Money 

‘It all started from Hong Kong’: two of Southeast Asia’s richest men on early success and the belt and road plan’s future

Two of Southeast Asia’s most prominent members of the Chinese diaspora, businessmen Dhanin Chearavanont and Mochtar Riady, took the stage at the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council’s Belt and Road Summit on Wednesday to reminisce about being early investors on the mainland.The tycoons emphasised their belief in China’s economy and President Xi Jinping, and described how Hong Kong had played an essential role in their early successes – and could do so today for investments related to the… Source link

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Singapore 

How a local fishmonger started selling his catches of the day on Facebook Live, Digital, Singapore News

Modern problems require modern solutions. Even haggling over the prices of the fresh catches of the day has gone online, with a Singaporean fishmonger finding an audience on Facebook Live to sell his fishy wares. In a new video put out by Our Grandfather Story, Max Kee of Lian Huat Seafood is featured as a moderniser of traditions thanks to his unorthodox method of digitising his wet market stall.  Which works out pretty great for customers who may not be willing to head all the way down to Jurong Fishery Port…

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Singapore 

Non-profit started by former Singapore student to give 10,000 ofo and oBike bikes to needy kids in Myanmar, Singapore News

Lesswalk founder Mike Than Tun Win, 33, who had spent almost 18 years in Singapore as a student and is now back home living in Yangon, told The Straits Times in a phone interview on Tuesday (June 4) that he had the idea about a year ago, and started to act on it in March. “Some kids in Myanmar walk up to one hour to school, and most of them don’t have school buses or even know what school buses are,” he said. “This movement is not about buying a…

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Singapore 

Train at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station evacuated after passenger’s mobile phone started smoking, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A train at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station was evacuated on Tuesday (Feb 19), after smoke was spotted coming out of a passenger’s mobile phone. The cause of the smoke was probably accidental and electrical in origin, said the Singapore Civil Defence (SCDF), which was called in to help investigate the phone after the incident. No fire or injuries were reported in the incident, which happened on the North-East Line, said rail operator SBS Transit. Passengers were evacuated as a precaution, said Ms Tammy Tan, senior vice-president of corporate…

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Opinion | Travel hub Hong Kong is on the hit list of cyber criminals, as Cathay data breach shows. It’s time it started defending itself

Travellers queue at Hong Kong International Airport to check in for their flight. As a major transit point and popular destination, Hong Kong draws tens of millions of visitors to the city every year, and its travel industry generates and absorbs enormous amounts of data from and about customers. Photo: Dickson Lee Source link

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Vietnam 

Annual Tết tree frenzy gets started – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Artist Trần Quốc Việt, 42, in Cần Thơ city is famous for his talent of curving a Buddha image into the roots of living trees that are 10 to 15 years old. He spends from one week to a month on each tree. — Photo nld.com.vn HCM CITY — The Lunar New Year holiday offers great opportunities for artists in the Mekong Delta to earn high income from customers who request unique shapes for their ornamental trees, from…

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China 

This Iowa soybean farmer’s president started a trade war with his biggest export market

On an autumn morning in November, Grant Kimberley told a room full of visitors how income from his 4,000-acre (1,600 hectares) family farm in Maxwell, Iowa, has plummeted by as much as 25 per cent in a year, because of the trade war that his president has started with his largest export market. “Soybeans and agriculture have become the collateral damage” in America’s relations with its biggest trading partner, Kimberley said, flicking between PowerPoint charts that showed the plunging sales of soybeans and their prices. “Soybean exports to China have…

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Bitcoin turns 10: how everything started with Satoshi Nakamoto’s 9-page white paper

Bitcoin, the world’s first and biggest cryptocurrency, is 10 years old today. It has been a long journey from an abstract concept in a pseudonymous inventor’s 9-page white paper to a US$200 billion economy, with 2,000 types of cryptocurrencies, 15,000 exchanges, and the potential to overthrow the financial industry and beyond. Here’s all you need to know about bitcoin. How does bitcoin work?  It all started with a white paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System,” written by an unknown person or group of people using the name Satoshi…

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