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Thai opposition warns of more street protests after thousands ‘stand up and fight’ at Bangkok rally

The popularity of the Future Forward party and its billionaire leader has rattled the military and its allies.

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The popularity of the Future Forward party and its billionaire leader has rattled the military and its allies.

Thai opposition warns of more street protests after thousands ‘stand up and fight’ at Bangkok rally
Germany caught in the middle as Hong Kong protests linked to Libya war in UN spat

China retaliates by denying Berlin credit for its role in mediation efforts in Libya after foreign minister met with activist Joshua Wong.

14 Dec 2019 - 9:57PM

China retaliates by denying Berlin credit for its role in mediation efforts in Libya after foreign minister met with activist Joshua Wong.

Germany caught in the middle as Hong Kong protests linked to Libya war in UN spat
US singer Taylor Swift slams private equity for ‘buying up’ her music

In a speech at a Billboard Women in Music event, she called out the ‘potentially harmful force’ of private equity in the music industry.

14 Dec 2019 - 8:06PM

In a speech at a Billboard Women in Music event, she called out the ‘potentially harmful force’ of private equity in the music industry.

US singer Taylor Swift slams private equity for ‘buying up’ her music
Britain’s billionaires pop champagne corks after socialist opposition craters

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had consistently attacked the rich and pushed for them to pay higher taxes. Now with his defeat, they can breathe a sigh of relief.

14 Dec 2019 - 11:09PM

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had consistently attacked the rich and pushed for them to pay higher taxes. Now with his defeat, they can breathe a sigh of relief.

Britain’s billionaires pop champagne corks after socialist opposition craters
China’s Fosun to relaunch iconic British brand Thomas Cook in a bid to attract European tourists

The Shanghai-based company that bought Thomas Cook’s trademark after its collapse in September will use the 178-year-old brand on a new travel platform to attract Europeans to its resorts worldwide

13 Dec 2019 - 10:58PM

The Shanghai-based company that bought Thomas Cook’s trademark after its collapse in September will use the 178-year-old brand on a new travel platform to attract Europeans to its resorts worldwide

China’s Fosun to relaunch iconic British brand Thomas Cook in a bid to attract European tourists
Christmas cheer comes to markets as trade war breakthrough, easier Brexit path reduce risks

US markets jumped as President Trump signed off on a phase-one trade deal, and exit polls showed UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson heading for a majority that should ease the passage of Brexit

13 Dec 2019 - 9:59PM

US markets jumped as President Trump signed off on a phase-one trade deal, and exit polls showed UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson heading for a majority that should ease the passage of Brexit

Christmas cheer comes to markets as trade war breakthrough, easier Brexit path  reduce risks
Explainer | How Kim Jong-un kept expanding North Korea’s nuclear arsenal while appearing to seek peace with US

Of North Korea’s six atomic tests, Kim was responsible for four. Experts estimate North Korea has assembled 20-30 nuclear warheads.

13 Dec 2019 - 11:31AM

Of North Korea’s six atomic tests, Kim was responsible for four. Experts estimate North Korea has assembled 20-30 nuclear warheads.

How Kim Jong-un kept expanding North Korea’s nuclear arsenal while appearing to seek peace with US
Angela Merkel faces revolt over Huawei as German lawmakers seek full ban

New bill seeks to exclude ‘untrustworthy’ 5G equipment vendors from all networks, going beyond previous calls to ban Chinese firm from sensitive core network alone.

13 Dec 2019 - 8:50PM

New bill seeks to exclude ‘untrustworthy’ 5G equipment vendors from all networks, going beyond previous calls to ban Chinese firm from sensitive core network alone.

Angela Merkel faces revolt over Huawei as German lawmakers seek full ban
Ping An’s OneConnect unit cuts the fundraising size in its New York initial public offering by almost half to US$260 million

The company, one of several Ping An Insurance (Group) businesses backed by SoftBank Group, said in a filing Wednesday that it was reducing both the size of the share sale as well as the targeted price range

12 Dec 2019 - 3:35PM

The company, one of several Ping An Insurance (Group) businesses backed by SoftBank Group, said in a filing Wednesday that it was reducing both the size of the share sale as well as the targeted price range

Ping An’s OneConnect unit cuts the fundraising size in its New York initial public offering by almost half to US$260 million
UK election 2019: when will we know the results?

The UK votes on Thursday to determine whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson gets the mandate he wants to ‘get Brexit done’, or Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn replaces him in 10 Downing Street to pursue his ‘radical agenda’.

12 Dec 2019 - 2:47PM

The UK votes on Thursday to determine whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson gets the mandate he wants to ‘get Brexit done’, or Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn replaces him in 10 Downing Street to pursue his ‘radical agenda’.

UK election 2019: when will we know the results?
China car sales set for third year of decline in 2020 as weak economy and trade war pressures build

China’s car sales fell by 9.1 per cent in the first 11 months of 2019, having slid 3 per cent last year in the first sales contraction since the 1990s.

12 Dec 2019 - 6:11PM

China’s car sales fell by 9.1 per cent in the first 11 months of 2019, having slid 3 per cent last year in the first sales contraction since the 1990s.

China car sales set for third year of decline in 2020 as weak economy and trade war pressures build
Huawei wins deal to help build Telefonica’s 5G network in Germany, subject to approvals

Telefonica Deutschland, which operates Germany’s second-largest wireless network, picked Huawei and Finland’s Nokia to take an equal role in supplying its 5G network upgrade.

12 Dec 2019 - 10:00AM

Telefonica Deutschland, which operates Germany’s second-largest wireless network, picked Huawei and Finland’s Nokia to take an equal role in supplying its 5G network upgrade.

Huawei wins deal to help build Telefonica’s 5G network in Germany, subject to approvals
Island of Bougainville overwhelmingly votes for independence in blow to Papua New Guinea

More than 176,000 of the 181,000 voters who took part in the two-week referendum that concluded December 6 supported independence.

12 Dec 2019 - 5:55AM

More than 176,000 of the 181,000 voters who took part in the two-week referendum that concluded December 6 supported independence.

Island of Bougainville overwhelmingly votes for independence in blow to Papua New Guinea
Singapore hotels cheer as Hong Kong protests fuel Chinese tourism boom

Visitors have spent US$4.2 billion in hospitality receipts as of November 2019, the most in at least a decade.

11 Dec 2019 - 9:57PM

Visitors have spent US$4.2 billion in hospitality receipts as of November 2019, the most in at least a decade.

Singapore hotels cheer as Hong Kong protests fuel Chinese tourism boom
Singapore property: government policies to blame for oversupply of flats, developer says

Sherman Kwek, CEO of City Developments, says penalties on companies that fail to build and sell within five years from acquiring land should be relaxed to ease oversupply.

11 Dec 2019 - 4:55PM

Sherman Kwek, CEO of City Developments, says penalties on companies that fail to build and sell within five years from acquiring land should be relaxed to ease oversupply.

Singapore property: government policies to blame for oversupply of flats, developer says
Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai buys US$10 million stake in G2 Esports

Gaming franchise seeks to use funds and Alibaba co-founder’s expertise to expand in China.

11 Dec 2019 - 8:06PM

Gaming franchise seeks to use funds and Alibaba co-founder’s expertise to expand in China.

Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai buys US$10 million stake in G2 Esports
Vietnam’s richest man is spending US$2 billion to sell electric cars to Americans

Pham Nhat Vuong, the billionaire behind auto start-up VinFast, is following in the footsteps of Chinese carmakers who have yet to crack the US market.

11 Dec 2019 - 12:06PM

Pham Nhat Vuong, the billionaire behind auto start-up VinFast, is following in the footsteps of Chinese carmakers who have yet to crack the US market.

Vietnam’s richest man is spending US$2 billion to sell electric cars to Americans
Apple to speak at CES conference for first time in decades

The company’s senior director of privacy, Jane Horvath, will discuss how companies build privacy at scale, regulation and consumer demand at the world’s largest technology trade show.

10 Dec 2019 - 6:55PM

The company’s senior director of privacy, Jane Horvath, will discuss how companies build privacy at scale, regulation and consumer demand at the world’s largest technology trade show.

Apple to speak at CES conference for first time in decades
Bitmain chief plots cryptocurrency comeback after ousting of co-founder

The world’s biggest cryptocurrency mining rig supplier, which was valued at about US$15 billion in a private funding round last year, is grappling with increased competition from smaller rivals Canaan and MicroBT.

10 Dec 2019 - 5:16PM

The world’s biggest cryptocurrency mining rig supplier, which was valued at about US$15 billion in a private funding round last year, is grappling with increased competition from smaller rivals Canaan and MicroBT.

Bitmain chief plots cryptocurrency comeback after ousting of co-founder
Sydney fires: Harbour Bridge barely visible, smoke alarms go off as haze chokes city

Ash has been washing up on the city’s beaches and the Air Quality Index has soared past the ‘hazardous’ threshold of 200, with flights delayed due to poor visibility.

11 Dec 2019 - 10:07AM

Ash has been washing up on the city’s beaches and the Air Quality Index has soared past the ‘hazardous’ threshold of 200, with flights delayed due to poor visibility.

Sydney fires: Harbour Bridge barely visible, smoke alarms go off as haze chokes city
HNA’s plan to sell SR Technics aircraft maintenance unit attracts the attention of Airbus and Hainan’s provincial government

HNA, one of China’s biggest acquirers of overseas assets, has been disposing of its holdings for the past 18 months to repay debt.

10 Dec 2019 - 4:30PM

HNA, one of China’s biggest acquirers of overseas assets, has been disposing of its holdings for the past 18 months to repay debt.

HNA’s plan to sell SR Technics aircraft maintenance unit attracts the attention of Airbus and Hainan’s provincial government
As high-rollers flee, Macau’s bad year is turning out to be not just another blip in the history of China’s sole legal gambling hub

Macau’s gaming revenue will swing from 14 per cent growth in 2018 to a decline of 3 per cent in 2019, according to analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.

10 Dec 2019 - 8:28PM

Macau’s gaming revenue will swing from 14 per cent growth in 2018 to a decline of 3 per cent in 2019, according to analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.

As high-rollers flee, Macau’s bad year is turning out to be not just another blip in the history of China’s sole legal gambling hub
Aung San Suu Kyi will answer for Myanmar’s Rohingya genocide at The Hague

Myanmar is accused of systematic rape, torture and murder of thousands of Rohingya Muslims that forced more than 740,000 people to flee to Bangladesh.

10 Dec 2019 - 10:39PM

Myanmar is accused of systematic rape, torture and murder of thousands of Rohingya Muslims that forced more than 740,000 people to flee to Bangladesh.

Aung San Suu Kyi will answer for Myanmar’s Rohingya genocide at The Hague
Narendra Modi’s new anti-Muslim citizenship law sparks fear, panic and protests in India

Under the law, non-Muslims who illegally migrated to India from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan will get citizenship, but not Muslims

10 Dec 2019 - 12:34AM

Under the law, non-Muslims who illegally migrated to India from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan will get citizenship, but not Muslims

Narendra Modi’s new anti-Muslim citizenship law sparks fear, panic and protests in India
China’s third-wealthiest man is set to become US$2 billion richer, thanks to the record dividend payout at his property company

Evergrande has poured billions of dollars into acquisitions as Hui pursues an ambition to make the company the world’s biggest maker of electric cars in the next three to five years.

9 Dec 2019 - 10:46PM

Evergrande has poured billions of dollars into acquisitions as Hui pursues an ambition to make the company the world’s biggest maker of electric cars in the next three to five years.

China’s third-wealthiest man is set to become US$2 billion richer, thanks to the record dividend payout at his property company
Singapore’s property glut could take years to clear, affecting home prices and developers

The oversupply could push down home prices. Developers are calling for the government to lower the 20 per cent stamp duty for foreign buyers and for more time to sell flats before having to pay penalties.

9 Dec 2019 - 11:10PM

The oversupply could push down home prices. Developers are calling for the government to lower the 20 per cent stamp duty for foreign buyers and for more time to sell flats before having to pay penalties.

Singapore’s property glut could take years to clear, affecting home prices and developers
China’s corporate social credit system blacklist that companies pay US$2,500 an hour to avoid

Companies fear inclusion in China’s corporate social credit system, which can result in punishment for bad behaviour.

9 Dec 2019 - 9:46AM

Companies fear inclusion in China’s corporate social credit system, which can result in punishment for bad behaviour.

China’s corporate social credit system blacklist that companies pay US$2,500 an hour to avoid
China’s clampdown on illegal Indian buffalo meat puts US$2 billion trade at risk

India scrambles to find new buyers for it buffalo meat as China tightens controls due to African swine fever.

9 Dec 2019 - 10:51AM

India scrambles to find new buyers for it buffalo meat as China tightens controls due to African swine fever.

China’s clampdown on illegal Indian buffalo meat puts US$2 billion  trade at risk
Netflix is spending US$420 million on Indian content, CEO says

The California-based streaming video services provider is jostling with other giants, such as Walt Disney Co-owned Hotstar and Amazon.com’s Prime, for a slice of the growing market.

6 Dec 2019 - 8:32PM

The California-based streaming video services provider is jostling with other giants, such as Walt Disney Co-owned Hotstar and Amazon.com’s Prime, for a slice of the growing market.

Netflix is spending US$420 million on Indian content, CEO says
Tesla’s made-in-China cars to qualify for subsidies

The company’s locally built Model 3 sedan will compete with electric cars from Chinese upstarts, such as NIO and Xpeng Motors, as well as global manufacturers including BMW and Daimler.

6 Dec 2019 - 7:49PM

The company’s locally built Model 3 sedan will compete with electric cars from Chinese upstarts, such as NIO and Xpeng Motors, as well as global manufacturers including BMW and Daimler.

Tesla’s made-in-China cars to qualify for subsidies