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CIMB Ties Up With SESAMi Holding

CIMB Bank Singapore branch on Thursday announced a collaboration with SESAMi Holding to finance digital invoices under an automated workflow. Suppliers on SESAMi Holding’s platform will be paid immediately on their outstanding invoices within two business days, as soon as they are on-boarded on to the supply-chain financing program, CIMB Bank and […]

The Shanghai experience of attracting and keeping expats

The Shanghai experience of attracting and keeping expats

Performers from many countries, including Russia and Spain, give a dancing performance to residents in Shanghai. Photo: VCG Home to more than 200,000 expats, Shanghai accommodates the largest expat population in the Chinese mainland. The experiences of serving expats across Shanghai‘s communities can be a model for other parts of […]

China‘s job market will go on thriving amid trade row

China‘s job market will go on thriving amid trade row

Illustration: Luo Xuan/GT Prolonged trade anxiety and its resultant impact on global economic activity have yet to, and will likely not, deal a big blow to China‘s job market.  The trade woes have at the most led to a labor market shift toward the services sector, notably internet-based flexible work […]

Study finds man-made noise affects all species

Study finds man-made noise affects all species

It is well known that human hubbub can have a negative impact on some animals, but a new study Wednesday says the noise we make should be treated as a “major global pollutant.” Ryanair Boeing 737 EI-DYH departing London Luton Airport “We found that noise affects many species of amphibians, […]

Cool rider

Cool rider

A poodle wearing sunglasses and a scarf is ready for a bike ride with its owner in Harbin, Northeast China‘s Heilongjiang Province where the high temperature on Wednesday was minus 5 C. Photo: IC  

Obama aides allegedly left nasty note

Obama aides allegedly left nasty note

US President Donald Trump(L, front) and former US President Barack Obama. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu) President Donald Trump‘s spokeswoman claimed Tuesday that Barack Obama staffers left behind catty notes in White House offices for the incoming administration, telling them “you will fail.” Press secretary Stephanie Grisham‘s comment, first made to a CNN […]

Swans set sail for the season

Swans set sail for the season

Hamburg‘s “Swan Father” Olaf Niess catches a swan to put it into a boat as swans are rounded up on the river Alster in the city center of Hamburg, northern Germany, on Tuesday. The swans are being moved to their ice-free winter quarters on the Eppendorf Muehlenteich millpond until spring. […]

Global warming could cost the planet $7.9 trillion

Global warming could cost the planet $7.9 trillion

Climate change could directly cost the world economy $7.9 trillion by mid-century as increased drought, flooding and crop failures hamper growth and threaten infrastructure, new analysis showed Wednesday.  Totally 100,000 postcards with messages against climate change on the Jungfraufirn, the upper part of Europe‘s longest glacier Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland […]

Indian delegates‘ quest to find cultural ties in China

Indian delegates‘ quest to find cultural ties in China

Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri delivers the opening speech during a seminar on Buddhist monk and scholar Kumarajiva on Sunday at the Embassy of India in Beijing. Photo: Courtesy of the Embassy of India in Beijing Tarun Vijay (second from left) and Tejasvi Surya (third from left) offer sacred […]