Asia's ultra-rich rank Singapore as region's top choice for luxury homes

SINGAPORE – Singapore has become one of the world’s most sought-after locations for buying investment homes as its safe-haven reputation has been further strengthened by successfully managing the coronavirus pandemic and supporting businesses. According to Knight Frank’s Wealth Report, while private home prices in Singapore’s prime districts dipped 0.2 per cent in 2020 as travel restrictions kept foreign buyers away, […]

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COVID-19: Roadmap out of lockdown helps spur return to high streets

High street footfall picked up sharply last week, apparently spurred by the announcement of the roadmap out of lockdown as well as sunny weather. Figures from data company Springboard showed visits to retail destinations rose by 11% compared to the week before in what was described as “ever clearer evidence of lockdown fatigue“. Live COVID updates from the UK and […]

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Stock futures jump on J&J vaccine cheer, stimulus optimism

Slideshow ( 2 images )(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures jumped more than 1% on Monday as Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved COVID-19 vaccine and progress in a new $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package fueled optimism over a swift economic recovery. Shares of cruise liner and hotel operators, and carriers including Carnival Corp, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd Hilton, Delta Air […]

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Commerzbank to exit Hong Kong, Luxembourg; Singapore to handle Asia sales

FRANKFURT (BLOOMBERG) – Commerzbank plans to withdraw from locations including Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Hungary as part of its previously announced restructuring, according to an internal memo seen by Bloomberg. Asia sales activities will be bundled in Singapore and the Dubai branch will continue to operate as a representative office, it said. In South America, the German lender plans to […]

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Vista Group CEO Kimbal Riley sees first signs of a cinema comeback

Vista Group, the Auckland-based company that dominates the global market for movie theatre management software, reported big full-year revenue and profit hits today, as expected, sinking $58m into the red as revenue cratered. Read More Sky, NZR reach breakthrough Super Rugby Aotearoa global RugbyPass streaming deal Amazon moves from film industry’s margins to the mainstream The company – once one […]

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Spacewalking astronauts prep International Space Station for new solar wings – The Denver Post

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year. NASA’s Kate Rubins and Victor Glover put the first set of mounting brackets and struts together, then bolted them into place next to the station’s oldest and most degraded solar wings. But the […]

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Amazon moves from film industry’s margins to the mainstream

Sacha Baron Cohen may have been going a little mad. It was August 2020, the pandemic was raging and his secret production had shut down. He was determined to reprise his role as Borat in a feature film designed to satirize the Trump administration before the November election. But how? First he persuaded Universal Studios to allow him to shop […]

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Collect antiques from US presidents

(NYTIMES) – Mr Robert Russell Crans Jr is storing a bounty of items once owned and touched by President Abraham Lincoln and his family that represent a time in US history and politics most can read about only in history books. Through hundreds of years, the Lincoln personal items have been passed down through generations of family members. Mr Crans […]

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5 factors that affect hospital claims

The relentless increase in healthcare insurance premiums is a major concern for all policyholders, but sadly there is no “vaccine” that can stop the price rises. This is because insurers are being hit by a double whammy – the big jump in prices of new treatments for serious illnesses such as cancer, and the increase in the number of people […]

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Why shopping goes up on sunny days

Find yourself spending more than usual when the weather is great? Perhaps more spur-of-the-moment purchases? According to our study at the National University of Singapore Business School, a typical consumer spends on average 1 per cent more on relatively sunny days than less sunny days. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Get unlimited access to […]

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