Singapore 

Singapore has 6 of 11 ‘super penthouses’ now on sale in the world: List Sotheby’s, Business, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Of the 11 super penthouses around the world now on the market, six are in Singapore, based on listings from 2016 to April 2019, List Sotheby’s International Realty (List SIR) said on Wednesday (June 19). The biggest of these “super penthouses” in Singapore is in Wallich Residence, with a floor area of 21,108 sq ft and a building height of 950 ft. Spanning levels 62 to 64, the property has five bedrooms, a family room, a viewing deck, a private garden, a 12m pool, a cabana, a jacuzzi,…

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London-Shanghai stock connect goes live, allowing foreign firms to list their shares in mainland China for the first time

Foreign companies will be able to list their shares in mainland China for the first time starting today, with the official launch of the long-awaited London-Shanghai Stock Connect scheme.The groundbreaking project, which will enable firms listed in the UK and mainland China to raise funds on each other’s stock market, is seen as a major step for Beijing in its efforts to internationalise its markets. It had originally been scheduled to launch in December.Huatai Securities, one of China’s… Source link

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Vietnam 

100 Vietnamese firms to list products on Amazon – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

A Amazon fulfillment center in the US. Photo fortune.com HÀ NỘI — One hundred Vietnamese firms will list their products on Amazon from Thursday, under a long-term programme between the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade) and Amazon Global Selling. The programme will be carried out between now and 2021, featuring global export via e-commerce, trademark popularisation with the US e-commerce giant, and e-commerce training for Vietnamese firms, online newspaper vietnamplus.vn quoted Vietrade director Vũ Bá Phú as saying.  The companies will learn about Amazon selling process step by step, register to store products…

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Singapore 

US addition of Malaysia, Singapore to ‘monitoring list’ over currency practices met with ridicule , World, Singapore News

The United States’ move on Wednesday to include Southeast Asian economic powerhouses Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam on a list of countries it is scrutinising for unfair currency practices has been met with strong official pushback – as well as a healthy amount of ridicule from analysts. While nine countries – including China, and US treaty allies Japan, Germany and South Korea – were named on the latest list of countries requiring extra attention, none were identified as currency manipulators. Some regional observers questioned whether the inclusion of the Southeast Asian…

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Singapore 

MAS says it does not engage in currency manipulation after US places Singapore on watch list, Business, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said it does not use currency manipulation to gain an export advantage, in response to a United States Treasury report that put Singapore on a watch list with four other countries. The report released on Wednesday (May 29) said the Republic made estimated net foreign exchange purchases of at least US$17 billion (S$23.45 billion) in 2018, equivalent to 4.6 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP). In a statement, MAS said Singapore’s monetary policy framework, which is centred on the exchange rate,…

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Singapore 

Singapore beats Sweden, South Korea to top list of 176 as best country for children, Singapore News

For the second year in a row, Singapore has been ranked the top country in the world for a child to live in. The annual Global Childhood Report, to be released today by non-governmental organisation Save The Children, has the Republic beating eight Western European nations and South Korea – the only other Asian country in the top 10 list – to clinch the top spot out of 176 countries, in terms of providing healthcare, education, nutrition and protection for its children. Singapore scored 989 out of 1,000 in the…

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Chinese AI firms hunker down as reports indicate they are next on US export hit list

iFlytek executive Hu Yu may have spoken too soon when he made a positive comparison of his company to Huawei Technologies during a new product launch in Shanghai earlier this week. The president of the Chinese voice recognition leader boasted on stage that it had a lot in common with Huawei, the global telecoms leader that is considered a national security threat by the US. “Huawei and iFlytek are very similar in DNA. Both are the kind of companies persistent enough to take 10 years to… Source link

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Beijing ranks ahead of Shanghai and Shenzhen in list of world’s most innovative cities

Beijing is the most innovative city on the mainland, ranking ahead of Shanghai and the tech hub of Shenzhen, according to JLL’s latest research of the top 20 innovation-oriented cities in the world. Hong Kong did not make the cut.San Francisco, with its robust start-up scene, topped the list, followed by Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, and London, respectively. Shanghai and Shenzhen ranked 11th and 15th, respectively.JLL said that it expects to see more Chinese cities in the global top 20 as they… Source link

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Singapore 

Home hacks: A complete list with 46 tips, Singapore News

Whether it’s finding more closet or kitchen space, or cleaning hard-to-reach places, make life easier with our laundry list of smart, practical and effective home hacks: 1. INSTALL A LAZY SUSAN IN THE FRIDGE A rotating table is a great way to reach items at the back and ensure that your groceries, especially perishable, don’t languish without you noticing. 2. “GREASE” UP A ZIPPER WITH SOAP Photo: Pixabay If your zipper tends to get stuck or snag easily, simply run a bar of soap across the entire length to help smoothen…

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Industrial and Commercial Bank of China tops Forbes’ Global 2000 list for seventh year, while ‘Made in China 2025’ sectors languish

China’s biggest banks have shrugged aside the gloom of its escalating trade war with the United States to dominate an annual list of the world’s biggest listed companies compiled by Forbes.Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), one of the country’s “Big Four” banks and the world’s largest lender by assets, has been ranked top for the seventh consecutive year by the Global 2000 list, itself in its 17th edition. The Big Four as well as Ping An Insurance are all in the top 10.US bank… Source link

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