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A fund to prepare workers for jobs of the future will get a $200 million boost, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced at the May Day Rally. NTUC will use the funds to tie up with universities to help PMETs and mid-career workers learn new skills, he said, noting that in Singapore, workers, bosses and Government are working together to stay ahead.
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Asia rode out a rocky start to 2016 as concerns over slowing growth in China and lacklustre demand from developed economies weighed on growth in the first quarter. Experts say the outlook remains overcast, with more sluggish growth ahead.
The Joko Widodo administration's endorsement of a symposium in Jakarta recently, where survivors of a bloody anti-communist purge in Indonesia in the mid-1960s recounted their stories in public, has been hailed as a first step towards official recognition of the tragedy. But many still remain sceptical over how far the government will go in addressing the atrocity.
When Taiwan's new President Tsai Ing-wen assumes office, her Cabinet will include some faces seen in previous administrations, including new Premier Lin Chuan. Her Cabinet will be overwhelmingly male - with just two women - and older than expected.
President Barack Obama is partly responsible for the confused foreign-policy debate in the current US presidential campaign, writes Jonathan Eyal, who argues that the President also leaves behind a diminished US in a diminished global security environment.
A third of last year's university intake was made up of polytechnic graduates - the highest proportion ever, the Ministry of Education has revealed. Educators say more and more diploma holders are aspiring to obtain university degrees.
Singapore's migrant workers were celebrated at the weekend with a series of events organised by individuals and non-governmental groups. Dinners, art exhibitions and poetry recitals were held at dormitories and construction sites to thank them for their contributions in building the country.
Investment property sales activity may be generally quiet but a small corner of the market is still seeing healthy interest. Values of shophouses in the Central Business District have jumped over the past two years, buoyed by their scarcity and demand from funds and foreigners.
Nico Rosberg claimed his seventh straight Grand Prix win with victory in the Russian Grand Prix yesterday, extending his lead in this season's world championship. His Mercedes teammate, Lewis Hamilton, who started 10th on the grid, finished in second place, with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen taking third.
Less than two months after he was asked to make way for the Malaysian Prime Minister 's son while spinning at Zouk, DJ Fila returned to Singapore to perform, but at another club - Millian at St James Power Station. The Egyptian had vowed never to play at Zouk, saying that he felt "disrespected" by the incident there.
Malaysian comedian Ronny Chieng has made it big in show business. The 30-year-old, who was active in the stand-up comedy scene in Australia, is now a correspondent at top-rated American news satire programme The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. It is the biggest gig yet for the Johor Baru native, who lived in Singapore for 10 years.