Thursday, 19 September 2019

Tag Archives: Southeast Asia

Apple moves Mac Pro production to China from US

WASHINGTON: Apple Inc is shifting manufacturing of its new Mac Pro desktop computer to China from the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The move comes at a time when the Trump administration has threatened to impose new levies to cover nearly all ...

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Fame doesn’t make you happy, says Lily James

LOS ANGELES: Lily James says fame doesn’t make people ‘’happy’’, and thinks people need to change their ‘’bizarre’’ relationship with ‘’celebrity and fame’’. The 30-year-old actress has achieved fame herself through her roles in shows such as ‘Downton Abbey’, and movies including ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’, ...

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China offered to nearly halve cost of Malaysia’s $20bn rail project

KUALA LUMPUR: China offered to nearly halve the cost of a $20-billion rail project to save the centerpiece of its infrastructure push in Southeast Asia, two sources said on Thursday, but contradictory remarks by Malaysian ministers leave the outcome uncertain. The conflicting statements made over the past week on the ...

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China, SE Asia to hold maritime drill to ease tensions

BEIJING: China and Southeast Asian states will hold their first joint maritime exercises next week, officials said Friday, in a move aimed at easing tensions but which may spark US alarm. Beijing’s expansive claims to the South China Sea have long been a source of friction with rival claimants in ...

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Malaysia’s Proton electric cars coming to Pakistan

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s automaker Proton Holdings planned to introduce its electric and other green-cars in Pakistan in partnership with a local car assembler in a deal touted to bring $200 to 300 million of investment in the country, people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. Industry officials said ...

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Singapore man, woman arrested for ‘terrorism-related’ activity

SINGAPORE: Police in Singapore have arrested a man suspected of planning to join Daesh-linked fighters in the Philippines and a woman who was in contact with foreign militants, the government said. Singapore, regarded as the most stable country in Southeast Asia, has become increasingly concerned about the risks of radicalization ...

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