Author: Ng E-Jay

My Seed Is Pure

Eldon Schmidt For eight years I have been the leading supplier of hybrid seed corn in Winneshiek County, and the reason is clear: My seed is pure! I have come to assume my dominant position in this farm community due to the high quality and timely delivery of my seed. Come to Schmidt Feed & […]

China flips Trump the bird

Outside a shopping mall in Taiyuan, north China’s Shanxi province, a giant sculpture of a chicken that looks like US president-elect Donald Trump has been erected. With its tiny wings parroting Mr Trump’s distinctive hand gestures, replicas of the bird are also available on the Chinese shopping site Taobao, priced at around 12,000 yuan (S$2,504) […]

A new Chinese approach to Southeast Asia

With the Philippines aligning itself more closely toward China and the election of President-elect Trump and the ensuing uncertainty about a continued U.S. “pivot to Asia,” China seems to have started laying out a new approach in dealing with its Asian neighbors. Recently, it has embarked on a charm offensive aimed at Malaysia, which led […]

Singapore is heading for a recession

Singapore is heading for a recession, or two straight quarters of economic contraction, after the economy shrank 2 per cent in the July-September quarter. Overall this year, the government reckons growth will be no faster than 1.5 per cent. To make matters worse, high costs are beginning to bite. The elite joke about packing up […]

Asian countries make top spots in latest PISA survey for teaching of science, reading and mathematics

Asian countries dominated the top places in the latest PISA survey of 15-year-olds in 72 countries and economies. Singapore came top of the table for its teaching of science, reading and mathematics. “Singapore is a standout performer,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria at the global launch of the report in London. “In Singapore, one in […]

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