Daily Briefing: SPH's struggling monopoly; How firms can make employees productive

And here are the best cashback credit cards in Singapore.

From Shares Investment via Yahoo!: Home grown media organization Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), through publishing and distributing of newspapers and magazines as well as broadcasting of radio stations and free-to-air television channels since its incorporation in 1984, has enriched lives of Singaporeans across multiple languages and platforms. On an average day, 2.4 million individuals or 58 percent of people aged above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news publications in print copies or one of its digital platforms. Nevertheless, SPH’s share price sank 2.6 percent to $3.03 on 17 July 2017, upon release of its 3Q17 results which reported 10.8 percent and 40.7 percent decline in its operating revenue and net profit respectively. Read more here.

From Money Smart via Yahoo!: Every so often, Singapore comes up tops in a survey that we’re really not proud of. Whether it be our long working hours, cost of living or lack of emotions, there are some survey results we just want to shove under the rug. Recently, a survey of eleven countries found that Singapore office workers were the least productive of the lot. So paiseh! But not at all surprising. Every Singaporean employee is used to the sight of coworkers fiddling away on their smartphones all day as they sit around at the office till late at night so the boss thinks they’re working late. Click here to know four ways employers and managers can give their workers a kick in the butt and raise their productivity. 

From Zuu Online via Yahoo!: There are a plethora of options for cashback credit cards in Singapore. Cash rebates are great rewards for using your credit cards they do not expire, and the variety of retailers and service providers in which banks are in partnership with are extensive and widely used by most people. Check out which of the cash back credit cards available in Singapore fits you and your lifestyle best in this link.


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