Singapore 

Portuguese and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo visits Singapore this week, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Even before Juventus arrive here for the Singapore leg of the International Champions Cup (ICC) on July 20 and 21, their biggest star Cristiano Ronaldo has made an early visit to Singapore. It is understood that the 34-year-old Portuguese arrived on Tuesday (July 2) and will be at Our Tampines Hub on Wednesday before making a school visit the following day. He is expected to be here till Friday. Ronaldo, one of the best footballers ever, has amassed five Ballon d’Ors, and has edged fellow great Lionel Messi…

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Global 

Xi Jinping visits rare earth minerals facility, amid talk of use as weapon in US-China trade war

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited one of the country’s major rare earth mining and processing facilities on Monday, in his first domestic tour since the recent escalation of the US-China trade war.Xi’s visit, reported by the official Xinhua news agency, comes amid growing discussion in China that Beijing could consider banning the export of such minerals as a weapon in the trade war with the United States.Rare earth minerals were among the few items excluded from the latest US government… Source link

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Ecommerce 

Lazada extends e-commerce edge in Southeast Asia despite lull in overall visits to site

Lazada Group has extended its edge as the most popular e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia despite an overall sequential decline in visits to the site in the first quarter, according to a research report from iPrice and app analytics firm App Annie.The Alibaba-backed e-commerce company scored the highest average monthly active users in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore in the first quarter, and was also among the top apps in Vietnam and Indonesia, ranking second and fourth… Source link

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Vietnam 

US largest trade delegation ever visits Việt Nam – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) launched a conference in Hà Nội on Monday with the largest trade delegation ever sent from the US to Việt Nam in the organisation’s 35-year history. The delegation includes famous names such as Apple, Google, ExxonMobil, Amazon, Microsoft, PepsiCo, GE and Intel. During a brief meeting held on Monday, President of the US-ABC Alexander Feldman said the companies would be participating in an annual business mission that would discuss a wide range of issues and a…

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Vietnam 

NA Chairwoman makes Tết visits – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — HDBank and Vietjet can become top businesses not only in the country but also the region and world, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân said while visiting the two companies on Monday. The HCM City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank and budget carrier Vietjet Air, owned by the Sovico Group, have been contributing greatly to the country’s economy over the years, she said. Speaking during her visits on the first day of work after the Tết (Lunar New Year) holidays, she said…

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China 

Xi Jinping visits Xiongan New Area in show of impatience at lack of progress on ‘future city’ plan

Beijing has renewed its push to achieve President Xi Jinping’s ambitious plan to create a new metropolis in an industrial and environmental backwater after a two-year lull filled with uncertainty and criticism. A 13,000-word government document on turning Xiongan New Area in north China’s Hebei province into a city of innovation by 2035 was published by Xinhua on Thursday, just a week after Xi paid his second visit to the region in two years. Pundits said the combination of the document and the visit sent a strong signal that despite…

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Singapore 

Woman visits SuperPark Singapore, ends up with broken nose, Singapore News

A woman’s trip to SuperPark Singapore ended with a visit to the hospital after she took a baseball to the face.  In a Facebook post made by Serene Tan, she shared how she was excited to try the baseball station at the attraction for the first time. Since its opening on Nov 17, many have been interested in the park’s massive indoor playground for both adults and children. But events took a bloody turn after Tan’s baseball ricocheted off a pole and into her face. Decided to post this after 1 week of accident. Friends,…

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