The Big Story: Singapore narrowly avoids technical recession, and vaping culture goes underground

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 journalist Hairianto Diman, the episode airs live from ST's digital studio.

On Tuesday's (Oct 15) episode, news editor Zakir Hussain will talk about Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's speech at the NTUC National Delegates' Conference.

PM Lee had reassured workers that the Government will work together with the labour movement to ensure the well-being and future of workers.

Next, business correspondent Seow Bei Yi will talk about Singapore narrowly avoiding a technical recession and the Monetary Authority of Singapore's decision to ease the Singdollar's rate of appreciation.

Lastly, journalist Cheryl Teh will share more about her experience uncovering the vaping culture that still exists in Singapore, despite a ban.

Topics covered in previous episodes include the High Court's judgment that found Workers' Party MPs liable for damages suffered by the town council and what it means to the party moving forward, the new Thomson Nature Park and the novel roadway animal detection system to help animals cross the roads safely, and why Singapore topped a list of 105 global cities that are most ready for disruption brought about by artificial intelligence.