MEPs have given their backing for final negotiations to begin on the wording of new EU laws on privacy and electronic communications.
Innovative financial technology (fintech) businesses in Hong Kong or Singapore are set to benefit from a new cooperation agreement that will help them expand their operations into the other jurisdiction.
When Cindy was 15, she saw a killing in front of her school in broad daylight. A group of gangsters got into a fight and the victim, a young man only slightly older than her, was stabbed to death. No one lifted a finger to help.
“It was gangster business, you didn’t interfere if you knew what was good for you”, she explains.
“By the time the police arrived, there was only a corpse.
“Moments like that make me remember what my mother told me: ‘Trust in Allah….
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s budget speech on Friday was supposed to be his chance to underscore the country’s resurgent economy and tout multibillion dollar pre-election goodies, but instead the show stealer was his snarky rejoinder to critics’ claims that he was “selling” the country off to China.
The premier – expected to dissolve parliament within months – started the widely anticipated speech in the legislature by light heartedly…
ANALYSIS: It is increasingly uncertain whether the proposed new Unified Patent Court (UPC) in Europe will come into operation in its current form.
Most privacy notices displayed on websites and mobile apps do not explain to consumers the country in collected personal data is stored, according to a study carried out by data protection authorities based around the world.
At least 47 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a blaze that tore through a fireworks factory outside Jakarta, police said on Thursday, triggering explosions and sending plumes of black smoke into the air.
The fire broke out at an industrial complex in Tangerang, a satellite city of Jakarta.
“In total 47 people died. We don’t know for sure the number of people who are still unaccounted for,” Harry Kurniawan, Tangerang Kota police chief, told Kompas TV.
By Siau Ming En Despite concerns repeatedly voiced that a carbon tax could dent competitiveness, there is no evidence it has led any company to move out of a country, said a panellist at a Singapore International Energy Week discussion. Forty-seven countries and states today have some form of carbon pricing, such as a carbon tax or an emissions trading scheme. Prices range from US$1 to US$140 per tonne of emissions, noted World Bank senior carbon finance specialist Wang Xueman. Asked…
Pakistan’s prime minister pledged his country’s cooperation in fighting Islamist militants during talks on Tuesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who insisted Pakistan do more to curb support for terrorist groups or face US reprisals.
“The US can rest assured that we are strategic partners in the war against terror and that today, Pakistan is fighting the largest war in the world against terror,” Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told Tillerson just before…
Mandatory mediation could be extended to cover a wider range of employment disputes, Singapore’s minister for manpower has announced.