Cooling consumer spending, inflation put spotlight on Fed amid coronavirus
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending slowed in January and could lose further momentum as the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak, which has sparked a stock market sell-off and revived fears of a recession, causes households to tighten their purse strings. Other data on Friday showed the goods trade deficit contracted sharply last month […]
askST: The Ministry of Manpower has been releasing quarterly data on the labour market and weekly jobs situation reports. How can job seekers and employers use these to their advantage?
A: You can get an overview of the labour market’s performance through the labour market reports. They contain indicators such as unemployment rates, retrenchments, the ratio of job vacancies to unemployed people, and the rate of re-entry into employment within six months of being retrenched. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full […]
Investigation launched after helicopter pilot dies in Otago crash
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has launched an inquiry into a fatal helicopter crash in Otago this morning. A spokesperson said it was a Eurocopter “Squirrel” AS350 helicopter. Harald Hendel, the Chief Investigator of Accidents, said the circumstances reported were that the chopper impacted terrain in the Lammerlaw Range, above the Waipori River, about 10km […]