Monthly Archives: June 2013

Thousands protest in Brazil

A stunning photo spread of protests in Brazil in recent days. Thousands have taken to the streets around the country as discontent over inflation and the economy mount, fuelling dissatisfaction with President Dilma Rousseff. The president, whose approval rating slipped eight … Continue reading

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US$250,000 for a ticket to space, anyone?

Ticket prices for Virgin Galactic’s suborbital SpaceShipTwo are slated to jump 25 percent in the next week or so, from US$200,000 to US$250,000, company officials say. The price bump comes in the wake of SpaceShipTwo’s first rocket-powered test flight, a … Continue reading

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A new perspective on Singapore’s ageing population

I found this article very refreshing and thought-provoking in the way it challenged prevailing norms in our perceptions of Singapore’s ageing population. Many seniors in Singapore, more so in the heartlands of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) than in … Continue reading

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Why Turkey is Thriving

An incisive and eye-opening commentary by the man once described by The New York Times as “probably the most important economist in the world”. By Jeffrey Sachs May 27, 2013 NEW YORK – A recent visit to Turkey reminded me of … Continue reading

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