Singapore 

Get a new iPhone 11 delivered to you before noon on launch day if you buy from Lazada, Digital, Singapore, Lifestyle News

Looking to flex on others with the latest iPhone model on launch day but not willing to queue up overnight? Lazada claims to have a fuss-free solution to your Apple fanboy needs.  The e-commerce site promises to deliver a fresh iPhone 11 model into your hands on the very same day that it goes on sale (that’s this Friday) — before noon, even.  The important thing to note here is that you don’t even have to suffer through the heat, haze, and boredom of waiting in line to get the…

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Property 

Mainlanders, Hongkongers increasingly looking to work and buy homes in Beethoven’s Vienna. But it is not easy to pull off

Hongkongers and mainland Chinese are increasingly looking at working or buying a home in Vienna, rated as the world’s best city to live in. But it’s not easy to pull off: you need a job, or to make a US$3.1 million donation or US$8.8 million investment (buying a home doesn’t count).Despite the high bar to get to live in Austria’s capital, whose residents have included Mozart and Beethoven, residential property agents say they are getting more inquiries from Hong Kong and mainland China.“As… Source link

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Mengniu Dairy moves to buy Australia baby milk formula maker Bellamy for US$1 billion as part of global expansion goals

China Mengniu Dairy has offered A$1.5 billion (US$1 billion) to take over Australian infant milk formula maker Bellamy, reflecting the dairy products giant’s goal to expand aggressively abroad.The Inner Mongolia company said on Monday that it would buy Bellamy at A$13.25 a share, which represents a 59 per cent premium to the Australian company’s closing price of A$8.32 on Friday.The deal, accepted by Bellamy’s board, is subject to a review by Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board, Mengniu… Source link

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Hong Kong stock exchange operator makes bid to buy London Stock Exchange for US$36.6 billion

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing offered to buy the London Stock Exchange for US$36.6 billion, the operator of Asia’s third largest market announced on Wednesday. “The proposed combination would strengthen both businesses, better position them to innovate across markets and geographies, and offer market participants and investors unprecedented global market connectivity,” the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing – the operator of the city’s stock market – said in a stock exchange filing. It would… Source link

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With the pound unlikely to fall any further in the event of a no-deal Brexit, now is the time to buy UK property

As I write this, yet again political commentators tell me, we have entered the most important week in British politics. Is this the fifth time this year? We are still no clearer on when the UK will exit the EU with parliament providing unprecedented daily drama.This should be no surprise given the saga that Brexit has become, but it is disappointing for those who think that at last the UK has a prime minster who seems determined to take on the EU and deliver some sort of Brexit result, whether……

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Bali beckons as Indonesia makes it cheaper for overseas investors to buy expensive houses by raising luxury tax threshold

Bali, Indonesia’s top tourist destination, is poised to attract overseas buyers after the government recently raised the threshold on luxury tax, according to analysts.In June, the administration of President Joko Widodo announced that the limit for luxury tax of 20 per cent for houses and flats would be increased to 30 billion rupiah (US$1.4 million) from 20 billion rupiah, effectively excluding many transactions in the high-end property market.Jakarta already allows foreigners to own landed… Source link

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Singapore 

You don’t even have to buy anything to win a free 50-inch Samsung TV at COMEX 2019, Digital, Singapore News

A message to all of you looking for free gadgets (i.e. pretty much everyone): there’s $500,000 worth of prizes to be won when you drop by COMEX this year, which will hit the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre from Thursday (Sept 5) till Sunday.  And you don’t even have to spend a single cent to get a chance to score a free 50-inch Samsung UHD TV for yourself.  The country’s largest IT and consumer tech exhibition returns this week, and though it’s cliche to say that it’s bigger than ever,…

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Vietnam 

Kido Foods to buy back 3 million shares – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  KDF, listed on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM), has been traded around VNĐ28,000-33,000 per share in recent sessions. It hit the daily limit rise on Thursday to VNĐ35,600 per share after the information about the purchase was announced. — Photo cafef.vn   HÀ NỘI — KIDO Foods (KDF), the frozen foods subsidiary of KIDO Group, plans to buy back three million shares, equivalent to 5.36 per cent of the firm’s total outstanding shares. The purchase, funded by undistributed after-tax profits and other capital, aims to stabilise KDF’s stock…

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Chinese investors buy the dips even as Hang Seng Index ends August as world’s worst performer

Mainland investors are unfazed by the downbeat mood clouding Hong Kong’s stocks – the worst performer among the world’s major markets this month.While the Hang Seng Index dropped 7.4 per cent in August amid civic unrest rattling the city and escalating US-China trade tension, mainland traders have been buying the stocks for 31 straight days through Friday. The buying binge matched the last such stretch in February last year.Over the past six weeks, Chinese investors have spent a total of HK$70… Source link

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Behind the trade war and Trump’s offer to buy Greenland lies growing US discomfort with China’s overseas expansion

Recent developments have merely served to underline why the US-China trade war commands such attention. This is a trade war with global ramifications, but it is also just the tip of the iceberg in a global tussle for economic and political influence between China and the United States. It shouldn’t be viewed in isolation.  Last week’s decision by US President Donald Trump to put off a trip to Denmark is a case in point. On the surface, Trump’s decision, after Copenhagen had declined to discuss… Source link

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