2 in 10 S'poreans have thought of leaving:
AMID the debate
over stayers and quitters, a survey has found that two in 10
Singaporeans have considered leaving the country.
Half of those who
explored such a move had their sights on Australia.
The survey of 1,000
people, conducted by ACNielsen Research last month, was done just
before Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong made his National Day Rally speech
on stayers and quitters on Aug 18.
But compared to an earlier survey in October last year,
Singapore Business News
GLCs boost Singapore's honest name: Survey
LONDON - Singapore's government-linked companies (GLCs) were a major
factor which helped it enjoy a treasured global reputation for being
so corruption-free, according to Transparency International (TI).
Widely regarded as the world's leading independent anti-corruption
organisation, TI issued research findings earlier this week which
showed that Singapore was seen by international business leaders,
politicians, academics and analysts as being the least corrupt country
in Asia and the fifth most honest nation worldwide.
While graft in industry,
What Is "Corporate Responsibility"?
More companies are reporting on what they're doing for human rights
and the environment. The only problem: No hard-and-fast standards In a
year when a raft of scandals has further lowered the public's
estimation of the ethics of Corporate America, some companies are
trying to show they care. How? In addition to annual or semiannual
reports, they're putting out so-called corporate responsibility
reports chronicling data that show they're sensitive to social or
environmental concerns. In 2001, 45% of the 250 largest global
companies published such reports, up from 35% three years ago,
according to a triennial study by KPMG. Says Eric Israel, a partner at
the firm, which tracks such reporting: "It's a trend that's here to
the good news. The bad news is
Glitches in anti-virus program confuse users
bought anti-virus software at a discounted price through a promotion
by their banks may have received a defective version.
Early copies of
McAfee VirusScan 6.0, which were offered by several banks to their
customers at a special price of $12.36, shipped with a manufacturing
As a result of
this, the software informed users that they had bought a "demo"
version and that they qualified for anti-virus updates online for only
four to five months, when the subscription to the update service
should last a year.
Updates are necessary to protect users ...
Want a Raise? Don't Count Your Chickens
The experts see fatter employee paychecks in 2003, but those hikes are
likely to be selective and based largely on merit Surely but slowly,
employee compensation is likely to pull out of its tailspin in 2003.
Fewer companies -- about 6% -- are planning to freeze pay next year,
vs. the 17% that froze at least some salaries this year, according to
a recent survey of 1,600 companies by Mercer Human Resource
Mercer expects base salaries to rise 3.9% next year on average,
Duke scientists warn that caffeine adds to
Your morning cup of coffee may be doing more harm than previously
thought, according to a new study by Duke University Medical Center
researchers that shows caffeine consumed in the morning increases
blood pressure and amplifies stress throughout the day.
The study, published in the July/August 2002 issue of Psychosomatic
Medicine, is the first to demonstrate caffeine's lasting stress
effects in a clinical setting.
coffee drinkers ingest caffeine, they are raising their blood pressure
My country, but not my home?
'SINCE I was 14,'
she says, 'I lived my life as a stray cat.
'Whoever gave me
warmth became my instant family and my home. So I guess I don't have
any attachment to one country where I can call my real home.'
'But,' my Japanese
friend adds, 'there is one thing that has kept me rooted. It's the
aesthetic sense and morals that were repeatedly taught at home and at
'Now, no matter where I am, I cannot get rid of a certain sense of
responsibility. I feel as if I were a representative of my country.
It's a bit stressful,
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