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  • Foreign policy in an age of technological disruption

    By: IPS Editor | Feb 01, 2019 | Hits: 747

    We are witnessing a fractured world order due to fractious domestic politics, caused by digital disruption. The signs are obvious – strategic tension between the superpowers, political polarisation, anxiety over the future of jobs and anger over sharpening inequality. There is a clear chain of causation. Technology drives human progress. Early masters of technology accumulate…..

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  • Budget 2018 responds to SME issues about expanding overseas, but will they work?

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 28, 2018 | Hits: 2015

    The Government’s observation in Budget 2018 of a “shift in global economic weight towards Asia” is timely. Singaporean companies have been shown to be able to perform well overseas. In 2016, a survey conducted by IE Singapore found that for small- and medium-sized enterprises that had ventured abroad, overseas revenue growth was significantly stronger than total revenue…..

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  • More Singaporeans going abroad, but are no less Singaporean for it

    By: admintest admintest | Sep 05, 2017 | Hits: 1763

    The number of Singaporeans who choose to work or live abroad has increased over the years. A total of 213,400 Singaporeans have chosen to do so as of last year, compared to 157,800 in 2004. Six in every 100 Singaporeans reside abroad. This figure is significantly higher than that of many other developed countries including…..

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  • Is Singapore’s Hub Status at Risk?

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 16, 2017 | Hits: 3269

    Hardly a day passes these days without some news item that breathlessly reports yet another threat to Singapore’s regional hub position. There is much concern about China’s mega projects under its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which some say will create rivals to Singapore. There is also talk about our neighbours’ ambitions to displace Singapore…..

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  • Time to Revive the Conversation on Dual Citizenship?

    By: admintest admintest | May 03, 2017 | Hits: 3928

    As Singaporeans continue to forge our national identity, discussing dual citizenship may help us to think deeper about what it means to be Singaporean. Of late, commentaries in the media and online have argued for dual citizenship to be allowed in Singapore — this would result in economic benefits, better integration of migrants, and maintain…..

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  • A Guide To A Confusing World

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 18, 2017 | Hits: 1876

    We live in a very confusing world. It is confusing because the United States, which has historically championed free trade and globalisation, has abandoned both in favour of protectionism. The 45th President of the US, Mr Donald Trump, declared in his inaugural address: “Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.” At the same time,…..

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  • Exceptional Government to Sustain a Nation Once Thought Improbable

    By: admintest admintest | Jan 23, 2017 | Hits: 6242

    The theme of this year’s conference — What If? — is designed to set us thinking of possibilities, or perhaps impossibilities: What might be, what might have been, what could be. But before we consider these possibilities, it might be instructive to locate what is – what has always been, what should not change, what…..

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  • Fostering a Disruptive Culture for a Disruptive Economy

    By: admintest admintest | Oct 10, 2016 | Hits: 1836

    At the 2016 National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that disruption is the defining challenge that the Singapore economy will have to deal with. He observed: “Old models are not working, new models are coming thick and fast, and we’re having to adjust and to keep up, because of technology and globalisation……

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