Everywhere we look, we see signs of economic development and... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Asean stresses South China Sea restraintThe Asean 'global community' has grown massively to include 27 nations and othe
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 16 days ago
The Asean 'global community' has grown massively to include 27 nations and other civil society sectors. A good time was had by all at a sumptuous dinner Monday evening. (EPA photo) MANILA: The foreign ministers of 10-member Association of Southeast... Read more
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The Hindu
PM has realised that to govern India you need inclusiveness: Meghnad DesaiTrump, Modi, Brexit and the Prospect for Liberal Democracy. Your book is a bro
The Hindu / Posted 16 days ago
Trump, Modi, Brexit and the Prospect for Liberal Democracy. Your book is a broad sweep on the construction and denouement of the Liberal Order (LO). Do you see it recovering from the events from 2008 onwards? There is no doubt that recovery has... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Australia’s Chinatowns are dyingChinatown in Sydney is dying: Why the Chinese centres of cities are disappearin
Daily Telegraph / Posted 16 days ago
Chinatown in Sydney is dying: Why the Chinese centres of cities are disappearing | Daily Telegraph Chinatowns are dying: Why the Chinese centres of Australian cities are disappearing THE future of Sydney’s Chinatown hangs in the balance. And it’s... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Bautista revelation: Private or public issue?Many of those, including myself, who know Commission on Elections (Comelec) cha
Pilipino Star / Posted 16 days ago
Many of those, including myself, who know Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres “Andy” Bautista were shocked at the allegations of his wife Patricia (Tisha) that he has unexplained wealth estimated at over P1 billion, since he is known to... Read more
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DW
The ASEAN way - where is it leading? |discuss important issues is an accomplishment 50 years in the making. Founded
DW / Posted 16 days ago
discuss important issues is an accomplishment 50 years in the making. Founded on August 8, 1967 as an improbable alliance of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines, ASEAN expanded after the Cold War to include Brunei,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt Takes Steps to Adjust Copyright Law to the Digital AgeI, as well as other experts and civil society organisations, have submitted com
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
I, as well as other experts and civil society organisations, have submitted comments praising many of the bill's provisions. But we advocate for an important change - for the new law to adopt an "open" fair use right, instead of the "closed" version... Read more
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Business Wire
Mitsui & Co., Ltd. UK Regulatory Announcement: Notice Regarding Commencement of Joint Tender Offer for Shares of Soda Aromatic Co., Ltd. (Securities Code:4965)This announcement is for our U.S.$5,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme
Business Wire / Posted 16 days ago
This announcement is for our U.S.$5,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme. Notice Regarding Commencement of Joint Tender Offer for Shares of Soda Aromatic Co., Ltd. ( Securities Code:4965) Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo;... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Asean Literary Festival celebrates art, free speech and 50 years of regional cooperation“FOR 50 YEARS, Asean was no more than a slogan and a series of meetings of elit
Asian Correspondent / Posted 16 days ago
“FOR 50 YEARS, Asean was no more than a slogan and a series of meetings of elites. If we want to be a real community, we have to work at the grassroots level,” said Indonesian novelist Okky Madasari on Monday. Held over the same weekend as the... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Shock to the systemThe importance of cybersecurity to Thailand's economy is no secret. It's all ov
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 17 days ago
The importance of cybersecurity to Thailand's economy is no secret. It's all over the news. The mobile penetration rate in the capital is 110%, and the country already enjoys one of the highest usage rates in the region. The staggering pace of... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
India says ASEAN crucial to Asia-Pacific securityin the Indo-Pacific region, India on Sunday said that the 10-nation ASEAN bloc
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 17 days ago
in the Indo-Pacific region, India on Sunday said that the 10-nation ASEAN bloc plays a central role in the security of the Asia-Pacific region. “From the Indian perspective, ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) occupies a central... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Say goodbye to ChinatownTHE future of Sydney’s Chinatown hangs in the balance. And it’s not the only on
The Courier Mail / Posted 17 days ago
THE future of Sydney’s Chinatown hangs in the balance. And it’s not the only one. Chinatowns all over the world are disappearing. Our favourite place to go for Yum Cha is under threat due to major planned developments in the surrounding area, the... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Macpherson RC sorry for charging locals more than new citizens « Opinion « TR EMERITUSA Resident’s Committee (RC) in Macpherson has apologised for charging Singapore
The Temasek Review / Posted 17 days ago
A Resident’s Committee (RC) in Macpherson has apologised for charging Singaporean citizens three times more than new citizens for tickets to a community event on Thursday (Aug 3). In addition, the RC will be making a full refund to all... Read more
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Swissinfo
The business of secrecy has become even more lucrative, says whistleblowerCopyright All rights reserved. The content of the website by swissinfo.ch is c
Swissinfo / Posted 19 days ago
Copyright All rights reserved. The content of the website by swissinfo.ch is copyrighted. It is intended for private use only. Any other use of the website content beyond the use stipulated above, particularly the distribution, modification,... Read more
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Business Standard India
20 Indians, including politicians, movie stars have Swiss accounts: WhistleblowerIn the quiet village of Rorbas, just outside Zurich, Rudolf M. Elmer has been f
Business Standard India / Posted 19 days ago
In the quiet village of Rorbas, just outside Zurich, Rudolf M. Elmer has been fighting a 12-year-long legal battle against the centuries-old traditions of Swiss banking secrecy. Elmer, who ran the Caribbean operations of the Swiss bank, Julius Baer,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Firms need to cooperate to build industry-wide capabilities: Heng Swee Keatbut also industry-wide capabilities, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on We
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 days ago
but also industry-wide capabilities, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Wednesday (Aug 2). He was speaking at the Economic Society of Singapore's (ESS) annual dinner, where he was made an honorary fellow of the ESS. Pointing to rising... Read more
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New Kerala
RSA Conference 2017 Asia Pacific and Japan: Taking Cybersecurity Beyond Borders - newkerala news #258879Singapore, July 31: RSA Conference, the world's leading information security co
New Kerala / Posted 23 days ago
Singapore, July 31: RSA Conference, the world's leading information security conference and exhibition, concluded its fifth annual RSA Conference 2017 Asia Pacific and Japan (RSA Conference APJ) with a resounding success today. The premier... Read more
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Rappler
Who were ASEAN's 5 founding fathers?Foreign Minister Adam Malik, Thai Foreign Minister Thanat Khoman, Malaysian Dep
Rappler / Posted 23 days ago
Foreign Minister Adam Malik, Thai Foreign Minister Thanat Khoman, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak and Singaporean Foreign Minister S. Rajaratnam – line up for a photo. Photo from ASEAN website MANILA, Philippines – On August... Read more
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Business Wire
IIoT World Tour to Stop in Singapore on September 15, 2017, Hosted by The Industrial Internet Consortium and Plattform Industrie 4.0Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies will dramatically improve pro
Business Wire / Posted 24 days ago
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies will dramatically improve productivity and efficiencies throughout the entire manufacturing supply chain, with processes governing intelligent machines to improve production and even take corrective... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Changing the face of Bangkokprojects that keep popping up on the government's agenda. In the past three ye
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 24 days ago
projects that keep popping up on the government's agenda. In the past three years since the May 22 coup, a plethora of such large-scale projects have been announced. Some are already underway, many mired in controversy and doubt, while... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Malay-Muslim community taken 'significant steps to counter extremism'SINGAPORE: The Malay-Muslim community in Singapore has taken "significant steps
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 24 days ago
SINGAPORE: The Malay-Muslim community in Singapore has taken "significant steps to counter exclusivism, extremism and radical teachings", said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Sunday (Jul 30). Speaking at the 40th anniversary of The People's... Read more
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Sunday Observer
40 years in retrospect : Prime Minister crosses the RubiconPrime Minister and the futurist largely credited with forming a national govern
Sunday Observer / Posted 25 days ago
Prime Minister and the futurist largely credited with forming a national government with arch rival, SLFP - a first of its kind - has been in politics since the late ’60s. He got into active politics as a member of the Youth League of the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Don’t blame art, it’s people who politicise it: Writer Gwee Li Sui goes On The RecordSINGAPORE: It may now be a lesser-known fact, but writer Gwee Li Sui was a pion
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 25 days ago
SINGAPORE: It may now be a lesser-known fact, but writer Gwee Li Sui was a pioneer in the field, having the distinction of writing Singapore’s first full-length adventure graphic novel, Myth of the Stone, in 1993. He is a proponent of making... Read more
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Pilipino Star
PEZA chief, theater group among Magsaysay awardeesMANILA, Philippines - Former Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) director
Pilipino Star / Posted 27 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - Former Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) director general Lilia de Lima and the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) are among this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awardees, joining four others from Indonesia, Japan,... Read more
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The Economic Times
Indian digital economy has big potential: MastercardUniversity in the US and Mastercard. "The Break Out segment refers to countrie
The Economic Times / Posted 27 days ago
University in the US and Mastercard. "The Break Out segment refers to countries that have relatively lower absolute levels of digital advancement, yet remain poised for growth and are attractive to investors by virtue of their potential,"... Read more
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Rappler
PETA, PH's Lilia de Lima among 2017 Ramon Magsaysay AwardsScreenshot from the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation website MANILA, Philippin
Rappler / Posted 27 days ago
Screenshot from the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation website MANILA, Philippines – Former Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Lilia de Lima and the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) are among the awardees of... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Tomorrow's careers: what to study in 2018Where are the careers of tomorrow set to emerge for students soon to start uni?
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 28 days ago
Where are the careers of tomorrow set to emerge for students soon to start uni? The World Economic Forum predicts "a perfect storm of business model change in all industries" however landing full-time work after uni is already tough for many... Read more
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