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Seoul bids for Hong Kong’s crown as Asia’s financial hub

Seoul, South Korea – When Alex Short was offered rent-free office space to locate his fintech startup in Seoul’s financial…

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Could a COVID-19 vaccine patch be better than injections?

According to a study in mice conducted by researchers at the University of Queensland and Griffith University in Australia, a…

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Einstein’s notes on theory of relativity fetch $13M at Christie’s

Einstein’s famous theory laid the groundwork for modern cosmology and technology such as GPS navigation. A manuscript co-authored by Albert…

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Global investment money is flooding into Africa’s fintechs

Ricky Rapa Thomson was a security guard and then a motorbike taxi driver before he became an entrepreneur. SafeBoda, the…

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UAE, Israel to develop unmanned military, commercial vessels

Emirati and Israeli state-owned weapons makers sign a deal to jointly design vessels on the final day of the Dubai…

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Modi calls on countries to use technology to spread shared values

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on democracies to work together on cutting-edge technologies to promote democratic values, outlining…

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Could this gene double your risk of dying from COVID-19?

Soon after the pandemic began, we knew that certain groups of people are more at risk of dying from COVID-19…

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Why is Taiwan using APEC to lobby to join the CPTPP trade pact?

When Morris Chang, CEO of global chipmaker TSMC, speaks on behalf of Taiwan at the APEC leaders’ summit on Friday,…

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SpaceX launches rocket with 600th space traveller on board

A SpaceX rocket has carried four astronauts into orbit, including the 600th person to reach space in 60 years. The…

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Australia launches $738m fund to support green tech

Australia’s prime minister launched a billion Australian dollar ($738m) investment fund on Wednesday to fast-track emerging low emissions technologies, including…

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