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A smarter place to live in London

[Sponsored Article] “The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.” A century since he said those words, the advice of Andrew Carnegie, billionaire businessman and philanthropist, still holds true today. Apart from fulfilling the universal dream of home ownership, property in a desirable location can reasonably be expected to appreciate over time. Among the world’s prime capitals, London is a standout: property values in the British capital have more than… Source link

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Stocks Blog: China's stocks face headwinds as traders weigh where to place their bets

Got a bit of jitters? If so, you aren’t alone among traders in mainland and Hong Kong markets, where bears came out swinging Monday, sending the Shanghai benchmark down for the third consecutive trading day and the Hang Seng to its lowest level in nearly two weeks. Check in with us throughout the day to catch up on the latest action. We also feature our “Crystal Ball,” in which leading experts offer you their insights on where they think sectors and companies are going.  Your market guides… Source link

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Two stone cladding pieces fall from 10-storey building at Raffles Place, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two pieces of stone cladding fell from the facade of Bharat Building in Raffles Place on Wednesday (April 10), breaking part of the glass canopy that shelters the property’s entrance. The pieces fell from near the top of the 10-storey commercial building, which was built in 1990. The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) said it is investigating the incident and confirmed there were no reported injuries from it. The authority received a call from the police around 3.30pm about stone cladding that had fallen at 3 Raffles Place,…

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Singapore has world’s best airport but Hong Kong is the place to eat?, Singapore, Travel News

Hong Kong took the consolation prizes of best immigration and dining experience on Thursday as Singapore’s Changi Airport extended its run as the world’s best airport for a seventh consecutive year. Asian airports took the lion’s share of accolades at the annual Skytrax World Airport awards for 2019. Tokyo Haneda, Seoul Incheon and Doha all came ahead of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), which slipped to fifth, equalling its lowest position in the rankings since 2010. Hong Kong maintained the title for best airport dining experience for the third year…

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Lessons I learnt from living in the world’s happiest place, Singapore, Health News

Happiness is not a laughing matter, at least not in Bhutan. Happiness is serious business for them over there. So serious, that they’ve even established a Gross National Happiness (GNH) Commission, which ensures that everything the country does contributes to the overall well-being and happiness of its people. The pursuit of GNH is also enshrined in the country’s Constitution and when you ask a Bhutanese if they are really happy, most would say yes. Having lived and worked in Bhutan for almost a year now, what I’ve learnt about happiness…

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Commodities, currency and technology are HKEX’s secret weapons as it morphs into a global financial market place

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), which rode to the top among global destinations for initial public offerings on a wave of equity sales last year, will add a mixture of new-economy and old-world financial instruments to its arsenal, in its quest to become a global financial market place.The bourse operator is betting that the Chinese government will gives its nod to a cross-border investment channel known as the Connect scheme, which will let global investors buy and sell… Source link

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The conservatism of Asia’s mutual funds put them in the wrong place to catch 2019’s stock market rally, Goldman Sachs says

While Asian equities have risen to start 2019, the region’s funds may not be doing as well.Asian mutual funds have lagged behind their benchmarks due to conservative positioning, as well as concentrations in sectors and geographies that haven’t done as well to start this year, Goldman Sachs’s analysts led by Sunil Koul wrote in a February 18 note with a quarterly update of regional fund flows and positioning.“The defensively positioned Asian funds (given their large overweights in South Asian… Source link

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Why Nansha is the most livable place in the Greater Bay Area, China’s biggest economic and innovative powerhouse

[Sponsored Article] The tech and innovation-driven Greater Bay Area, combining population of over 69 million people and annual GDP of around US$1.5 trillion, is attracting worldwide attention for the area’s direct investment opportunities. Growing investors from across the world are fascinated by the oncoming golden days of cross-border innovation and entrepreneurship boom in the GBA But only a livable urban environment would make it attractive to people to settle down for sustainable investment and career. Nansha, the geographical center of the GBA and where Guangdong’s biggest pilot free trade zones locates, with no…

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This couple found love in a ‘hopeless’ place — IRC, Singapore, Women News

This Valentine’s Day, AsiaOne speaks with couples who found love in unexpected places. IRC (Internet Chat Relay) may be a stranger to those born after the 90s, and to others, it may just be a memory — perhaps not even a very pleasant one. From cyber bullies, stalkers, to strangers asking for sexual favours, the folks from the IRC era have seen it all. But love still blossoms in a ‘hopeless’ place. Shierly Fadjaray (who’s now known as Shierly Brett), 30, and Paul Brett, 47, are the lucky ones who have found…

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Where? When? How? China and United States at odds over right place and time for next Xi-Trump summit

Beijing has suggested the next China-US summit take place on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan next month, following suggestions from the White House that US President Donald Trump is eager to meet with his counterpart, Xi Jinping, sooner than later. “He wants to meet with President Xi very soon,” White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told Fox News on Monday, adding that it “absolutely” looked like both sides were closing in on a deal to end the trade war. Chinese officials proposed that Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US…

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