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Singapore 17 Jul 2014 | 2:17 PM

Singapore warns maid agencies against 'undignified' ads

SINGAPORE (AFP) : Singapore has warned maid employment agencies in the city-state against "undignified" advertising following complaints by rights groups that domestic workers are being marketed as commodities.

AseanPlus News 17 Jul 2014 | 11:42 AM

We need an education: China's migrant children

BEIJING (AFP) - Fidgeting with his placard, six-year-old Fang Mingxing made an unlikely protester. But he was on the front line of a demonstration in China's capital, shouting: "I want to go to school."

World 17 Jul 2014 | 12:35 AM

'Living death' under blockade, Gazans see no point in ceasefire

GAZA (Reuters) - Asked if a quick ceasefire with Israel might at least be welcome for saving lives, Abu Hashem simply scoffed.

Business 16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 AM

US retail sales, manufacturing data point at firming economy

WASHINGTON: A gauge of US consumer spending rose solidly in June, in the latest indication that the economy ended the second quarter on a stronger footing.

Auto 16 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Keep momentum going on Approved Permits review for automotive sector

THE journey to stop issuing Approved Permits (APs) for the automotive sector will have to reach its final destination one day.

Nation 16 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Rising costs threaten SMEs

PUTRAJAYA: The rising cost of operations, such as for petrol and the electricity tariff hike as well as the implementation of minimum wages for foreign workers, is threatening the survival of small- and medium-sized companies.

Business 15 Jul 2014 | 9:07 AM

Young people bear brunt of Britain's economic woes

LONDON: Young people in Britain saw their incomes fall almost twice as much as older people in the five years after the financial crisis, according to a report published by a leading think tank on Tuesday.

Lifestyle 15 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

How one man found fortune in oil palm seedling

Tan Kim Tun turns his passion for working the land into a successful oil palm seedling business.

AseanPlus News 15 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Citizens given first crack at job openings on website

SINGAPORE has launched a jobs website favouring citizens and permanent residents in response to mounting complaints that foreigners are stealing professional jobs from locals.

Economy 14 Jul 2014 | 6:15 PM

How Italy became a submerging economy

IVREA: Economic decline takes many shapes. In the northern Italian town of Ivrea, it looks like the abandoned, overgrown tennis courts where the employees of electronics giant Olivetti SpA once played.