Firm operating e-scooter sharing service bags $5m in seed funding - The Straits Times

A local firm that operates an electric scooter sharing service has raised $5 million in seed funding. Neuron Mobility will use the funds to expand its services across the Asia-Pacific. The financing came from SeedPlus, 500 Startups, Seeds Capital, Ace ...and more »-- https://www.straitstimes.com/business/invest/firm-operating-e-scooter-sharing-service-bags-5m-in-seed-funding

Taking aim at Intel, Qualcomm launches chip for business PCs - Channel NewsAsia

SAN FRANCISCO: Qualcomm Inc , the biggest supplier of chips for mobile phones, on Thursday pushed further into the PC market with a line of chips designed to power business machines. Qualcomm's "Snapdragon" processor chips historically have been at ...-- https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/taking-aim-at-intel--qualcomm-launches-chip-for-business-pcs-11008876

Attorney tells AG that Brennan may sue state for discrimination - Politico

Katie Brennan, the Murphy administration staffer who alleges she was sexually assaulted last year by another former staffer, may sue the state of New Jersey for discrimination, according to a letter her attorney has sent to Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.-- https://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2018/12/06/attorney-tells-ag-that-brennan-may-sue-state-for-discrimination-732013

No salary deductions until Act is amended - The Star Online

GEORGE TOWN: The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) Act will have to be amended before employers can deduct the salaries of PTPTN borrowers. Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said salaries of employees who are also ...-- https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/12/07/no-salary-deductions-until-act-is-amended/

Australia passes bill to force tech firms to hand over encrypted data - Channel NewsAsia

Under the legislation, Canberra can compel local and international providers to remove electronic protections, conceal covert operations by government agencies, and help with access to devices or services. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Huguen). 06 Dec 2018 ...-- https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/australia-passes-bill-to-force-tech-firms-to-hand-over-encrypted-data-11007198

Trump the outsider at funeral for Bush Senior - The Straits Times

Awkward moments as he and his wife share pew with the presidential predecessors and spouses he often derided. WASHINGTON • From the moment he crossed the transept of the soaring Washington National Cathedral, tore off his overcoat and took his ...-- https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/trump-the-outsider-at-funeral-for-bush-senior

Facebook to check Indian political ads in build-up to vote - The Straits Times

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (REUTERS) - Indian advertisers wanting to run political ads on Facebook will have to confirm their identity and location to help prevent abuse of the system in the build-up to national elections, the company said on Thursday (Dec 6) ...-- https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/facebook-to-check-indian-political-ads-in-build-up-to-vote

Hungary's Orban Refuses to Condemn Magazine Cover Seen as anti-Semitic - Haaretz

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is refusing to condemn a financial magazine in his country that last week featured a cover that has been widely called anti-Semitic. The cover of the magazine Figyelo featured a picture of Andras Heisler, the ...-- https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/.premium-hungary-s-leader-refuses-to-condemn-magazine-cover-seen-as-anti-semitic-1.6723715

Singapore authorities block Noble's relisting plans - Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Singapore's central bank and exchange regulator have barred commodities trader Noble Group from transferring its listing status to New Noble as proposed under its restructuring plan. The decision follows a "careful review" of the findings ...-- https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/singapore-authorities-block-noble-relisting-plans-restructuring-11007202

Australia passes sweeping anti-encryption legislation - The Straits Times

CANBERRA • Australia's Parliament passed some of the world's toughest anti-encryption legislation yesterday, installing a Bill that seeks to force Facebook and other tech giants to help decode messages used in terrorism and organised crime. Under new ...-- https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/australia-passes-sweeping-anti-encryption-legislation

Xi-Trump summit positive and constructive, says Beijing - The Straits Times

BEIJING • The summit between President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump in Argentina was "friendly and candid" and would help to avoid further trade tensions, a senior Chinese diplomat said yesterday, but offered no new details on the talks.-- https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/xi-trump-summit-positive-and-constructive-says-beijing

Twitter goof shows up Trump's cyber security advisor Giuliani - The New Paper

WASHINGTON A simple goof on Twitter capitalised upon by an enterprising web designer raised questions on Wednesday over just how much President Donald Trump's lawyer - and cyber security adviser - Rudy Giuliani understands the Internet. Mr Giuliani ...-- https://www.tnp.sg/news/world/twitter-goof-shows-trumps-cyber-security-advisor-giuliani

Soldiers hunt suspects in 'Papua mass killing' - The Phnom Penh Post

Indonesian soldiers on Wednesday hunted for rebels suspected of killing as many as 24 construction workers in restive Papua province, as an eyewitness account supplied by the military described a grisly mass execution. The survivor's account detailed ...-- https://www.phnompenhpost.com/international/soldiers-hunt-suspects-papua-mass-killing

Forbes has released its annual Most Powerful Women list - Marie Claire

If 2017 was the year that women rose up, 2018 was the year we stood our ground. Not that it was easy. While some soared (New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became the second world leader to give birth while in office; Beyonce was the first black ...and more »-- https://www.marieclaire.com.au/forbes-most-powerful-women-list

Hong Kong fears Trump will end city's special trading status - The Straits Times

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong business groups are starting to worry the Trump administration will open the door to ending the financial hub's preferential trade status, rendering it "just another Chinese city" as its government gets closer to Beijing.-- https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-fears-trump-will-end-special-trading-status

Landlord gets jail for trying unsuccessfully to film tenants in toilet - Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: A landlord who tried unsuccessfully to film his two female tenants from China while they were in the toilet was sentenced to two months' jail on Thursday (Dec 6). Lim Fang Foo, 52, pleaded guilty to one charge of attempting to intrude upon ...and more »-- https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/landlord-trying-unsuccessfully-film-tenants-toilet-jailed-11006794

Who is Meng Wanzhou, 'heiress' to Huawei? - Channel NewsAsia

A profile of Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is displayed on a Huawei computer at a Huawei store in Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec 6. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). 06 Dec 2018 09:05PM (Updated: 06 Dec 2018 09:10PM ) ...-- https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/huawei-cfo-sabrina-meng-wanzhou-heiress-ren-zhengfei-11007296

Employment agency owner fined $8500 for bringing in two maids aged 15 and 18 - The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Despite knowing that maids have to be interviewed and screened upon arriving in Singapore, the owner of a maid agency here failed to do so. As a result, AG Employment Agency's sole proprietor Sherlyn Tay, 43, ended up bringing in a ...and more »-- https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/employment-agency-owner-fined-8500-for-bringing-in-15-year-old-and-18-year

Mum says prayer for daughter she lost in fatal Bukit Batok collision every time she walks by accident spot - The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Madam Jacelyn Wong, 25, has a three-year-old son and is expecting another boy in February. But to the housewife and her husband, they will always be a family with three children. They lost their four-year-old daughter, Eleanor Tan Si Xuan, ...-- https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/mum-says-a-prayer-for-the-daughter-she-lost-every-time-she-walks-by-fatal-accident-spot

Singapore shares close lower as Huawei CFO arrest dents sentiment - The Business Times

SINGAPORE shares closed lower on Thursday as the arrest of Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer for alleged violations of US sanctions on Iran threatened to send already fragile relations between Washington and Beijing further south. The ...and more »-- https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/stocks/singapore-shares-close-lower-as-huawei-cfo-arrest-dents-sentiment

Live Score India vs Australia, 1st Test at Adelaide: Pujara Brings Up Heroic Ton, Wages Lone Battle Against Aussies - News18

We are approaching the end of day one of the first Test, and the day clearly belonged to the Aussies. But credit must be given to Pujara for bailing India out of trouble. India are 233/8. 12:45(IST). What an innings from @cheteshwar1. Brings up his ...-- https://www.news18.com/cricketnext/news/live-score-india-vs-australia-1st-test-at-adelaide-pujara-brings-up-heroic-ton-wages-lone-battle-against-aussies-1961867.html?ref%3Dhp_top_pos_3

HDB resale prices up 0.2% in November - Singapore Business Review

Resale volumes fell 5.7% to 1,881 flats. Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat resale prices rose 0.2% MoM in November, SRX Property revealed. HDB Executive flats led the price hike of 2.5%. Meanwhile, HDB 4-rooms and HDB 5-rooms recorded a ...and more »-- https://sbr.com.sg/residential-property/news/hdb-resale-prices-02-in-november

AirAsia reaffirms intention to set up LCC in Vietnam - The Sun Daily

PETALING JAYA: AirAsia has signed a memorandum of cooperation reaffirming its intention to set up a low-cost carrier in Vietnam with local partners, Thien Minh Travel Joint Stock Company (TMG) and Hai Au Aviation Joint Stock Company (HAA). AirAsia ...-- https://www.thesundaily.my/business/airasia-reaffirms-intention-to-set-up-lcc-in-vietnam-MY221916

Qatar, Malaysia leaders discuss Gulf crisis - Anadolu Agency

By Ahmed Yusuf. DOHA. Qatar's emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in the capital Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, according to the official QNA news agency. Talks between the two leaders tackled ...-- https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/qatar-malaysia-leaders-discuss-gulf-crisis/1331101

Alstom to ramp up coach production at Sri City facility - Business Standard

France-based Alstom, a company operating in rail transport, Thursday announced a plan to increase production in its facility at Sri City, about 100 km from here. On the capacity of the unit, managing director of Alstom (India and South Asia) Alain ...-- https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/alstom-to-ramp-up-coach-production-at-sri-city-facility-118120600738_1.html

Malaysia survive late drama to reach AFF final - The Straits Times

BANGKOK • Malaysia reached the final of football's AFF Suzuki Cup on the away-goals rule, after fighting back to hold Thailand to a 2-2 draw in a pulsating affair at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok yesterday. The Harimau Malaya had been held to a 0 ...-- https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/football/malaysia-survive-late-drama-to-reach-aff-final

Singapore MAS says not to allow Noble Group to transfer listing to New Noble - Reuters

SINGAPORE, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Singapore's central bank said on Thursday it has decided not to allow Noble Group to transfer its listing status to New Noble as part of the company's proposed restructuring. The decision follows a review in an ongoing ...and more »-- https://www.reuters.com/article/noble-group-debt/singapore-mas-says-not-to-allow-noble-group-to-transfer-listing-to-new-noble-idUSS7N1VP00A

Pujara's maiden hundred in Australia bails India out of trouble - Economic Times

ADELAIDE: Cheteshwar Pujara rose to the occasion with a maiden century in Australia, pulling India out of a deep hole to a respectable 250 for nine on day one of the first Test here on Thursday. Pujara showed the same grit and gumption that is typical ...-- https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/sports/pujaras-maiden-hundred-in-australia-bails-india-out-of-trouble/articleshow/66967733.cms

China's vow to curb fentanyl will not end US opioid crisis: Experts - The Straits Times

BEIJING (AFP) - The United States-China trade war truce includes a pledge by Beijing to tackle another lucrative - and deadly - export: fentanyl, a potent opioid ravaging US communities. The US has pressed Beijing to do more to crack down on the drug, ...-- https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chinas-vow-to-curb-fentanyl-wont-end-us-opioid-crisis-experts

Diary - Anadolu Agency

ANKARA. Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency's English Desk plans to cover on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories):. TURKEY. ANKARA - President and ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party ...and more »-- https://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/diary/1330786

AFP welcomes Madrigal's appointment as next chief of staff - GMA News

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday welcomed the appointment of Lieutenant General Benjamin Madrigal Jr. as its next chief of staff, citing his accomplishments in operations against communist rebels. In a statement, AFP spokesperson ...and more »-- https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/677273/afp-welcomes-madrigal-s-appointment-as-next-chief-of-staff/story/

Zomato plans to hire over 5000 employees in India - HRM Asia

Online food aggregator Zomato is planning to hire over 5,000 delivery partners as part of its expansion into 30 Indian cities, the company announced in a statement. As of now, Zomato is already present in 93 cities across India and lists more than 75 ...and more »-- http://hrmasia.com/zomato-plans-to-hire-over-5000-employees-in-india/

Fu Manchu fury in China over Marvel's Asian superhero origin - TODAYonline

HONG KONG — An angry Chinese public is accusing Marvel Studios of “insulting China” after learning that its first Asian superhero on the big screen will be the son of Fu Manchu, the offensive fictional character who has become a shorthand for racial ...-- https://www.todayonline.com/world/fu-manchu-fury-china-over-marvels-asian-superhero-origin

Biggest test for Sarri as stuttering Chelsea host City - Channel NewsAsia

It has taken less than two weeks for the optimism generated by a 12-match unbeaten start to Maurizio Sarri's reign at Stamford Bridge to fizzle out and this weekend the Italian faces his biggest test to date when Manchester City visit. Premier League ...-- https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sport/biggest-test-for-sarri-as-stuttering-chelsea-host-city-11001878

'He thinks he's God': Macron's style fuels French protesters' ire - The Business Times

[LE MANS, France]The French have gone sour on their 40-year-old President Emmanuel Macron, who has been heckled and booed in recent days as he grapples with a tax revolt. Why does he inspire such hatred among the "yellow vest" protesters?-- https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/he-thinks-hes-god-macrons-style-fuels-french-protesters-ire

Taiwan vacation rental firm to expand to Singapore, Malaysia after S$9.6m Series B round led by Alibaba fund - The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - A Taiwan-based vacation rental startup has raised US$7 million (S$9.6 million) in Series B funding, which will be used to expand regionally - including Singapore and Malaysia operations in early 2019. The fundraising was led by Alibaba ...-- https://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/taiwan-vacation-rental-firm-to-expand-to-singapore-malaysia-after-s96m