Vietnam 

Hà Nội issues action plan for CPTPP – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

A view of Hà Nội. The capital city has issued a plan to take advantage of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership. – Photo hanoi.gov.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội People’s Committee has recently issued a plan to take advantage of opportunities arising from the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Focus would be placed on enhancing the awareness and understanding of officials, companies and citizens about Việt Nam’s commitments in the CPTPP, especially in investment, services, trade defence, intellectual property, labour and environment, as…

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Singapore 

Letterboxes in Sembawang HDB block left open for hours, disciplinary action to be taken against postman, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Some letterboxes at a block of Housing Board flats in Sembawang were left open for several hours on Thursday evening (March 14). A SingPost spokesman said that disciplinary action would be taken against the postman involved in the incident. The employee would also be given extra supervision and additional training. The postal service provider said that it was alerted at 9pm, and a staff member was immediately dispatched to Block 128C Canberra Street and the letterboxes were locked by 9.25pm. A resident at Block 128B, Mr Jack Teo,…

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China 

China’s tech strategy all talk, no action and a waste of taxpayers’ money, says its former finance minister Lou Jiwei

“Made in China 2025” has been a waste of taxpayers’ money, China’s former finance minister Lou Jiwei has said, as Beijing tones down its tech development strategy and nears reaching a trade deal with Washington.“[Made in China] 2025 has been a lot of talking but very little was done,” Lou, chairman of the National Council for Social Security Fund, said on Wednesday on the sidelines of Beijing’s annual meeting of its policymaking bodies, or “two sessions”.“There was no need to talk about the… Source link

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China 

China’s top economists call for more action to fend off growing risks

Top Chinese economists have called for more action to keep the economy, investment and job market steady as the country faces growing risks, including from the trade war with Washington. The call came from members of the Chinese Economist 50 Forum – which includes government officials and advisers – who gathered in Beijing for their annual meeting on Saturday. On the agenda was how to stabilise the economy, foreign direct investment, employment and expectations – all issues that have become top priorities for Beijing’s ruling Communist Party this year. Held…

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Singapore 

People with HIV shocked by data leak, Action for Aids says deeply troubled by case, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The revelation that the personal information of 14,200 people with HIV was leaked has stunned people living with the virus here. People like 45-year-old Mr G. Chew told The Straits Times on Monday (Jan 28) that the leak has risked both his personal and professional reputation. “My company is of course aware that I have HIV, and I am fairly open about it to well-meaning friends who ask me about my illness out of genuine concern,” said Mr Chew, an administrative officer who has been contacted by the…

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Home 

Homebuyers spring into action after developers slash prices, cutting inventory as market outlook darkens

Wing Tai Properties, the Hong Kong unit of Singapore developer Wing Tai Holdings, sold more than 90 per cent of its flats on offer at Tuen Mun on Sunday, with some units priced as low as HK$9,488 per square foot (US$1,210), reflecting the weakest level seen in the neighbourhood since 2015. As of early evening, Wing Tai sold 108 out of the 118 flats in the first batch made available at the Carmel apartment project on Castle Peak Road in Tuen Mun. Prices for the units ranged from HK$3.32 million…

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Home 

Hong Kong companies need action, not talk, on diversity

Hong Kong competes on its reputation as a well but lightly regulated market. This philosophy is reflected in the Hong Kong stock exchange’s listing rules, which lay out a world-class standard of corporate governance but interpreted in a light-touch manner. Regulators try to avoid adding onerous requirements to compliance standards, preferring to set out the principles of good corporate governance and allowing companies to “comply or explain”. The market operator, HKEX, amended the Corporate Governance Code with effect from January 1, introducing a number of changes mainly to improve transparency…

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Singapore 

NEA takes action against illegal hawkers at Paya Lebar, Singapore, Health News

Action has been taken against two illegal hawkers after they sold food such as mee bakso (meatball noodles) from a field at Paya Lebar. A National Environment Agency (NEA) spokesman told The New Paper yesterday that it took enforcement action against the two hawkers during an inspection on Sunday. A video of the incident was uploaded to Facebook that day and shows three NEA officers placing the food items into trash bags. Plastic sheets could be seen strewn beneath a tree where people were gathered. Many bags and containers, believed…

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Singapore 

One-star Yelp reviews of clinic spark threat of ‘legal action’, Singapore, Digital News

Some would-be customers of a skincare clinic were shocked to receive a lawyer’s letter threatening them with legal proceedings over their negative online reviews. Several of them told The New Paper they had visited Dore Aesthetics sometime during the last two months after seeing an advertisement on its website that offered a “free trial”. But they were told at the Robinson Road clinic that they would only get the free trial after signing up for a package, and they left disappointed. The would-be customers, who did not know each other,…

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