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China factory slowdown a force for disinflation, Asia faces softer demand

China's growth engine looks to have ended last year on a flat note as its massive factory sector sputtered in December, though ebbing price pressures also offered scope for more policy stimulus from Beijing and across much of Asia.

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protest

The mainland's colonization of the Hong Kong economy

When Xi Jinping wanted to deliver a political message to Hong Kong as protesters demanding free elections were threatening to take to the streets, he summoned the tycoons who dominate the city’s economy.

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Air Asia

AirAsia shares fall 7.8 percent, biggest drop in three years after plane goes missing

Shares in AirAsia fell 7.8 percent on Monday, their biggest one-day drop in more than three years after one of its aircraft went missing on its way to Singapore from the Indonesian city of Surabaya.

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Air Asia

Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at 'bottom of sea'

A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search effort.

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Xiaomi

Xiaomi raising over $1 billion from investors including GIC

China's Xiaomi [XTC.UL] is raising over $1 billion from investors including Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC that would value the smartphone maker at over $45 billion, a person familiar with the deal said.

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Olam International Limited

Olam agrees to buy ADM's cocoa business to create global firm

Olam International Ltd (OLAM.SI) will buy Archer Daniels Midland Co's (ADM.N) cocoa business for $1.3 billion, it said on Monday, catapulting the Singapore-based commodities merchant into the top tier of the niche bean processing industry.

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Temasek Holdings

Temasek buys stake in U.S. electronic trading firm Virtu

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has agreed to buy a minority stake in Virtu Financial Inc, the New York-based electronic dealing firm said on Monday, in a bet on the growth of automated trading globally.

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Softbank

SoftBank invests $250 million in Southeast Asian taxi-hailing app GrabTaxi

Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank Corp has pumped in $250 million to become the top investor in Southeast Asian mobile taxi-booking application GrabTaxi Holdings Pte Ltd, its biggest investment in a Southeast Asian Internet firm.

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Uber

Singapore to regulate taxi-booking apps Uber, GrabTaxi

Singapore said on Friday it plans to regulate fast-growing third-party taxi booking services like Uber and GrabTaxi for the first time, capping fees and requiring them to dispatch only licensed cabs and drivers.

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Shanghai

Asia stocks sag while Japan rebounds, euro dips

Asian stocks sagged on Tuesday amid profit taking in Hong Kong and Chinese markets, while Tokyo shares rebounded on expectations that Japan will opt for a snap election that may lead to fresh stimulus measures.

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Singapore Stock Exchange

Singapore taxi firm Trans-cab pulls IPO

Singapore's second-largest taxi operator Trans-cab said on Monday it was scrapping its planned initial public offering (IPO) three days before its shares were due to start trading.

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Singapore

Singapore's GIC sets up New Zealand real estate JV with Goodman Property

Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte Ltd [GIC.UL] is making its first investment in New Zealand real estate by forming a joint venture with Goodman Property Trust (GMT.NZ), the pair said in a statement on Monday.

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Singapore

Singapore's SMRT considering $1.3 billion bid for London taxi firm

Singapore public transportation operator SMRT Corp Ltd is considering an 800 million pound ($1.3 billion) takeover bid for unlisted British taxi company Addison Lee, Sky News said on Saturday.

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Petrusse river, Luxembourg

Luxembourg opens art freeport to lure super-rich

Private banking hub Luxembourg sought to lure more wealthy investors on Wednesday by opening a high-security center designed to look like a jewel box, where collectors can store and trade valuables without paying customs or sales tax.

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Singapore F1 Grand Prix

For Singapore, F1 race gets tourism back on track

Singapore will be counting on its marquee Formula One race to help make up for a 30 percent drop in Chinese tourists this year.

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