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White City: London's brightest new neighborhood

[Sponsored Article] A robust economy, favorable exchange rate and growing population make London a favorite city for overseas property investment, but its expensive central districts are too steep a barrier for many buyers. Those looking for a more accessible London investment with long-term capital gain should instead look west to the booming regeneration areas of West London, forecast for 13 percent growth from 2019 to 2022 by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) – particularly White City. The White… Source link

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Singapore 

FairPrice investigating after customer finds numerous bugs in packet of white fungus, Singapore News

When groceries that Stomp contributor Justin ordered from NTUC FairPrice arrived at his home, he discovered numerous bugs in a packet of white fungus. The Pasar Dried White Fungus cost $1.85 and was part of an online order made on May 10. It was delivered on May 11. The product had a packing date of March 27, 2019. Justin told Stomp: “Dozens of bugs could be seen inside and some were even alive. “Look at the brown little dots in the pictures. It’s utterly disgusting.” In response to a Stomp…

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China 

China, US to hold trade talks in Beijing next week, White House says

US negotiators led by Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing next week, the White House said, as the two sides work to reach a draft agreement to end their trade dispute.Talks starting on Tuesday “will cover trade issues including intellectual property, forced technology transfer, non-tariff barriers, agriculture, services, purchases and enforcement”, the White House said in a statement. Chinese officials led by Vice-Premier Liu He… Source link

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White City: London's new commercial and residential hotspot

[Sponsored article]With the bulk of London’s urban regeneration projects taking place in the central districts and the east, West London is making up for lost time. White City in W12 is the most dynamic of these revitalized areas, a former industrial and broadcasting site that’s quickly become established as a compelling alternative for overseas property investment.The £8 billion (HKD 82.6bn) White City Opportunity Area is a collaboration between the local Hammersmith and Fulham Council and… Source link

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Singapore 

White smoke from train at Buona Vista Station due to air-con refrigerant leak: SMRT, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – White smoke that was seen wafting out from a train at Buona Vista Station on Wednesday morning (March 20) was due to an air-conditioner refrigerant leak, said SMRT. In a Facebook post late Wednesday night, the public transport operator said that the MRT train was travelling along the East-West Line in the direction of Pasir Ris. When the incident happened at around 7.45am, all commuters on the train were asked to alight and board the next train, as a safety precaution. “The train was immediately withdrawn for further…

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London's creative professionals are heading west to White City

[Sponsored Article] The former home of BBC Television in London, White City is earning a new reputation as a world-leading center for education, media, science and technology. £8 billion (HKD 82.6bn) in public and private investment is funding a spate of new developments and creating around 20,000 new jobs within the next five years, along with 6,000 new homes to meet the high demand from the influx of creative professionals to the area. In the past, creative development in London has… Source link

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House tour: White and wood fills this HDB home on Havelock Road, Singapore News

If a white-and-wood palette is what you’re looking for in your home, this 1,380sqf HDB apartment at Havelock Road is a good design inspiration for you. Designed by Mark Chen of Artistroom, homeowners Benjamin Chia and Adelle Tay’s home is bright and spacious. Even in the kitchen, they chose to incorporate lots of cabinetry in white. The kitchen counter and working area are clad in black finishes, making the space look so seamless you wouldn’t even realise the induction hob and hood have been installed right next to the oven.…

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Potential white knight waiting in the wings as private sector bond defaulter struggles to restructure debt

China Singyes Solar Technologies Holdings, whose shares fell as much as 72 per cent in Hong Kong last week after a three-month trading suspension, is in talks with at least three potential buyers for its assets. The Zhuhai, Guangdong-based solar farm operator had defaulted on a one-year, US$160 million offshore bond in October and is in danger of defaulting on another two-year, US$260 million offshore bond due next month. China Singyes plunges, highlighting cash flow woes of China’s private companies and solar industry “Since news of our default broke, many…

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White House said to mull new year executive order to bar Huawei, ZTE purchases

President Donald Trump is considering an executive order in the new year to declare a national emergency that would bar US companies from using telecommunications equipment made by China’s Huawei and ZTE, three sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.  It would be the latest step by the Trump administration to cut Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp, two of China’s biggest network equipment companies, out of the US market. The United States alleges that the two companies work at the behest of the Chinese government and that their equipment could…

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Asia stocks rally after White House says Fed chief’s job is safe and US equities stage history-making surge

Asian shares shot up on Thursday after the White House calmed jittery markets by voicing support for the US Federal Reserve chairman and US stocks surged in their largest post-Christmas rally ever. Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, said on Wednesday that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s job is “100 per cent” safe, according to media reports. Earlier reports had said President Donald Trump wanted to fire Powell, blaming his interest rate increases for a recent ugly downturn on Wall Street. Concern had grown that…

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