Vietnam 

Vietjet named in Forbes’ top 50 listed Vietnamese companies – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A Vietjet representative (centre) receives the Forbes award. — VNS Photo HCM CITY — Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company (HOSE code: VJC) was recognised as one of Việt Nam’s 50 best listed companies in 2019 by Forbes Magazine during an award ceremony in HCM City on Thursday. This year’s list also including other leading companies on the HCM Stock Exchange (HOSE) and Hà Nội Stock Exchange (HNX) such as dairy firm Vietnamilk, beer maker Sabeco, IT giant FPT Corp, DHG Pharmaceutical, insurance-finance group Bảo Việt, digital retailer Mobile World and realty developer Vingroup. Honoured companies this…

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Singapore 

Top Singapore photographer Chuando Tan, 53, has sex scene in first lead role in movie, Entertainment, Singapore News

Fans of Chuando Tan, 53, have seen his impressive abs. Now they may be able to see the Singaporean – whose photos of his physique and youthful looks went viral in 2017 – bare his buttocks. He appears in a movie – a murder drama – which requires him to strip for a shower scene. But in an interview with 8days.sg, he said he is not sure how much skin viewers will get to see though it is quite certain that there will be no frontal nudity. Tan, who continues…

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Home 

Rising on the top: elevator industry leader KONE uses IBM Cloud platform to build IoT-based maintenance services

[Sponsored Article]In Hong Kong, packed with high-rise buildings, elevators play a crucial role in transportation. According to government figures, at the end of 2017 there were 66,200 elevators in Hong Kong, but 53 percent of them (35,200) were more than 20 years old.There is an urgent need for modernisation solutions, bringing existing elevators up to the required safety standards and ensuring the safety of passengers and other building users.Companies that adapt to change quickly and… Source link

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China 

Could Hong Kong airport shutdown give Shenzhen the edge as top air hub in Greater Bay Area?

The shutdown of operations at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for a second consecutive day on Tuesday has tarnished the city’s reputation and could prompt airlines to reassess the facility’s role as the main air transport hub for the Greater Bay Area, analysts said.That reassessment could be supported by Chinese government efforts to expand the capacity of other airports in the area to handle the expected increase in passenger traffic in coming years, they added.Hong Kong International… Source link

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Singapore 

Daily roundup: How to cook the perfect steak – and other top stories today, Singapore News

Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. How to cook the perfect steak All you need is your favourite cut, a cast iron skillet, oils and seasonings, and a pair of long-handled tongs… » READ MORE 2. 16 items to buy from Phoon Huat that are cheaper than other supermarkets Photo: Instagram/miiiiii_sg Phoon Huat doesn’t only sell flour, sugar and cupcake sprinkles, it also stocks tons of Western ingredients like cheese, butter, pasta, canned food and breakfast items… » READ MORE 3. Female BMW driver, 67,…

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Property 

Hong Kong’s top builders spot a bargain as they submit tenders for Kai Tak plot whose value has been slashed

The tender for a plot in Kai Tak on Friday attracted better-than-expected response as one surveyor cut the estimated value of commercial land on the site of Hong Kong’s former airport by up to 20 per cent after a high-profile sale was abandoned in June.The Lands Department said on Friday that 10 developers submitted bids.The Post found that the bidders included Sun Hung Kai Properties, CK Asset Holdings, Wheelock Properties, Sino Land, China Overseas Land& Investment, Great Eagle Holdings, Far… Source link

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Singapore 

Top honours for J.Y. Pillay, the man who built up SIA, led GIC, MAS, Singapore News

Mr J.Y. Pillay, 85, the longest-serving chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA), has been awarded Singapore’s highest civilian honour. He is the 11th Singaporean to receive the Order of Temasek (With Distinction). A veteran civil servant whom founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew said was “equal to the best brains in America”, Mr Pillay was permanent secretary in the finance, defence and national development ministries. Other positions he held previously included chairman of the Singapore Exchange and DBS Bank, as well as managing director of GIC and the…

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Home 

Huawei offers top talent at least five times what their peers are making to join Chinese giant

Ren Zhengfei, founder and chief executive officer of Huawei Technologies Co., speaks during an interview at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Ren, the billionaire telecom mogul, broke a years-long silence as his technology empire faces its biggest crisis over three decades of existence. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg Source link

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Qingdao flat prices cut by 5 per cent as city heeds warning of China’s top decision-making body

Qingdao is the first city to offer new flats at a discount after China’s top decision-making body warned against using property as a tool to stimulate the economy.A developer in the coastal city of Shandong province was offering a new batch of flats at Wenlan Mansion at 10,000 yuan (US$1,441) per square metre – 5 per cent lower than the previous lot – just days after the Communist Party’s Politburo underscored a hawkish stance on cooling the housing market.That means those who bought homes in… Source link

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HSBC CEO John Flint steps down less than two years after taking top role

HSBC said on Monday that John Flint had abruptly stepped down as chief executive less than two years after he took the top job at the bank.He will be replaced on an interim basis by Noel Quinn, who has headed global commercial banking since December 2015. Quinn previously served as regional head of commercial banking for Asia-Pacific out of Hong Kong.“I have agreed with the board that today’s good interim results indicate that this is the right time for change, both for me and the bank,” Flint… Source link

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