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Huawei delays sale of Mate 30 smartphones in Europe as trade ban bars access to Google apps, services

Huawei Technologies will delay sales of its newly launched Mate 30 smartphone series in Europe, the company’s biggest market outside China, because the handsets have no access to Google apps and services under a US trade ban.The new flagship line – comprising 4G and 5G versions of the Mate 30 and the Mate 30 Pro – will start pre-orders in mainland China next week and will be available in Southeast Asia sometime next month, according to a Huawei spokesman late on Thursday after the product’s… Source link

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Cyclists and PMD users concerned about new ban in common areas; town councils say rule to remain, Singapore News

In a joint statement on Sept 2, the 15 town councils said a two-month grace period from when the rule kicks in will give PMD users enough time to adapt to the new regulation. Riders who violate the ban will be issued a warning letter for their first offence during the period. After Oct 31, the town councils said they will take strict enforcement action according to the revised regulations. Personal mobility aids such as motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters, and children’s toy vehicles are exempted from the ban. Town…

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Indonesia’s latest flip-flop on speeding up ban on nickel-ore exports could scare away investors

Indonesia’s surprise plan to roll out a ban on nickel-ore exports two years early could scare foreign investors away from Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, analysts say, as it cements a reputation for policy flip-flops.Nickel prices soared this week on supply concerns after Indonesia, the world’s top producer, announced the ban would start next year instead of 2022 in a bid to process more minerals at home.Ending exports of bauxite, used to make aluminium, and copper concentrates is still… Source link

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Ban on PMD use at HDB void decks, common areas takes effect in 15 towns, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Riders will no longer be able to use their personal mobility devices (PMDs), bicycles or power-assisted bicycles (PABs) at void decks of Housing Board flats and common spaces in 15 town councils. The ban kicked in on Sunday (Sept 1) after the 15 town councils under the People’s Action Party revised their common property and open spaces by-laws. But the town councils will give users a two-month grace period – Sept 1 to Oct 31 – before the ban is strictly enforced. The PMDs, PABs and bicycles can…

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Huawei said to delay 5G Mate 30 smartphone sales overseas because of US trade ban

Huawei Technologies, the world’s second largest smartphone vendor, may delay overseas sales of its upcoming 5G Mate 30 series smartphones for lack of access to Google services under the US trade ban, according to people familiar with the matter.While the new handsets will continue to run on the Android operating system, the US trade ban on Huawei will prevent the Chinese telecommunications equipment giant from selling these high-end devices with popular Google mobile services, such as Google… Source link

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Hytera, China’s biggest supplier of police mobile radio systems, could take a beating in the US after federal ban

Hytera Communications Corp, China’s biggest supplier of professional mobile radio (PMR) systems used by police, is expected to lose ground in the world’s largest economy, as a ban on US federal agencies buying equipment from the company takes effect on Tuesday.That federal ban, outlined in section 889 of the 2019 US National Defence Authorisation Act, also covers four other major Chinese hi-tech companies, telecommunications network equipment vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp as well as… Source link

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Parliament: 15 town councils to ban riding of PMDs in void decks; $50m to be spent improving infrastructure, Singapore News

The 15 town councils run by the People’s Action Party will not allow users to ride personal mobility devices (PMDs) in void decks and common corridors of Housing Board blocks, Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min announced in Parliament on Monday (Aug 5). This means that they have to dismount and push. Separately, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will also start a three-month trial of pedestrian-only zones, where PMD riders will be required to dismount and push their devices at town centres. This will be tested at…

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Clementi crash that killed NUS undergrad: Cabby gets 8 weeks’ jail, 5-year driving ban , Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A taxi driver whose negligence in making a discretionary right turn at a signalised junction in Clementi Road resulted in the death of a National University of Singapore student was sentenced to eight weeks’ jail and banned from driving for five years on Friday (Aug 2). Yap Kok Hua, 55, had pleaded guilty in July to negligent driving and causing the death of Ms Kathy Ong Kai Ting, 19, as well as negligent driving and causing grievous hurt to the three other passengers in the taxi. They were Mr Zon Lim…

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Huawei first-half revenue surges 23 per cent as China telecoms giant fights off US tech ban impact

Huawei Technologies, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment vendor, said its revenue expanded by 23.2 per cent year-on-year in the first half of 2019, as the company battles the effects of being added to a US trade blacklist since mid-May.The Shenzhen company generated revenue of 401.3 billion yuan (US$58.3 billion) in the first six months of the year, up from 325.7 billion yuan during the same period in 2018, thanks to a sharp jump in smartphone shipments and robust demand for its 5G… Source link

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China ‘gratified’ Huawei ban also met with US opposition as tech firms express concerns to Donald Trump

China is “gratified” to see that firms in the United States do not fully agree with Washington’s decision to ban sales to Huawei, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, hours after US President Donald Trump met with American technology firms to discuss an easing of the restrictions on the blacklisted Chinese telecommunications equipment maker.Huawei were placed on the trade blacklist in May due national security concerns, although Trump said last month after his meeting with Chinese President… Source link

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