Ignatius Koh

Ignatius Koh

Ignatius Koh is a Singapore-based writer who covers sports, tech and economic stories.

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Singapore’s love affair with property resumes amid coronavirus optimism

Property prices are expected to rise by 4 per cent next year as vaccines and an economic recovery help Singapore put the worst of the pandemic behind it.

21 Dec 2020 - 9:31AM

Property prices are expected to rise by 4 per cent next year as vaccines and an economic recovery help Singapore put the worst of the pandemic behind it.

Singapore’s love affair with property resumes amid coronavirus optimism
In Southeast Asia, young people see a silver lining in e-commerce amid Covid-19 job slump

With young people particularly vulnerable during a downturn, some are becoming their own bosses to circumvent the uncertainty of the job market.

18 Nov 2020 - 6:35PM

With young people particularly vulnerable during a downturn, some are becoming their own bosses to circumvent the uncertainty of the job market.

In Southeast Asia, young people see a silver lining in e-commerce amid Covid-19 job slump
As coronavirus batters Singapore’s economy, lost jobs loom as long-term headache

The impact is likely to be worse than after the 1997 Asian financial crisis, as accelerated economic restructuring reshapes industries, destroying some jobs permanently.

13 Aug 2020 - 1:52PM

The impact is likely to be worse than after the 1997 Asian financial crisis, as accelerated economic restructuring reshapes industries, destroying some jobs permanently.

As coronavirus batters Singapore’s economy, lost jobs loom as long-term headache
E-sports stars in Southeast Asia’s US$4.3 billion gaming industry train like athletes, battle like gladiators and get paid like bosses

They spend 12 hours a day training and live with their team under the constant watch of coaches and psychologists, all for the glory of the arena and a shot at great riches.

9 Aug 2020 - 12:28PM

They spend 12 hours a day training and live with their team under the constant watch of coaches and psychologists, all for the glory of the arena and a shot at great riches.

E-sports stars in Southeast Asia’s US$4.3 billion gaming industry train like athletes, battle like gladiators and get paid like bosses
Class of 2020: a lost generation in the post-coronavirus economy?

Young people starting out in the jobs market face a hit to their prospects that could endure years after the Covid-19-induced downturn has run its course.

20 Apr 2020 - 1:40PM

Young people starting out in the jobs market face a hit to their prospects that could endure years after the Covid-19-induced downturn has run its course.

Class of 2020: a lost generation in the post-coronavirus economy?
‘Hype, smoke, and hot air’ clouding Singapore real estate

There is no shortage of optimism about the Lion City’s housing market, but experts say that confidence is misplaced amid rising foreclosures, stagnating home loans growth and the worsening global economic outlook.

19 Dec 2019 - 10:01AM

There is no shortage of optimism about the Lion City’s housing market, but experts say that confidence is misplaced amid rising foreclosures, stagnating home loans growth and the worsening global economic outlook.

‘Hype, smoke, and hot air’ clouding Singapore real estate
Southeast Asia’s football World Cup 2034 bid: this time for Asean, or just a pipe dream?

News of the bloc’s bid for the 2034 World Cup has been met with incredulity by some. But while costs and infrastructure will be tough to tackle, the idea might not be such a long shot.

29 Jun 2019 - 5:13PM

News of the bloc’s bid for the 2034 World Cup has been met with incredulity by some. But while costs and infrastructure will be tough to tackle, the idea might not be such a long shot.

Southeast Asia’s football World Cup 2034 bid: this time for Asean, or just a pipe dream?