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Man injured after road accident between 2 personal mobility devices in Pasir Ris, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A personal mobility device (PMD) rider was injured after a collision between him and an electric scooter rider on Saturday evening (March 16). Footage of the incident shows the rider of the PMD, which looks like a bicycle, crossing a road, with the traffic light blinking green in his favour. An e-scooter rider on the road later crashes into him. After the collision, a second e-scooter rider on the road passes by. The police said that they were alerted to the accident along Pasir Ris Drive 1 towards…

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Singapore 

Personal information of over 800,000 blood donors was accessible online for 2 months: HSA, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The personal information of more than 800,000 people who have donated or registered to donate blood in Singapore since 1986 was improperly put online by a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) vendor for more than two months, but access to the database was cut off soon after the discovery. Disclosing this in a statement on Friday (March 15), the HSA said its preliminary findings indicate that there was only one instance of external access – by a cybersecurity expert who discovered the vulnerability on Tuesday (March 12) and alerted…

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China 

The future of China’s economic growth is personal, JPMorgan’s Jing Ulrich says

China’s economy may be slowing but the bigger issue is where the growth is coming from, according to Jing Ulrich, managing director and vice-chairwoman of Asia-Pacific at JPMorgan Chase.China’s economy grew 6.4 per cent year on year in the fourth quarter, according to official data released in January. The rate has been falling steadily over the past decade, since its high of 14.2 per cent in 2007.JP Morgan has forecast China’s economy to expand by 6.2 per cent this year.Could businesswomen be… Source link

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Global cosmetics giants push deeper into personal care with niche brand acquisitions, eye e-commerce

Hong Kong-listed luxury cosmetics brand L’Occitane International’s US$900 million acquisition of premium British skincare brand Elemis points to the industry’s growing interest in niche premium brands and the e-commerce segment as an increasing chunk of purchases shift online, according to market analysts. “Elemis has a strong reputation in anti-ageing and a strong heritage as a professional premium spa brand, along with a credible range of more functional hi-tech products,” said Pascal Martin, partner at OC&C Strategy Consultants. He said that Elemis complements L’Occitane’s offerings and also brings with it a…

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Singapore 

Personal details of 284 KrisFlyer members disclosed due to software bug: SIA, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Personal details of over 280 KrisFlyer members may have been seen by other customers due to a software bug affecting Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) website on Friday (Jan 4). “We have been made aware of a number of cases in which a customer logged in to his or her KrisFlyer account, under certain specific conditions, may have been able to see selective details of another customer,” an SIA spokesman said in response to queries. These details may have included names, e-mail addresses, account numbers, membership tier statuses, KrisFlyer miles…

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Singapore 

SBS Transit CEO Gan Juay Kiat resigns over ‘personal indiscretion’, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – SBS Transit chief executive Gan Juay Kiat has tendered his resignation to take responsibility for a “personal indiscretion”. Mr Gan, 61, who has been with the ComfortDelGro-owned transport group for 11 years – first as chief operating officer, executive director, then CEO since 2010 – will serve out his notice before leaving. The Straits Times understands the incident involves an extra-marital relationship. SBS Transit, which confirmed the resignation in a Singapore Exchange filing on Friday (Dec 28), will appoint a new CEO in due course. Mr Gan, married…

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China 

‘I’ve never suffered such personal humiliation’: Chinese business chief Zhang Shiwen’s 21 days in detention

Zhang Shiwen had gone four days without water, too appalled by his surroundings to drink, when his sense of cleanliness finally gave way to his thirst. He picked up the bowl that he shared with 24 other men at the Dalian municipal detention centre and took a sip. Conscious that he was possibly drinking the saliva of assorted drug addicts, pimps and thieves, the detained businessman said later in a commentary on social media that he felt his self-esteem “shatter”. “I have never suffered such personal humiliation,” he says now.…

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SFC to receive personal details of mainland Chinese investors trading Hong Kong shares via stock connect

Mainlanders who trade Hong Kong shares via the stock connect scheme will have their personal information shared with the Hong Kong regulator for the first time, under a new agreement. The China Securities Regulatory Commission will collect and pass on mainland investors’ information to the Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission when they are trading through the so-called “southbound” channel of the stock connect linking the Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen markets. “The regime helps enhance market surveillance and combat cross-boundary market misconduct under stock connect,” the SFC said in…

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When Xi meets Trump, could the personal touch avert a China-US break-up?

The meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 at the end of November will undoubtedly be the climax of a year of tense bilateral relations. Hot on the heels of contentious Asean and East Asia summits in Singapore, a fraught Apec meeting in Papua New Guinea that failed to produce a joint statement for the first time, and unsuccessful attempts to engage on trade at working levels, the meeting between Trump and Xi in Buenos Aires is a made-for-TV showdown between the heads…

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To see how climate change is up close and very personal, look no further than Mangkhut’s havoc

It has been five weeks now, since Typhoon Mangkhut wreaked havoc across Hong Kong. Still, the scars are raw, and not just a matter of a few tens of thousands of trees gone. If we are to properly absorb what climate change is all about, we need to look around us now. Because, for most of the world’s 7 billion-plus people, climate change is not about whether global mean temperatures will be 1.5 degrees or 2 degrees higher, or about sea levels rising 10 centimetre more than previous models, or…

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