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Cleaning up the plastic making process

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - A team from the National University of Singapore has come up with a non-pollutive way to make ethylene needed for plastics.

They are immensely useful but plastics are also polluting the earth. Hundreds of millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide are released during their global production.

Don’t come uninvited, Duterte’s spox tells UN special rapporteur

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – “Now, my advice: Don’t come to the Philippines when uninvited,” Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said, addressing UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard.

Don’t come to the Philippines unless you’re invited.

Making water work

KATHMANDU (The Kaathmandu Post/ ANN) - Nepal has to create a proper, data-driven framework for effective water resource management

Youth unemployment rate reaches 13.2% in Bhutan

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - Overall unemployment rate decreases to 2.1 per cent according to the draft Labour Force Survey Report 2016.

Brexit making UK more attractive to Chinese companies

Dozens of Chinese companies believe the United Kingdom's impending departure from the European Union will lead to more investment opportunities, according to a new survey.

The Ipsos Mori poll assesses the attractiveness of Europe and the UK as investment destinations. The majority of Chinese respondents said they were more likely to make future investments in the UK because of Brexit.

Grab wants e-wallet service in Thailand, after Singapore launch a couple week ago.

Grab plans to provide GrabPay e-wallet in Thailand next year. The firm has gain revenue growth of 150 per cent year-on-year.

Digital space must not become playground for terrorism, radicalisation: PM Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked nations to take responsibility to ensure that digital space does not become a playground for the “dark forces” of terrorism and radicalisation.

Addressing the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in the national capital, Modi said it was of utmost importance to make sure that vulnerable sections of society do not fall prey to cyber criminals.

Philippine 'Chicken King' Jollibee eyes at least 15 more Singapore outlets, Indonesia market


MANILA - Philippine fast-food giant Jollibee is opening at least 15 more outlets in Singapore in the next five years, and breaking into Indonesia's huge market in 2019.

"We are happy with our Singapore business. Our continuing investment in Singapore is testament to the belief in the brand," said Mr Dennis Flores, Jollibee President and Head of International Business (Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia).

Korea’s media regulator to investigate Google’s covert location data collection


FEATURE: Action plan framed to ensure rational use of antibiotics in Bhutan

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - According to a recent report by the World Bank, a high-impact scenario of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could cause low-income countries to lose more than five per cent of their gross domestic product (GDP) and push up to 28 million people into poverty by 2050.

Despite launching several initiatives to address AMR, inadequate coordination among programmes and sectors resulted in the weak implementation of the activities.