Sunday, November 18, 2012

How to cool the HDB resale market

Friday, November 16, 2012

US town duped by sad tale of cancer boy

GYPSUM (Colorado) - For a brief, poignant stretch of autumn, people in this mountain town found inspiration in a dying boy named Alex Jordan.

UN stung by failure to protect Sri Lanka war victims

UNITED NATIONS - A United Nations (UN) report just released said inadequate efforts by the world body to protect civilians during the bloody final months of Sri Lanka's civil war marked a "grave failure" that led to suffering for hundreds of thousands of people.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Japan's nationalist turn

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Avoid feast and famine in housing

The other Raffles

It is not uncommon to hear Indonesians say that their country would likely have been far better off today had it been colonised by the British rather than the Dutch, but few are aware that, for five years in the early 1800s, the British were in charge of Java and left a legacy that continues to rankle.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Sunset in the land of the rising sun?

JESPER Koll, an economist who has lived in Japan for 26 years, says it is not easy for him to keep faith in a country that is shrinking, ageing, stuck in protracted economic gloom and losing fast ground to China as the region's dominant power.

It's nice, says George Yeo of his new job

HONG KONG - As Singapore's foreign minister, Mr George Yeo was a tireless advocate of engagement with a recalcitrant Myanmar junta within the Asean fold, chivvying it along the path of reform.