Issues that will matter in 2019

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Start-ups leading charge towards final frontier

SINGAPORE (Dec 31): Singapore does not have a dedicated space agency, nor does it have a rocket launchpad.

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Autonomous vehicle technology quietly taking over driving

SINGAPORE (Dec 31): Early this year, the future of driverless cars appeared bright. There were several trials being carried out, in various countries, on both closed circuits and open roads.

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Electric car race is on, but infrastructure needs to keep up

SINGAPORE (Dec 31): From 2019, only hybrid or electric cars will be rolling off the production lines at Volvo.

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Blockchain moves out of crypto's shadow, develops in potential and utility

SINGAPORE (Dec 31): In May, the Monetary Authority of Singapore issued a warning against an unnamed company to stop the offering of digital tokens, or its initial coin offering, to investors here.

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Securing your data is only going to get more challenging

SINGAPORE (Dec 31): In December, news emerged that social media giant Facebook had been playing fast and loose with its users’ data.

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Sustainable investing to pick up pace, but greenwashing may be a problem amid lack of global standards

SINGAPORE (Dec 31): There is currently some US$24 trillion ($33 trillion) in sustainable investing — or investment strategies that take into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) stand

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Malaysia's remarkable redemption

SINGAPORE (Dec 31): The arc of great stories often traces a glorious rise, a dramatic fall from grace, followed by a bittersweet redemption.

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Inequality a rising challenge for Singapore's policymakers

SINGAPORE (Dec 31): Rayner Loi was taken aback when the mother of a boy he was mentoring teared up while thanking him for taking her son to dinner.

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