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A  public housing estate in the Toa Payoh district of Singapore. The government has announced new rules for those willing to buy older properties. Photographer: Bryan van der Beek/Bloomberg

Singapore’s aging public housing has been a source of anxiety, for home owners and the government alike. It’s become particularly acute in the lead up(...)

  Joko Widodo takes a selfie with local residents after his victory speech following the announcement of election results at a slum area in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA

The woman threw herself on the road in front of the motorcade, forcing the vehicle with the licence plate “Indonesia 1” to slam on the brakes. “Jokow(...)

Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) were among five banks hit with a €1.07bn fine for taking part in a foreign exchange trading cartel. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Brussels has fined Barclays, RBS, Citigroup, JPMorgan and Japanese bank MUFG just over €1 billion for participating in cartels to manipulate the forei(...)

Nestlé chief executive Mark Schneider. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Nestlé has entered exclusive talks to sell its skincare business to a group led by EQT Partners for 10.2 billion Swiss francs (€9.02 billion) in what (...)

Irish Times managing director Liam Kavanagh (second from left) with Martin Woods, Niall Dennehy, Danny Curran and Nicola Paoli of Aid:Tech at the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2018. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

A system which creates a permanent and immutable record of charitable donations, from the point of giving right through to how they are spent on the g(...)

The price of bitcoin has more than doubled from its post-crash low. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Bitcoin jumped above $7,000 (€6,230) as its longest winning streak since 2013 continued to rekindle the global cryptocurrency market. Monday’s 16 per(...)

Hols Pricewatch

Not long ago a woman got in touch with this page looking for help. She was planning to spend a portion of an inheritance on a once-in-a-lifetime holid(...)

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo celebrate with their children after being freed freed from Insein prison after a presidential amnesty in Yangon on May 7th. Photograph: Ann Wang/AFP/Getty Images

The biggest obstacle to releasing two imprisoned Reuters reporters in Myanmar last week was not the country’s military, diplomats and others say, but (...)

Two men on mobile phones in Singapore: a new law give the government control over content of  online media platforms.  Photograph: Wallace Woon/EPA

Singapore’s parliament has passed legislation against “fake news”, a move that has been criticised by rights groups, journalists and tech firms over f(...)

Aisling Byrne: ‘One of the biggest advantages of the grad programme is that when I qualify I will have excellent work experience and a professional qualification.’

Tell us about yourself, where you’re from, what you studied in college? “I’m from Dublin and I went to school at Loreto College St Stephen’s Green. I(...)

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