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The vaccinated class

Amid uneven rates of vaccination, some see business and dating opportunities in the gapJonah Engel Bromwich Nurse Caitlin Crowley pinning on a badge stating she has been vaccinated with the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at a…

A compass for greater global cooperation

New directions are needed if countries are to avoid exacerbating pandemic-induced frictions and inequities.Borge Brende A man receiving Covid-19 vaccination at a temporary vaccination centre in Birmingham, central England,…

Europe and the politics of vaccination

The EU joint vaccination acquisitions scheme has not prevented a scramble by individual member states to acquire their own separate stocks. Nor has it prevented politics from interfering with the supply of vaccines. Jonathan…

Building cities with heart and soul

This is the last in a four-part series, The Edges Of South-east Asia – a joint project of Deloitte, Singapore’s Economic Development Board and the US-Asean Business Council – which focuses each week on a specific “edge” or customer segment,…

Go ‘glocal’ to grow in Asean

There will be another 50 million middle-class consumers in South-east Asia by 2022, but how can businesses capitalise on this enormous opportunity? This is the third in a four-part series, The Edges Of South-east Asia – a joint project of…

A cautionary tale of two tycoons

Jack Ma and Mikhail Khodorkovsky were both cut down to size for challenging the state. Question is what more China's leadership will do to assert its authority.Clara Ferreira Marques Mr Jack Ma and Mr Mikhail…

The great job challenge

Entrepreneur or employee – which one holds the key to South-east Asia’s growth at a time of rapid change? This is the second article of a four-part series, The Edges Of South-east Asia, that shines a light on the bright spots of creativity…

How Covid-19 will change travel in 2021

Tariro Mzezewa, Ceylan Yeginsu, Elaine Glusac and Sarah Firshein The initial distribution of Covid-19 vaccines may not equal a swift return to mass travel, the writers say. And until the vaccines are widely distributed,…

What will we take from this year?

Living through a pandemic has prompted many to pledge radical shifts in behaviour. Will these endure? Henry Mance Sports fans have already started to return to stadiums. PublishedDec 25, 2020, 5:00 am SGT…