Singapore retains top spot in Asia on retirement income index

A global league table assessing retirement income systems has again put Singapore at top spot in Asia and seventh overall. The ranking comes amid concerns that the coronavirus pandemic will hit future pensions, with reduced contributions, lower investment returns and higher government debt. The Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index report examined 39 retirement income systems covering almost two-thirds of […]

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Asian stocks set for modest gains as tech woes check stimulus hopes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian stocks were set for modest gains on Wednesday after renewed U.S. stimulus hopes helped Wall Street higher, although wobbles in the tech sector could keep a lid on investor sentiment.FILE PHOTO: Photographers take photos near a large screen showing stock prices at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) after market opens in Tokyo, Japan October 2, […]

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Vogue Hong Kong Expands Into Men’s Coverage With Vogue Man

LONDON — Vogue Hong Kong, a licensing deal between Condé Nast and Rubicon Media Ltd., on Tuesday revealed the launch of Vogue Man, a biannual title to be released together with the April and September issues of Vogue Hong Kong. Vogue Man Hong Kong will be the sixth Vogue men’s title following Vogue Hommes in France, L’Uomo Vogue in Italy, […]

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Analysis: For Biden, ambitious economic plans may wait on battle with coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic party’s sprawling presidential primary last spring offered a wide-open debate on economic policy ranging from the merits of wealth taxes and other ways to ease U.S. economic inequality to aggressive proposals for reducing reliance on fossil fuels.FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden delivers remarks during a voter mobilization event, at Miramar Regional Park […]

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Fed's Powell: More important for U.S. to get digital currency right than be first

(Reuters) – In any development of a cross-border digital currency, it is more important for the United States “to get it right than be first,” U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said on Monday.FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing examining the quarterly CARES Act report to […]

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New Tings Magazine, Studio Aims to Be Arbiter of Digital Integration

Tings is joining a small crop of niche magazines to launch in the last few years, but its founders have some of their own ideas on how to make it a lasting endeavor.  First, Tings, which is revealing its first issue today, isn’t simply a magazine. Justin Campbell, creative director of the endeavor and a photographer, and partner Michael Flutie, […]

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Airlines face dismal winter as pickup fails to take off

PARIS • Airlines face a long, hard winter after a much hoped for rebound from the coronavirus crisis failed to materialise, prompting savage cost-cutting programmes and fresh calls for government support. “We are in a race against time. The key thing is to have the cash… we need to move quickly, very quickly,” said Mr Stephane Albernhe, managing partner at […]

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Japanese gaming specialist rolls out regional online gaming blockchain platform from Singapore

SINGAPORE – Japanese gaming specialist Digital Entertainment Asset (DEA) has set up operations in Singapore to roll out regional online gaming which will run on its proprietary blockchain platform. Founded by technopreneur Naohito Yoshida, DEA will use its PlayMining blockchain platform to offer regional gamers access to games, digital art collections and the ability to interact with Japanese manga characters. […]

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