Janine Ang

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Singapore is striving to be the world's first 'smart city'

There are few places better positioned to become a "smart city" than Singapore.<p>That's an easy statement to justify. Singapore is an island city-state just 30 miles across that has been governed by the same party for decades. Putting the implied democratic flaws to one side, the geography and …

Chinese consumers are spending like crazy in the Apple App Store

China may be a shrinking market for Apple products, but the App Store is a big hit with Chinese consumers.<p>After generating $1.7 billion in iOS app sales in the third quarter, China has become the biggest source of revenue for the App Store. Chinese sales topped those from the US by 15% last …

Apps

Saudi Arabia borrows $17.5 billion from global investors

Saudi Arabia has just taken on a huge chunk of foreign debt.<p>For the first time in its history, the world's biggest oil exporting country sold bonds to global investors. It raised $17.5 billion Wednesday, according to two sources familiar with the matter.<p>The bonds are due to be repaid in 5, 10 and …

Oil

Dropbox Founder's 3-Point Cheat Sheet for Young Professionals

The billionaire entrepreneur boils down his wisdom to these dead simple points.<p>Life is complicated, which is why the best advice is often so incredibly simple you can remember it even when surrounded by the whirlwind that is everyday experience.<p>Take WayUp founder Liz Wessel's best tip for …

Success

As Airlines Digitize, They Are Confronted With Increased Cybersecurity Risks

As aviation systems increasingly resemble standard computer networks, airlines are learning to deal with familiar cybersecurity risks.<p>Since the start of last year, major airlines including United, American, Delta, Southwest, and JetBlue have all seen flights delayed or canceled due to on-the-ground …

Cybersecurity

Another Car Rental Service for Uber and Lyft Drivers Suspends Operations

Another startup renting cars to Uber and Lyft drivers is shutting down.<p>Evercar, a three-year-old Los Angeles-based service that rents electric and …

Transportation

Vladimir Putin pushes up oil prices as Russia signals it will cap production

Oil prices climbed to a one-year high after Russian president Vladimir Putin said the country was ready to join OPEC efforts to limit oil production with either a freeze or a cut.<p>Prices climbed almost 2.5pc to $53.14 a barrel on Monday after Mr Putin told an energy congress in Istanbul that Russia …

Baidu launches medical chatbot to help Chinese doctors diagnose patients

Chinese search engine giant Baidu is launching a medical chatbot designed to make diagnosing illnesses easier. The conversational bot is named Melody and comes built into the company's iOS and Android Baidu Doctor app, which launched in China in 2015. Baidu Doctor allows users to contact local …

Digital Health

Iraq's oil minister wants country to increase output in 2017 | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s oil minister has urged oil and natural gas producers operating in the country to continue increasing output next year, the oil ministry said in a statement on Sunday.<p>A worker checks the valves at Al-Sheiba oil refinery in the southern Iraq city of Basra, January 26, 2016. …

Oil

Spain may grow more than 3.1 percent in 2016; will miss 2017 deficit goal | Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s economy may grow by more than 3.1 percent in 2016, up from the current official target of 2.9 percent, despite political deadlock, acting Economy Minister Luis de Guindos told reporters in Washington on Saturday.<p>People look at fans inside a shop in central Madrid, Spain …

Economics

Target needs to hire 77,500 seasonal employees, and these bots can help

Analysts predict holiday sales will be up nearly 4 percent this year. Companies of all sizes are preparing for this anticipated spending surge by making tens of thousands of seasonal hires.<p>To give you an idea of the number of temporary workers retailers are looking to bring on this holiday season, …

Human Resources

There's a tower in China that eats smog — and 800 more might be coming

Air quality is so poor in Beijing that on bad days it's hard to see buildings across the street. Strategies to live more safely in such an environment abound, and no wonder: The journal <i>Nature</i> recently found that air pollution leads to the premature death of three million people every year, mainly …

Pollution

Toronto's housing prices show no signs of slowing down

Real Estate Prices Moved Higher<p>The benchmark average home climbed to $755,755, a 20.4% increase from the year prior. That's a 6% increase from last month, which sounds a little odd when you realize it's $11k/week. If that was too abstract, that's $1,500 a day - 650% more than the median household …

Canadian Real Estate

Healthcare innovations won’t cure global health inequality – political action will

Boosting developing nations’ access to medical advances is top of the agenda at Berlin’s World Health Summit, but will it improve healthcare for the poorest?<p>The science fiction author William Gibson famously quipped the future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed. There is arguably no greater …

Innovation

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MPs demand vote on hard Brexit plans for UK to leave single market

Cross-party alliance says it should be consulted over future trade decisions, saying referendum was on EU membership; not single market<p>Theresa May is under massive cross-party pressure to grant MPs a vote on any decision to leave or limit UK involvement in the European single market, amid growing …

United Kingdom

Brussels slams the door on UK companies

Britain’s biggest companies are being frozen out of crucial discussions in Brussels, sparking fears their international operations could face swift “policy punishment” over the decision by voters to leave the EU.<p>Senior executives across the spectrum of industry sectors have told the <i>Sunday Telegraph</i> …

China says EU duties on Chinese steel are unfair | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Commerce Ministry has expressed concern and regret after the European Union set provisional import duties on two types of Chinese steel coming into the bloc, calling its investigation methods “unfair”.<p>A worker walks past a pile of steel pipe products at the yard of Youfa …

China