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More Singaporeans found themselves jobless in the second quarter of this year, with the citizen unemployment rate going up from 2.6 to 2.9 per cent. The overall number of workers has increased, but the additions were largely in the construction sector.
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Public pressure continued mounting in Malaysia for the government to respond to former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin's allegations in a leaked video. He was filmed saying that Prime Minister Najib Razak had admitted to US$700 million (S$960 million) being deposited into the Premier's account.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo's government may be wooing investors, but a new report says its protectionist policies are damaging the economy. This comes days after Mr Joko said the best time to invest in Indonesia is now.
A former accountant convicted of his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings was hanged yesterday on his 53rd birthday. Yakub Memon was the only one of 11 found guilty to have his death sentence upheld on appeal, while the others are serving life sentences.
The shake-up in Kuala Lumpur has elements of melodrama, and uncertainty weighs on Malaysia's economy. Whether or not Prime Minister Najib Razak rides out the current storm, his government has been dealt a bruising blow, writes Associate Editor Ravi Velloor.
Participants will be able to walk in the footsteps of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and explore Queenstown, Singapore's first satellite town, in a heritage tour this National Day weekend. Stops on the tour include historical landmarks.
The Royal Bank of Scotland is said to be cutting several hundred jobs in Singapore as the bank scales back its presence here. It is said to be relinquishing its office space at One George Street, and looking for sub-tenants at One Raffles Quay.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that the uncertainty over the future of goalkeeper David de Gea is far from ideal for the club, after the 0-2 defeat by Paris Saint-Germain in Chicago on Wednesday. The manager blamed de Gea for PSG's opening goal.
The 100 Bands Festival is back for the second year. Inspired by SG50, this year's edition, which will take place over three weekends starting today, is titled 100+50 Bands Festival. The free event is held at Bedok Reservoir. Acts include local indie favourites such as singer- songwriter Charlie Lim (above).
The Venice Film Festival revealed a star-studded line-up for its 72nd annual edition on Wednesday, with top Hollywood names taking centre stage. The Danish Girl, starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, is one of 21 films in competition at the festival, which runs from Sept 2 to 12. There is already a buzz about Redmayne's performance as one of the first known people to undergo a sex change operation.