Singapore 

Who needs walls? 7 fresh ideas on open concept homes, Singapore News

Imagine arriving at your apartment, opening the main door, and seeing a cramped, cluttered space. If that instantly puts you off, it’s time to tear down those interior walls and reconsider if some doors are even necessary at all. The perpetual search for more space, light, and flexibility in small homes have pushed interior designers to find more creative solutions, just like the ones found in these seven sublime apartments. With open-plan common areas and private bedrooms, their hybrid configurations present homeowners with the best of both worlds. 1. An…

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Singapore 

Don Don Donki’s fourth outlet to open in May at Novena’s Square 2, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Japanese discount chain Don Quijote will be opening its fourth Don Don Donki outlet in Singapore in May. The outlet will be located at the basement of Square 2 mall, which is connected to Novena MRT station, according to a sign at the store space. The space was previously occupied by furniture and electronics giant Harvey Norman. The Japanese chain launched under the name Don Don Donki in Singapore because of an existing Don Quijote restaurant in Dempsey Road. Don Don Donki has been expanding rapidly since the…

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Home 

Canada’s US$277 billion pension fund may open its first office in China to seek greater exposure to world’s No. 2 economy

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which manages around C$368.5 billion (US$277 billion), is considering opening its first office in China as it seeks greater exposure to the world’s second-largest economy.Canada’s largest pension fund investor could open an office in Beijing as soon as next year, Hong Kong-based head of Asia-Pacific Suyi Kim said in an interview this month. Staff there would then work closely with CPPIB’s 130 employees in Hong Kong, which have helped to invest C$42 billion… Source link

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Fosun to open Club Med ski resort near Beijing to capture China’s new-found love for snow sports leading to 2022 Winter Olympics

Club Méditerranée, which operates all-inclusive holiday resorts around the world, plans to open a winter retreat with a ski school near Beijing to take advantage of the expected popularity of snow sports during the 2022 Winter Olympics in the Chinese capital. The company, commonly known as Club Med, will open a resort near the Chinese capital, where the winter games are scheduled to be held in three years’ time. Several ski resorts – including the Secret Garden resort by Malaysia’s Genting… Source link

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China 

China wants to open financial sector wider but it’s a ‘negotiation game’ in trade war, Zhou Xiaochuan says

Beijing’s financial decision makers are determined to open the sector wider, but the process of doing so has been partly affected by the trade war with the United States, according to the former chief of China’s central bank.Zhou Xiaochuan, who was governor of the People’s Bank of China from 2002 to 2018, told a gathering hosted by Enodo Economics in London on Thursday that the issue of access to China’s financial sector had been used as a bargaining chip in the trade talks.“Since China-US… Source link

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Singapore 

Letterboxes in Sembawang HDB block left open for hours, disciplinary action to be taken against postman, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Some letterboxes at a block of Housing Board flats in Sembawang were left open for several hours on Thursday evening (March 14). A SingPost spokesman said that disciplinary action would be taken against the postman involved in the incident. The employee would also be given extra supervision and additional training. The postal service provider said that it was alerted at 9pm, and a staff member was immediately dispatched to Block 128C Canberra Street and the letterboxes were locked by 9.25pm. A resident at Block 128B, Mr Jack Teo,…

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Vietnam 

HCM City urges Samsung to open RD centre – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

HCM CITY — HCM City wanted Samsung Group to open a research and development centre in the city to take advantage of its skilled human resources, a local official said. Receiving General Director of Samsung Electronics Vietnam Choi Joo-ho on Thursday, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyễn Thiện Nhân congratulated Samsung on its production and business results in Việt Nam, saying the development of Samsung had contributed to Việt Nam-RoK relations. Nhân said HCM City was willing to create favourable conditions for the company to expand its investment and…

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Home 

All mainland China markets open higher, with consumer stocks leading in Shenzhen

The Hong Kong market opened flat on Friday, while leading benchmarks in mainland China recovered losses made in previous sessions.With the conclusion of the annual National People’s Congress in Beijing on Friday, and the release of most of key China economic data on Thursday, investors will once again turn their attention to the US-China trade war and corporate results, said traders.“Investors remained sidelined on Friday. Over the short term, I expect the Hang Seng Index to trade in a tight… Source link

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Vietnam 

First solar power plant in Quảng Trị to open in June – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Licogi 13 Joint Stock Company is accelerating the construction of LIG solar power plant to bring it into operation in June. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Thủy Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The VNĐ1.08 trillion (US$46.5 million) LIG solar power plant – the first of its kind in the central province of Quảng Trị is expected to become operational in June. The project’s investor, Licogi 13 Joint Stock Company, has installed 70 per cent of the plant, after having been assigned as the investor for the project by the…

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Singapore 

MRT train leaves Ang Mo Kio station with door open; station manager suspended, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Passengers in one of the trains on the North-South Line on Monday evening (March 12) were shocked when the doors were left open when the train was travelling between stations. Videos on social media showed the doors for one side of a carriage were open fully as the train was moving from Ang Mo Kio station towards Yio Chu Kang station. SMRT confirmed that the incident happened on Monday around 7.30pm. The station manager was inside the train and at the door handling a train door fault when…

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