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Mar 19, 2019

The Philippines is the only nation from the region to make the Global Gender Gap Index's top 10.

Despite a shrinking gender gap in many parts of the world, a lot of work still needs to be done to fully eradicate inequalities between the sexes.

Asian economies that recognize the contribution gender...

Mar 18, 2019

Vietnam has become a new preferred location for luxury property buyers, whether domestic or foreign, due to the country’s impressive economic growth and easier legislation to own real estate. Premium condominiums in numerous new developments in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, as well as in the beach towns in between...

Mar 12, 2019

My first introduction to the world of protocol was in the 1990s, and back in those days (I can’t believe I’m saying this), everything seemed to be a bit more formal and more glamorous. Formal occasions like “black tie” were far more the norm than the “cocktail” or “business” attire that we see nowadays.

Mar 07, 2019

Pollution data suggests Taiwan’s air quality should be getting better. But a CommonWealth Magazine investigation has found that the data may be tainted, with companies using various tactics to hide high air pollution emissions readings.

A gray smog engulfs western Taiwan, setting off red alarms at air...

Feb 26, 2019

The safety of your business is just as important as its growth. For this reason, as an entrepreneur or business owner, it’s your duty to keep yourself safe. You may be wondering how this is achievable, and the answer is to be meticulous and pay attention to the things that could negatively affect your business. It...

Jan 24, 2019

What if we did something with carbon emissions, instead of continuing to try and contain them on a massive scale?

The world is off track on climate action, with global warming heading towards 3°C this century, according to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We used to...

Jan 19, 2019

Major electronics makers are desperately seeking new production bases as the U.S.-China trade war shows no signs of abating. For many, Vietnam is the top choice, with a powerful electronics cluster taking shape in the northern part of the country. We went there to find how what’s happening.

Jan 14, 2019

Nuremberg, January 7, 2019 - The global market for technical consumer goods (TCG) exceeded the one-trillion mark for the first time in 2018 with sales of €1.01 trillion*. This is a four percent increase on the previous year. The product segments of telecommunications (+7 percent), small domestic appliances (+7...

Jan 02, 2019

By taking firm control of the company’s workflow, a business owner could create a more efficient team and generate a larger annual profit margin.

What’s more, they could potentially improve colleague communication and reduce workplace stress, which can boost employee morale and decrease turnover.

If...

Dec 29, 2018

Older adults make the same financial decisions for themselves and others, while young adults take more risks when making financial decisions for others

A recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that when it comes to making financial decisions under risk, older...

Dec 27, 2018

Coal mines and inner-city tunnels could be transformed into farms to help feed the planet’s growing population.

Academics are exploring the use of abandoned mines and other subterranean facilities in the UK and China as alternatives to traditional agricultural land.

“There are millions of redundant...

Nov 29, 2018

As a Lifestyle and Etiquette Consultant, I meet people of all natures from all over the globe.

Whether in Business, Diplomacy, any Social Settings or Youth, life has taught me one thing: Building relationships with people will lead you to success, in private and in business. You will connect with people more...

Nov 04, 2018

It's how people choose to use new technologies that will decide how the production jobs of the future evolve.

Torbjørn Netland and Lino Guzzella are scholars from ETH Zurich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich).

Nov 01, 2018

Have you ever thought about the role that technology has played on the marketing industry? A long time ago, the common way of reaching an audience was through print media, whereas now, online sources often dominate anything else. In fact, do you still know many people who read the physical newspaper every single...

Oct 09, 2018

My Mentorship Experience

I have been often asked to share my mentorship experiences with Educational Institutions around the world. Especially during the past two years, I have had the good fortune to mentor several NUS (National University of Singapore) students (in Faculties such as Architect/Design, Law,...

Sep 20, 2018

Cremation diamonds are a unique tribute compared to storing ashes in an urn

The most difficult part about grieving the loss of a loved one is being able to find the perfect sendoff that celebrates their life on earth and their legacy altogether without the bereaved feeling like they are attaching a price to...

Sep 09, 2018

"It's been estimated that 57% of all jobs are at risk of being automated within the next 5 years" Here are 7 key disruptions that most likely will change the way people work in the future.

Technological and social forces are transforming how work gets done, who does it, and even what work looks like. And...

Sep 09, 2018

As Bangkok prepares to host climate change talks, the Global Warming and Climate Change Conference from October 4-5, experts once again remind that unchecked urbanisation and eroding shorelines will leave the city itself and its residents in a critical situation in the not so distant future.

The sprawling...

Sep 02, 2018

Sixty-four returning NUS and incoming scholars from Asia attended a two-day Service Learning Workshop at the Fort Canning Lodge from 11 to 12 August organised by NUS Global Relations. The workshop was part of the Temasek Foundation International Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking (TF Int’l LEaRN)...

Aug 17, 2018

Jakarta, the host of the 2018 Asian Games (Jarkata Palembang 2018), is now in Asia's spotlight. The large city has been growing, developing...also sinking. The rising sea level caused by climate change is threatening the city's future.

On the north west coast of the island of Java lies the Indonesian capital...

Aug 12, 2018

A latest commentary by Qatar National Bank (QNB) on Asian economies stated that Vietnam has become one of Asia’s, as well as the world’s fastest growing economies and can been seen as Asia’s latest “tiger” nation in the tradition of Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea in the 1970s and 1980s and the so-...

Aug 06, 2018

Companies in Taiwan and the world are phasing out the use of plastic straws in the name of protecting the environment and marine life. How much impact could banning plastic straws really make? What is the best replacement for plastic straws?

The once ubiquitous and popular item has become a symbol of our...