Monday, April 6, 2020
Hong Kong, hurt by US-China trade war, protests, has been replaced by Tokyo as Asia-Pacific’s largest commercial real-estate market in 2019 Hong Kong is no longer the largest commercial real-estate market in Asia-Pacific, having lost its crown to Tokyo in 2019, data and analytics firm Real Capital Analytics said on...
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached nearly 6,000, a total that surpassed the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. The...
Death toll from Coronavirus hits 106 with over 1770 new cases China will refurbish a hospital in Beijing that was built during the 2002 SARS outbreak as it works to contain a coronavirus that has killed more than 100 people and infected more than 4,500. Xiaotangshan Hospital, on the northern...
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is no longer the world's richest person after his net worth slid by US$760 million to US$115.6 billion as Amazon shares dipped 0.7 percent. The drop may only be a tiny percentage of his net worth, but it was enough to see LVMH chief executive Bernard...
Days after the United States and China signed a deal that de-escalates months of back-and-forth trade retaliation, a survey of logistics executives shows that the supply chain industry continues to see a U.S.-China trade war as the top threat to global growth. In a poll conducted this month by Agility...
Zen research shows SME productivity impacted by poor broadband UK SMEs are facing a productivity slump due to poor internet connectivity, according to new research by business ISP Zen Internet. A survey of more than 1,000 SME employees across the UK found that 83 percent find unreliable internet connections annoying. Of...
After years of reconnaissance, China’s retail king Alibaba is finally making its move on Europe. It is undercutting Amazon sellers’ fees to attract vendors but has had mixed results, six sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. A flood of small businesses have joined its European platform, AliExpress, in...
World Bank: Global economy faces tenuous recovery beset by risks The World Bank has cautioned that recovery in a handful of countries will boost global growth slightly this year but the outlook is riddled with potential pitfalls that could derail this tepid upswing. A renewal of trade tensions, which eased...
Maszlee Malik resigns as Education Minister Over RM170,000 fines imposed on smokers and eatery owners Proton sales up 55.7 per cent in 2019 Singapore economy grew 0.7per cent in 2019 China’s central bank frees up US$115 billion to support growth China suspends Shanghai-London stock plan Maszlee Malik resigns as...
ICAEW forcasts Malaysia’s GDP growth to slow to 4% in 2020 Malaysia’s Property Market to pick up MITI urges Malaysian producers to tap Japan's halal market RHB to cease Hong Kong business operations Japan unveils US$120b stimulus packages Malaysia's 2020 GDP growth may slow to 4% The Institute of Chartered...
South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MoE) has increased its budget to support small and medium-sized enterprises registering substances under K-REACH. It will provide companies with test data at a reduced price and offer consulting services to some free of charge. "The MoE will provide preferential support for substances where the...
Connecting small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) with government agencies, service providers, and technology enablers can help fuel growth despite a lack of resources to go digital. That’s the brilliant idea that the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) piloted last year, with the...

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