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  • Foreigners not as wanted as before in Singapore

    SINGAPORE – Record job losses are testing Singapore’s openness to global talent, magnifying local unease with foreign job seekers that was already apparent before Covid-19 drove the wealthy city-state into its deepest-ever recession.   Under pressure to revive the economy and create jobs, policymakers are responding…
  • Alibaba shares leap after Ant Group IPO filing

    Shares in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba jumped to a record Wednesday morning, a day after the group’s financial arm filed paperwork for a joint Shanghai and Hong Kong listing. The IPO for Ant Group, the financial technology arm of Alibaba, is being billed as one…
  • China’s Jack Ma earns Jordan’s highest honour

    It was an evening to celebrate the works of a great man at Jordan’s embassy in China. Coupled with Niccolò Paganini’s Grand Sonata in A major performed by virtuoso violinist Lyu Siqing, it served as a reminder that as the international community unites against a…
  • Time to buy China’s smoking hot equities

    Chinese stocks don’t look as cheap on a valuation basis as they did in January 2019 before a 60 percentage point gain in the CSI 300 Index. As we explain below, China’s equity market valuation rose as currency risk shrank. We are a long way…