Singapore 

7 subtle sales techniques Don Don Donki outlets in Singapore use to get you to spend more, Lifestyle, Singapore News

When Japanese retail chain Don Don Donki first opened its doors to the public in 2017, the store proved to be a huge hit among Singaporeans who flocked to buy Japanese fresh produce and exclusive imported products, try their signature baked sweet potatoes and other ready-to-eat food, and just to experience the novelty of shopping in a Japanese supermarket in Singapore. In a span of two years, Don Don Donki has rapidly expanded, and have stores in prime locations such as Novena, Tanjong Pagar, and Changi Airport. A sixth outlet…

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Vietnam 

State-owned blue chips not suitable for covered warrant trading – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A Phú Nhuận Jewellery store in District 1, HCM City. The company is among the six stocks being traded on the covered warrant market. – Photo pnj.com.vn HÀ NỘI – Securities companies participating in the new covered warrant market may find it less attractive to trade covered warrants of large-cap State-owned companies due to their low free-floating ratios. Covered warrants are a new investment tool that allows holders to buy or sell a specific amount of equities, currency or other financial instruments, usually to or from a bank or similar financial institution, at a specified…

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Vietnam 

HCM City industrial production slows down – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A supermarket in HCM City. The city’s total retail sales of goods and services increased by 12.7 per cent in the first half of the year. — VNS Photo HCM CITY — HCM City’s industrial production grew by 7 per cent in the first half of the year, almost exactly the same as a year ago, according to the city Department of Industry and Trade. However, the index of industrial production (IIP) of the city’s four key sectors, food processing, chemical–rubber-plastics, mechanics, and electronics, saw an increase of 5.5 per cent, much lower…

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Vietnam 

Foreign investors can take advantage of  Việt Nam’s trade deals – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Assembly line of Vespa motorbikes at Piaggio Vietnam Co Ltd in Bình Xuyên industrial zone in Vĩnh Phúc Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Việt HÀ NỘI – Foreign investors have been encouraged to take advantage of the double benefits Việt Nam is offering through its commitments in the many trade pacts signed with other countries.   Foreign investment in Việt Nam is expected to increase significantly after the country signed two important trade deals – the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the European Union-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). According…

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Vietnam 

VN needs to extend further visa exemption policy for tourists – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Việt Nam needs to extend further visa exemption policy for foreign tourists for attracting more foreign visitors coming back. Photo baokhanhhoa.vn     HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam should extend visa exemption policies for foreign tourists to encourage more visitors to return.   Từ Quý Thành, General Director of the Federal Travel Company, said right now foreign tourists who receive visa exemptions are allowed to stay here for only 15 days, less than the average time they often want to stay.   He says the visa exemption policy would need to…

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Vietnam 

Việt Nam could face power shortage – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    The power shortage was due to delayed progress in 47 out of 62 large power projects. — Photo moitruong.net HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam could face an electricity shortage of 6.6 billion kWh in 2021 and 11.8 billion kWh in 2022. The shortage could increase to 15 billion kWh in 2023, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). Phương Hoàng Kim, director of the ministry’s Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority, said the reason for the shortage was due to delayed progress in 47 out of 62 power…

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Vietnam 

HCM City eyes public-private partnership to bridge resource gap – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    The Sài Gòn 2 Bridge which was completed after one year and a half under the build-transfer mode. Since 2000, HCM City agencies have signed contracts for 22 PPP projects worth nearly VNĐ70 trillion ($3 billion), including 16 in the transport sector and three for infrastructure development. Photo cii.com.vn   HCM CITY — Public–private partnership (PPP) is the best mode of investment for HCM City’s socio-economic development, city authorities have said.   According to the Department of Planning and Investment, the city requires VNĐ326 trillion (US$14 billion) for the…

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Singapore 

Man tried to shave woman at Tampines East MRT station, Singapore News

A man was leaving Tampines East MRT station and shaving his chin with a disposable razor. When he later walked past a 19-year-old woman at about midnight on Nov 26 last year, he tried to shave her chin, causing a cut of about 1cm. The woman sought medical treatment at Changi General Hospital two days later. Clement Sng Tze Min, 39, was yesterday convicted of five charges of mischief and two charges of voluntarily causing hurt. The court heard that on several occasions in 2017, Sng removed five PIN (personal…

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Singapore 

Private-hire drivers caught hacking Grab, Gojek apps, Digital, Singapore News

Grab, Gojek cracking down on such apps, which also put customer data at risk Some private-hire drivers here are using modified apps of ride-hailing firms such as Grab and Gojek to cheat the system. Bootleg versions of these apps allow drivers to bypass verification, fake their location, cancel jobs without being penalised and, in some cases, view private customer information. The New Paper understands that some drivers have been caught and penalised with warnings and suspensions. Checks by TNP found a thriving online community dedicated to hacking and modifying these…

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Vietnam 

Selling pressure sends stocks down – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

                 Cows at a Vinamilk Tây Ninh dairy farm. VNA/VNS Photo Lê Đức Hoảnh HÀ NỘI — Selling pressure increased at the end of Monday’s session, affecting market sentiment and creating a big variation in large-cap prices. The benchmark VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange slipped 0.03 per cent to close at 982.04 points. More than 164.4 million shares were traded on the southern bourse, worth VNĐ4 trillion (US$174 million). The large-cap VN30-Index was down 0.13 per cent to end at 879.62 points.…

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