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  • Falling house prices won’t improve affordability as much as you might think
    by Chua Chern Toong on 22. februar 2019 at 01:00

    HOUSING prices are falling in Sydney and Melbourne, so housing must be becoming more affordable – right? The post Falling house prices won’t improve affordability as much as you might think appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Himalayan emergency: It’s not too late to prevent melting glaciers
    by Aditi Mukherji on 21. februar 2019 at 07:00

    THE newly released Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) Assessment was yet another scientific call for action on climate change – this time in the Himalayas, also known as the ‘Water Towers of Asia’ because it is from there that all ten major rivers of Asia originate. The post Himalayan emergency: It’s not too late to prevent melting glaciers appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Looking for a new job? These are the 10 best cities in the world to find one
    by Lee Lian Kong on 21. februar 2019 at 04:00

    THE first quarter of the year is when most people are on the hunt for a new job, according to the latest JobStreet report. Of course, everyone’s looking for the whole package; great organisational culture, competitive salary, and preferably a workplace located at an exciting, vibrant region. HousingAnywhere’s Top 100 Cities for finding a Job –... Read more » The post Looking for a new job? These are the 10 best cities in the world to find one appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • What we risk as humans if we allow gene-edited babies
    by Janna Thompson on 21. februar 2019 at 01:00

    One of the fears expressed by scientists is that gene editing may result in unwanted side effects. But beyond the health and medical concerns, what are the philosophical issues at stake here when it comes to gene-editing babies?  The post What we risk as humans if we allow gene-edited babies appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • How domestic violence affects women’s mental health
    by Rhian Parker on 20. februar 2019 at 07:00

    Physical and emotional abuse is not only distressing, it’s psychologically damaging and increases women’s risk of developing a mental illness. The post How domestic violence affects women’s mental health appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Under Jokowi, Indonesia’s middle-class the winner of economic growth
    by East Asia Forum on 20. februar 2019 at 04:00

    The challenge for the Jokowi administration is to make Indonesian economic growth more inclusive, especially for its poorest population. Despite Jokowi’s social policy initiatives, it is the middle class who are reaping most of the benefits of economic growth. The post Under Jokowi, Indonesia’s middle-class the winner of economic growth appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Consumers in China are getting more cautious about data privacy
    by Asian Correspondent Staff on 20. februar 2019 at 01:00

    CHINA is an interesting country in the digital ecosystem of Asia. Bigger than its neighbours, China is a digital behemoth in itself — unique in every way — with its own regulatory challenges. Residents are subjected to strict censorship laws, their actions (and every move) monitored by CCTV cameras, and their behavior scrutinised by artificial... Read more » The post Consumers in China are getting more cautious about data privacy appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Where’s the accountability for Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin?
    by Policy Forum on 19. februar 2019 at 05:40

    TWO Royal Commissions reported adverse findings over the past couple of weeks. The report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry triggered the resignation of both the CEO and Chair of the National Australia Bank (NAB), a public recognition of wrongdoing, and a bi-partisan agreement to respond to the Royal Commission’s recommendations. The post Where’s the accountability for Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin? appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • It’s time for a change in Australia’s failing drugs policy
    by The Conversation on 19. februar 2019 at 04:00

    IN the early 2000s New South Wales became the first Australian state to introduce drug detection dogs for policing, with the aim of “targeting drug supply” and “attacking the root causes of drugs” in society. It gave police powers to use specially trained dogs to sniff for drugs in designated public places without the use of a warrant. The post It’s time for a change in Australia’s failing drugs policy appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Thailand’s right royal election fiasco
    by Greg Raymond on 19. februar 2019 at 01:00

    POLITICAL drama of the type that beset Thailand on 8 February is not new. In the course of a single day, King Vajiralongkorn’s elder sister broke historical precedent by registering as a prime ministerial candidate — a move that the King himself condemned as unconstitutional and inappropriate only hours later. The post Thailand’s right royal election fiasco appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]