Tag: Economy Watch

Australia’s unemployment rate rises despite record new jobs

By HR ASIA Australia's unemployment rate rose slightly, to 6.3 per cent, in November, despite the creation of more than 40,000 jobs during the month. The...

WSQ framework undergoing revamp

By HR ASIA SINGAPORE: The Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) framework is undergoing a revamp to give Singaporeans more opportunities to deepen...

Academic dismisses Forbes commentary, but says….

A stinging commentary in Forbes about Singapore's march towards an Iceland-like economic meltdown is making the rounds online. Here, academic Donald Low digs into...

The smell of money

When it comes to smelling, chasing and pocketing money, Singapore has a way of punching above its weight. Ideology and principles take a back...

Singapore's innovation trap

By Thusitha de Silva When Morgan Stanley’s head of emerging market equities, Ruchir Sharma, recently excluded Singapore from his list of breakout emerging countries in...
PSA

Watch the ships for signs of the economy

By Thusitha de Silva With another economic malaise hovering over the horizon, what are we in for? Repeat of earlier crises or just a correction? Contrary...

MAS Tightens Unsecured Loans: How It Will Affect You?

Do you enjoy being in piles of debt? Does your definition of “a good time” involve rolling around in unpaid bills, like some kind...

African economy on the rise

By Gabriel Yap Africa has posted economic growth of 5% per annum over the past five years. A figure forecast by the IMF to increase...
Singapore News

The numbers and the realities

By The Independent Good news on GDP. But MTI confirms that importing more foreign workers in 2003-2008 led firms to substitute workers for machines, dampening...

Chasing the economy's tail

By Charles Tan There's something special about anniversaries.  They mark an event of significance, such as a birth, death or union; but they are not simply...
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