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Pressure mounts to bury carbon emissions, but who will pay?

LONDON (Reuters) - When countries gather on Sunday to hammer out how they will enact pledges to cut carbon emissions, a Norwegian-led oil consortium will offer a solution: pump some of your excess carbon dioxide to us and we could store it for you.

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Behind crazy rich Singapore’s mask, a growing class divide

There is another side to the Lion City’s fabled wealth: a widening gap between rich and poor that is forcing its citizens to question whether their home is really the land of opportunity they once thought.


German industry see FDP revival boosting digital transition

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German industry leaders want a shift towards digital services to be a priority as the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) appear set to enter coalition talks with Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Greens.


Factbox - What business thinks about Britain's referendum on EU membership

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to renegotiate Britain's ties with Europe and then give voters a referendum on European Union membership by the end of 2017.


Support for elderly needed

A visit to a senior residency in the United States shows that active ageing is possible with some community initiatives.


Silent ‘epidemic’ of ageing

CHALLENGES of the ageing population are no longer issues faced by developed countries. Developing countries are fast catching up and Malaysia is not spared.


Insight - Japan's polarising PM Abe learns the long game

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shinzo Abe is one of Japan’s most polarizing prime ministers in decades. He may also have a good shot at becoming that rarity in Japanese politics – a long-serving leader.


Next Indonesian leader walks into economic storm

JAKARTA: The winner of this week's Indonesian presidential election faces serious challenges to keep Southeast Asia's top economy on track, from cutting fuel subsidies and fighting corruption to revamping creaking infrastructure and boosting spending on the poor.


India's old leaders get hip to the young and the restless ahead of elections

JAIPUR, India (Reuters) - Scalded by spontaneous anti-rape and corruption protests near the seat of government in New Delhi, India's ageing leaders are scrambling to win over an angry and influential young urban population ahead of elections due to be held by early next year.


Book your way up the social ladder

Education is the key to determining one's career options as well as social mobility, but are there enough policies to make