• Singapore’s GIC warns of difficult global investment conditions

    Global investment conditions will be difficult over the next decade, according to Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC. The multibillion-dollar wealth fund made its observation after reporting that its annualized rate of return for the past 20 years dropped to 4% for the year to March from 4.9% last year. GIC, formerly known as the Government of Singapore Investment Corp, manages Singapore’s foreign reserves with a focus on long-term performance. Lim Chow Kiat, GIC deputy group president and chief investment officer, was quoted as saying…

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    World › Turkey's army kills 35 militants after they try to storm base

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    15:44 Jul 30, 2016 GMT +8 - Japan Today

    Turkey's army killed 35 Kurdish militants after they attempted to storm a base in the southeastern Hakkari province early on Saturday, military officials said. The overnight attack came hours after…

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    National › U.S. military prepares for biggest Okinawa land return since 1972

    National › U.S. military prepares for biggest Okinawa land return since 1972

    16:05 Jul 30, 2016 GMT +8 - Japan Today

    The United States military is preparing for the biggest land return in Okinawa since 1972, as it faces a surge in opposition to its presence following the arrest of one its civilian contractors for the…

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    National › 2-year-old boy dies after being left in car by father

    National › 2-year-old boy dies after being left in car by father

    15:00 Jul 30, 2016 GMT +8 - Japan Today

    A two-year-old boy died of apparent heatstroke after he was left in a car by his father in Haga, Tochigi Prefecture, on Friday. According to police, the man, who is in his 30s, was supposed to drop…

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    Loan against Smartphones - Can it be a reality ?

    Loan against Smartphones - Can it be a reality ?

    14:34 Jul 30, 2016 GMT +8 - Finextra Headlines

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    Picture of the Day › Friendly touch

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    14:11 Jul 30, 2016 GMT +8 - Japan Today

    Girls touch models of Doraemon, a Japanese popular animation character, displayed at Tokyo's Roppongi Hills as part of a summer event by TV Asahi, on Saturday.

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    China strives to protect judicial staff from interference, harm

    China strives to protect judicial staff from interference, harm

    11:33 Jul 30, 2016 GMT +8 - China Business Daily News

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    Odds Worsen for TPP Trade Deal Fade

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    10:30 Jul 30, 2016 GMT +8 - The Wall Street Journal - Market News

    The 2016 presidential campaign has dealt a potentially lethal blow to President Barack Obama’s signature Pacific trade agreement with the chances of congressional passage now looking slim.

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    Goldman Sachs Subpoenaed in U.S. for Documents Related to 1MDB

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    09:59 Jul 30, 2016 GMT +8 - The Wall Street Journal - Market News

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    GDP Expands at Disappointing 1.2%

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    08:42 Jul 30, 2016 GMT +8 - The Wall Street Journal - Market News

    U.S. economic growth sputtered this spring—growing a meager 1.2% in the second quarter—with cautious business investment largely offsetting more robust consumer spending. The gain marks only a slight acceleration…

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    Alternative Lending: Friend or Foe to Banks?

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    07:57 Jul 30, 2016 GMT +8 - Finextra Headlines

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    07:42 Jul 30, 2016 GMT +8 - China Business Daily News

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    Industrial gelatin poisons food; police crack ring

    Industrial gelatin poisons food; police crack ring

    07:42 Jul 30, 2016 GMT +8 - China Business Daily News

    Food and drug regulators are cooperating with local public security departments in the investigation of a food safety scandal involving more than 800 tons of industrial gelatin that was sold to more than…

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