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Subscription service Access by BMW lets you drive a BMW from $2,388 a month, Lifestyle, Digital, Singapore News

Access by BMW was launched in Singapore yesterday. It’s one of the island’s first vehicle subscription services. Carro launched a similar service earlier this year. The difference, of course, is that Access by BMW’s only offers BMW cars. Owning a luxury car is woefully expensive in Singapore and it doesn’t help that they depreciate rapidly and incur high maintenance costs. With Access by BMW, all you have to pay is the monthly subscription fee and other daily running costs such as petrol, parking, and ERP fees. BMW takes care of…

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JD.com adopts AI to drive growth in smaller cities and among female users amid wider e-commerce slowdown

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com is exploiting artificial intelligence (AI) to help drive online consumption in smaller cities and among female users to help compensate for slowing growth in China’s e-commerce industry amid the uncertain economic climate.Zhou Bowen, head of AI at JD.com, said the company’s AI-powered SnapShop, which allows users to take a photo of a product and provide identical and similar product recommendations, is helping it grow business in smaller cities and among young… Source link

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Man arrested for suspected drink driving after car bursts into flames at Pasir Ris Drive 1, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 44-year-old man has been arrested for suspected drink driving after the car he was in crashed into a road divider and subsequently burst into flames on Sunday morning (July 7). Police said they were alerted to an accident involving a car along Pasir Ris Drive 1, towards Punggol Central, at 6.53am. No injuries were reported in the incident. Photos on Telegram group SgRoad Blocks show the car engulfed in flames, with plumes of smoke billowing out of it. The police are investigating the incident. This article was…

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Diverse service sector to drive growth in HCM City – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Nguyễn Thiện Nhân, secretary of the HCM City Party Committee, speaks at a seminar on service sector development in HCM City on Wednesday. — VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp   HCM CITY — HCM City should develop a more diverse service-sector economy and avoid relying on only real estate to maintain robust economic growth, experts have said.  Nguyễn Thiện Nhân, secretary of the city’s Party Committee, said the service sector has greatly contributed to economic growth during the past three decades, but a long-term growth strategy should be devised by 2030. “Services such as healthcare, education,…

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US blacklisting of China’s supercomputing giants ‘will only accelerate self-reliance drive’

The Trump administration’s move to add China’s supercomputing companies to its trade blacklist will only accelerate the domestic industry’s efforts to become more self-reliant, said Chinese experts who gathered for a conference in the country’s hi-tech heartland of Shenzhen.Last week, the US Commerce Department added Sugon, the Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology, Higon, Chengdu Haiguang Integrated Circuit and Chengdu Haiguang Microelectronics Technology to the so-called Entity List… Source link

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Greater Bay Area diversity will drive property markets across Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou

Hong Kong might have the world’s highest home prices, but it has become an unsurprising headline. But it was Shenzhen, not Hong Kong, that raised the most eyebrows, when the tech hub joined the top five priciest home markets in the world, according to CBRE’s Global Living Report in April.This result was significant. Firstly, it reinforced the global credentials of Shenzhen. And secondly, it told us that an internationally high price tag has far more implications for individuals and businesses… Source link

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Roundabout in Whampoa Drive to get facelift to become more visible after public feedback: LTA, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Drivers in the Whampoa area will soon be able to better spot a new roundabout in the area, with the structure receiving a facelift just one month after it was built. The previously green central island of the roundabout would be painted in bright yellow, and reflective studs will be placed around it to make it more visible to motorists, among other changes. Works have started and are expected to be completed end of this month. A lane will be partially closed to facilitate the enhancements. The roundabout…

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‘Queen of internet’ Mary Meeker says short-form video apps now drive online usage in China

China’s popular short-form video apps have now become the primary driver of internet usage in the world’s biggest online population, according to American venture capitalist Mary Meeker.Known as the “queen of the internet” for her bullish stock calls during the dot-com bubble, Meeker said in a presentation of her 2019 Internet Trends Report that the daily time spent by users of short-form video apps in China reached an average of 600 million hours as of April.The leading platforms were… Source link

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8 Deep Water Bay Drive sets the record for most expensive apartment in Asia

[Sponsored Article] The beauty of exclusivity and tranquility Cradled by the natural beauty of the rich woodland tapestry of low-density southern Hong Kong island, 8 Deep Water Bay Drive is an ode to tranquillity and privacy.  From within, over 80 per cent of the development is devoted to green space. Its 52 spacious apartments offer a dream home to those seeking space to unwind and enjoy mindful living in a serene environment. It is this uniqueness that enabled the development to set the… Source link

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Great Wall, China’s top SUV maker, to drive into foreign markets amid slump at home

Great Wall Motors, China’s top seller of sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks, is betting on expansion in overseas markets to counter a slowdown in the domestic car market, Wei Jianjun, its chairman, said on Monday.The company, which exports cars to countries such as South Africa, Chile and Russia, aims to export 60,000 units this year, a third more than last year’s actual exports of 45,129 units, Wei said in an interview.“The downward trend in China’s car market is not something that can… Source link

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