Vietnam 

Telecoms firms ready for mobile money service – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    The signs of online payment service providers GrabPay and Momo displayed at a food store on Trần Hưng Đạo Street, Hà Nội. VNS Photo Mai Hương     HÀ NỘI — Telecommunications firms are ready to pilot a mobile money service thanks to their modern technology infrastructure, customers, wide transaction point networks and financial resources. Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has directed the Ministry of Information and Communications in co-ordination with the State Bank of Việt Nam to develop a mobile…

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Singapore 

Ash scattering in ‘Garden of Peace’ at Choa Chu Kang cemetery to be ready in 2020, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Environmental landscaping and natural greenery will be incorporated into a new ash scattering garden at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery, aptly named “Garden of Peace”, to create an atmosphere of privacy and serenity. There will be separate lanes lined with a bed of pebbles to allow the scattered ash to percolate naturally into the soil underneath. The garden, which will be unveiled in 2020, will include seating areas and will be wheelchair-accessible, allowing families to easily gather, view and participate in the ash scattering process. However, the National Environment…

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Along with climate change come mosquito-borne diseases. Is Hong Kong ready for a public health emergency?

Months after Hong Kong was ranked by Bloomberg as the economy with the world’s most efficient health care, its public health system is caught in a crisis. More than 100 medical staff protested about the manpower crunch and ward overcrowding amid a winter flu surge in January, with many holding placards that sent the desperate message: “Breaking point”. This has been followed by a spike in measles infections since mid-March, and a shortage of vaccines. More alarmingly, the next public health… Source link

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The US is ready for this super cheap urban mobility solution, says Chinese electric scooter maker

Niu Technologies, a maker of high-end electric scooters, will expand into the US market this year as the Beijing-based start-up bets its two-wheelers will catch on outside Asia as a way to help ease urban congestion.Chief executive Li Yan said the company was seeking to broaden earnings contributed from different regions of the world, adding that income from international sales “is still a very small part of our portfolio”.“We are selling in 27 countries compared with 17 countries this time… Source link

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Opportunities coming for those ready to seize them

[Sporsored Article] Economically, there’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Comprising nine municipalities within Guangdong Province, plus the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao (known as the 9+2 cities), the Greater Bay Area is both geographically larger and more populous than the world’s other major bay areas, and boasts faster GDP growth, more air traffic, and greater port container-throughput. With the recently… Source link

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Stocks Blog: China Vanke gets ready to report in big earnings week

Welcome to the first trading day of the last week of the first quarter. It’s been quite a quarter. The Hang Seng Index is up 12.6 per cent for the year, while the Shanghai Composite Index galloped into a bull market and is now ahead by nearly 25 per cent for 2019. Both are showing signs of fatigue, though. The Hang Seng can’t break through the resistance level of 30,000 (it closed at 29,113 on Friday). The Shanghai Composite Index flirted with its resistance level of 3,100 on Friday, closing……

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What should investors expect as China Vanke, China Evergrande get ready to announce results?

A big run-up in share prices of China Vanke and China Evergrande this year may mean more potential risk than reward for investors thinking about piling in ahead of the heavyweight home developers’ 2018 earnings announcements next week, analysts say.China Vanke – the second-largest mainland developer by sales – has seen its shares shoot up 20 per cent this year. It reports its results Monday evening.Meanwhile, shares of China Evergrande – the third-largest mainland developer by sales – have… Source link

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Chinese, Southeast Asian company executives more ready than their European peers to face tougher data-privacy regulation, study finds

Company executives in China and Southeast Asia are more confident than their European counterparts when it comes to how ready they are to face stricter rules over the use of consumer data, according to a new study by The Economist Intelligence Unit.American executives, however, believe they are the most prepared to tackle the challenges of rapidly evolving data-privacy regulations despite differing approaches “across states and industry sectors,” according to the survey.On a 1-to-10 scale, US… Source link

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Singapore 

Singapore, get ready to catch ’em all at Southeast Asia’s first-ever Pokemon GO Safari Zone, Singapore News

Pokémon trainers, are you ready? Because Pokémon GO Safari Zone is coming to our sunny shores!  In collaboration with The Pokémon Company and the game’s developer Niantic, Sentosa will be bringing in Southeast Asia’s first-ever Pokémon GO Safari Zone on April 18 to 22. It is free to participate in the event but you do need a ticket for it. Due to the game’s high popularity in the region, players will have to ballot for the 100,000 available tickets. Based on the success of previous Pokémon GO events in Chicago, Japan and Taiwan, the event is…

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Vietnam 

514 exhibitors ready for furniture expo – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The 2019 Việt Nam International Furniture and Home Accessories Fair to be held in HCM City next week will offer local and foreign companies a chance to network and explore business opportunities. VIFA-EXPO 2019 has attracted 514 exhibitors, who will put up 2,420 booths, 23 per cent more than last year, Huỳnh Văn Hạnh, permanent deputy chairman of the Handicrafts and Wood Industry Association of HCM City (HAWA), told a press briefing held to introduce the expo in HCM City on Wednesday.…

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