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PETALING JAYA: A UK-based missing persons charity supporting the family of Nora Anne Quoirin have rejected an Irish lawyer’s allegation that the family were complicit in Nora Anne’s disappearance ...
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The relationship between US President Donald Trump and the largest US technology companies has often been frosty but a common opponent – France’s plan to tax US tech giants – will bring the two sides together, at least temporarily.
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Post-Brexit, the UK will have a historic opportunity to strike a trade deal with one of the world’s fastest-growing regions and prove that it can shed European red tape and protectionism.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Malaysian-born author Zen Cho has won the prestigious Hugo award, arguably the premier prize for the best work in science fiction.
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Always follow your dreams, we have often been told.
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LONDON: Land Rover Classic is introducing a range of upgrades for older Defender models and was inspired by the exclusive limited-edition Defender Works V8 – 70th Edition.
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(Aug 19): Post-Brexit, the UK will have a historic opportunity to strike a trade deal with one of the world’s fastest-growing regions and prove that it can shed European red tape and protectionism.
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POST-BREXIT, the UK will have a historic opportunity to strike a trade deal with one of the world’s fastest-growing regions and prove that it can shed European red tape and protectionism. The key is to rethink the European Union’s misguided policy on palm oil.
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The foreign selling of Malaysian equities is likely to persist in the near term, amidst the weak sentiment driven by the external market.
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MALAYSIA’s decision to reopen its doors to citizens who had left to join the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria has sparked a national outcry over potential security risks.
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GOMBAK: Malaysia’s former chief civil aviation official, Azharuddin Abd Rahman, said why Malaysia had not taken the lead in the investigations into the shooting down of MH17 as the country was still...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 ― UK charity the Lucie Blackman Trust today said no part of the RM50,000 reward money offered for information leading to Nora Quoirin’s discovery had been paid to anyone after...
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INVERTED yield curves are the hot topic of the summer, especially as UK gilts have followed US treasuries by offering more interest on two-year maturities than you’ll get on 10-year notes.
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LONDON: Eco World International Bhd (EWI) has achieved another milestone with its joint venture partner, UK-based international property developer Ballymore following the “topping out” of its £566mil (RM2.87bil) residential project Wardian London located in London Docklands.
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WHILE we are fixated by economic data points, earnings reporting season, daily movement of the bond, equity, forex and commodities markets, trade and currency war, the most important element of the market’s future direction is, in actual fact, investors’ sentiment.
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The facial recognition technology checks the faces of drivers and vehicle details against a database, helping to verify the identity of wrongdoers.
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Deliveroo, a food-delivery service backed by Amazon.com Inc, is abruptly pulling out of Germany after striving for four years in the cutthroat market for meals delivered by speedy cyclists.
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Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced on Aug 15, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform.
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LETTER | Economists the world over know that every variable counts, in tilting the economic order into a recession.
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LONDON, Aug 16 — The pound gained for a second consecutive day today after a stream of resilient economic data this week calmed sentiment on the health of the UK economy and as opposition parties la...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Energy Drilling has secured a contract from EnQuest PLC to undertake drilling services on their Seligi Field, offshore Peninsular Malaysia, with the TAD EDrill-2.
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LONDON, Aug 16 — The London Stock Exchange said today a technical glitch delayed in the opening of trading on the UK blue chip FTSE 100 and midcap stocks indexes, the LSE’s second outage in just o...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 15 — Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced yesterday, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries to stem misinfor...
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LONDON: Eco World International Bhd (EWI) is banking on the growing rental demand in London as it grows its build-to-rent (BtR) portfolio.
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LONDON (Aug 16): Eco World International Bhd (EWI), which has achieved an average take-up rate of 89% for its nine active projects in London, UK, is maintaining its momentum with the launch of the sec...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians are used to hearing about road rage cases every now and then.
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LONDON (Aug 15): In line with its target to manage 10,000 build-to-rent (BTR) homes in the UK, Eco World International Bhd (EWI) is targeting to increase its BTR portfolio to 4,450 homes by 2020.
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Facebook is extending Hollywood studios' ad buys on the social platform with the official launch of two new features – movie reminders and showtimes.
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Millions of pieces of personal data, including fingerprints, may have been leaked from a cloud-based service that stores biometric data for companies and organisations worldwide, security researchers said.
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LONDON, Aug 15 — London’s FTSE 100 was pushed into the red today by several heavyweight stocks that traded without dividend entitlement, while gains in gambling firm GVC and trading platform Plus5...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI joined a rout in global equities amid recession fears as both the US and UK government bond yields experienced rate inversions.
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Myanmar-based property portal Shwe Property raised US$3 million in a series B round led by Singapore private equity fund manager Emerging Markets Investment Advisors.
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A biometrics system used by UK police, defence contractors and banks has suffered a major data breach.
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Recent global macro data suggests that economic uncertainties have continued to rise.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): The FBM KLCI fell 0.97% in early trade this morning, tracking the slump at regional markets following the overnight slide at Wall Street.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — The group of hikers who discovered Nora Quoirin’s body on Tuesday said they found her in a pose that resembled a person asleep.
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LONDON, Aug 14 — London’s FTSE 100 tumbled to its lowest in more than two months today after the yield curve on US and UK government bonds inverted for the first time since the global financial cr...
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KUALA LUMPUR: S P Setia Bhd posted pre-tax profit of RM329.7mil on the back of RM2.20bil in revenue in the first half ended June 30, 2019 contributed largely by the on-going projects in Malaysia.
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SEREMBAN: The family of an Irish girl whose body was found near a Malaysian jungle stream will not demand a criminal investigation into the incident, their lawyer said on Wednesday (Aug 14), leaving ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — The family of Nora Quoirin expressed their gratitude today for rescue workers who searched tirelessly for the Irish teen after she went missing on August 4 only to be devastat...
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LONDON, Aug 14 ― UK shares bagged gains for the day, reversing earlier losses, after the United States said it would delay tariffs on some Chinese products, offering respite to investors who had bee...
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LONDON: Aston Martin Racing is aiming for a title as it returns to the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the Silverstone race circuit in the UK with its successful Vantage GTE racecar.
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LETTER | Talking about Lynas, not very long ago, Dr Mahathir Mohamad had lamented that because of the Asian Rare Earth (ARE) factory's radioactive waste in Bukit Merah, Batu Gajah, Malaysia had lost o...
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COMMENT | I listened to Zakir Naik's recent speech in Kelantan and cringed.
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LONDON, Aug 13 — UK shares fell today, as worries over protests in Hong Kong, the US-China trade spat and the health of the British economy continued to fuel a risk-off sentiment, even though travel...
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LONDON: UK simulation software specialist, rFpro, has developed a new technique that helps to overcome the safety concerns around testing and developing connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs) on public...
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Amazon and Netflix are soon to get some Gallic competition from Team France.
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LONDON, Aug 13 ― Sterling clawed back some ground yesterday, benefiting from political ructions in Italy that hit the euro, but concerns over Brexit kept the UK currency within sight of multi-year l...
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FRANKFURT, Aug 13 ― European shares fell yesterday, with banks leading the decline, as worries that the protracted US-China trade war could push the global economy into recession sent investors scur...
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SMALL and medium-sized companies with high revenue growth in the period between 2015-2018 currently have the chance to apply for inclusion in the ranking Malaysia’s Growth Champions.
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(Aug 12): Opponents of a no-deal Brexit in the UK parliament continue to insist they can stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson from taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal.
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SYDNEY, Aug 12 — The dollar remained on the defensive against the safe-haven yen today as the Sino-US trade dispute looked set to drag on with no settlement in sight, while holidays in Japan and Sin...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 — Lack of funds to maintain basic infrastructure such as surveillance cameras at police facilities are making law enforcement personnel anxious about the move to introduce civil...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 — Controversial Mumbai-born Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik extolled Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s courage before a crowd of tens of thousands during a public lecture in PAS-led Ke...
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NEW YORK: Signs of further escalation of the U.S.-China trade war and weak UK economic data weighed on global markets on Friday, capping a volatile week that has pushedgold to its highest level in six years.
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EYEBROW-RAISING related-party transactions (RPTs) are not new to Genting Malaysia Bhd (GenM). Still, the market was caught by surprise when the casino-and-hotel operator announced on Tuesday that it...
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TAIPEI, Aug 9 — Taiwan’s tech giant Foxconn admitted today that school interns had worked overtime and night shifts at a factory in China, blaming “lax oversight” by local management.
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In Malaysia, we often hear stories and news about carjacking where the assailant robs you of your vehicle at (usually) knifepoint.
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PETALING JAYA: A Bumiputera-owned company based in Cyberjaya is set to take charge in the development of Malaysia’s third national car, which will be unveiled today more than a year after the idea m...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 ― Malaysia's access to major world markets such as the US and Europe makes it the perfect location for China-based exporters to relocate, Lim Guan Eng said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — The family of missing Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin is adamant the 15-year-old was abducted and “increasingly frustrated” with the Malaysian police’s tactics to find h...
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A 15-year-old girl from London has gone missing while on holiday in Malaysia, a friend of her family has said.
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LONDON, Aug 5 — Supermarket giant Tesco said today it is to axe about 4,500 jobs across its city-centre UK stores to slash costs.
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On today's episode of Asian fruit faux pas, we present you with: The Jackfruit.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 — The police are now treating the disappearance 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Quoirin as an abduction, charity group The Lucie Blackman Trust has confirmed today.
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Police have confirmed that a 15-year-old Irish girl who has special needs went missing while on a holiday with her family in Malaysia.
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China’s sprawling use of facial recognition technology has now stretched to trash cans and public housing as the country continues to embrace the controversial yet extremely efficient mode of identi...
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Prototypes and concepts, more of than not, are destined for the crusher.
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The roll-out of 5G services across China is predicted to spur new growth in the country’s technology sector amid trade tensions with the US, as industries meet the challenge of adopting advanced app...
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PETALING JAYA (Aug 1): Lawyers working for fugitive financier Jho Low (pictured) are trying to stop the documentary 'The Kleptocrats' from being screened.
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FRANKFURT, Aug 1 ― German high-end carmaker BMW today reported slumping second quarter profits, with pricey investment in electric cars sapping the bottom line, but it remained confident of hitting ...
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LONDON, Aug 1 ― London Stock Exchange (LSE) unveiled today a US$27 billion (RM111.8 billion) takeover of US financial data provider Refinitiv that marks a major strategy shift to providing investors...
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DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang has pointed out the irony of Jho Low exercising his legal rights abroad, while being on the run from the law back home.
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(Aug 1): Lawyers working for fugitive financier Jho Low are trying to stop the documentary 'The Kleptocrats' from being screened.
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"IF YOU think about growing for the global market, it's a business journey," said MDEC chief executive officer Surina Shukri.
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Lawyers working on behalf of fugitive businessperson Low Taek Jho have purportedly sent letters to a number of distributors and platforms carrying The Kleptocrats, asking for the film to be removed fr...
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LONDON: Volvo Car UK is boosting its in-car connectivity offering by fitting a data SIM card as standard to all its new models.
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LETTER | The success of the "Undi18" promise by the new government indeed is worthy of celebration.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — National carrier Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has picked Bryan Foong, who was its former head of strategy between 2007 and 2011, as its new group chief strategy officer.
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Ceasar PENAMPANG: Sabahans should support the appointment of Professor Dr Taufiq Yap Yun Hin as the Vice Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), said Sabah State Angkatan Bersatu Anak Muda (Ar...
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 31 — One of Facebook’s third-party fact-checking partners yesterday said the company needed to share more data with fact-checkers to better curb misinformation.
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KOTA KINABALU: The appointment of the new Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) vice-chancellor by the education ministry has been criticised by local parties Warisan and Upko but a Sabah PPBM youth leader ...
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series is launching next week and the latest flagship smartphone with an S Pen has already gotten the green light from SIRIM.
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The so-called Snooper’s Charter, which allows the UK government to access data from emails and mobile phones, survived a court challenge from a privacy group.
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Imagine you’re a moderately successful Indian rapper eager to graduate to global superstardom. You’ve had a few domestic number-one hits and performed on a handful of Bollywood soundtracks, but the likes of South Korea’s BTS and Psy – other artistes who don’t primarily sing in English – have something you don’t: a viral YouTube smash that breaks some sort of record.
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As Malaysia celebrates the installation of the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong — Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah of Pahang — on Tuesday, investors will be on the lookout for ne...
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Singapore-based agri-foodtech startup Nutrition Technologies has received an undisclosed amount of investment in a series A round led by Openspace Ventures and Seeds Capital, the investment arm of Ent...
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US ride-hailing company Uber is launching a freight platform in Germany, taking on local technology startups in a race to grab a share of Europe’s US$500bil (RM2 trillion) trucking market.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 28): James Dyson, 72, the famous inventor/billionaire is all set to buy a second luxury home in Singapore, according to a report from the city state.
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SINCE I’ve been back I have not been reading the news.
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SEPANG (Bernama): After more than two months in London, 11-month-old Ainul Mardhiah Ahmad Safiuddin has returned to Malaysia following her successful operation to remove a rare germ cell tumour.
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KOTA BHARU: The family of Muhammad Afiq Ismail, 23, have expressed their gratitude to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, for his praise of Afiq’s achie...
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IF anybody had been waiting for confirmation that more is to come from the current slowing economic environment, they need not go further than to scrutinise the statement by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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LONDON: Vodafone Group Plc plans to carve out its phone towers into a new business and consider an initial public offering or minority stake sale to lower debt.
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On July 24, Oculus announced that Amazon Prime Video content is now available for the Oculus Quest, Go, and Gear VR headsets through newly-available app Prime Video VR.
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TORONTO: As protests continue to rock Hong Kong, real estate brokers in Canada and the UK are fielding a flood of inquiries from investors in the former British colony who are eager to get out.
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Zeta, a fintech firm that runs a full-stack neo-banking platform and offers enterprise payments solutions, said its valuation reached US$300 million in its maiden outside funding, TechCrunch reported.
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In England and Wales in 2017, the public complained about one in every six cops.
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AS the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
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Deep-tech investor Entrepreneur First (EF) completed its fifth Investor Day in Singapore that saw participation from 24 deep-tech companies from around Asia.