The Age of Big Data
Article - Cheryl Chung
Data-driven activities and smart systems could power a quantum leap in productivity and innovation.
Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities
Article - Tan Yong Soon
Singapore should continue to invest in sustainable development to ensure dynamic growth and a liveable environment for the future, argues the Permanent Secretary for the Environment and Water Resources.
The Global Talent War: Why Singapore Needs to Get Serious About Branding Itself
Article - Ng Siew Kiang
Singapore has what it takes to be a global talent magnet: now it needs to make its case clearly, argues Ng Siew Kiang from Contact Singapore.
Wage Inequality, Intergenerational Mobility and Education in Singapore
Article - Ho Kong Weng
Wage equality and intergenerational educational mobility may be in long-term decline in Singapore.
Ageing Repositioned: Singapore in the New Global Demography
Article - Sarah Harper
Singapore will soon be one of the demographically oldest countries in East Asia, as measured by the proportion of the population aged 65 and over. The median age of Singapore residents has increased over the past quarter-century, from 24.4 years in 1980 to over 35 today. This has been fuelled by a fall in Singapore’s Total Fertility Rate, which now stands at 1.24 per resident female, one of the lowest in the world.
The Growth of Asian Cities
Article - Bindu N. Lohani
As the main economic engines of growth, Asian cities are increasingly challenged to ensure sustainability while reaping the benefits of urbanisation.
Growth with Equity: The Challenge of Income Distribution
Article - Kenneth Chan
"…the issue is not how much inequality there is, but how much opportunity there is for the individual to get out of the bottom classes and into the top."– Milton Friedman
Workfare: The Fourth Pillar of Social Security in Singapore
Article - Jacqueline Poh
Singapore’s latest labour policy is more than a wage supplement scheme—it is a bold new addition to the social safety net in today’s volatile economic environment.
Five Reasons Korea is the Future
Article - Lee Chor Pharn
South Korea is ahead of the curve in technology, design, and the market. Could it also be a leading architect of Asia’s future development path?
China's Clean Energy Thrust
Article - Andy Eng, Augustine Chong
Why China wants to become a clean energy powerhouse — and what it means for the global economy.