Studies suggest that people who work mainly from home often feel isolated and risk becoming demotivated about work. PHOTO: AFP Updated from : The Business Times, 8 July 2020 ONE key aspect of the coronavirus pandemic has been the sudden evacuation of offices and mass adoption of home working. As a result, some real estate investors believe … Continue reading Will working from home sound the death knell for offices?
In the past 10 years, median incomes in Singapore have risen by 32 per cent in real terms after accounting for inflation, said Mr Tharman. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH Updated from : The Straits Times, 8 July 2020 An “urban myth” that usually circulates during election season is that productivity in Singapore has stagnated, said Senior Minister … Continue reading Singapore GE2020: Median incomes, productivity up by a third in 10 years
A near-empty Parkway Parade mall with most of its shops closed in May amid Singapore’s circuit breaker. Retail sales that month suffered their biggest year-on-year fall since record-keeping began in 1986. Like in April, only two categories of retail sales saw year-on-year growth in May – sales at supermarkets and hypermarkets, and at minimarts and … Continue reading Retail sales down 52.1% in May in record slump
The Shangri-La Hotel’s reception counters, fitted with plastic shields.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG Updated from : The Straits Times, 4 July 2020 When circuit breaker measures kicked in on April 7, civil servant Nur Atiqa, 29, and her husband had their bookings in two local hotels on Sentosa cancelled. “In fact, we had booked those hotels as … Continue reading Coronavirus: Hotels can open for staycations again