Singapore 

Easy (and cheaper) way to shop on Taobao: Top tips to follow, Singapore News

The dreamland of endless online deals lies at Taobao. In this Chinese online shopping giant, you find everything you can wish for, from electronics and cosmetics to the cheapest wedding gowns and even scandi furniture that will make your home look like a designer hotel room. You don’t need to be a pro online shopper or know how to read Chinese in order to buy from Taobao. The process of finding the best Taobao deals is simpler than you imagine. All you need to do is to follow these tips.…

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Vietnam 

Development of digital economy requires national strategy for network security – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Representative of a company introduces a security solution to visitors at the Vietnam Security Summit 2019 in Hà Nội. — Photo courtersy of the event organiser     HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam’s digital economy has progressed rapidly in recent years, but challenges in network security require the country to build a comprehensive national strategy to address network vulnerabilities. Việt Nam’s internet economy reached US$9 billion in 2018, making up 4 per cent of Việt Nam’s gross domestic product (GDP) and tripling that of 2015, and…

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Home 

Architecture firms draw on data, human behaviour to shape workspaces, reduce stress

Can architectural design help companies keep their employees happy and healthy? One Space and sister firms UNStudio and UNSense certainly believe so, and use data to understand the behaviour of end users of a space.“By understanding behaviours and design settings, we can set business culture, and business culture really is a driver of success in any kind of business. So, in a way, you’re kind of introducing why design can make a difference,” says Greg Pearce, the managing director of Hong Kong… Source link

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Vietnam 

Telecoms firms ready for mobile money service – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    The signs of online payment service providers GrabPay and Momo displayed at a food store on Trần Hưng Đạo Street, Hà Nội. VNS Photo Mai Hương     HÀ NỘI — Telecommunications firms are ready to pilot a mobile money service thanks to their modern technology infrastructure, customers, wide transaction point networks and financial resources. Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has directed the Ministry of Information and Communications in co-ordination with the State Bank of Việt Nam to develop a mobile…

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Vietnam 

Fuel price hikes create pressure but CPI under control – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Giáp Bát Bus Station. Recent petrol price hikes were putting pressure on consumer prices.  VNA/VNS Photo Quang Quyết     HÀ NỘI – Petrol price hikes in April were putting pressure on prices but the consumer price index (CPI) was still under the control, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). Petrol prices rose twice in April, adding altogether VNĐ2,500 per litre (US$0.11), equivalent to 14 per cent, to VNĐ19,703 for petrol E5 RON92 and VNĐ21,235 for petrol RON 95. Coupled…

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Home 

Hongkongers must save up at least HK$360,577 for dream wedding in world’s most expensive city

Hong Kong is the world’s most expensive city to live in, die in and – guess what – get hitched in. The average cost of getting married in the city rose by 10 per cent last year to HK$360,577 (US$45,982), according to online lifestyle media and e-business company ESD Life.In a city where fewer people are getting married and having families, couples are also marrying later, because this allows them to pay for a wedding of their dreams. They are spending more on their weddings in pursuit of… Source link

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Vietnam 

Mortgage requirements stand between small companies and bank loans – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Small enterprises complain at a conference in HCM City on Thursday that it is difficult for them to get bank loans because of stiff mortgage conditions. VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY –Small- and medium-sized enterprises are unable to borrow from banks because they do not have property to mortgage, Trần Việt Anh, deputy chairman of the HCM City Business Association, has said. He was speaking at a conference held to bring together enterprises and banks in HCM City on Thursday, where many small enterprises in the city complained about…

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Vietnam 

Housing developers target hospitality segment – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Photo shows real estate projects surrounding Sealinks Villa Mũi Né in Phan Thiết City, Bình Thuận Province. — VNS Photo Thái Hà HCM CITY – Many giant housing real-estate developers in HCM City are flocking to the hospitality segment by developing or distributing new projects in tourism areas. Kiến Á Corporation, a real-estate developer with over 25 years of operation, is developing Le Meridien Cam Ranh Bay Resort and Spa. The company told Việt Nam News that its project would be completed…

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Vietnam 

Hà Nội helps bring farmers into 21st century with tech – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    A worker tends to orchids in a greenhouse at a farm in Hà Nội. The greenhouse is equipped with automatic watering and temperature control systems to boost production. — Photo Courtesy of the Hà Nội Department of Agriculture and Rural Development     HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Đức Dần, chairman of the Ba Trại Commune People’s Committee, cannot hide his happiness as he discusses his community’s strides in tea production. Dần said tea production has been rising, boosting the incomes of local…

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Singapore 

Jurong West coffee shop boss charged with murder after scuffle with patron, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A man who was seriously hurt in a scuffle with another man at a Jurong West coffee shop a week ago has died of his injuries. Mr Huang Wen Cai, a regular patron at the coffee shop, was 51 years old. The accused is the proprietor of the coffee shop, Chen Ming Jin, also 51, who had his charge upped to murder on Thursday (April 18). The scuffle occurred near his business, the NT1 food court, at Block 966, Jurong West Street 93, last Sunday. Witnesses said they…

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