Friday, 28/7/2017 | 6:38 UTC+8
  • sg01
    Singapore bank UOB suspends London property loans – Brexit

    One of Singapore’s largest lenders, UOB, says it has suspended its loan programme for London properties. The decision comes in response to uncertainty caused by the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the bank said. The vote on 23 June caused global market turmoil and pushed the pound to 31-year lows. The Singapore dollar has

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    Chinese Internet Giant Baidu plan to commercialise driverless car on 2021

    China’s internet-search giant Baidu is planning to mass produce driverless electric cars in five years, bringing the fight to Google and Apple . The company, which currently holds 80% of the internet-search market in China, will not manufacture the cars itself. Instead, it will outsource the actual production to an existing Chinese automaker, in the same

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  • Toy01
    Your child’s plastic toy might contain viruses

    “Plastic toys ‘can harbour nasty viruses for hours, raising risk of infection’,” the Mail Online reports. New research suggests that enveloped viruses, which have a protective shell, may survive on toys for up to 24 hours. This laboratory study aimed to assess virus survival on a plastic toy at 22C and two different humidity levels –

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  • plastic-recycling
    Convert recycle plastic into fuel

    Irvine, Calif., June 21, 2016 – A new way of recycling millions of tons of plastic garbage into liquid fuel has been devised by researchers from the University of California, Irvine and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China. “Synthetic plastics are a fundamental part of modern life, but our use of them

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  • t3
    British former solider was found dead in Thailand

    A Ladyboy sex worker has been quizzed by police after a British former solider was found dead in Thailand while visiting his daughter. Steve Balfour, 35, was last seen on May 14 in the busy resort of Pattaya near to where his Thai ex-wife lives with his six-year-old daughter, Georgina. His body was found in a room

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  • Alibaba02
    Alibaba predicts sales will rise 48 percent ending march 2017

    HONG KONG, June 15 — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said that revenue growth will accelerate this fiscal year as China’s largest e-commerce company provided its first financial forecast since going public in 2014. The company predicts sales will rise at least 48 per cent in the year ending March 2017 as it pushes into new markets

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