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China's Xi offers $60 bn Africa aid, says 'no strings attached'
04/09/2018
BEIJING, AFP -- President Xi Jinping told African leaders Monday that China's investments on the continent have "no political strings attached", pledging $60 billion in new development financing, even...
CapitaLand ramps up Vietnam pipeline
03/09/2018
Continuing its steady expansion in Vietnam, CapitaLand is acquiring a prime site in Ho Chi Minh City for VND1,380 billion (about S$81.4 million).Measuring over 60,000 square metres in total area, Capi...
Trump's Asia Summit Snub Fuels Doubts About U.S. Commitment
03/09/2018
WASHINGTON, HONG KONG, BLOOMBERG -- President Donald Trump will skip two major summits in Asia in November, a move that could stoke concerns in the region about the U.S.’s reliability as a counterweig...
China hosts African leaders amid aid criticism
03/09/2018
BEIJING, AFP -- China hosts African leaders Monday for a summit aimed at promoting Beijing's vision for development on the continent, even as it finds itself increasingly criticised over its debt-heav...
No Chinese Belt, Road or Bedrooms for Mahathir’s Malaysia
29/08/2018
SINGAPORE, BLOOMBERG -- Perplexed, wounded, indignant or still optimistic. The Chinese developer Country Garden Holdings Co. can put any spin it wants on its Forest City project, a $100 billion Malays...
Mahathir takes aim at Country Garden's giant development in southern Malaysia
28/08/2018
FOREST CITY/KUALA LUMPUR, REUTERS -- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday declared that foreigners will not be granted visas to live in the giant Forest City real estate project on the...
Trade tensions may power down China's robot industry
27/08/2018
BEIJING, REUTERS -- At a trade show in southern Beijing, children and parents crowd around a group of pink and blue dancing robots that resemble toddler-sized Power Rangers.The robots – wired with wid...
Malaysia to shelve China-backed projects worth $22 bn
22/08/2018
Beijing, AFP -- Malaysia will shelve three China-backed projects worth a total $22 billion until the debt-laden Southeast Asian nation can afford to pay for them, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said...
VARD To Build World's First Autonomous And Electric-Driven Container Vessel For YARA
21/08/2018
Vard Holdings Limited, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, has secured a contract worth approximately NOK250 million, for the building of one autonomous and elec...
Mahathir says China will sympathise with Malaysia's problems
21/08/2018
BEIJING, REUTERS -- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday he believed China would sympathise with his country's "internal fiscal problems" as he seeks to renegotiate, or possibly ca...