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Flurry of China small developers listing debt on HK board, with offers of high yields

At least eight mainland developers have filed or plan to file for initial public offerings in Hong Kong – but in the debt market, where they hope to entice investors with high yield offerings.Most are small-cap property stocks, hardly the darlings of the equity market in Hong Kong. But their high-yield bond offerings – some at 9.1 per cent – can attract investors with high-risk appetite, according to interviews by the South China Morning Post with industry insiders and a review of historical… Source link

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China offers five-year tax breaks to chip makers, software developers to bolster industry as trade war stretches to tech

China will give a five-year tax break to its home-grown semiconductor makers and software developers in a bid to bolster the industries as the trade war shifts to an assault on Chinese technology.Integrated circuit makers and software companies will be exempt from paying corporate taxes for two years, starting in 2019, and their tax payments will be halved from the 25 per cent universal rate levied on Chinese companies in the following three years, the finance ministry said on its website on… Source link

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1400 Corp 3 Vietjet offers special promotion for Việt Nam-Japan routes – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A Vietjet cabin crew. VNS Photo HCM CITY — Vietjet is offering travellers a new treat with an exclusive promotion for all its Japan routes, the airline announced on Wednesday. Under the programme, passengers can book tickets for prices starting as low as zero dollars, excluding taxes and fees, from now until December 31 at www.vietjetair.com. The promotion applies to all routes between Việt Nam and Japan, including Osaka-Hà Nội/ HCM City and Tokyo-Hà Nội/HCM City. The travel period for the promotional tickets is 30 days from the booking date. For the Tokyo-HCM City route, the travel time is from…

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Vietnam Airlines offers 7.5 million seats in summer – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Vietnam Airlines has prepared to ensure operational safety and service quality during peak periods. — Photo Vietnam Airlines HÀ NỘI — The national carrier Vietnam Airlines will provide more than 7.5 million seats (equivalent to nearly 36,000 flights) on domestic and international routes, increasing by nearly 600,000 year-on-year, from June 1 to August 31, serving increasing travel demand in this summer’s peak. In the peak three months, the carrier will offer more than 4.8 million seats for domestic flights, up 422,000 seats year-on-year. Meanwhile, international routes will have nearly 2.7 million…

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HoREA offers proposals to help real estate firms access long-term bank loans – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  An apartment building in the Nam Trung Yên Urban Area in Cầu Giấy District’s Trung Hòa Commune. — VNS Photo Đoàn Tùng HÀ NỘI — The HCM Real Estate Association (HoREA) has suggested the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) extend the application of regulations on banks’ maximum ratio of short-term funds used for medium- and long-term loans until the end of 2020. The HoREA also proposed the rate should be reduced to 37 per cent starting from January 1, 2021; 34 per cent from July 1, 2021; and 30 per…

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China 

Hohhot property deals: Chinese city offers graduates 50 per cent off new homes

A city in north China is offering half-price homes or two years’ free accommodation to recent graduates in a bid to attract fresh talent and breathe new life into its economy.According to a document published on Thursday by the municipal government, authorities in Hohhot, capital of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, are planning to build a range of new flats especially for those who have graduated within the past three years.Each property will measure about 100 square metres (1,100 square… Source link

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Emirates offers summer promotion tickets – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

From Việt Nam, Emirates serves daily direct passenger flights, which are operated with two-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from both Ha Noi and HCM City to Dubai. — Photo courtesy of Emirates HÀ NỘI — Emirates offers summer promotion fares for customers from Việt Nam who book tickets from now until April 22 and travel from April 15 until November 30, 2019. Economy Class fares start from VNĐ17,189,000 (US$747) to Dubai, VNĐ19,999,000 ($870) to Paris, VNĐ21,809,000 ($948) to London, VNĐ23,819,000 ($1,035) to Amsterdam, VND25,189,000 ($1,095) to Madrid, and VNĐ27,179,000 ($1,181) to Boston.…

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Singapore 

Pulau Ubin, Singapore – unspoilt island just 15 minutes from city offers a taste of kampong life, Singapore News

In Singapore, 15 minutes is all that’s needed to travel back in time 50 years. That’s how long it takes a bumboat to sail from the Changi Point Ferry Terminal to Pulau Ubin, a 10 sq km (4 square mile) island that’s rooted in the 1960s, the era of indepen­dence. Ubin is wildly different from Singapore Island, with untamed jungle, roaming animals, hilly meadows, glassy lakes and squat, tin-roofed homes without running water or electricity but sugared by the sweet sound of silence. According to legend, Ubin was formed when…

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Vietnam 

Vietjet unveils huge promotion, offers free tickets – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

A Vietjet aircraft. — VNS Photo Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Vietjet Air will launch a promotion on Wednesday offering 1.1 million super saver tickets priced at zero đồng on its website. They will be available from noon to 2pm from Wednesday to Friday on all domestic routes for travel between June 4 and December 31. The promotion is aimed at celebrating its newest routes from Cần Thơ to Nha Trang, Đà Lạt, Hải Phòng, Vinh, and Thanh Hóa, the budget carrier said. With these…

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Singapore 

Which telco offers the best SIM-only, no contract plan in Singapore? , Singapore, Digital News

With multiple MNVOs and a fourth telco, TPG, about to enter the market, Singaporeans have never had more choice when it comes to picking their telco service provider. Smart consumers know that the best deals in mobile right now are SIM-only plans, as they tend to give you a lot more data, and often at a lower monthly cost. It does mean that you have to buy your phone without a subsidy, but it also gives you the flexibility of changing your phone whenever you want (as opposed to waiting…

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