September 23, 2016 5:00 AMLily Kong
September 23, 2016 5:00 AMEvery half-dozen years or so, India and Pakistan ties come to a boil over the canker that is Kashmir, the issue that's caused most wars between the sub-continental siblings, and may do so again.
September 23, 2016 5:00 AMThe weaker ring of the cash register during the nation's annual shopping festival is a matter of concern. Three consecutive years of decline in retail sales during the Great Singapore Sale (GSS) suggest there's more to it than just a cyclical downturn linked to the current global economic slowdown. It has been a centrepiece of the retail scene since it was launched by the Singapore Tourism Board in 1994 to market the city as a shop-till-you-drop destination. Over the years, the GSS has survived the Asian economic crisis of the concluding years of the last century and the global contagion in the first decade of this one. Is its resilience flagging now?