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48 min ago | The Straits Times

Non-graduates and their place in the talent narrative

Well, here's one more to add to the fast-changing story line: You don't need a university degree to succeed.

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5 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Better payouts needed for reverse mortgage scheme for private housing, say analysts

A 2006 scheme from NTUC Income only attracted about 20 home owners, and analysts say better payouts are needed if such a scheme is to attract more owners of private property.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Southeast Asia, World News, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Lee Hsien Loong

9 hrs ago | Suria

Jurong rock caverns shows determination...

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the Jurong Rock Caverns shows Singapore's determination at developing a petrochemical industry.

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Related Topix: Lee Hsien Loong, Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Ask the PM: Catch the 'live' forum on Sep 4

Mr Lee is expected to address wide-ranging questions from the public, including topics such as jobs, retirement savings, education and public housing.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Lee Hsien Loong

Channelnewsasia.com

PM Lee talks CPF and retirement adequacy in first radio Q&A

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong taking call-in questions from members of the public on Capital 95.8FM SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the Government is prepared to study the issue of private housing and how to monetise it for retirees - similar to the existing Lease Buyback Scheme for seniors to unlock the value of their HDB flats.

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Related Topix: Lee Hsien Loong, Personal Finance, Retirement, Southeast Asia, World News

Channelnewsasia.com

Crown Prince of Brunei in Singapore for five-day visit

His visit is at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean, and reaffirms the excellent relations and longstanding friendship between Singapore and Brunei.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Indonesian President Yudhoyono to be conferred Order of Temasek

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the award is being conferred on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for his positive contributions to the relationship between Singapore and Indonesia during his ten years in office.

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Related Topix: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Telegraph

Postcards from Goaltore

"Land is not a problem. Goaltore je jayga ta rekhechhi, ek hajar acre, chaile akhoni diye dite pari " Goaltore, a West Midnapore panchayat around 185km from Calcutta, was one of the places that chief minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned in Singapore as potential industrial sites.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Lee Hsien Loong

Channelnewsasia.com

Crown Prince of Brunei to make five-day Singapore visit

The Crown Prince of Brunei Al-Muhtadee Billah will make a five-day visit to Singapore from September 1 to 5 as part of the Singapore-Brunei Young Leaders' Programme .

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Lee Hsien Loong

Channelnewsasia.com

Govt mulls flexibility to number of years for Lease Buyback Scheme

The government is looking at introducing greater flexibility to the Lease Buyback Scheme, and this could include extending or shortening the number of years of flat leases participants can retain.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Straits Times

It's never the last chance to get a degree, says PM. Believe him?

That's a question on some people's minds, following the onslaught of news articles and videos and chatter about the Prime Minister's National Day Rally speech.

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The Star Online

Singaporean PM responds to blogger's affidavit

Singapore: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's defamation suit against blogger Roy Ngerng has entered a new round, with Lee responding to Ngerng's bid to get the High Court to turn down his application for damages without the case going for a full trial.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Southeast Asia, World News, Lee Hsien Loong

The Straits Times

PM Lee, Khaw urge new citizens to integrate and Singaporeans to help newcomers settle in

PM Lee Hsien Loong gives his opening address during the Ang Mo Kio GRC and Sengkang West SMS Citizenship Ceremony held on Aug 30, 2014.

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The Straits Times

PM Lee presents 160 Pioneer Generation cards to elderly constituents in Teck Ghee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong mingle with residents, who is also the MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC, presenting pioneer generation packages to 200 pioneers.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

China State Councillor Yang Jiechi visits Singapore

Mr Yang met Singapore's Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Emeritus Senior Minister and Foreign Minister on Friday .

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Lee Hsien Loong

Channelnewsasia.com

PM Lee responds to blogger's affidavit

The Prime Minister said that parts of Roy Ngerng's affidavit are "inadmissible, irrelevant" and "designed to advance political agenda".

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Suria

USA-based XCOR Space Expeditions and...

Do you have US$100,000 to spare? Then you could be the first Singaporean to travel into space.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Watches

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Straits Times

Time to relook Singapore's private pension plans

To provide more state support for lower- and middle-income groups, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced an annual bonus for the poorest old folk and extended the Lease Buyback scheme to owners of four-room Housing Board flats.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Southeast Asia, World News, Lee Hsien Loong, Retirement, Opinion

Malaysian National News Agency

PM Lee Returns Favour To Najib For Being Great Host

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong treated his Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with great hospitality in return for the latter's treatment when they met in Putrajaya last April.

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The Straits Times

Pulling together to pick up sticks

A humble fishball stick made political history in Singapore when it helped prompt the setting up of the new Municipal Services Office .

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