Singapore 

Netizens raise $350k for leukaemia-stricken Malaysian boy in NUH with 1 month to live, Singapore News

Given a month to live, 11-year-old Tan Yong Hong is fighting another relapse of leukaemia at the National University Hospital (NUH) here. His sister, Tan Hooi Ling, created an online fund-raising campaign on the Give.Asia site earlier this month to help her family foot expected hospital fees of $300,000, including a down payment of $50,000. “Both my parents have been sleeping at the ward due to shortage of funds and I am still in school, staying at the dormitory,” wrote Ms Tan on the campaign’s page. Netizens touched by her…

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Vietnam 

Việt Nam’s four month industrial production surges 9.2% – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

A coal extraction site of Vinacomin’s Cọc Sáu Coal JSC, located in the northern province of Quảng Ninh.  The mining industry stayed flat compared to a year earlier, fueled by the 13 per cent growth in coal exploitation volume at 15.87 million tonnes. —Photo baoquangninh.com.vn HÀ NỘI — The nation’s industrial production index (IIP) saw a positive year-on-year increase of 9.2 per cent in the first four months of this year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). The figure was lower than the 10.7 per cent growth seen in the same period last year, but…

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China’s nationwide new home sales storm ahead in April, extending rebound for second month

Mainland developers reported April sales topping US$115 billion, surging nearly 17 per cent on year and extending upbeat momentum from March, even as new curbs to cooling the housing market were imposed in some cities.Combined contracted sales by the largest 100 Chinese developers totalled 779.8 billion yuan ($115.8 billion) for the month, 5.8 per cent lower than March, according to property consultancy China Real Estate Information Corp (CRIC).The April sales figure represents a gain of 34.6… Source link

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China 

China to collect applications for scrap metal import licences from next month, trade group says

Chinese authorities will start accepting applications for licences to import unspecified quantities of soon to be restricted types of scrap metal from late May, the recycling branch of the China Non-ferrous Metals Industry Association said.The world’s top metals consumer has been clamping down on scrap imports as part of a campaign against foreign solid waste, leaving overseas scrap exporters scrambling to find other markets.Imports of low-grade copper scrap such as coiled cable and waste… Source link

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Singapore 

Food stall suspended, NUS orders audit after 5 students develop gastroenteritis symptoms in 2nd case this month, Singapore, Health News

SINGAPORE – The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) are investigating after five students from Prince George’s Park House, a student residence, developed symptoms of gastroenteritis. This incident, which occurred on April 12, is the second one this month. On April 4, 22 students at Ridge View Residential College, another student residence at NUS, came down with similar symptoms. An NUS spokesman on Wednesday (April 17) said that the university conducted preliminary checks after being informed about the latest outbreak on Monday. It found that…

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China’s vehicles sales fell for ninth straight month in March, fuelling consumption concerns

China’s vehicles sales fell for the ninth straight month in March, a further decline that could dampen the world’s second largest economy’s efforts to bolster consumption and counter slowing economic growth.Total vehicle sales fell to 2.52 million in March, 5.2 per cent down from a year earlier, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said on Friday.Meanwhile passenger vehicle sales, which includes sedan, minivans, sports utility and crossover utility vehicles but excludes… Source link

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Singapore 

I tried tracking my personal finances for a month – automatically. Here’s what I learnt, Singapore News

One of my (financial) resolutions for 2019 is to actively track my finances to better understand how much I have and what am I spending on. My goal was to identify how I can cut unnecessary costs that I can do without and spend smarter on the things I need. TWO WAYS OF TRACKING PERSONAL FINANCE METRICS One of the things I have long admired Kyith of InvestmentMoats for, is the meticulous manner in which he reviews his investment portfolio and net worth. Kyith has detailed spreadsheets with numerous carefully…

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‘Micro home’ developer says it will relaunch stalled Tuen Mun project next month

Mainland developer Jiayuan International says it will relaunch its “micro home” residential building in Tuen Mun around the middle of April, offering few details apart from a pledge to give homebuyers a “surprise” in the project, which remains 99 per cent unsold.Analysts said prices at the 356-flat T Plus, which is slated for completion in September, might be slashed by up to 15 per cent.Of 27 flats on offer only two were sold during a marketing launch on December 8, as the project competes… Source link

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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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China vehicles sales falls for eighth straight month in February, damping hopes of economic upturn

China’s vehicles sales fell for the eighth straight month in February, a further decline that could dampen Beijing’s plan to bank on the industry to bolster consumption to stabilise the country’s slowing growth.Sales for all vehicle fell 13.8 per cent in February compared with the same period in 2018, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said on Monday.The world’s second-largest economy and biggest car market sold 1.48 million vehicles in February, with CAAM suggesting that… Source link

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