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Boeing Business Jets names Pearson to lead VIP jet sales

Singapore Star - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 11:05pm

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Boeing named Erika Pearson on Friday as president of Boeing Business Jets (BBJ).

Pearson will lead the team responsible for the sales, support and operations of Boeing commercial products in VIP, government and military service and will report to Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, the announcement said.

"Erika is perfect

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Singapore reports 4,342 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore Star - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 6:18pm

SINGAPORE, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Singapore reported 4,342 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total tally to 1,263,033.

Among the new cases, 4,228 were local transmissions and 114 were imported cases.

Of the local cases, 345 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 3,883 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.<

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India attracts highest ever foreign direct investment in 2021-22

Singapore Star - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 6:05pm

NEW DELHI, May 20 (Xinhua) -- India received the highest ever foreign direct investment (FDI) worth 83.57 billion U.S. dollars during the financial year 2021-22 (April 2021-March 2022), the federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry said Friday.

The ministry said India had rapidly emerged as a preferred FDI destination, and that the FDI inflows had increased 20-fold in the past 20 years.

According to the m

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India's FDI inflows rise to all-time high of USD 83.57 bn in 2021-22

Singapore Star - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 4:03pm
New Delhi [India], May 20 (ANI): Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to India rose to a record high of $83.57 billion in the Financial Year 2021-22 despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, the government data showed on Friday. FDI inflow to India has almost doubled in the last seven years. In 2014-2015, FDI inflow in India stood at a mere $45.15 billion. It rose to $83.57 billion in 2021-
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China using coercion, economic offers in S America to undermine Taiwan's diplomatic presence

Singapore Star - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 3:37pm
Beijing [China], May 20 (ANI): China is using a combination of economic offers and coercive diplomacy to undermine Taiwan's diplomatic presence in South America, according to a recent media report. China has steadily advanced in the area in recent decades, becoming the leading commercial partner for the majority of Latin American countries, The Singapore Post reported. At the start of the epidemic, Chinese state-owned fir
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Market exchange rates in China -- May 20

Singapore Star - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 4:44am

BEIJING, May 20 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, against 24 major currencies announced on Friday by the China Foreign Exchange Trade System:

Currency Unit Central parity rate in yuan

U.S. dollar 100 674.87

Euro 100 713.79

Japanese yen 100 5.2785

Hong Kong dollar 100 86.004

British pound 100 841.25

Austr

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hinese elites given directive on foreign assets WSJ

Singapore Star - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 8:13pm

Beijing has reportedly told Communist Party elites to shed overseas holdings and avoid vulnerability to Russia-like sanctions

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), seeking to insulate the country's top brass from Western sanctions like those imposed on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, has allegedly issued a directive discouraging senior officials from buying assets abroad.

The new policy will

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Singapore reports 4,578 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore Star - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 6:30pm

SINGAPORE, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Singapore reported 4,578 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total tally to 1,258,691.

Among the new cases, 4,471 were local transmissions and 107 were imported cases.

Of the local cases, 469 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 4,002 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health

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Brunei's total trade rises 92.8 pct in January

Singapore Star - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 6:18pm

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Brunei recorded 2,607.8 million Brunei dollars (1,890.3 million U.S. dollars) of total trade for January 2022, a 92.8 percent year-on-year increase.

The latest statistics released on Thursday by the Ministry of Finance and Economy showed that Brunei's exports increased by 128.9 percent year-on-year to 1,487.7 million Brunei dollars, mainly due to growth in mineral fuel exp

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Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan reveals the Vikram NFTs on VistaVerse at Cannes Film Festival 2022

Singapore Star - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 12:55pm
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 19 (ANI/GPRC): Kamal Haasan is the first Indian actor to lay the foundation for his Metaverse debut on VistaVerse. VistaVerse is hosting its inaugural metaverse 'Experience' as a first of a growing lineup, a few of which will be revealed at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Incubated by Vistas Media Capital, which also launched India's first curated, celebrityfan engagement platform Fan
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Chinese economy continues to face pressure due to COVID, Russia-Ukraine conflict

Singapore Star - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 9:37am
Beijing [China], May 19 (ANI): Chinese economy is under pressure due to stringent curbs to curtail the COVID pandemic, which is adversely affecting production capacity and other logistics. Aside from the disruptions caused by the zero covid policy, the war in Ukraine is adding to the woes of the world's second-largest economy. China's exports registered a growth of 3.9 per cent on a yearly basis in April 2022, marking the
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No replacement for Russian Grand Prix, says F1

Singapore Star - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 9:13am

The race set for Sochi in September was canceled in the wake of the military offensive in Ukraine

The Formula One season will be cut to 22 races after officials confirmed there would be no replacement for the Russian Grand Prix, which was planned for Sochi in September before being canceled due to the conflict in Ukra

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Human rights crisis in Hong Kong makes Taiwan 'safe haven' for runaways

Singapore Star - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 8:55am
Beijing [China], May 19 (ANI): Following the shrinkage of democracy since Beijing clamped the stringent National Security Law in Hong kong, people fighting for their freedom have been escaping in boats to Taiwan to look for a safe haven. In 2021, Hong Kong no longer remained a safe sanctuary as the People of Hong Kong were losing their freedom gradually following the promulgation of the National Security Law as they subse
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Panduit launches RapidID(TM) Network Mapping System

Singapore Star - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 7:55am
Singapore, May 19 (ANI/PRNewswire): Panduit announces the launch of its new RapidIDtrade;Network Mapping System, an offering designed to reduce the time and cost of patch cord documentation by up to 50 per cent (Panduit internal time study, May 2021). By using pre-labeled Panduit patch cords and the RapidID Bluetooth-enabled handheld scanner, network engineers can quickly, easily, and more accurately place and trace cable
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Parliamentary panel to hold meeting on Mediation Bill 2021 consideration

Singapore Star - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 6:37am
New Delhi [India], May 19 (ANI): A Parliamentary Committee of Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice is scheduled to hold a meeting on Thursday in the Parliament for the consideration of 'The Mediation Bill, 2021' which aims at promoting and facilitating mediation, especially institutional mediation. In December 2021, the Central government introduced the 'Mediation Bill, 2021' in Rajya Sabha for its further consid
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Market exchange rates in China -- May 19

Singapore Star - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 4:44am

BEIJING, May 19 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, against 24 major currencies announced on Thursday by the China Foreign Exchange Trade System:

Currency Unit Central parity rate in yuan

U.S. dollar 100 675.24

Euro 100 707.38

Japanese yen 100 5.2658

Hong Kong dollar 100 86.033

British pound 100 834.16

Aus

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5 technologies that will help make the food system carbon neutral

Singapore Star - Mer, 18/05/2022 - 10:39pm

Globally, about one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture and food systems. The carbon footprint of food systems includes all the emissions from its growing, processing, transportation and waste.

Agriculture is also v

Singapore reports 2 deaths, 6,442 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore Star - Mer, 18/05/2022 - 7:55pm
Singapore, May 18 (ANI): Singapore on Wednesday reported two deaths and 6,442 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country, the ministry of health said. Among the new infections, 6,289 were local transmissions while 153 were imported cases, thus the total count of cases in the country stands at 1,254,113 and the death count at 1,369, Xinhua reported citing the ministry. The release further said that out of the local cas
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Singapore reports 6,442 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore Star - Mer, 18/05/2022 - 6:30pm

SINGAPORE, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Singapore reported 6,442 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total tally to 1,254,113.

Among the new cases, 6,289 were local transmissions and 153 were imported cases.

Of the local cases, 453 cases were detected through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and 5,836 through antigen rapid test (ART) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Healt

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MoIAT hosts virtual tour for Singaporean business and science communities

Singapore Star - Mer, 18/05/2022 - 5:48pm

ABU DHABI, 18th May, 2022 (WAM) -- The UAE's Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), hosted a virtual tour of the UAE's science and technology ecosystem for Singapore's business, research and science commun

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