The Big Story: China to cut tariffs on imported goods, bonuses for private-sector employees and how brands determine prices

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SINGAPORE - Catch up with the hottest topics on The Straits Times' weekday talk show.

The Big Story, broadcast every weekday at 5.30pm on Facebook and YouTube, has reporters and senior editors discussing the top stories of the day, in the heart of the newsroom.

Helmed by multimedia correspondent Hairianto Diman, the episode airs live from ST's digital studio.

In Monday's (Dec 23) episode, China correspondent Danson Cheong discusses China's move to cut tariffs on imported goods, including pork and tech items, starting Jan 1, and how this affects Singapore.

Next, assistant business editor Joanna Seow talks about how private-sector companies are still planning to hand out bonuses of one to two months despite slower economic growth.

Lastly, senior correspondent Toh Yong Chuan talks about why companies price their products differently across the different outlets, and how consumers can save money by knowing how these companies determine their price points.

In #WhatsTrending, multimedia journalist Dylan Ang will look at the stories trending online.

In Monday's segment, he will talk about the potential data breach belonging to 2,400 MINDEF and SAF personnel, possible link between ramen and stroke risk, and tips for healthy feasting during the festive season.

Topics covered in previous episodes of The Big Story include the Muslim leaders' summit in Malaysia; US President Donald Trump's impeachment; the findings of a new survey that looks at the public's attitudes towards migrant workers in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand; and simulator training for all learner motorists from Dec 16.

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