Singapore 

How can dis b allow? This week in the comments section, Singapore News

Netizens are a difficult bunch to please. They have opinions on everything. And for whatever reason, on the internet, people lose all filters. What is most ironic is how netizens react strongest to posts or tweets they abhor most. They may be trolls or may sincerely mean their comments, but never a day passes when we don’t appreciate this gift that keeps on giving. It makes us ask in turn: How can dis b allow? Here are our favourite comments on social media the last seven days. THE STORY: Video of Inter Milan footballers leaving…

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Singapore 

666 dengue cases recorded in Singapore last week, a 3-year high: NEA, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The number of dengue cases in a week has hit a 3½-year high, with 666 cases recorded last week, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said. In an update on its website on Monday (July 15), NEA said that this figure for the period between July 7 and 13 was 73 more than the previous week. It also surpasses the previous weekly peak of 637 cases recorded in January 2016. As of Sunday, there have been 7,374 dengue cases so far this year, about five times more than the…

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Vietnam 

Shares end week in negative note after three-day rally – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Customers buy petrol at a Petrolimex petrol station in Hà Nội. Foreign investors bought a net value of more than VNĐ188 billion of Petrolimex’s shares on Friday. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết HÀ NỘI – Shares closed the week on a negative note after a three-day rally as many large caps unexpectedly lost value by the end of the session. On the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange, the VN-Index edged down 0.33 per cent to close Friday at 975.40 points. Việt Nam’s benchmark index rose 1.3 per…

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Vietnam 

HCM City to organise first Vietnamese Goods Week in Thailand – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Nguyễn Huỳnh Trang, deputy director of the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade, speaks at the seminar to introduce the Vietnamese Goods Week in Thailand in October. — VNS Photo Xuân Hương HCM CITY — HCM City, Thai-owned MM Mega Market Vietnam and Big C in Thailand will organise their first ever Vietnamese Goods Week in Thailand in October. Speaking at a seminar held to introduce the event in HCM City yesterday, Nguyễn Huỳnh Trang, deputy director of the city Department of Industry and Trade, said the event would…

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Vietnam 

Bình Thuận dragon fruit week opens in Hà Nội – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Customers queue up to buy dragon fruit at a Big C supermarket in Hà Nội. — Photo enternews.vn HÀ NỘI — About 500 tonnes of dragon fruit from the southern province of Bình Thuận are expected to be sold at Big C supermarket and GO! Market chains nationwide until Sunday. Customers can buy Bình Thuận’s special fruit directly from growers and co-operatives at Big C supermarket and GO! Market chains for VNĐ23,900 (more than US$1) per kilo. To enhance the brand of Bình Thuận dragon fruit, supermarkets are also offering processed food and drinks such as smoothies, juices and cakes made…

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Jho Low’s superyacht Equanimity of 1MDB notoriety is available for charter as Tranquility, at US$1.25 million a week

Equanimity, the US$250 million superyacht and trophy in one of the world’s biggest financial heists, is now available for charter under its new name Tranquility, after its seizure and subsequent fire sale to one of Malaysia’s wealthiest men.The 91.5-metre yacht, currently moored at Le Vieux Port at Cannes on the French Riviera, is available for US$1.25 million a week, not including fuel and extra charges, according to its agent Camper & Nicholsons. The vessel is owned by Orient Peace, the… Source link

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Hong Kong shares rise for a fifth straight week but investors tread with caution

Hong Kong stocks gained for a fifth straight week despite closing slightly lower on Friday, as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead a meeting between Chinese and US officials next week to try and resolve the year-long trade war.The Hang Seng Index fell 0.1 per cent to 28,774.83 on Friday, but was up 0.81 per cent for the week.In the mainland, the Shanghai Composite rose 0.2 per cent to 3,011.06, taking its five-day gains to 1.08 per cent. This reversed last week’s losses.The gains also… Source link

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Stocks Blog: Hang Seng, Shanghai on track for week of gains thanks to bump from US-China trade war truce bump

Happy Friday, traders — The Hang Seng and Shanghai benchmarks are on track to have a week of gains, thanks to bumps they both got over last weekend’s US-China trade war truce. But we’ve seen some days of thin trading volumes and weakening conviction that the world’s two largest economies are ending their fight soon, if at all.  The Hang Seng has ended the past four weeks ahead, including a big 5 per cent jump the week ending June 21. The Shanghai Composite Index was down last week. We’ve got……

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US-China trade talks to resume by phone in coming week, Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow says

US and Chinese officials will talk by phone in the coming week as they seek to resolve a growing trade war between the two countries, said Larry Kudlow, US President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser.“They’re on the phone,” Kudlow told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. “They will be on the phone this coming week. And they will be scheduling face-to-face meetings. Lots of communications.”Trump has said a new round of trade talks with China is under way, ending a stalemate between… Source link

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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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