Vladimir Putin is open to talks on Ukraine if the West accepts Moscow’s demands

Russian President Vladimir Putin is “open to negotiations” on Ukraine but the West must accept Moscow’s demands, the Kremlin says, a day after US President Joe Biden said he was willing to talk with the Russian leader. Key points: The Kremlin says the US’s refusal to recognize annexed territory in Ukraine as Russian was hindering … Read more

Younger Singaporeans expect to retire earlier and ‘in style’ with S$6,000 monthly expenses, but worry they can’t afford it: OCBC report

SINGAPORE β€” A majority of young Singaporeans in their 20s worry that they cannot afford housing and retirement, but some of them are aiming for a retirement lifestyle that would cost almost S$6,000 a month. This was a finding from a recent study done by OCBC bank. Its Financial Wellness Index 2022, published on Tuesday … Read more

New FTX CEO describes ‘unprecedented’ financial disaster

Former FTX CEO chief executive Samuel Bankman-Fried in Washington on Nov. 13. A restructuring expert who has taken over as chief executive officer of cryptocurrency exchange says he has never in his 40-year career seen ‘such a complete failure of corporate controls.’STEPHANIE REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images John Ray, the restructuring expert who has taken over as chief … Read more