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Singaporean office design firm Space Matrix banks on workplace technology to expand in China

Singaporean workplace design firm Space Matrix has its sights set on expanding in China, where it expects to see a healthy supply of office space in major cities and opportunities in the Greater Bay Area.In September last year, Space Matrix acquired Muraya, a China-based design and construction company. Muraya has since been rebranded as Space Matrix China.“[This acquisition] was a way to get into the Chinese market aggressively. From here on, we hope to increase our presence in Shanghai and… Source link

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Family office of ‘shop king’ Tang Shing-bor wants to use blockchain to ‘tokenise’ real estate holdings

The Stan Group, the family-owned office that represents the assets of “shop king” Tang Shing-bor, will meet with Hong Kong’s securities watchdog early next year to seek approval to sell tokenised real estate using blockchain technology.If approved, the application would reflect the first time the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has permitted the use of tokens to legally trade in Hong Kong with real estate as the underlying asset.The proposed token scheme comes as a chill has descended… Source link

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No commissions? How Hong Kong’s office market will face a challenge from Singaporean leasing platform GorillaSpace

Singaporean workspace platform GorillaSpace believes it can disrupt Hong Kong’s office leasing market by allowing landlords and tenants to transact directly with each other online, a model they say has been used successfully with co-working and office space in the city state.The start-up, founded by a husband and wife team, recently won an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Japanese real estate developer Mitsubishi ­Estate.It said the model had been well received by growing companies… Source link

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Singapore 

Office Tea Episode 7: #WorkPerks, Singapore News

With a great company comes great media invites! AsiaOne gets invited to view Jewel Changi Airport during its opening, and Le En cries again. Seriously. Follow and subscribe so you won’t miss a single episode of our new series, Office Tea! To catch more of her antics, follow her @goofy_feline! WATCH EPISODE 6: The Health Screening Nightmare Office Tea is an AsiaOne original series where our new colleague Le En embarks on her adventures (or misadventures) in her first steps into the into the corporate world with AsiaOne. news POST Purchase this article…

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Chinese developer happy with 66pc jump in paper value of its investment in The Center, Hong Kong’s most expensive office building

The chairman of Chinese developer Yuzhou Properties is a contented man.Lam Lung-on’s company, which owns a floor of The Center, Hong Kong’s most expensive commercial building, has seen the paper value of his investment grow by 66 per cent in just two years.The value of the 58th floor of the iconic office building in Central, which was sold to a group of investors for HK$40.2 billion (US$5.12 billion) in May 2017, has appreciated to about HK$50,000 (US$6,381) per square foot from about HK$30,000… Source link

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Worsening US-China trade war hits Hong Kong’s office rental market as companies put expansion plans on hold

The worsening US-China trade war, which continues to depress stock markets and the economy, is affecting Hong Kong’s office leasing market, as a growing number of companies are holding back their expansion or relocation plans, say market observers.Hedge funds, asset management companies and foreign trading firms are taking a wait-and-see approach.Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 9.42 per cent of its value last month after the US escalated the trade war by announcing an increase in… Source link

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China 

US should take ‘sole and entire’ responsibility for stalled trade talks, China State Council Information Office white paper says

The Chinese government said in a white paper issued on Sunday that the US government “should bear the sole and entire responsibility” for the stalled trade talks between the two countries, hitting back at allegations that Beijing had backtracked from its earlier promises to cause a collapse in negotiations.Wang Shouwen, Vice Commerce Minister and China’s international trade negotiator, said at a press conference in Beijing that the US is “irresponsible” in alleging that China had backtracked… Source link

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Singapore 

Office Tea Episode 6: The Health Screening Nightmare, Singapore News

Company health screenings come free – so why is Le En so reluctant to take it? In this episode, actual tears were shed, and people were traumatised.  Follow and subscribe so you won’t miss a single episode of our new series, Office Tea!  To catch more of her antics, follow her on Instagram @goofy_feline!    WATCH EPISODE 5: Bosses and Things editor@asiaone.com Office Tea is an AsiaOne original series where our new colleague Le En embarks on her adventures (or misadventures) in her first steps into the into the corporate world with AsiaOne.…

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Singapore 

5 home office essentials to get that dream setup, Singapore News

Alternatively, you can always purchase a standard work desk and ensure that you get a good stretch in between and have a walk around. We recommend the Parson Computer Work Desk at SGD$158. 2. CHAIR Similar to your work desk, you will spend most of your work hours on your chair. Ergonomics and comfort matter. An uncomfortable chair will easily pull you away from your work area and settle you at the sofa or bed instead. To make the best decision, we believe you should personally head down to a…

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Office Tea episode 1: New Job New Life, Singapore News

Waking up on time? Check.  Make up? Check. Getting on the right bus? Check. Battling her nerves, will everything go right for our newest colleague Le En as she starts her first week at AsiaOne? Will she integrate well into her new environment and make her mark in the office? Or maybe she’ll just spill the tea and the entire pot with it. Office Tea is an AsiaOne original series where our new colleague Le En embarks on her adventures (or misadventures) in her first steps into the corporate world with AsiaOne. news POST…

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