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Inequality

When affluent cities face a crisis of social mobility and grievances over inequality

SINGAPORE (Nov 4): Three of the world’s more affluent cities have erupted in protests and unrest this year.

Global Economy

Singaporeans growing wealthier, says Credit Suisse report

SINGAPORE (Oct 22): Singapore’s total household wealth grew by 4% to US$1.4 trillion ($1.9 trillion) in the 12 months up to mid-2019, a new report has revealed.

Global Economy

Why we need more economists

SINGAPORE (Oct 14): In a recent commentary in The New York Times, Binyamin Appelbaum placed the blame for increasing inequality in the US squarely at the feet of economists.

Inequality

Thomas Piketty back with 1,200-page guide to abolishing billionaires

SINGAPORE (Sept 16): Thomas Piketty’s last blockbuster helped put inequality at the centre of economic debates.

Sustainability

Banks are finally starting to account for climate change risk

SINGAPORE (Sept 16): Behind the scenes at some of the world’s biggest banks, small teams of employees are busy trying to calculate what might prove to be one of the most important numbers any finan

54th National Day

Achieving happiness, prosperity and progress in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Aug 26): The adage that change is the only constant is now truer than ever.

54th National Day

Achieving happiness, prosperity and progress in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Aug 26): The adage that change is the only constant is now truer than ever.

Inequality

Singapore's poorest households spending more than they earn: SingStat data

SINGAPORE (July 31): Singapore’s overall average monthly household income has risen 2.4% since half a decade ago in 2012/13, but the bottom 20% of households in the city state might be feeling even

Commentary

The economy cannot function without giving and goodwill

SINGAPORE (May 20): As a French citizen, I was deeply affected by the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and was happy and surprised that many people contributed generously to its reconstructio

Highlight

Cohesion key for societies to thrive, says DPM Heng Swee Keat

SINGAPORE (June 21): Building unity from a diverse society is more important than ever given the current era of “unprecedented levels of global trade, technological advancement and human migration,

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