Business And Finance Information, Stories & Movies

Indeed, business—the self-discipline that finance falls beneath—stays the third most popular college major in the U.S., according to a 2018 report from the National Center for Education Statistics. Studying finance can prepare you not only for careers within the monetary services sector, but also for duties in your on a regular basis life. Related but different, a business degree equips a professional with a broad set of analytical and administration-associated … Read More

How the region is responding to S’pore’s idea of air travel bubbles, SE Asia News & Top Stories

Singapore is looking to form air travel bubbles with countries and territories that have managed the Covid-19 pandemic well. While most of them have some form of arrangement for business and official travel, especially within their own borders, many are reluctant to open up for mass travel as nations battle a resurgence of the coronavirus. Straits Times correspondents Elizabeth Law, Katherine Wei, Jonathan Pearlman, Chang May Choon, Claire Huang, Tan

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Organizations And Celebrities Around The World Unite For Eyesight, And Read You Bedtime Stories

How we collect information about the world around us is most often tied to sight. Unlike other creatures, humans are heavily dependent on vision as our dominant sense. In fact, it’s estimated that 80% of learning done in childhood classrooms is visual – leaving those with poor vision at a disadvantage to peers. 


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Hundreds Of Inspiring Travel Photos And Stories

Eye-opening fun for travel, history, nature, hiking and photography lovers: The newly published America’s National Historic Trails: Walking the Trails of History (Rizzoli New York) by Karen Berger entices aplenty. This engaging 320-page hardcover spotlights 19 history-making USA trails that stretch across a mind-boggling web of more than 37,000 miles through 42 states — from colonial settlements to westward pioneer quests, American

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South Korea is top country Singaporeans want to have Air Travel Bubble with: Poll, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – South Korea tops a poll of countries that Singaporeans would like the Republic to have an Air Travel Bubble with.

It was the clear favourite with 40.7 per cent in an online poll conducted by The Straits Times on Facebook on Wednesday (Oct 7), followed by Japan with 17.7 per cent, and Thailand with 16.9 per cent.

Malaysia, New Zealand and China rounded out the list with 11.6

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With borders closed and still wary about domestic travel, Malaysians reroute holiday budgets to shopping, SE Asia News & Top Stories

KUALA LUMPUR – Ms Melati Hashim allocates about RM20,000 (S$6,550) a year for overseas holidays, but the travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic have seen her splurge with that budget in other ways.

The 31-year-old insurance agent said she now purchases things she would have never considered before, as a consolation for not being able to travel.

“I use the money to buy things I normally find ‘wasteful’. The

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Travelling to UK? Here’s what you need to know, Singapore News & Top Stories

British Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Thursday that Singapore and Thailand have been removed from the list of countries from which travellers must quarantine when entering England. The same applies for travellers entering Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The quarantines are in place to curb the spread of Covid-19. Here are some things you need to know about travelling to England.

I am arriving in England soon. When will

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As coronavirus deaths pass 1 million, health-care workers around the world share stories from the front lines

  • Health-care workers describe the harrowing experience of fighting Covid-19 on the front lines. 
  • Many have lost patients; some have seen their peers get sick because of insufficient personal protective equipment. 
  • But there have been moments of levity, too, even during the darkest days. 

Frontline healthcare workers around the world recount stories of battling Covid-19: ‘I never felt like a hero’



The Covid-19 pandemic that swept

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Hundreds of stories of sexual assault at colleges around the world shared on anonymous Instagram accounts

London — As students return to college classes around the world, hundreds are sharing stories of alleged campus sexual assaults on Instagram. Anonymous accounts have been set up at more than two dozen academic institutions in the United States, England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, and they’re being flooded with student allegations of rape, harassment, stalking, and other forms of sexual abuse by fellow students.

“Our goal is to expose the

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Singapore to explore reinstating essential travel to Sichuan, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – The Republic will explore ways to facilitate essential business and official travel to Sichuan province in south-western China, Second Minister for Trade and Industry and Manpower Tan See Leng said on Tuesday (Sept 29).

Dr Tan said at the 21st Singapore-Sichuan Trade and Investment Committee Meeting, where he was a co-chair, that there is strong interest in resuming travel between Singapore and Sichuan.

“We hope to revive passenger

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Coronavirus: Singapore, Brunei launch green lane for essential travel, applications open from Sept 1, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Essential travel between Brunei and Singapore has been made possible following agreements by both countries to establish Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) facilities at both ends.

Applications open on Tuesday (Sept 1), with travellers required to observe some restrictions including controlled itineraries, a negative Covid-19 test prior to the trip and a swab test on arrival at their destination.

In a joint statement, Brunei’s Foreign Affairs Ministry and Singapore’s

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Coronavirus: Singapore, Brunei set up green lane for essential travel, Singapore News & Top Stories

Essential travel between Brunei and Singapore has been made possible following agreements by both countries to establish reciprocal green lane facilities at both ends.

Singapore currently has similar arrangements in place with China and Malaysia, and is discussing adding other countries, including Japan, to the list.

Such tie-ups are a critical part of the Republic’s strategy to slowly revive air travel so that more economic activities can resume.

Applications for

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Covid-19 cases on India flights lead to some travel curbs, South Asia News & Top Stories

The arrival of coronavirus-infected passengers on flights from India remains a concern for other countries at a time when the Indian government is attempting to augment international air passenger traffic through bilateral travel bubbles.

This week, Saudi Arabia, a key destination for Indian migrant workers, suspended air travel from India amid concerns of potential imported cases.

This development comes after two airlines – Air India and Air India Express –

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Singapore and Thailand agree to speed up talks on essential business travel through reciprocal green lane, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Singapore and Thailand have agreed to speed up discussions on setting up a reciprocal green lane for essential business travel between them, said Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (Aug 26).

The two Asean nations also had productive talks on strengthening the resilience of supply chains and connectivity networks during the meeting done via video-conferencing, added the ministry in its statement.

Held on Wednesday, the discussion during

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