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The National Wages Council (NWC) has recommended a pay hike of $50 to $65 this year for workers earning up to $1,100 a month. The council, which is recommending a range of increments for the first time instead of a minimum sum, said this is to give employers more flexibility amid tough economic times.
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Malaysia's Finance Ministry yesterday announced a new board of directors for the scandal-hit 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), after the previous board was dissolved following a parliamentary inquiry into the state investment fund.
Iraqi forces faced tough resistance from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group yesterday as they attempted to enter the centre of the city of Fallujah, where there were mounting fears over the safety of thousands of trapped civilians. There have been reports of hundreds of families being used as human shields and other civilians being forced to fight alongside the terrorists.
The French government made moves to calm growing unrest against labour law reform by raising pay for teachers and pledging to speed up reorganisation talks for the national railways. In Belgium, public sector staff joined striking railway and prison workers.
Singapore needs to make the transition from being an ingenious whizz-kid to becoming a mature city with a distinct personality, writes Sanjeev Sanyal.
Its cultural mix may prove to be its single biggest strength.
Internet service providers are eyeing StarHub's customer base of cable modem users as its network leasing agreement with Singtel comes to a close at the end of next year. It is understood that a decision has yet to be made on the lease.
A study has found that students at Integrated Programme (IP) schools are more confident of attaining at least a university degree, compared with peers from other schools. Done by the Singapore Children's Society last year, the study aimed to find out if children from different types of schools had different aspirations.
Singapore must create a mindset and culture that embrace innovation in businesses and their staff in order to prepare for the economy of the future, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran told a forum yesterday.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has not had a summer off since 2013 and now leads Argentina into the Copa America seeking its first major trophy in 23 years. Also, he and his father are due to testify at his tax fraud trial tomorrow.
Actress Emilia Clarke, who plays the fearsome Mother of Dragons in Game Of Thrones, says she is much closer to her character in the new movie, Me Before You - a girl who likes to have fun, giggle and enjoy life. Me Before You opens in Singapore tomorrow.