Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Aug 24

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Wednesday, Aug 24.


S'pore inflation unlikely to reach double digits seen elsewhere: Experts

Significant jump in costs of services needed for consumer price index to hit such a level.

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Fears of more food supply disruptions and price hikes as heatwaves hit grain producers

Large swathes of China and Europe are suffering heatwaves while the US is also seeing its share of dry weather and wildfires.

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Najib in jail: One rival down for Malaysia's PM Ismail, but election's not in the bag yet

A path to more control over Umno could open up for PM Ismail.

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Multiple lawyers, tears and pleas - the drama of former Malaysia PM Najib's week in court

The former premier's lawyers failed in their last ditch attempts to delay the hearing. 

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Lower Covid-19 numbers 'yet another encouraging sign': Ong Ye Kung

Mr Ong said Tuesday is when Singapore usually records a post-weekend spike in Covid-19 cases, but that was not the case this time.

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Local audio company TC Acoustic tops ranking of S'pore's best customer service providers

It trumped more than 1,600 companies including major brands like Hyatt and Apple.

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My child just entered university. What can she do to stand out in her future job hunt?

Employers today look beyond good academic qualifications and grades when hiring.

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Threat of data blackout looms

Google’s chief privacy officer Keith Enright highlights the benefits of borderless data flow in an interview with tech editor Irene Tham.

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Tuas shipyard accident: Search for worker who fell into sea called off

The 38-year-old Bangladeshi worker fell into the sea on Monday when part of a concrete pier at Keppel Shipyard collapsed.

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Protect yourself from the next crypto crash

Due diligence and risk management are key to navigating the volatile sea of digital assets. 

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