Tuesday 28 November 2023

[Post 358] How To Stand Out On Social Media | Money Mind | Personal Branding


How do you build a personal brand that will help you stand out online?

[Post 357] Human Hair Wigs: What Goes Into The Lucrative Trade? | CNA Correspondent


Human hair is an incredibly versatile commodity. Its numerous uses include cosmetic and hair products, composting, reinforcing construction materials and even pollution control in cleaning up oil spills. We take a look at the origins and impact of the trade in something deeply personal that transforms the lives of many in China, Vietnam and the United States.

Monday 27 November 2023

[Post 356] Am I Too Old To Start Investing? How To Catch Up | Money Mind | Investment


You're never too old to invest. If you are young, you have time on your side. But if you think you have missed the boat, there are still ways for you to start to catch up.

[Post 355] Investing In Singapore Bank Stocks: Is Now The Time? | Money Mind | Stocks


Is it a good time to invest in Singapore bank stocks?

Sunday 26 November 2023

[Post 354] Why Is My Economic Rice So Expensive? How Can I Save Money? | Talking Point | Full Episode


With over 30 dishes to choose from, economic rice stalls are known for their variety of choice, convenience and economical price point. But of late, diners are complaining about the exorbitant prices of their cai fan or mixed rice dishes. Since January till mid October this year, the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) has received 11 economic rice-related complaints, on the lack of price transparency. 

[Post 353] No Sleep, 2 Jobs: Can Young South Koreans Escape Hell Joseon Rat Race? | Asia’s Stuck Generation


South Korea may be home to K-pop culture and TV dramas, but life for the average young Korean is less glamorous. Millennials and Gen Zs in Korea face high housing and other costs, and there is intense competition to get into top universities - which can determine one’s earning power and career opportunities for life. Many hold multiple jobs, or sleep only 2-3 hours a night.

The pressure is so intense that in 2021, South Korea’s suicide rate was the highest among OECD countries; while others have become hikikomori. CNA Insider meets four young Koreans who are trying to cope and chart their own paths out of the rat race.

Saturday 25 November 2023

[Post 352] Is It Too Late To Revive Dying Trades In Taiwan, Malaysia and Italy? | CNA Correspondent


All over the world, traditional trades are at risk of disappearing for good as society continues its relentless march into the future. But at the same time, a new generation of tradespeople are doing what they can to revive some of these declining trades.

In Taiwan, we see how locals in a southwestern county are breathing new life into an ancient weaving industry, while in Malaysia, we meet a man who is trying to keep the country's ageing coffee industry going. And in Italy, we look at how craftsmen are keeping Murano's famous glass industry alive, even as the dramatic rise in gas prices after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has hit businesses hard. But are these efforts sufficient? Or is it too late? CNA Correspondent finds out.