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Channel NewsAsia
Culture of always needing to win thwarting mature debate: Singapore Kindness Movement’s William WanSINGAPORE: William Wan is known for his work as General Secretary of the Singap
Culture of always needing to win thwarting mature debate: Singapore Kindness Movement’s William Wan
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 hours ago
SINGAPORE: William Wan is known for his work as General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement, and his observations and criticisms of how “kind” Singaporeans really are, and what more they can do, have rarely gone unnoticed. As a practising... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Policy experts press for ASEAN coalition in upholding int’l lawfor ASEAN coalition in upholding int’l law The Philippines should take the lea
Policy experts press for ASEAN coalition in upholding int’l law
Manila Bulletin / Posted 16 hours ago
for ASEAN coalition in upholding int’l law The Philippines should take the lead in forming a coalition among Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries to jointly enforce the Final Award recently issued by the Permanent Court... Read more
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Daily News
PARLIAMENTThough many looked forward to its collapse: Govt. will run its full term of fi
PARLIAMENT
Daily News / Posted yesterday
Though many looked forward to its collapse: Govt. will run its full term of five years-PM This government would run its full term of five years although some are looking forward to its collapse, assured Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
US move to seize assets piles pressure on Malaysian PM Najib Razakseize assets piles pressure on Malaysian PM Najib Razak The fund was created i
US move to seize assets piles pressure on Malaysian PM Najib Razak
Belfast Telegraph / Posted yesterday
seize assets piles pressure on Malaysian PM Najib Razak The fund was created in 2009 by Najib Razak shortly after he took office to promote economic development projects Pressure is mounting on Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak after US... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
US move to seize assets piles pressure on Malaysian PMA construction worker talks on the phone in front of a 1MDB billboard at the Tu
US move to seize assets piles pressure on Malaysian PM
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 2 days ago
A construction worker talks on the phone in front of a 1MDB billboard at the Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur on Feb 3, 2016. (Reuters file photo) KUALA LUMPUR - Pressure mounted on Thursday on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak,... Read more
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TribLIVE
US move to seize assets piles pressure on Malaysian prime ministeron Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, with lawmakers demanding he go on leav
US move to seize assets piles pressure on Malaysian prime minister
TribLIVE / Posted 2 days ago
on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, with lawmakers demanding he go on leave and be held accountable after U.S. officials initiated action to seize more than $1 billion they say was stolen from a state investment fund by people close to... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
US move to seize assets piles pressure on Malaysian PMon Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, with lawmakers demanding he go on leav
US move to seize assets piles pressure on Malaysian PM
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 2 days ago
on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, with lawmakers demanding he go on leave and be held accountable after U.S. officials initiated action to seize more than $1 billion they say was stolen from a state investment fund by people close to... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
US move to seize assets piles pressure on Malaysian PMon Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, with lawmakers demanding he go on leav
US move to seize assets piles pressure on Malaysian PM
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 2 days ago
on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, with lawmakers demanding he go on leave and be held accountable after U.S. officials initiated action to seize more than $1 billion they say was stolen from a state investment fund by people close to... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
US move to seize assets piles pressure on Malaysian PMon Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, with lawmakers demanding he go on leav
US move to seize assets piles pressure on Malaysian PM
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, with lawmakers demanding he go on leave and be held accountable after U.S. officials initiated action to seize more than $1 billion they say was stolen from a state investment fund by people close to... Read more
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Slate
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan’s New Novel Exposes the Glittering Compromises of the “Sarong Party Girl”“The Concubine Culture Is Alive and Well”Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan’s new novel exposes
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan’s New Novel Exposes the Glittering Compromises of the “Sarong Party Girl”
Slate / Posted 2 days ago
“The Concubine Culture Is Alive and Well”Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan’s new novel exposes the glittering compromises of the “sarong party girl.” In 2009, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan found herself hanging out in Singapore with a group of newly divorced high school... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Self-care: achieving accessibility safely. An interview with Zephanie Jordanand what are its key benefits? Self-care can be broadly defined to include mea
Self-care: achieving accessibility safely. An interview with Zephanie Jordan
News-Medical-Net / Posted 2 days ago
and what are its key benefits? Self-care can be broadly defined to include measures taken by an individual in the pursuit of obtaining or maintaining good health. It ranges from healthy eating and exercise to good hygiene practices to appropriate... Read more
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dna
The Right liberal impulseTories — believe in free markets. The BJP’s ideological parent, the RSS, does n
The Right liberal impulse
dna / Posted 3 days ago
Tories — believe in free markets. The BJP’s ideological parent, the RSS, does not. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an economic liberaliser by instinct. He hews to the right of the ideologues in the RSS on economic reforms. Some in the RSS in... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Creating jobs in areas where workers are displaced a global challenge: TharmanSINGAPORE: Creating jobs in areas where workers are displaced is a challenge al
Creating jobs in areas where workers are displaced a global challenge: Tharman
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
SINGAPORE: Creating jobs in areas where workers are displaced is a challenge all over the world, and going by international experience, this challenge has not been dealt with very well, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Tuesday... Read more
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Miami New Times
Inside Tim Canova's Bernie-Fueled Bid to Upset U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzIt's May 13, just after 6:30 p.m., and a grimy Fort Lauderdale Denny's reeks of
Inside Tim Canova's Bernie-Fueled Bid to Upset U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Miami New Times / Posted 3 days ago
It's May 13, just after 6:30 p.m., and a grimy Fort Lauderdale Denny's reeks of cooking grease and industrial disinfectant when Tim Canova busts through the door. He's trailed by a small team of handlers. An audience of about 20 ACLU members awaits... Read more
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Minda News
CRUCIBLE: Sizing up Du30’s GritQUEZON CITY (MindaNews/19 July) – The ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitrat
CRUCIBLE: Sizing up Du30’s Grit
Minda News / Posted 3 days ago
QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/19 July) – The ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, Netherlands on 12 July 2016 on the Philippines’ case against China is perceived to be a “milestone” for the Philippines. Yet, it brought to a new... Read more
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Daily News
PM spells out potential of CEPA, ETCA and FTA: Trade pacts to take economies to new highPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday predicted that by next year, the
PM spells out potential of CEPA, ETCA and FTA: Trade pacts to take economies to new high
Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday predicted that by next year, the Singapore-India (CEPA), Indo - Lanka (ETCA) and the Sri Lanka - Singapore FTA will permit the Southern Sub region of South Asia and Singapore to enter into a tripartite... Read more
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Daily News
Singapore-India-SL in tripartite trade and investment agreement soon: PMPrime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe predicted that the free-trade agreements be
Singapore-India-SL in tripartite trade and investment agreement soon: PM
Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe predicted that the free-trade agreements between Singapore-India (CEPA), India-Lanka (ETCA) and Sri Lanka-Singapore would permit a tripartite arrangement for trade and investments by 2017. Such an arrangement... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Korean businesses tune in to Asean opportunitiesKim Young-sun (second from left), secretary-general of the Asean-Korea Centre,
Korean businesses tune in to Asean opportunities
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 4 days ago
Kim Young-sun (second from left), secretary-general of the Asean-Korea Centre, and BoI secretary-general Hirunya Suchinai (third from left) toast their cooperation at a recent dinner. (Photo courtesy of Asean-Korea Centre) Amid growing awareness... Read more
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Pilipino Star
The Duterte administration's biggest hurdleThe first few weeks of the Duterte presidency has created a lot of hype especia
The Duterte administration's biggest hurdle
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
The first few weeks of the Duterte presidency has created a lot of hype especially from “concerned parties” who are directly or indirectly affected by his no-nonsense drive against criminality. Never in one’s wild imagination would it occur that a... Read more
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Daily News
PM in Singapore on official visitPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe accompanied by Professor Maithri Wickremesi
PM in Singapore on official visit
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe accompanied by Professor Maithri Wickremesinghe arrived at the Changi International Airport in Singapore yesterday afternoon on an official visit at the invitation of the Singapore government. Prime Minister... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Manufacturing Technology World to feature latest in industrial machinery and automationcoming years due to steady growth in GDP and manufacturing output in recent yea
Manufacturing Technology World to feature latest in industrial machinery and automation
Manila Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
coming years due to steady growth in GDP and manufacturing output in recent years. In fact, according to the latest report of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the renewed confidence of foreign investors shifted their mother... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Lanka on track for regional hub status� Nisha Biswalsenior envoy Nisha Biswal, in her visit last week, hailed Sri Lanka�s progress
Lanka on track for regional hub status� Nisha Biswal
Sunday Observer / Posted 6 days ago
senior envoy Nisha Biswal, in her visit last week, hailed Sri Lanka�s progress towards regional hub status similar to Singapore and Dubai and acknowledged advantages of closer links with India�s fast-growing economy. In meetings with... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Defence Secy earns plaudits for health initiativeThe Government's response to the Supreme Court's suspension of the VAT and NBT
Defence Secy earns plaudits for health initiative
Sunday Observer / Posted 6 days ago
The Government's response to the Supreme Court's suspension of the VAT and NBT may seem a bit of a fumble, but, given the complexity of pushing through tax changes in a finely-balanced coalition government, the process is necessarily a tortuous... Read more
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Pilipino Star
BCDA taps experts for Clark Green City dev’tMANILA, Philippines - State-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (B
BCDA taps experts for Clark Green City dev’t
Pilipino Star / Posted 6 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - State-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has bolstered its pool of experts for the Clark Green City development. This was after 100 government executives recently completed a Singapore-sponsored green city... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Local Companies Should Change Business ModelsThe competitiveness of business in Zimbabwe has been the greatest headache. The
Local Companies Should Change Business Models
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
The competitiveness of business in Zimbabwe has been the greatest headache. The local market has been faced with foreign products, goods and services which are cheaper than locals to force shrinking of local industries. Questions continue to be... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Amid demands, governments must address impulse to turn inwardsmust address the impulse to turn inwards – even as demands to put up barriers t
Amid demands, governments must address impulse to turn inwards
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
must address the impulse to turn inwards – even as demands to put up barriers to immigration, free trade, and exchange of information by those who feel marginalised have intensified, said Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the 11th... Read more
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Rappler
P2.6 billion spent on CSR programs in 2015 - LCFCOMMITTED. Members of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) receive their p
P2.6 billion spent on CSR programs in 2015 - LCF
Rappler / Posted 8 days ago
COMMITTED. Members of the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) receive their plaque of recognition for their many years of membership in the league. Photo by Dulfo P. Dulfo/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – With a staunch promise to prioritize poverty... Read more
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Japan Today
Can Japan pierce its rice-paper ceiling? ‹ Japan Todayprogressive perspectives in educating her daughters, but after all, they were s
Can Japan pierce its rice-paper ceiling? ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 8 days ago
progressive perspectives in educating her daughters, but after all, they were still expected to get married and take care of their families. So when I got my law degree from Columbia Law School, she wrote me a rare and very moving letter saying... Read more
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The China Post
ASEAN members offer investors opportunities TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Officials from ASEAN members attended the first Taiwan-ASEA
ASEAN members offer investors opportunities
The China Post / Posted 9 days ago
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Officials from ASEAN members attended the first Taiwan-ASEAN Strategic Investment Partnership Forum on Wednesday to discuss opportunities that Taiwanese investors may have and offer some... Read more
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The Manila Times
What happens after The Hague court rules?Hague court rules?July 12, 2016 11:07 pm For the past several weeks, the gover
What happens after The Hague court rules?
The Manila Times / Posted 10 days ago
Hague court rules?July 12, 2016 11:07 pm For the past several weeks, the government had been expecting the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague to rule in its favor on its dispute with China in the South China Sea. Official sources looked... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Tanzanian Film Wins U.S AwardPangani: Noisy celebrations erupted on the streets of Pangani on June 3, when,
Tanzanian Film Wins U.S Award
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Pangani: Noisy celebrations erupted on the streets of Pangani on June 3, when, for the first time in the history of the country's film industry, the film 'Aisha,' which depicts sexual violence, won the top honour in the Best Narrative Feature Award... Read more
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PhysOrg
Report identifies ways to boost children's quality of life through outdoor learningOutdoor learning can have a significant and positive impact on children's quali
Report identifies ways to boost children's quality of life through outdoor learning
PhysOrg / Posted 12 days ago
Outdoor learning can have a significant and positive impact on children's quality of life but needs to be introduced more formally into global school curricula in order for its potential benefits to be fully realised, a new report suggests. Student... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Technological advances can mitigate effects of urbanisation: DPM TharmanSINGAPORE: Cities around the world have one common challenge: To ensure that th
Technological advances can mitigate effects of urbanisation: DPM Tharman
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
SINGAPORE: Cities around the world have one common challenge: To ensure that they are liveable, inclusive and sustainable places, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on Monday (Jul 11). As more people move into urban areas, cities will... Read more
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The Financial Express
A boon for the UK and Commonwealth; here’s howPost-Brexit, the Commonwealth becomes an important forum allowing Britain the s
A boon for the UK and Commonwealth; here’s how
The Financial Express / Posted 12 days ago
Post-Brexit, the Commonwealth becomes an important forum allowing Britain the scope of reformulating its international strategic and commercial relations. (Reuters) Despondency over the implications of Brexit on the UK, EU, regional and global... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Tharman the Joker/ Disconnect/ Not Uniquely S’porean « Opinion « TR EMERITUSSingapore must respond quickly and take advantage of technologies so as to crea
Tharman the Joker/ Disconnect/ Not Uniquely S’porean « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 13 days ago
Singapore must respond quickly and take advantage of technologies so as to create better jobs for Singaporeans, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Monday (May 30)*. Looks like he’s trying to tell jokes again. So long as there is a... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
Wed: National defiance against MugabeHARARE: It’s been nearly 16 years since the sting of teargas has pervaded the s
Wed: National defiance against Mugabe
New Zimbabwe / Posted 13 days ago
HARARE: It’s been nearly 16 years since the sting of teargas has pervaded the streets of Harare. It was almost nostalgic. Then, a march by a large, peaceful crowd of pro-democracy supporters demanding an end to President Robert Mugabe’s rule was... Read more
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The Star
Malaysians lacking Asean bondKUALA LUMPUR: There is not enough talk about the Asean Declaration of Human Rig
Malaysians lacking Asean bond
The Star / Posted 13 days ago
KUALA LUMPUR: There is not enough talk about the Asean Declaration of Human Rights in the region, said Malaysia’s representative to the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). “Malaysians don’t see Asean as something close to our... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Sri Lanka News | ObserveOnline.lkPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will participate in the third South Asian D
Sri Lanka News | ObserveOnline.lk
Sunday Observer / Posted 13 days ago
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will participate in the third South Asian Diaspora Convention-2016 (SADC) in Singapore organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies to be held at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore from July18... Read more
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The Temasek Review
SMART NATION – a cultural challenge « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUSI remembered when I entered the financial world in the 1990s more than 50% of u
SMART NATION – a cultural challenge « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 13 days ago
I remembered when I entered the financial world in the 1990s more than 50% of us in the Treasury were from engineering background. Such was that period when the FIRE (Finance, Insurance & Real Estate) economy really got going, and coupled with the... Read more
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Press Release Network
Mobile Video Ads Outperform All Other Formats, Delivering 11x Higher eCPMsreleased its Q1 2016 Global Trends in Mobile Advertising report. To identify th
Mobile Video Ads Outperform All Other Formats, Delivering 11x Higher eCPMs
Press Release Network / Posted 14 days ago
released its Q1 2016 Global Trends in Mobile Advertising report. To identify the trends, Smaato analyzed data from billions of mobile ad impressions served on its exchange during the first quarter of 2016. The report shows strong growth for mobile... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Don't blame the Govt; take ownership of choices: Ground-Up Initiative's Tay Lai HockSINGAPORE: To some, Tay Lai Hock is a “hippie” who’s misleading the youth; to o
Don't blame the Govt; take ownership of choices: Ground-Up Initiative's Tay Lai Hock
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
SINGAPORE: To some, Tay Lai Hock is a “hippie” who’s misleading the youth; to others, he is just one Singaporean who is promoting the philosophy of living in harmony with nature. Tay is founder of the Ground-Up Initiative (GUI), a non-profit group... Read more
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Asia Sentinel
Islamic State and Southeast AsiaOn June 28, Malaysia joined the ranks of countries under attack by the Islamic
Islamic State and Southeast Asia
Asia Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
On June 28, Malaysia joined the ranks of countries under attack by the Islamic State when male suspects tossed mini-hand grenades onto the patio of the upscale Movida Bar and Lounge in a mall in the Kuala Lumpur suburb of Puchong, wounding eight... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
A Reflection On Bayelsa StateBayelsa State is a quintessence of how crisis of social values is at the root o
A Reflection On Bayelsa State
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Bayelsa State is a quintessence of how crisis of social values is at the root of the economic underperformance of societies and nations. Speaking on television networks in the first week of this month, Governor Serieka Dickson ascribed his inability... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
City Master Plan Draft Introduced to StakeholdersRugonzibwa in Mwanza AN ambitious draft on Mwanza 2035 Master Plan was submitt
City Master Plan Draft Introduced to Stakeholders
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Rugonzibwa in Mwanza AN ambitious draft on Mwanza 2035 Master Plan was submitted to the stakeholders last week as part of crucial stages the strategy should pass through before final endorsement by the government. It is anticipated that Mwanza... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Human Development: how advanced is Thailand?Economic development is one thing, human social development is another. The new
Human Development: how advanced is Thailand?
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 14 days ago
Economic development is one thing, human social development is another. The new popular concept of "gross national happiness", is perhaps too vague and subjective to be meaningful for international comparison. The United Nations Development Progam... Read more
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Business Wire
Dassault Systèmes to Demonstrate Sustainable Urban Solutions at the World Cities SummitIndustrial change is taking place at many levels with the emergence of smart pr
Dassault Systèmes to Demonstrate Sustainable Urban Solutions at the World Cities Summit
Business Wire / Posted 14 days ago
Industrial change is taking place at many levels with the emergence of smart products, 3D printing and automation. These major trends will impact the world economy and society, and converge in cities of the future that will boast and connect... Read more
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The Financial Express
Reforms in India: Govt bats for FDI in select legal servicesdiscussions among various government departments — including law, commerce, ind
Reforms in India: Govt bats for FDI in select legal services
The Financial Express / Posted 15 days ago
discussions among various government departments — including law, commerce, industry and finance — and the Bar Council of India (BCI) for comprehensive stakeholder consultations. At the core of the efforts is the government’s intention to make... Read more
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Swissinfo
Idea floated for alliance of non-EU financial centresCopyright All rights reserved. The content of the website by swissinfo.ch is c
Idea floated for alliance of non-EU financial centres
Swissinfo / Posted 15 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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AllAfrica.com
Zimbabwe in Economic Distress As Government Remains CluelessThe country once described as a "jewel for Africa" or the "bread basket of Afri
Zimbabwe in Economic Distress As Government Remains Clueless
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
The country once described as a "jewel for Africa" or the "bread basket of Africa" is slowly turning itself into economic mess characterised by mushrooming flea markets, tuck-shops, speed markets, rowdy bus and taxi (commuter-omnibus) ranks (not to... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Scheme to enhance WorldSkills experience for students to be set upSINGAPORE: A WorldSkills National Expert Scheme will be set up to enhance the W
Scheme to enhance WorldSkills experience for students to be set up
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
SINGAPORE: A WorldSkills National Expert Scheme will be set up to enhance the WorldSkills experience for students, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean announced on Thursday (Jul 7). Speaking at the launch of the WorldSkills Singapore National... Read more
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