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NTU scientists develop ‘natural’ food preservative

SINGAPORE: A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has developed a plant-based food preservative that is said to be more effective than artificial ones. The result is healthier food that stays fresh longer, said NTU on Thursday (Aug 16). Researchers found that by adding ....

China to widen foreign access to A-shares

SHANGHAI: China's securities regulator said it will allow individual foreign investors working in the country to buy and sell yuan-dominated Chinese A-shares, the latest incremental step by Beijing to widen access to its long-cloistered equities markets. The change would go into effect on Sep 15 ....

Beijing and Hong Kong Officials Slam Pro-Independence Speech at FCC

Andy Chan Ho-tin—a Hong Kong independence advocate and convener of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party (HKNP), a political party that regional security officials are attempting to ban—delivered a biting speech in front of the Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC). In the speech, which Beij...

Long-acting injection boosts hopes for GSK’s HIV business

LONDON: A long-acting injection developed by GlaxoSmithKline and given once a month has proved as effective as standard daily pills for controlling the AIDS virus, lifting prospects for the British drugmaker's key HIV business. GSK's majority-owned ViiV Healthcare unit said on Wednesday the ......

Private home sales soar 55% in July

SINGAPORE: Private home sales by developers in Singapore surged 55 per cent in July from a year earlier, likely boosted by panic buyers who rushed to snap up properties the night before new cooling measures took effect early last month. Excluding executive condominiums (ECs), developers sold 1,72...

HK Independence Advocate Lashes Out at China in FCC Speech

Andy Chan Ho-tin—a Hong Kong independence advocate and convener of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party (HKNP), a political party that regional security officials are attempting to ban—delivered a biting speech in front of the Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC). In the speech, which Beij...

Getting too little sleep may ‘age’ the heart

(Reuters Health) - Adults who sleep too little or too much may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, say researchers who argue that the best way to think of the harmful effect is in terms of "excess heart age." In a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, those who slept seven ...