MP Carrie Tan had asked in Parliament whether there were any plans to control rents on coffee shop stalls in Housing & Development Board (HDB) estates, so that high rental costs would not be transferred to customers. What else?
When I meet Daniella Loftus at an Instagram-friendly coffee shop in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood during the middle of the massive NFT.NYC conference, she lets me know first that she’s not drinking this week. Instead, the digital fashion influencer, and founder/CEO of a Web3 digital fashion startup is in New York to network and grow her business, which sits at the intersection of fashion and crypto. Speak with Loftus and you’ll find out that digital fashion can be broken down into three categories: IRL, ORL and URL.
Switzerland wants to expand its emergency food reserves to make sure the neutral country is not hit by shortages of coffee, grain and sugar caused by over-extended supply chains, climate change and conflicts like Ukraine. A growing population and changes in food production have made the government consider raising stockpiles to six months worth of consumption, from three to four months at present. That would mean steep increases in, for example, the 160,000 tonnes of grain stored in silos dotted around the country, increasing official reserves to levels last seen in the 1980s.