Singapore 

Find out what’s in store for your star sign this June, Singapore News

Here’s a glimpse into what the stars have planned for you. Embrace your destiny and dream big ARIES Photo: Her World Online Work Aries individuals need to be prepared, as June may prove to be a bit of a tough period. Things may not seem to be going your way, especially when it comes to partnerships. Conflicts are more likely this month, even if you’re only indirectly involved. So, avoid being nosey or giving your opinion where it is not needed. Delays and obstacles are to be expected at work…

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China 

Xi Jinping calls for ‘new Long March’ in dramatic sign that China is preparing for protracted trade war

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for the nation to embark on a new Long March and “start all over again”, in the most dramatic sign to date that Beijing has given up hope of reaching a trade deal with the United States in the near term.Xi is in Jiangxi province for his first domestic tour since the escalation of the trade war two weeks ago. Jiangxi is where China’s defeated Red Army started its famous Long March in 1934, and Xi’s choice of destination is being viewed as an…

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Ecommerce 

Tencent Music profit beats estimates as paid subscribers continue to sign up for service

China’s Tencent Music Entertainment Group beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit on Monday, as more users paid for its music streaming services.The company, controlled by Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings, said paid users of its online music service jumped 27.4 per cent to 28.4 million in the first quarter ended March 31.“As our users increasingly consume music content through streaming services, we are riding on this trend to gradually transition into a pay-for-streaming model over… Source link

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Home 

Opinion | South Korea’s economic slump a bad sign for Asian economies dependent on exports to China

Hyundai Motor vehicles bound for export await shipment at a port near Hyundai’s plant in Ulsan, South Korea, on January 22. Short on natural resources of its own, South Korea’s economy is heavily dependent on exports, making its economy particularly susceptible to changes in its trading partners. Photo: Bloomberg Source link

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China 

Chinese President Xi Jinping could travel to US to sign trade deal as early as June, source says

Chinese President Xi Jinping could meet his American counterpart Donald Trump in Washington as early as June if the two sides can finalise a deal to end the trade war, according to a source familiar with the arrangements.The news comes after Trump said on Thursday that Xi would visit the White House “soon”.The source told the South China Morning Post that Xi was open to the idea of travelling to the US immediately after the two sides reached a deal, so that he and Trump could sign the pact face……

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Home 

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad’s visit to Huawei in Beijing seen as sign of ‘endorsement’

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad visited Huawei Technologies’ Beijing office on Thursday morning in what was seen as a sign of Malaysian support for the Chinese telecommunications equipment supplier.Mahathir’s visit could be seen as an “endorsement” for Huawei which is still in the running to provide 5G gear for the country’s telecoms networks, according to a source familiar with the matter who declined to be named talking about confidential matters. However, no technology deals would… Source link

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Singapore 

Driver arrested for carrying a truncheon after crashing into sign in Upper Thomson Road, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 28-year-old man was arrested for carrying a truncheon in a public place after getting into an accident along Upper Thomson Road on Tuesday morning (April 23). The Straits Times understands that the man’s car had crashed into a signboard at a petrol kiosk along the road, in the direction of Sembawang Road. Photos of the accident show the car with its front bumper badly damaged. The police were alerted to the incident around 9am. When they arrived at the scene, they found that no one was injured.…

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Singapore 

Peeping Tom caught filming in NUS hall shower: Thousands sign petitions calling for tougher action, Singapore News

Almost 30,000 people have signed two separate online petitions calling for the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the police to take tougher action against the man who filmed undergraduate Monica Baey in a shower at student residence Eusoff Hall last November. The first petition, which has more than 21,600 signatures and was started last Saturday (April 20), urged NUS to impose stiffer punishments on those who commit sexual offences on university campuses. The petition also called for the university to expel the man who filmed Ms Baey, and to…

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Home 

UK property asking prices rise in sign housing market has bottomed out

Asking prices for British homes rose by the most in over a year in the four weeks to April 6, a survey showed, adding to other tentative signs that the housing market may have passed the worst of its slowdown ahead of Brexit.The 1.1 per cent monthly rise in asking prices was a bigger increase than usual at the start of the spring season and reduced the fall in prices in annual terms to 0.1 per cent, property website Rightmove said.Britain’s housing market has stumbled since the 2016 Brexit… Source…

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Vietnam 

PetroVietnam and Petronas sign gas agreement – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

PetroVietnam and Petronas signed a heads of agreement (HOA) for sale and purchase of additional gas to Cà Mau gas, power and fertiliser complex. — Photo petrotimes.vn Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Việt Nam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and Malaysian oil and gas corporation Petronas last week in HCM City signed a heads of agreement (HOA) for the sale and purchase of additional gas to Cà Mau gas, power and fertiliser complex. Under the HOA, the complex would receive additional gas of one billion cu.m…

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