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World’s largest gaming festival coming to Singapore in 2020

SINGAPORE: Singapore's gaming industry is about to get even bigger, when the country hosts an Asian edition of gamescom next year. The world's largest gaming festival and trade show, gamescom, will be held in Singapore from Oct 15 to 18, 2020. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) signed a ...
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Floating sweatshops: Is the fish you eat caught by 'slaves'?

JAKARTA: Enslaved, beaten, malnourished, and so desperate for water he had to collect condensation to drink: Rahmatullah left Indonesia seeking better prospects at sea - instead he endured a living hell. The global fishing industry is riddled with forced labour, anti-trafficking experts say ...
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Singapore, Malaysia added to US watchlist on currency practices

WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday (May 28) added Singapore and Malaysia to a watchlist of trading partners for currency practices, citing both countries' foreign exchange intervention operations. In a semi-annual report to the US Congress, the US Treasury Department said it reviewed the ...
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China ready to hit back at US with rare earths: newspapers

China's Communist Party newspaper warned the United States on Wednesday that the country was ready to use rare earths to strike back in their bitter trade war, saying in an extremely strongly worded commentary "don't say we didn't warn you".
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Global recession fears hit stocks, bonds rally

Asian shares stumbled on Wednesday and global bonds rallied as investors fretted over the outlook for world growth with trade tensions between Washington and Beijing showing no signs of abating.
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How Renault, Fiat Chrysler could save through sharing

If French automaker Renault green-lights a proposed merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the companies almost immediately could begin saving money by consolidating components and basic structures on many of their most popular vehicles, an industry analyst said on Tuesday.
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Apple unveils first new iPod model in four years

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple on Tuesday (May 28) introduced its first new iPod model in four years, highlighting music and games as it continued to make a priority of serving up digital content. The new-generation iPod touch, essentially an iPhone without the phone calls, was available in more than two ...
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