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The Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019 has ranked Singapore the 4th least corrupt country in the world out of 180 countries with a score of 85, a high score from the preceding TI-CPI 2018 which Singapore has successfully maintained. Singapore is again the only Asian country ranked in the top 10. The …

Temperature screening will be implemented at Woodlands and Tuas Checkpoints from 24 January 2020, 12 noon onwards. This is in response to the novel coronavirus pneumonia development in Wuhan and exported cases to other cities and countries, coupled with the anticipated increase in travel volume in the lead up to the Lunar New Year holiday …

DBS Bank has been named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the third year running. DBS’ inclusion in this year’s index recognises the bank’s commitment to workplace gender equality. This includes having a robust female leadership and talent pipeline, gender pay parity, and an inclusive culture. Apart from its policies, the bank has also …

Human beings have experienced an incredible period of development for more than a century. Global average life expectancy has increased from around 30 years in 1900 to more than 70 today. The global economy is around 80 times larger than it was in 1900. It has been a period for life-altering inventions and discoveries. There have …

As we enter the new decade, Asian countries have firmly established their lead on the Henley Passport Index, the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. For the third consecutive year, Japan has secured the top spot on the index — which …

Dr. Victoria Pueyo is an eye doctor for babies. They’re referred to as non-collaborative patients, which makes sense, because they can’t voice their thoughts or perceptions. Think of your last eye exam: Read the last row. What’s more clear, this… or that? What number do you see in the colored dots? Any parents reading this …

Since her mother died last year, 74-year-old Lim Yeo Hong has been living alone in a flat on the outskirts of Singapore, scavenging for cardboard scraps which she sells for a living. The only time she meets anyone is once a month when she collects food from a charity. “There’s nothing else I can do …

Imagine two different societies. In the first, people tend to be stressed, tense, irritable, distracted and self-absorbed. In the second, people tend to be at ease, untroubled, quick to laugh, expansive and self-assured. The difference between these two imagined scenarios is vast. You’re not only more likely to be happier in the second scenario – …

In 1930, a year into the Great Depression, John Maynard Keynes sat down to write about the economic possibilities of his grandchildren. Despite widespread gloom as the global economic order fell to its knees, the British economist remained upbeat, saying that the ‘prevailing world depression … blind[s] us to what is going on under the …

Often, you can tell where someone grew up by the way they speak. For example, if someone in the United States doesn’t pronounce the final “r” at the end of “car,” you might think they are from the Boston area, based on sometimes exaggerated stereotypes about American accents and dialects, such as “Pahk the cahr …