Douglas Todd: Chinese consumers swiftly changing Vancouver, Toronto

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2021 17:38:38 +0000

Analysis: Instead of relying on clichés about ethnic Chinese people, a giant survey provides details on their preferences for luxury products and online shopping.

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HK, Singapore travel bubble scrapped

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2020 16:37:02 +0000

HONG KONG: A planned travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore was scrapped a day before its launch on Saturday after the southern Chinese city announced a sudden spike in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases. The decision is both a blow to the two cities’ battered tourist industries but also for other countries who had […]

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French Government Puts US Gas Imports on Ice

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 23:40:17 +0000

A move by one of the largest European energy companies shows that both markets and governments are beginning to pay attention to methane emissions and factor them into business decisions. France’s Engie has halted its commitment to a long-term US liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract with NextDecade Corp estimated at US$7 billion

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MasterCard raises payments limits for PH

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 17:05:43 +0000

With the Covid-19 pandemic making a major impact on economies and consumer behavior, MasterCard has taken a leadership role by actively consulting with governments and industry partners across the Asia Pacific region to ensure consumers have sufficiently high limits for contactless payments. “MasterCard continues to support partners and customers as more face-to-face transactions are expected […]

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Virus-hit Singapore plunges into recession as economy shrinks 41%

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 02:26:55 +0000

SINGAPORE: Singapore plunged into recession in the second quarter as growth fell 41.2 percent quarter-on-quarter with the trade-dependent economy hammered by the coronavirus, preliminary data showed Tuesday. Year-on-year, the economy shrank 12.6 percent between April and June, according to the data from the trade ministry, as strict curbs were imposed to fight the virus. It […]

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New Covid infections up in Singapore, China, SKorea

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 16:11:23 +0000

SINGAPORE: Singapore has reported 728 new coronavirus cases, a record daily high for a second straight day that was broadly expected amid increased testing at foreign workers’ dormitories. The health ministry said in a statement late Thursday that foreign workers accounted for 90 percent of the new cases, with five new clusters reported in the […]

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Singapore setback concerns Dr. Henry on when to ease B.C. restrictions

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 01:22:05 +0000

OPINION: Based on the evidence that the virus can come storming back if a society drops its guard, I expect Dr. Bonnie Henry to proceed with extreme caution in weighing when to start lifting any restrictions here in B.C.

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Singapore donates 40,000 testing kits

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 16:14:53 +0000

Singapore donated 40,000 testing kits to the Philippines on Sunday when the Chinese embassy in Manila insisted that its donation of 100,000 kits were effective against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Several lawmakers and some celebrities have been criticized in news reports and on social media after several people complained that they could not get […]

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