Daily Briefing: SingPost pays dividends this week; Uber exposed for hiding data breach

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And here are five industries to grow your careers in.

From MoneySmart:

We’re getting to that time of year when bonuses are doled out to employees. That means it’s time to evaluate your career and, if the time is right, to quit your job in search of greener pastures.

Every year, experts weigh in on the industries that will have growth potential in the coming year.

If you’re planning a job switch right now, you’d do well to search for one in an industry that’s growing rather than contracting, where companies are more likely to be hiring than firing.

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From The Motley Fool:

For the quarter, revenue grew 10.2% year-on-year to S$354.7 million, but net profit slumped 9.5% to S$28.5 million. Underlying net profit, which does not include a one-off gain from the dilution of interest in an associated company during the second quarter of last year, went up 1.9% to S$27.6 million. The increase was due to better performances from Postal, eCommerce, associates and joint ventures.

Singapore Post’s shares are changing hands at S$1.31 now.

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From Bloomberg Finance:

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing firm ousted its chief security officer and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps, which included a $100,000 payment to the attackers.

Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world, the company told Bloomberg on Tuesday. The personal information of about 7 million drivers was accessed as well, including some 600,000 U.S. driver’s license numbers. No Social Security numbers, credit card information, trip location details or other data were taken, Uber said.

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