Singapore 

Husband gets beaten up while protecting wife from 4 drunk men, loses $3,000 of valuables, Singapore News

A couple had their honeymoon ruined on Saturday (June 22) when four drunk men ended up beating the husband for protecting his wife. Mr and Mrs Wang arrived in Singapore earlier this month and was planning on going to Indonesia before returning to China. The couple and their friends went for a karaoke session at Bugis Cube which ended at about 5am. Wang said to Lianhe Zaobao: “My wife went ahead and ran into some tattoed men who teased and gestured at her. “To avoid conflict, I let my wife…

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Singapore 

Man loses 26kg in 6 months through running, and will take part in the Sundown Marathon, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – In December 2018, Priyank Sharma burst into tears after finishing his first 21.1km run in 3h 8min. It was the culmination of a journey the 37-year-old embarked on just months before, when he tipped the scales at nearly 100kg. “I normally consider myself a strong person but that was the first time I cried in a long while,” said the senior vice-president in strategy and planning at a local bank. “Lots of emotions came out, I felt so proud of myself and thankful to my family for their…

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Singapore 

Student loses entire savings of $22,500 to conmen impersonating Chinese officials, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – On April 10, 2018, a student from China living in Singapore received a phone call from a woman claiming to be from the Singapore Police Force (SPF), who said she was under suspicion of money laundering. Deceived into believing her, the student in her 20s, who did not want her identity revealed, co-operated with the “investigation”. “She transferred me to a number that had ‘110’, which is China’s police number,” she told The Straits Times on Tuesday (April 23). The male “Chinese officer” on the phone told her…

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Singapore 

Ofo loses bicycle-sharing licence in Singapore, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Beleaguered bike-sharing firm ofo has lost its licence to operate in Singapore, after failing to provide enough justification for why its licence should not be cancelled. The Chinese firm, whose licence had been suspended since mid-February, received a notice of intention to cancel its licence from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on April 3. The LTA notice gave ofo up to 14 days to make written representations regarding the decision. In an update on Monday (April 22), the authority said: “As ofo has not provided LTA with sufficient…

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Mainland China stocks post slight gains on Thursday after two days of loses

Mainland China stocks ended slightly ahead on Thursday after two days of losses, giving up most intraday gains as the market awaited further evidence that growth in China’s economy and corporate earnings will pick up.The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.4 per cent, or 10.82 points, to 3,101.46 at the close after rising as much as 1.1 per cent. Trading volumes on the Shanghai exchange were about 6 per cent below its 10-day average, according to Bloomberg. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index fell… Source link

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Geely sees speed bumps ahead as its car sales and earnings sputter while China’s economic engine loses power

Geely Automobile Holdings, whose founder Li Shufu is the largest single shareholder of Daimler, said sales of its portfolio of brands including Lynk and Volvo are likely to remain flat this year in China, as economic growth slows down in the world’s largest vehicle market.The Zhejiang-based carmaker sold 44 per cent fewer vehicles in December, causing Geely to miss its 2018 sales target by 5 per cent.Car sales in China sputtered last year, as three decades of double-digit percentage growth… Source link

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Vietnam 

Yeah1 loses half of its market value despite leaders’ efforts – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Media firm Yeah1 Group (YEG) has lost nearly VNĐ4 trillion (US$171.7 million) – half of its market value – since early this month, in spite of efforts by company leadership to “save” the price of its stock by purchasing large amounts of YEG shares. Yeah1 has nearly 31.28 million shares listed on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) with the code YEG. The company’s shares hit the daily decline limit of 7 per cent in each of the last 11 consecutive…

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Singapore 

Daughter of Hour Glass founders loses appeal, to start jail term for drug abuse next month, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Audrey Tay May Li, 45, the daughter of the founders of luxury watch retailer Hour Glass, will start her jail sentence for drug abuse next month after her appeal was dismissed by the High Court on Friday (March 15). In October last year, Tay was sentenced to 22 months’ jail for repeatedly abusing drugs for two years. On one occasion, she had turned up intoxicated for a psychiatric assessment at the Institute of Mental Health. The former public relations consultant, who is divorced, was arrested in August 2015…

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Singapore 

Woman trapped under car in Punggol accident loses left foot and has operations to save other foot, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A woman who was trapped under a car in an accident in Punggol earlier this month has lost her left foot and undergone multiple surgical operations to save her remaining foot. Madam Alice Hee, who is in her 50s, was on her way to service at the Church of the Transfiguration with her husband and daughter on Feb 3 when the accident happened. They were waiting to cross the road at Punggol Central near the church when a car slammed into the family tailfirst, pinning Madam Hee to…

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Vietnam 

VN loses out on global market without rice brand – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News Hoàng Nguyên LONG AN — Trung An Hi-tech Farming JSC in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta has been exporting rice under foreign brand names for many years though it is itself one of the biggest rice exporters in Việt Nam. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the third Vietnamese Rice Festival in Long An Province last December, Phạm Thái Bình, the company’s director, said to let consumers know about Vietnamese rice products, exporters like his company have to be able to show…

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