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Posted On July 24, 2017By HoudiniIn Lifestyle

Gold or Lego bricks?

Little did us Lego-noobs know, Lego is a pretty big thing out there! Derived from the Danish phrase, leg-godt, which means “play well’, Lego is an iconic evergreen brick-based toy set that is loved universally by kids and adults alike. How big is the market? AFOL which stands for Adult Fans of Lego is taking over the world, one brick at a time. With 400 million people purchasing LEGO annually and with 250,000 people in the grown-up Lego community alongside 150 international conventions, this market is nothing but HUGE! Look,Read More
What is a sporting event without a unique and rare precious merchandise right? I mean it’s the same old thing. Keychains, mugs, t-shirt, etc. That’s why for this year Kuala Lumpur 29th SEA games, Nubex has decided to come up with a special edition bimetal coins in commemoration of the 29th SEA and 9th ASEAN Para games 2017. Here are 5 things that you NEED to know about this limited edition product!   1. SEA games first-ever bimetal and dinar/dirham product! Now, for those of you who are new toRead More
Highly skilled workers are pursuing better opportunities outside the region. Nyl Patangan, a nursing graduate from the Philippines, left his native land in search of a better life. Now working in a Chicago hospital after a stint in Dubai, he’s supporting his parents back home and is buying his mother a Toyota Vios. A recent study by the Asian Development Bank shows that the number of immigrants with university degrees who left to work in richer nations in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development surged 66 percent in the decade throughRead More
MANILA (May 2): Across Asia, more and more countries are being pulled into Beijing’s orbit, with the timid stance adopted by Southeast Asian nations on the South China Sea at a weekend summit a clear sign this fundamental geostrategic shift is gathering momentum. US President Donald Trump’s flurry of calls at the weekend to the leaders of the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore might cheer those who fear his predecessor Barack Obama’s “pivot” to Asia has been abandoned in favour of an “America First” agenda. But White House Chief of StaffRead More
Twenty years after the Asian financial crisis and a decade since the global credit crunch, the region is swimming in debt. The debt binge is spread across companies, banks, governments and households and is inflating bubbles in everything from the price of steel rebar in Shanghai to property prices in Sydney. As the Federal Reserve raises borrowing costs, that means debt is again a concern. Exposure to China’s slowdown, fluctuating commodity prices and currency volatility are just some of the risks. S&P Global Ratings estimates that of the almost $1 trillionRead More

Posted On April 3, 2017By HoudiniIn News

Singapore Property Developers Have a New Headache

Singapore’s recent unwinding of some property curbs, which initially appeared to boost prospects for developers, may instead be creating new problems. After regulators closed a tax loophole that allowed developers to offload apartments in bulk to institutional investors and wealthy Singaporeans, many of the city’s builders now face an unpalatable choice: discount unsold luxury homes or pay stiff penalties for missing government-mandated sales deadlines. Opting for discounts could push home prices even lower, prolonging a three-year slide in property values. The alternative could be even more costly. About 2,098 homes remain unsoldRead More