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It's official: Magic Leap adds another $502 million to its war chest.

Magic LeapFlorida-based startup Magic Leap announced on Tuesday that it had raised $502 million in a round of funding led by Singapore's Temasek. The $502 million in capital is in addition to $1.4 billion the company already raised in previous funding rounds from some of Silicon Valley's most prestigious ...

- Business Insider - US

‘I must imagine the unimagined’: US military commander warns North Korea’s nuclear warheads are ‘a recipe for disaster’.

The top US military commander in the Pacific warned that the situation in North Korea is a “recipe for disaster” weeks before Donald Trump makes his first visit to the region as president. Admiral Harry Harris, head of the US Pacific Command, said in a speech on Tuesday in Singapore that China must do more to ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Singapore: NTU trumps arch rival NUS again to be Asia's best university.

This young university's progress in global rankings is pretty remarkable. The post Singapore: NTU trumps arch rival NUS again to be Asia's best university appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

U.S. exchanges set for highest number of Asian IPOs since 2010.

HONG KONG - U.S. exchanges are set to record their busiest year for IPOs from Asian firms since 2010 and may sustain the pace in 2018, as startups from Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam join a flurry of Chinese firms that have already listed in the country.

- Reuters - US

These shots made with a Nokia 3310 are gorgeous, but only if you don't look too closely.

Ah, the old new Nokia 3310. It's simple, virtually indestructible, and comes with Snake , but what we really wanna know is, how does its camera hold up? SEE ALSO: Nokia's releasing the iconic 3310 in 3G, and Australia's getting it first Singapore photographer Xavier Lur took the iconic handset out for a try, and the results ...

- Mashable! - US

'Angels Wear White' to Open Singapore Film Festival.

Chinese drama, Angels Wear White' has been set as the opening title of the Singapore International Film Festival. The film kicks off with an apparent assault on two school girls by a public official in a hotel. What follows is a tale of corruption, collusion and compromise, set in a decaying seaside town. Angels' is

- Variety - US

Australia tries to solve its bike-sharing dumping problem.

Singapore-based, dockless bike-sharing service oBike fished 42 bikes out of Melbourne's Yarra River in one day. Suffice it to say, something has to be done about the high instances of bike-share dumping , and slowly but surely, local councils around the world are taking the lead. SEE ALSO: Humans ruined bike-sharing in ...

- Mashable! - US

Singtel slapped with fine for broadband service outage.

Singapore telco has been fined S$500,000 for a service disruption last December that lasted nearly a day and caused by a scheduled DHCP security patch update.

- ZDNet - UK

Mipcom: Wings Media Signs 10-Film Deal With Shellhut, Tiny Island.

Thailand's Shellhut and Singapore's Tiny Island Pictures have signed a co-production agreement with China's Wings Media, to produce 10 animated feature films, intended for theatrical release. The companies say that the deal is valued at $250 million, making it the biggest animation film cooperation in Asia, and ...

- Variety - US

Singapore exports slump in September.

SINGAPORE: A surge in Singapore exports proved short-lived as a plunge in electronics orders put the brakes on goods flows in the trade-reliant country.

- BangkokPost - TH

China's Hengyi Opens Singapore Trade Office For Brunei Oil-Petchem Project.

Hengyi Group has started a trading office in Singapore to buy crude and trade oil products from its $3.4B Brunei project, company officials say.

- - US

Fast Asia Open: Singapore exports, Australia auto sales

- Financial Times - US

Singapore non-oil exports post unexpected fall in September

- Financial Times - US

Singapore exports slump in September on downturn in electronics

SINGAPORE, Oct 17 — A surge in Singapore exports proved short-lived as a plunge in electronics orders put the brakes on goods flows in the trade-reliant country. Non-oil domestic exports declined by 1.1 per cent in September from a year...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Singapore school fees for foreigners, PRs to increase from 2018

SINGAPORE, Oct 17 — For the third consecutive year, school fee increases have been announced for foreigners and Permanent Residents, which will kick in from January next year. And in a departure from the past, the Ministry of Education ...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Rice loving Asians may be more prone to diabetes, study shows

SINGAPORE, Oct 17 — Asians may develop diabetes even at lower levels of obesity than Caucasians, early findings from one of the largest studies on diabetes here show. This is because they seem less able to produce enough insulin in response to...

- The Malay Mail - MY

AirAsia Japan to relaunch next week

SINGAPORE: Low-cost airline AirAsia Japan said yesterday that it would begin its first flights from Nagoya later this month, more than two years after Malaysia's AirAsia Bhd announced plans to re-enter the Japanese market with new partners.

- BangkokPost - TH

SNU Slips Out of Top 10 in Asian University Rankings

Prestigious Seoul National University has slipped out of the top 10 Asian universities in this year's rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds of the U.K., released on Monday.The drop was mainly due to a decline in the university's ratio of foreign professors and students. Singapore's Nanyang Technological ...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

HKUST ranked No 3 university in Asia, ahead of HKU

Four Hong Kong universities have been listed among the top 10 institutions in Asia in the latest regional version of the QS World University Rankings, released on Tuesday. And for the first time since 2013, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has overtaken the University of Hong Kong as the city’s ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Inside Singapore's vending machine mall, where piping hot pizza, pasta, and local cuisine are dispensed with the press of a button

Business Insider SingaporeVending machines for all sorts of things are big in Japan, and the craze seems to be coming to Singapore, too. And they’re not just selling stuff like canned drinks or cup noodles. With a reduced cost of labor, capital, and manpower needed to maintain a vending machine , we may soon witness ...

- Business Insider - US

Palladium tops US$1,000 for first time since 2001 on auto demand

SINGAPORE, Oct 16 — Palladium climbed above US$1,000 an ounce for the first time since 2001 on hopes for rising demand from the car industry amid a shortage of supply. Prices for the metal, which is used in catalytic converters to curb...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Asia oil buyers turn to U.S. in hunt for cheap supply

SINGAPORE/NEW YORK - Asia is set to ramp up crude oil imports from the United States in late 2017 and early next year, with buyers searching out cheap supplies after hurricanes hit U.S. demand for the commodity at a time of rising production in the country.

- Reuters - US

Singapore stocks over 2-month high, Indonesia market higher

Southeast Asian stock markets broadly ended higher on Monday, with Singapore hitting an over two-month high, reflecting strength in global equities after upbeat Chinese data.

- BangkokPost - TH

Leslie Thng takes over as Vistara CEO

He replaces Phee Teik Yeoh, who has returned to Singapore Airlines

- The Hindu - IN

New venture to offer limousine service in Yangon

YANGON: Singapore's largest public transport operator will team up with Japanese trading house Toyota Tsusho Corp and a Myanmar company to offer a joint limousine service in Yangon to cater to the need for premium transit opportunities.

- BangkokPost - TH

McDonald's introduces phone lockers to get people to put their mobiles away

When was the last time you had a meal with someone without spending time texting someone else? McDonald's has introduced mobile phone lockers, in a bid to get customers to put their phones away, and start talking to each other again. SEE ALSO: 21-year-old woman loses her eyesight after staring at her smartphone game for ...

- Mashable! - US

From opium den to luxury hotel

Luxury boltholes are a dime a dozen in Singapore, but the newly opened Warehouse Hotel has a history that is scandalously unique.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Golden Mile Complex assault suspect to be charged in Singapore

SINGAPORE — The two men involved in a fight at Golden Mile Complex last Wednesday were apparently strangers who engaged in a staring incident as one was coming out of the toilet and the other was walking in. TODAY understands the alleged...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Oil jumps on fears of new Iran sanctions, Iraq conflict

By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE - Oil markets jumped on Monday on concerns over potential renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran as well as conflict in Iraq, while an explosion at a U.S. oil rig and reduced exploration activity supported prices there. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at ...

- Sify - IN

Singapore F&B booking site raises another $13M, looks to dine deeper

Chope has secured another S$18 million in funds, which it says will go towards growing its salesforce as well as product development to resolve broader issues in the dining experience.

- ZDNet - UK

RAB detains two Singapore-return terror suspects in Dhaka

The Rapid Action Battalion or RAB in Dhaka has detained two returnees who were arrested and spent time in jail in Singapore for their involvement in militant activities.

- BDNews24 - BD

Polis gagal tambah tempoh reman, Wan Ji dibebas

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 Okt — Pendakwah Wan Ji Wan Husin dibebaskan berikutan permohonan melanjutkan tempoh reman selama tiga hari lagi, ditolak. Peguam Zulhazmi Shariff berkata pegawai penerangan di pejabat ketua menteri Pulau Pinang itu dibebaskan...

- The Malay Mail - MY

How Hong Kong’s Starter Homes scheme for young couples compares with Singapore, Shanghai, London and Guangzhou

On tat son dou was one of the most searched Cantonese phrases online in Hong Kong last week, according to Google. It means Anderson Road and is the repository of hope for many young couples. The government plans to build “starter homes” there for young, middle-income families. For too long, these households who ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Who will be Singapore's next prime minister?

OCTOBER 15 — Singapore isn't due for another general election until 2021 which should imply that we are some time away from seeing a change in our leadership. In Singapore, the prime minister is the head of government and effectively the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Share bikes no match for Australian pranksters

A large pile of share bikes dumped at a park in Sydney's eastern suburbs has underscored the challenges for operators and councils in overseeing thousands of the bicycles that have turned up on the city's parks over the past three months. Passers-by found the bikes owned by Singapore company oBikes in a heap at Waverley ...

- Stuff - NZ

Reuters Video: Parisian cabaret bares all in conservative Singapore

Singapore has opened its door to the French cabaret Crazy Horse a decade after it failed in the conservative country. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Parisian cabaret bares all in conservative Singapore

SINGAPORE, Oct 14 — Singapore's iconic Marina Bay Sands has opened its doors to the French cabaret Crazy Horse, known for its topless female dancers, a decade after a franchise club failed in the conservative Southeast Asian city-state....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Singaporean firm buys NZI office building for $63m

Singapore-listed property group Roxy-Pacific has bought its second office building in New Zealand, the NZI Centre in Auckland for $63 million.

- Stuff - NZ

Emma the robot masseuse gets to work in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Singapore , A robot masseuse named Emma is offering Singaporeans high-tech back rubs with a gigantic metal arm and warm silicone tips which its creators say perfectly mimic the human touch.The robot, the brainchild of local startup AiTreat, began work at a clinic in the city-state this week and performs ...

- - JM

Two directors resign from Legg Mason board, after selling millions of shares

Two top executives of Shanda Group — which was previously Legg Mason’s largest shareholder — have resigned from the Baltimore money manager's board of directors, months after selling about half of their shares in the company. Tianqiao Chen, CEO of the Singapore-based investment firm, and Robert...

- - US

Future Development Reads: Dispatch from East Asia

In the last 10 days, I was part of two major events in East Asia: The inaugural Global Innovation Forum in Singapore and a One Belt One Road conference in Shanghai. Despite different focuses, both events discussed the big global shifts we are experiencing.  Rob Nail, CEO of Singularity University, was the most articulate ...

- Brookings - US

A healthy diet need not cost more, say experts

SINGAPORE, Oct 14 ― A recent debate in Parliament on the cost of healthier food has cast the spotlight yet again on whether a healthy diet costs more. Those who argue so point out that brown rice and wholemeal bread ― which Prime Minister...

- The Malay Mail - MY

What it's like to be something other than white and male in the hedge fund business

Business Insider The money-management industry has a diversity problem. A global study from Morningstar last year showed that only one in five mutual-fund managers is a woman – a rate that hasn't budged since 2008. In the US, that number drops to one in 10. The US is a laggard, far behind countries such as Singapore , ...

- Business Insider - US

Researchers develop 4-in-1 smart utilities plant custom-made for tropical climate

A research breakthrough achieved by a team led by Associate Professor Ernest Chua from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National University of Singapore Faculty of Engineering could pave the way for a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective way of producing key essentials for daily living - electricity, ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Integrating teaching approaches with delivery modes for better learning

Facilitators from Singapore Polytechnic International introduced 14 fundamental modes of delivery to involve students in active learning.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Singapore central bank appoints Accenture to develop its blockchain-based payment platform

The project aims to improve how central banks and financial institutions deal with the settlement of payments, Accenture said in a statement. The post Singapore central bank appoints Accenture to develop its blockchain-based payment platform appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

In dire straits? Singapore Press Holdings accelerates plan to axe 400 jobs

SINGAPORE PRESS HOLDINGS is hoping that a slimmer employee base will save its struggling media business, but observers say retrenchments alone will not keep Southeast Asia’s biggest newspaper publisher and its regional peers in business, as digital disruption throttles circulation and advertisement revenue. Singapore ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Asia in 3 minutes: watch where you sit on Singapore buses ... and did you hear the one about the Indonesian bishop and his ‘mistress’?

Singaporean could be jailed for toothpicks in bus seats ‘prank’ Singapore has experienced what could be called a spike in crime. A 60-year-old man pleaded guilty to “mischief” after he was caught sticking toothpicks in bus seats, in a case some say highlights the tightly controlled country’s ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

FAA orders A380 engine inspections after Air France incident

SINGAPORE - U.S. aviation authorities have ordered visual inspections of fan hubs in engines used on some Airbus SE A380 jets after an engine came apart on an Air France flight last month, forcing it to make an emergency landing.

- Reuters - US

TPG sells Myanmar Distillery stake to Thai tycoon

By P.R. Venkat SINGAPORE--U.S. private-equity firm TPG Capital has agreed to sell its entire stake in Myanmar's largest spirits maker to one of Thailand's richest people in a deal valued at close to $500 million. TPG said Friday it would sell its 50% stake in Myanmar Distillery Company Group through its investment arm ...

- Marketwatch - US