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Compensation tops public sector employees’ priorities

61% of respondents cited compensation as their reason for staying.
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Compensation tops public sector employees’ priorities

61% of respondents cited compensation as their reason for staying.
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How much consumers can save with micromobility

Mobility spending will drop if consumers replace private cars with bicycles.
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Car trip changes could slash European cities emissions by 500 tonnes

This is under assumptions that travellers switch to bicycles for 22.5% of their trips.
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Urban farming rises as key to Indonesia's enhanced food security

Urban farming rises as key to Indonesia's enhanced food security

US Congress hearing on TikTok signals call for data privacy regulation

The US Congress is currently deliberating actions against TikTok.

How the public sector can prepare for the Gen Z workforce

Gen Zs are expected to account for about 30% of the workforce by 2030.

China's infrastructure spending to decline amidst debt risk control

The planned capex across 12 regions will drop by 23% in 2024.

High-profile corruption grapples Southeast Asian businesses

International cooperation is a crucial element in combating corruption in Southeast Asia.

Jakarta needs to scale up urban farming amidst growing urban population: report

The urban population is expected to increase to 62.8% in 2030, GlobalData estimated.

Thailand reaffirms witness and whistleblower protection amidst corruption crackdown

The government encouraged both locals and foreigners to participate in tackling corruption problems.

South China Sea disputes drive Vietnam to modernise military capabilities: report

Vietnam’s defence budget will increase to an estimated $10.2b by 2029, GlobaData reported.

Economic policy continuity in Indonesia seen after 2024 presidential polls: report

The unofficial count showed Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto has secured more than 50% of the vote.

Only 8% of the world’s population reside in a ‘full democracy’: report

The state of global democracy declined in 2023, the EIU reported.

Vietnam to digitalise national database

The approved National Data Strategy aims to handle all of the country’s administrative procedures online by 2030.

Vietnam health ministry proposes overhaul of insurance law

Amendments and provisions to Vietnam’s Law on Health Insurance are said to take effect on 1 January 2025.

Geopolitics, elections top list of risks for commodities in 2024: report

It will be impacted by the wars in the Middle East, Ukraine and upcoming elections in many countries.

China’s city governments face debt trap risks: report

It would be a mistake for city governments to use more debt to stimulate the economy, S&P Global Ratings said.