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US-China trade war's pains and gains: Investment floods Vietnam but exposes limits of its economy

US-China trade war's pains and gains: Investment floods Vietnam but exposes limits of its economy

At the Que Vo industrial park, an hour's drive north of Hanoi, GoerTek's gambit to skirt American tariffs is taking shape.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 17-06-2019
US-China trade war starts to bite in Singapore

US-China trade war starts to bite in Singapore

Factories in Singapore are seeing reduced activity amid slowing orders. Some firms are also freezing hiring.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 17-06-2019
New $2.2m construction-safety school will use VR to let workers see how dangerous worksites are

New $2.2m construction-safety school will use VR to let workers see how dangerous worksites are

SINGAPORE - Virtual reality headsets are not all fun and games.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 14-06-2019
Oil prices surge after suspected tanker attack near Iran

Oil prices surge after suspected tanker attack near Iran

Brent crude futures were up US$2.19, or 3.65 per cent, at US$62.16 a barrel by 9.41pm Singapore time on Thursday, having risen as much as 4.45 per cent to US$62.64.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 14-06-2019
Hong Kong postpones debate on extradition Bill, govt offices remain shut as protesters linger

Hong Kong postpones debate on extradition Bill, govt offices remain shut as protesters linger

There were no signs of organised protests around government offices in Admiralty on Thursday morning (June 13), save for masks, umbrellas and other things discarded during Wednesday's demonstrations.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 13-06-2019
US-China trade war is not really about trade, says former World Bank economist

US-China trade war is not really about trade, says former World Bank economist

SINGAPORE - It has been widely characterised as trade tensions or a trade war, but the fight between the United States and China is not really about trade, a former World Bank economist has said.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 13-06-2019
Economists lower Singapore 2019 growth forecast to 2.1 per cent: MAS survey

Economists lower Singapore 2019 growth forecast to 2.1 per cent: MAS survey

They are most pessimistic about the manufacturing sector, expecting it to contract by 0.2 per cent, down from an earlier estimate of 2 per cent growth in March.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 12-06-2019
Hong Kong delays debate on extradition Bill as thousands of protesters block key roads

Hong Kong delays debate on extradition Bill as thousands of protesters block key roads

Chaotic scenes erupted as protesters erected barricades to block traffic and faced off with police in riot gear.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 12-06-2019
Drones, big money and cheap drugs: The Laos route spewing meth into Thailand

Drones, big money and cheap drugs: The Laos route spewing meth into Thailand

NAKHON PHANOM, THAILAND (AFP) - As dusk falls along the Mekong River, a nightly dance begins between Thai border security and Laos drug gangs now using drones, scouts and a pool of poor fishermen to shift record amounts of meth into Thailand.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 11-06-2019
Divorce? Merger? Renault-Nissan alliance faces a crossroads

Divorce? Merger? Renault-Nissan alliance faces a crossroads

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co's two-decade partnership is hurtling toward a reckoning, their carmaking alliance shaken by the arrest of former chairman Carlos Ghosn in November and fruitless merger talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 11-06-2019
China's exports grow despite US tariffs, but imports slump most in nearly 3 years

China's exports grow despite US tariffs, but imports slump most in nearly 3 years

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's exports unexpectedly returned to growth in May despite higher US tariffs, but imports fell the most in nearly three years in a further sign of weak domestic demand that could prompt Beijing to step up stimulus measures.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 10-06-2019
Hong Kong will not withdraw extradition Bill, says Carrie Lam in first comments after massive protests

Hong Kong will not withdraw extradition Bill, says Carrie Lam in first comments after massive protests

This comes after massive crowds marched against plans to allow extradition to China.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 10-06-2019
What US-China trade war is really about: A Chinese perspective

What US-China trade war is really about: A Chinese perspective

US statements and actions show that its concern about China goes beyond trade and that it is out to contain the rise of China. The Chinese people want a win-win trade deal but will not trade away its core interests, says China's Ambassador to Singapore.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 07-06-2019
Shell boosts Singapore's Bukom refinery storage by some 1.3m barrels

Shell boosts Singapore's Bukom refinery storage by some 1.3m barrels

SINGAPORE - Shell said on Thursday night (June 6) that it has increased the storage capacity at its Singapore Bukom refinery by nearly 1.3 million barrels by building two large crude oil tanks.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 07-06-2019
IMF sees no threat of recession but warns US-China tariffs may slash global growth in 2020

IMF sees no threat of recession but warns US-China tariffs may slash global growth in 2020

IMF said escalating tariff threats were sapping business and market confidence, and could slow growth that is currently expected to improve next year.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 06-06-2019
China's Huawei signs deal to develop 5G in Russia

China's Huawei signs deal to develop 5G in Russia

The agreement was signed on the sidelines of a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 06-06-2019
China denounces US, EU criticism over Tiananmen

China denounces US, EU criticism over Tiananmen

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's statement marking the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown enraged the Chinese government, which accused the US of meddling in its domestic affairs.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 05-06-2019
HIV data leak: US jury finds Mikhy Farrera-Brochez guilty of intending to extort Singapore govt

HIV data leak: US jury finds Mikhy Farrera-Brochez guilty of intending to extort Singapore govt

He faces a maximum jail term of nine years and a fine of US$750,000 (S$1 million) for all three charges related to stolen identification documents from Singapore.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 05-06-2019
Apple is discontinuing iTunes after 18 years

Apple is discontinuing iTunes after 18 years

The iTunes app will be broken up into three apps - Apple Music, Apple TV and Apple Podcasts - when the new operating system for Apple computers becomes available this fall, or around September.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 04-06-2019
19 years of sensitive data from top Australian university hacked by 'sophisticated operator'

19 years of sensitive data from top Australian university hacked by 'sophisticated operator'

SYDNEY (AFP, REUTERS) - A top Australian university with close ties to the country's government and security services on Tuesday (June 4) said it had been the victim of a vast hack by a "sophisticated operator" who gained access to 19 years of sensitive data.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 04-06-2019
Japanese firms plan exit from China amid US tariffs

Japanese firms plan exit from China amid US tariffs

TOKYO (THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A growing number of Japanese companies are relocating their production bases from China to other countries over fears of reduced price competitiveness caused by the expected hike in US tariffs on Chinese goods.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 03-06-2019
Factory activity shrinks across Asia, global recession fears mount

Factory activity shrinks across Asia, global recession fears mount

The escalating US-China trade war raised fears of a global economic downturn and heaped pressure on policymakers in the region and beyond to roll out more stimulus.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 03-06-2019
Ex-China central bank chief says progress at Xi-Trump Japan meet 'difficult'

Ex-China central bank chief says progress at Xi-Trump Japan meet 'difficult'

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump are likely to find it "difficult" to make major progress toward ending their countries' trade war when they meet at a G20 summit in Japan in June, a former Chinese central bank chief said on Friday (May 31).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 31-05-2019
Trump to impose 5% tariff on Mexican imports over illegal immigration

Trump to impose 5% tariff on Mexican imports over illegal immigration

The tariff will gradually increase until the illegal immigration issues is remedied, at which time the tariffs will be removed, said the US president.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 31-05-2019
Braddell View fails in bid to go en bloc

Braddell View fails in bid to go en bloc

Braddell View's attempt to sell en bloc, which was launched at a reserve price of $2.08 billion, closed on Tuesday without any bids.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 30-05-2019
Pentagon seeks funds to reduce US reliance on China’s rare earth metals

Pentagon seeks funds to reduce US reliance on China’s rare earth metals

Rare earths are used in both consumer products, from iPhones to electric car motors, and critical military applications including jet engines, satellites and lasers.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 30-05-2019
MAS says it does not engage in currency manipulation after US places Singapore on watch list

MAS says it does not engage in currency manipulation after US places Singapore on watch list

MAS said it does not and cannot use the exchange rate to gain an export advantage or achieve a current account surplus.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 29-05-2019
Huawei calls on US courts to throw out ban on its equipment

Huawei calls on US courts to throw out ban on its equipment

Huawei first sued the US government in March challenging the National Defence Authorisation Act, which explicitly names Huawei and ZTE citing both firms as posing national security risks.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 29-05-2019
Trump says he’s in no rush to seal trade deal with China

Trump says he’s in no rush to seal trade deal with China

"I think they probably wish they made the deal that they had on the table before they tried to renegotiate it," Mr Trump said at a joint press conference in Tokyo alongside Japanese leader Shinzo Abe.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 28-05-2019
Penang fish breeders suffer heavy losses from water pollution

Penang fish breeders suffer heavy losses from water pollution

GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Penang is facing serious water pollution issues, both on the island and the mainland.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 28-05-2019
Huawei CEO admits US ban will cut into lead over rivals, objects to retaliation against Apple

Huawei CEO admits US ban will cut into lead over rivals, objects to retaliation against Apple

But the company will either ramp up its own chip supply or find alternatives to keep its edge in smartphones and 5G, Ren Zhengfei said.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 27-05-2019
Mike Ashley to sell Newcastle to Arab billionaire for £350 million: The Sun

Mike Ashley to sell Newcastle to Arab billionaire for £350 million: The Sun

LONDON (REUTERS) - Mike Ashley has agreed to sell Newcastle United to Abu Dhabi's billionaire Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan for PS350 million (S$612 million), the Sun reported late on Sunday (May 26).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 27-05-2019
Global stocks, oil prices dive in 'perfect storm'

Global stocks, oil prices dive in 'perfect storm'

NEW YORK (WASHINGTON POST, AFP) - World stock markets and oil prices slumped on Thursday (May 23) in a "perfect storm" of Europe elections, fresh economic gloom, the China-US trade war, and beleaguered Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to delay another key Brexit vote.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 24-05-2019