Singapore 

Win $1,888 and a chance to meet F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen when you head to Beerfest Asia 2019 – Here’s how, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Things are about to get heated trackside at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with the Singapore Grand Prix rolling around again this September. But an exclusive encounter with well-known ‘Iceman’ Kimi Raikkonen may just be the thing to cool you off – that and winning $1,888 in cold hard cash. EuroAutomobile, the official distributor of Alfa Romeo cars in Singapore, is partnering Beerfest Asia in giving three lucky winners access to the Alfa Romeo Racing F1 Paddock this season. The Alfa Romeo Racing Paddock Passes are not available for public purchase, and…

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Donald Trump’s tariffs are big, fat American snake oil meant to win re-election, not solve real problems

It has become clear that tariffs are the “snake oil” of salesman Donald Trump and his US administration. I am reminded of the endearingly eccentric father-in-law in the 2012 film My Big Fat Greek Wedding, who spent much of his time dispensing a spray of glass cleaner as a cure-all for every minor medical complaint. Except that the US president’s obsession with tariff snake oil is anything but endearing. Trump is now unsatisfied with a big, fat ugly trade war with China that looks set to… Source link

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Singapore 

Singtel says it has ‘right ingredients’ to win a 5G licence in Singapore, Digital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Telco giant Singtel wants Singapore’s telecoms regulator to give out the two 5G mobile network licences for free, a move that would reduce significantly the investments needed to build the new 5G service. But should the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) decide to assign the 5G airwaves to two winning proposals, Singtel has “all the right ingredients” to win the rights to operate the network, its Singapore consumer chief Yuen Kuan Moon said on Tuesday (June 4). The two nationwide networks could roll out as early as next…

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Casino operators that play cards right will win from Beijing’s push to make Macau a family-friendly destination

Macau’s casino operators have pledged billions of dollars to develop non-gaming attractions in a bid to secure new licences, but analysts predict only the more efficient like Sands China and Galaxy will be able to curb losses and emerge winners.The spending frenzy comes as Beijing pushes to rebrand Macau as a family-friendly destination. Operators are ploughing US$10 billion into mostly non-gaming, which has traditionally been hard to monetise, before their licences expire in 2022 amid warnings… Source link

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Global 

US-China trade war energy deal may not be the easy win it appears to be

In the second in a series on the trade war, Eric Ng and Amanda Lee look at why China’s need for energy security makes a deal with the US on energy more complicated than it may seem.On paper, a healthy energy trading relationship between China and the United States would be mutually beneficial. China is the world’s largest energy importer, while the US is, over the next year, poised to become a net exporter.These simple facts have led many to suggest that a deal on energy trade would be low……

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China 

US destinations scramble to win back Chinese tourists

The number of Chinese visitors to the US has fallen for the first time in 15 years, after more than a decade of rapid growth, but friction between the two countries is just one reason for the slowdown, according to travel industry insiders.Travel from China to the US fell 5.7 per cent in 2018 to 2.9 million visitors, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office, which collects data from US Customs forms. It was the first time since 2003 that Chinese travel to the US slipped from the… Source…

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Huawei will commit to ‘no-spy agreements’ to win government contracts, chairman says

Huawei Technologies offices in Reading, England. On Tuesday, the company’s chairman, Liang Hua, told a conference in London that the Chinese telecommunications giant was prepared to include pledges in its government contracts not to facilitate “back door” espionage by Beijing. Photo: Reuters Source link

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Singapore 

Man arrested after slashing own wrist and neck – to win back older ex-girlfriend, Singapore News

A 23-year-old man was arrested last Thursday (May 2) after allegedly slashing his own wrist and neck during a dispute with his ex-girlfriend, who is reportedly older than him. According to Lianhe Wanbao, the incident occurred in a residential unit at the Textile Centre in Jalan Sultan, at around 9.35am. The man, who was described as good-looking, had shown up at the foot of the building with a vegetable knife. When his ex-girlfriend appeared, the two got into a dispute. They then entered the lift together and an argument ensued. The…

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Singapore 

$1.25m 4-D win: Wife has equal share in husband’s prize money, rules apex court, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s apex court has ruled that the lottery winnings of a spouse are part of a couple’s matrimonial assets to be shared equally, when the ticket is bought with the intention of benefiting the family instead of the winner alone. In reversing a High Court decision, the Court of Appeal made clear that it is not laying down a “blanket rule” that lottery prize money must be shared equally when there is a divorce. Judge of Appeal Andrew Phang said the presumption is that both contributed equally to…

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Hong Kong body slams Japan to win back title of Asia’s second-largest stock market

Hong Kong has unseated Japan as the second-most valuable stock market in Asia.The combined market capitalisation of stocks trading on the city totalled US$5.78 trillion on Tuesday, eclipsing that of US$5.76 trillion for Japan, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.Hong Kong added US$937 billion of market value this year, compared with an addition of US$371 billion for Japan, as its benchmark Hang Seng Index entered the bull-market territory last week. The city’s stocks have been buoyed by… Source link

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