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Facebook accused of allowing bias against women in job ads

FACEBOOK has been criticised in recent years over revelations that its technology allowed landlords to discriminate on the basis of race, and employers to discriminate on the basis of age.

7 in 10 retrenched workers in Singapore helped by taskforce found jobs within 6 months

SEVEN in 10 retrenched workers who were helped by a dedicated taskforce last year were able to find jobs within six months.

Singapore, France call for proposals on joint innovation projects

ENTERPRISE Singapore and its French counterpart, Bpifrance, are calling for proposals on joint innovation projects in technological and application areas such as advanced manufacturing, clean...

Machines to handle half of work tasks by 2025: WEF study

MACHINES and automated software will be handling fully half of all workplace tasks within seven years, a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) forecasts. But the group said that...

More Singaporeans find jobs, but long-term unemployment rate rises: MOM

MORE Singaporeans found jobs in the first half of this year than in the first six months of 2017, with local employment growth 1.5 times higher.

Singapore retail sales fall 2.6% in July as car sales slump

RETAIL sales in Singapore fell in July, weighed down by motor vehicles, according to the latest figures from the Department of Statistics on Wednesday.

Enterprise Singapore's investment arm seeks co-investors in agrifood startups

ENTERPRISE Singapore (ESG) investment arm Seeds Capital is seeking co-investment partners for agrifood startups, under a call for partnership which was launched on Tuesday and closes on Oct 5, 2018.

Parliament: Singapore introduces omnibus bill to update insolvency, debt restructuring laws

ONE of the main objectives of the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Bill is to consolidate the personal and corporate insolvency and restructuring laws, which are in two separate statues:...

Singapore can't avoid next crisis, but it can strengthen its resilience: Heng

A GLANCE outside the window of his Shenton Way office at the height of the 2008 global financial crisis was all it took for Heng Swee Keat, then managing director of the Monetary Authority of...

Singapore slips one spot to No 28 in global index for retirement security

SINGAPORE dropped one notch to 28th place among 43 countries in the latest annual edition of a retirement security index.

Economists stick to forecast of 3.2% GDP growth for 2018, but more are wary of external risk factors

CONFIDENCE in the manufacturing sector as a growth driver has risen, with Singapore's overall economic prospects on track for previous forecasts, according to the latest survey of private-sector...