Gross Domestic Product has become the yardstick by which we measure a country’s success. But, says Michael Green, GDP isn’t the best way to measure a good society. His alternative? The Social Progress Index, which measures things like basic human needs and opportunity.
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CPF example of a 55 year old Singaporean According to this post on CPF by the government. “Mrs Ang will turn 55 in 2016 and has $40,000 in CPF savings. How will the new CPF enhancements help her prepare for retirement? The bottom line is - can Mrs Ang survive on $300 a month from age 65 and beyond, after accounting for inflation in the future? The issues remain unaddressed?
MyRepublic, the broadband provider, has announced that it will be releasing 1,000 free SIM cards to give to consumers. The SIM cards will come with unlimited 4G mobile data for a trial period starting from August. The SIM Cards will give users UNLIMITED 4G mobile data for use on services such as WhatsApp, Viber and browsing the internet.
Malaysian police have arrested 12 people linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and seized explosives, foiling a plan to attack several locations in and around the capital city just one day before the country hosts the Asean summit. The male suspects, aged 17 to 41, were arrested on Saturday and Sunday from Ulu Langat and Cheras, suburbs near Kuala Lumpur, police chief Khalid Abu Baker said in a statement on Sunday.
RESPONSIBILITY for the increase in the number of retrenchments last year has been placed on ongoing economic restructuring in Singapore ("More workers laid off amid economic restructuring"; yesterday). Since economic restructuring refers to the phenomenon of urban areas shifting from a manufacturing to a service-sector economic base, which directly affects employment, why is the likelihood of redundancy among professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) higher than among blue-collar construction, production and related workers?
PAP MP for Tampines GRC, Baey Yam Keng posted a picture to his facebook page recently raising concerns about a 'rude' gesture seen in a public Adidas advertisement at Kallang Wave. He explained that there was a cartoon of a hand pointing the middle finger in the ad and he asked his facebook and instagram followers if they felt it was inappropriate and offensive.
Indonesia on Sunday signalled it was determined to push ahead with the execution of eight foreign drug convicts, despite a growing wave of global condemnation led by United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon. Authorities on Saturday gave formal notice to the eight -- from Australia, Brazil, Nigeria and the Philippines -- that they would be executed by firing squad imminently, along with an Indonesian prisoner.