Singapore 

Woman who wanted to buy $54 Huawei phone arrested for causing a commotion in Jem store, Digital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 53-year-old woman was arrested on Friday (July 26) at the Huawei store in Jem shopping mall for causing a commotion. The woman kicked up a fuss when she was told that she did not obtain a ticket issued by the Huawei staff earlier, which would allow her to buy a Huawei Y6 Pro 2019 phone at the promotional price of $54, the police said. Under Huawei’s National Day promotion, the price of the phone was slashed from $198 to $54 for Singaporeans and permanent residents above the…

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China 

US-China trade talks continue by phone, could lead to in-person meeting, says US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

US and Chinese officials will speak on Thursday, potentially paving the way for in-person trade talks to resume, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, as the world’s two largest economies seek to end a year-long trade war.Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will speak on the phone with their Chinese counterparts, the Treasury Secretary said in an interview along the sidelines of the G7 meeting in Chantilly, France.The United States and China have been embroiled in a tit… Source link

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Singapore 

Toa Payoh carpark murder: Man who killed waitress in phone row gets jailed for life, caning, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 28-year-old man who flung his friend over a parapet in a multi-storey carpark after a row over a mobile phone was sentenced to life imprisonment and 12 strokes of the cane for murder on Thursday (July 4) Syed Maffi Hasan lifted part-time waitress Atika Dolkifli, 23, and threw her over the parapet of Deck 5A of the carpark in Toa Payoh Lorong 2 on the night of Aug 31, 2015. In May, he was convicted of murder with the intention of causing bodily injury that was likely…

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US-China trade talks to resume by phone in coming week, Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow says

US and Chinese officials will talk by phone in the coming week as they seek to resolve a growing trade war between the two countries, said Larry Kudlow, US President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser.“They’re on the phone,” Kudlow told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. “They will be on the phone this coming week. And they will be scheduling face-to-face meetings. Lots of communications.”Trump has said a new round of trade talks with China is under way, ending a stalemate between… Source link

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Singapore 

‘Look up’: Ang Mo Kio tackles distracted phone zombies at road junction with new signs, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – By 7.30am, commuters were rushing across the busy junction of Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 and 8 on Friday (June 28), but with about one in every eight still looking at their mobile phones. Barely a few feet away from the passing cars, on the edge of the pavement, pedestrians stood transfixed by their devices as they waited to cross. Now the authorities hope something else will catch their eye, and remind them to be aware of road safety. Strategically pasted on the pedestrian ramps on the corners…

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Global 

China, US agree to resume trade talks in phone call ahead of Xi-Trump G20 meeting

The top trade negotiators for China and the United States have agreed to resume discussions to resolve their trade dispute, in a phone conversation on Monday ahead of the high-stakes talks between the two countries’ presidents in Japan this week.Vice Premier Liu He,who leads the trade negotiation for the Chinese side, talked with his US counterparts, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, according to a brief statement by the official Xinhua News Agency… Source link

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Singapore 

MFA warns of phone scammer claiming to be from ministry, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) issued an advisory on Tuesday (June 18), after three members of the public reported receiving suspicious calls from a person claiming to be from the ministry. The MFA said the three people who picked up the call were asked to log on to a certain website and transfer money. The phone number displayed on the receivers’ phones was identical to the number for MFA’s main line. But those who received the call were unable to recall details of the website. The MFA…

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Vietnam 

Mobile phone and spare part imports hit US$4.91 billion – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Việt Nam mostly imported mobilephones from China and South Korea in the period. — Photo cafef.vn HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam spent US$1.1 billion to import mobile phones and spare parts in May, up 36.2 per cent from the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). In the first five months of the year, total imports of the products were worth $4.91 billion, a 3.9 per cent year-on-year decrease. Earlier, imports of mobile phones and spare parts into Việt Nam fell in the…

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Vietnam 

Work starts on VinSmart phone factory – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  VinSmart’s technology is developed with close co-operation with the world’s largest technology firms such as Qualcomm, Google, ArcSoft and DxO. — Photo courtesy of Vingroup HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s major real estate, tech and retail conglomerate Vingroup JSC (Vingroup) started construction on its smart phone factory in Hà Nội on Monday. The VinSmart factory is located in Hòa Lạc Hi-Tech Park on an area of 15.2ha. The first phase of the construction is expected to be completed on August 15, 2019, with a production capacity of 23 million phones per year. In…

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Singapore 

7 types of senior citizen discounts in Singapore from groceries to phone plans (2019), Singapore News

For instance, at the zoo, you pay $17 instead of $37, which amounts to a 54 per cent discount, while the Night Safari costs $21 instead of the usual $49, a 57 per cent discount. You get even further discounts at Wildlife Reserves Singapore with a PAssion card until 31 March 2020, which will enable you to enter the zoo for just $11.90 and the Jurong Bird Park for just $9.80. Shiok! Meanwhile, at Gardens by the Bay, senior citizens get 25 per cent discount on admission to the two…

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