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YouTrip: Singaporeans’ overseas shopping behaviour persists, nearly doubling in purchases in the past 12 months

YouTrip also revealed Singaporean users' top 10 overseas shopping sites in the past 12 months, with international marketplaces being key drivers of cross-border spendingPurchases of bikes and K-pop ...

Amazon Celebrates Local Businesses in Singapore for National Day

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 28 July 2021 - As part of this year's National Day festivities, Amazon is recognising small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Singapore and showcasing their success...

Global supply chains buckle as virus variant and disasters strike

A new worldwide wave of COVID-19. Natural disasters in China and Germany. A cyber attack targeting key South African ports. Events have conspired to drive global supply chains towards breaking poin...

Taiwan president extends sympathy to China over devastating floods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (July 21) offered her sympathy to those affected by what some have described as a “once-in-a-millennium” flooding eve...

Taiwan's TSMC could complete Japan fab by 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first chip facility to be built in Japan by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is reportedly expected to be up and running by 2023. According to sources ...

Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine to launch in 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The launch of Taiwan’s first indigenous submarine and the delivery of heavyweight torpedoes by the United States are expected to take place earlier than first schedu...

SOS: Stranded and shattered seafarers threaten global supply lines

LONDON/SINGAPORE, July 20 (Reuters) - "I've seen grown men cry," says Captain Tejinder Singh, who hasn't set foot on dry land in more than seven months and isn't sure when he'...

Taiwan think tank sees economy grow by 5.16% in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is likely to expand by 5.16% this year as exports keep booming and the domestic sector recovers, the Chung-Hua Institution for ...

EXPLAINER: What caused South Africa's week of rioting?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has been rocked by the worst violence since the nation achieved democracy in 1994. Here is a closer look at the unrest. WHAT TRIGGERED THE VIOLENCE? ...

Stocks end a wobbly week lower, breaking 3-week win streak

Wall Street ended a milestone-setting week on a down note Friday, as stocks closed lower and the S&P 500 index posted its first weekly loss in four weeks. The benchmark index fe...

US retail sales rose 0.6% in June, better than decline seen

Americans spent more last month on clothing, electronics and dining out as the economy opened up and pandemic-related restrictions were lifted. Retail sales rose a seasonal adjusted...

The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2021 Competition Adds Four New Social Issue Categories, in a Call for Students to Innovate for A Better World

With the competition’s theme of ‘Innovate for a Better World’, Hong Kong primary and secondary students are encouraged to develop solutions for sustainability, happy learning, ageing population, and p...

Taiwan shares outperform major Asian markets after hitting new high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shares on Taiwan's main bourse ended at a historic high on Thursday (July 15) and outperformed gains on exchanges in Japan, South Korea, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong,...

California approves 1st state-funded guaranteed income plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday approved the first state-funded guaranteed income plan in the U.S., $35 million for monthly cash payments to qualifying pregnant people and y...

Swaying of Chinese skyscraper attributed to wind on mast

BEIJING (AP) — The swaying of a 70-story skyscraper in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen was the result of winds causing vibrations on a roof-top mast intended for lightning protection and for gui...