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New Research Uncovers Impact of Owning an Old PC on SMBs in Asia Pacific

New Research Uncovers Impact of Owning an Old PC on SMBs in Asia Pacific

Techaisle research commissioned by Microsoft and Intel uncovers that the cost of upkeeping a PC older than four years can be used to purchase at least two new Modern PCs. SMBs running Windows 7 devices within the organization should seek to make the shift before End of Support in January 2020. Microsoft and Intel recently […]

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Asian stocks head to a mixed open after US drop

Asian stocks head to a mixed open after US drop

HONG KONG: Asian stocks were poised for a muted start to trading after a decline in their US counterparts on Monday, when technology shares underperformed. The dollar touched a two-week low against peers, while Treasury yields steadied. Japanese futures were little changed, while they ticked higher in China and Hong Kong. Australia’s stocks edged up […]

October 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Microsoft Co-Founder, Paul Allen dies at age 65.

Microsoft Co-Founder, Paul Allen dies at age 65.

Microsoft co-founder,Paul Allen dies at the age of 65 due to complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma yesterday afternoon. His demise was announced by his sister, Jody Allen who released a statement on behalf of the family : “My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for […]

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Managing Travel Risks with SAP Concur

Managing Travel Risks with SAP Concur

SAP Concur’s Managing Director for Southeast Asia, Madanjit Singh, believes that there is a net growth of business in many emerging Southeast Asian markets. He also believes that the best way to do business is essentially to be in-person, leading to a growth in business travel. “I think that particular curve is going to get […]

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AstraZeneca will keep UK investment freeze if no Brexit clarity

AstraZeneca will keep UK investment freeze if no Brexit clarity

(Bloomberg pic) PARIS: AstraZeneca will keep its freeze on manufacturing investments in Britain if the country’s exit from the European Union fails to give enough clarity on future trading relations, the drugmaker’s chairman was quoted as saying on Monday. The comments add to pressure on British Prime Minister Theresa May to rethink her plan for […]

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German prosecutors raid Opel over diesel allegations

German prosecutors raid Opel over diesel allegations

French-owned carmaker Opel acknowledged there were “preliminary proceedings on emissions” with searches at two of its factories in Germany amid reports the manufacturer was the latest suspected of manipulating diesel exhaust emissions to cheat tests (AFP pic) FRANKFURT: French-owned carmaker Opel became the latest household name of the German auto industry in prosecutors’ sights over […]

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US stocks open mostly lower after last week’s turmoil

US stocks open mostly lower after last week’s turmoil

Investors look at stock price movements at a securities company in Beijing on Friday. (AFP pic) NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks were mostly lower early Monday as investors debated whether the market has fully pivoted from a dramatic two-day selloff in the middle of last week. About 10 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial […]

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US retail sales slow in September

US retail sales slow in September

Solid auto sales were a bright spot in an otherwise dismal US retail sales report for September (AFP pic) WASHINGTON: Retail sales in the United States, a motor of growth, slowed unexpectedly in September as Americans bought less gasoline, and shopped and dined out less, according to government figures released Monday. Auto sales were a […]

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Ford faces outrage in France over factory closure

Ford faces outrage in France over factory closure

Stop job cuts on the T-shirts of trade unionists greeting French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire at a meeting Monday with Ford management over the fate of the Blanquefort factory outside Bordeaux in southwestern France. (AFP pic) BORDEAUX: US carmaker Ford came under fire from the French government on Monday over its plans […]

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One-size-fits-all policy-making will fail: Khazanah Research Institute

One-size-fits-all policy-making will fail: Khazanah Research Institute

KUALA LUMPUR: Wide disparity in income of households in different states means that one-size-fits-all policy-making without local context will fail to perform, said Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) director of research Dr Suraya Ismail. KRI’s “The State of Households 2018: Different Realities” report, launched today, showed that there is significant geographical diversity in household incomes across […]

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