Vietnam 

Vietnam Airlines to offer in-flight wifi – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Vietnam Airlines passengers will be able to use wifi on some flights starting later this year. — Photo Vietnam Airlines HÀ NỘI — National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines is planning to launch in-flight wifi service on four aircraft this year, CEO Dương Trí Thành said on the sidelines of the Vietnam ICT Summit 2019 in Hà Nội on Thursday. Thành said Vietnam Airlines will choose the national holiday on September 2 or the capital city’s liberation day on October 10 as the start date for its in-flight wifi. Thành said…

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Herbert Smith Freehills forms Shanghai venture with Kewei, becoming latest global practice to offer legal service in China

Herbert Smith Freehills has formed a venture to operate in Shanghai, becoming the latest global practice to offer advice and international legal services in China.The firm, with dual headquarters in London and Sydney, will form a joint operation with Kewei Law Firm in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, the sixth global practice to be approved by the Bureau of Justice in China’s premier commercial city.“This new licence will transform our business on the mainland, and signals our long-term commitment… Source link

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China 

China and US offer contrasting views on trade war talks, as Beijing confirms agricultural purchases underway

China and the United States issued differing public statements on this week’s trade talks in Shanghai, suggesting that a deal to end the bitter tariff war is not within sight.The official Chinese statement said that the two sides discussed China increasing its purchases of US agricultural products “according to its own domestic needs and favourable conditions to be offered by the US side for the purchases”.These “favourable conditions” were not defined, but at a press conference in Beijing on… Source link

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India plans to offer tax breaks to companies moving away from China as trade war forces the world to rethink supply chains

India is weighing offering incentives to attract companies moving out of China amid its trade war with the US, a person familiar with the development said.Financial incentives such as preferential tax rates and the tax holiday provided by Vietnam to lure companies are among measures being considered, the person said, asking not to be identified as the discussion is still private. Industries identified for incentives include electronics, consumer appliances, electric vehicles, footwear and toys,… Source link

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Ecommerce 

Alibaba ties up with Audi, Renault and Honda to offer smart voice services in cars in China

Alibaba Group Holding announced partnerships with auto giants Audi, Renault and Honda on Tuesday, as the e-commerce juggernaut rolls out voice discovery services in cars at a time when smart speaker devices have become a battlefront among internet companies.Under the agreement, new cars with smart and internet-enabled features from the companies in China, will integrate Tmall Genie Auto, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform developed by Alibaba AI lab.Alibaba Group Holding announced… Source link

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‘Hello, welcome to Uber Copter’ – ride-hailing leader to offer chopper service in New York starting July

Uber Technologies is testing a helicopter service in New York City, according to documents outlining the programme obtained by Bloomberg.Passengers will be able to use the Uber app to book a flight through the service, called Uber Copter, the documents show. Tests flights took off from a Manhattan heliport near Wall Street to John F. Kennedy International Airport.After Bloomberg asked Uber for comment on Wednesday, The New York Times published a story about the programme. It says customers will… Source link

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Vietnam 

Halal food exports offer Việt Nam big opportunity – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A booth at a food exhibition in HCM City. Halal food is a promising export product for Vietnamese companies to pursue though they may face challenges. — Photo congthuong.vn HCM CITY — Halal food is a promising export product for Vietnamese companies to pursue though they may face challenges. The Halal Certification Agency in HCM City said hundreds of local enterprises have recently sought instructions for exporting to markets like Taiwan and Nepal. Many like Orion Vina, Vinamilk, Nestle Vietnam, Cái Lân Oils and Fats Industries Company, Tường An Vegetable…

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Shenzhen, hometown of Huawei, will offer tax breaks to overseas and local talent to maintain edge in tech amid trade war

Shenzhen, Hong Kong’s neighbour to the north and mainland China technology powerhouse, will extend tax breaks to top overseas and local talent as it seeks to maintain its edge in innovation amid an escalating trade war between the United States and China.Wang Lixin, a deputy mayor, said on Sunday the city would use its own operating income to make up for the shortfall in tax revenue. Under the scheme, income tax will be cut to 15 per cent of annual income for certain individuals.“Suppose you… Source link

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Singapore 

Mandai eco-resort to offer guests behind-the-scenes animal experiences, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Beyond snoozing in the middle of five wildlife parks, overnight guests at the future eco-resort in Mandai will be able to participate in behind-the-scenes activities that keepers undertake to help animals learn. Mr Mike Barclay, group chief executive of Mandai Park Holdings, said during a media conference on Thursday (May 23) that the resort will offer a unique opportunity for guests to experience hands-on and learning activities that are not currently available. Guests could, for example, be taken to the zoo’s elephant enclosure in the evenings to help…

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HSBC first to offer dementia-friendly banking service in Hong Kong

HSBC Hong Kong has introduced a new type of bank account specifically aimed at customers with dementia, a growing public health concern among the city’s rapidly ageing population.The bank account, which HSBC says is the first of its kind in Hong Kong and second for the lender globally after the UK, enables customers living with dementia to retain access to a bank account, but one with limited features and additional control by a legal designee, such as a son or daughter.Dementia is an… Source link

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