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South Korea facing hurdles to enter lucrative halal market

South Korea facing hurdles to enter lucrative halal market

BUSAN, South Korea: One of the first things that come to the minds of Koreans when they hear “seafood” is Busan. Located in the south of the country, the port city boasts the largest seafood market in South Korea, selling tonnes of fish not only from across South Korea, but around the world, every day. […]

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Restoring engineering excellence key to rail reliability: Khaw

Restoring engineering excellence key to rail reliability: Khaw

SINGAPORE: The process to overhaul the North-South and East-West (NSEWL) line has started and it needs to ramp up its maintenance, Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan said in his blogpost on Tuesday (Nov 17). He also called for a focus on “engineering excellence” among the top brass. In his post, Mr Khaw listed the seven […]

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Policy shift needed to stimulate Azerbaijan SME growth

Policy shift needed to stimulate Azerbaijan SME growth

By Malik Ayub Sumbal   The Republic of Azerbaijan is situated in the Caucasus region bordering Iran, Armenia, and Turkey. This country has rich oil resources and a high level of human development, not unlike its East European counterparts.   Overall living standards have risen, especially in the capital city of Baku. Many multi-national companies […]

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Singapore overtakes Malaysia as top talent hotspot in Southeast Asia: Study

Singapore overtakes Malaysia as top talent hotspot in Southeast Asia: Study

SINGAPORE: The Republic is the Southeast Asian economy that is best equipped to develop, attract and retain talent, according to a study. It overtook Malaysia, which was higher ranked in last-year’s results. In a report released on Tuesday (Nov 17), global business school IMD said that it placed Singapore 10th in a ranking of countries’ […]

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Greece inks deal with creditors to unlock €12 billion: Minister

Greece inks deal with creditors to unlock €12 billion: Minister

ATHENS: Greece has struck a deal with its international creditors to unblock some €12 billion in much-needed loans, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Tuesday (Nov 17) after marathon talks. “We have reached agreement on everything, including the 48 additional measures” that should allow the €12 billion (US$12.8 billion) to be paid out on Friday, […]

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3 African justice entrepreneurs compete for US$70k innovation challenge

3 African justice entrepreneurs compete for US$70k innovation challenge

Africa, Nov 17: The three finalists that would compete for the US$70,000 prize of the 2015 HiiL’s SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge East & West Africa have been announced. They are ShopOfficer from Kenya, mSME Garage from Uganda and DIYlaw from Nigeria.   They were named the finalists at the end of the Innovating Justice Boostcamp […]

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Uda Holdings to redevelop Kompleks Niaga Utama despite protests

Uda Holdings to redevelop Kompleks Niaga Utama despite protests

⁠⁠KUALA LUMPUR: UDA Holdings Bhd has made a final decision to proceed with the redevelopment of Kompleks Niaga Utama in Bangsar, despite protests by a few of its tenants. The property is to be redeveloped to fully furnished service apartments with a gross development value of RM250 million. Director Datuk Rizuan Ab Hamid said it […]

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VW's European car sales, market share slip after emissions scandal

VW's European car sales, market share slip after emissions scandal

MILAN: Volkswagen’s European sales and market share slipped in October, industry data showed on Tuesday, as the German carmaker’s emissions-cheating scandal began to take its toll at a time when the overall market continued to grow. New passenger car registrations in the European Union and European Free Trade Association trading block rose 2.7 percent last […]

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Asia stocks surge as fallout from Paris attacks recedes

Asia stocks surge as fallout from Paris attacks recedes

TOKYO: Asian stocks rose across the board on Tuesday following a surge on Wall Street overnight as investors clawed back losses that came on the back of last week’s Paris attacks. Meanwhile, expectations for a December rate hike by the Federal Reserve also kept the dollar on a bullish footing. Spreadbetters saw stronger risk appetite […]

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SGX flags concerns about financial accounting by several China-linked firms

SGX flags concerns about financial accounting by several China-linked firms

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Tuesday (17 Nov) expressed concern about write-offs made by by some companies with ” large” operations in China, and said it is closely monitoring the disclosures made. “Several companies with large operations in China have recently announced adverse and significant changes in their financial positions under perplexing circumstances,” Chief Regulatory […]

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