Australia boasts world’s biggest battery

South Australia has a big new battery—the world’s largest—and it's already helping boost grid reliability as the Southern Hemisphere's summer begins. Tesla has bragging rights. The company installed 100 megawatts (MW) in under 100 days, just as CEO Elon Musk promised with his or-else-it’s-free flourish. More important, perhaps, the storage industry has a shiny new … Continue reading Australia boasts world’s biggest battery

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Macau’s government – a cash machine that keeps on giving

If the annual cash payouts to residents ever stop, there might well be a social backlash By Ben Kwok To many outsiders, the people of Macau are a lucky bunch. Case in point, the government is always showering them with money. For the 11th consecutive year, Macau residents are to be given cashback. In the … Continue reading Macau’s government – a cash machine that keeps on giving

Technology changing travel habits for millions of Chinese

Over 700 million traveled over the 8-day holiday break, with 6m going abroad; Russia and Southeast Asia were the most popular destinations By Ben Kwok Phew – you can almost sense the relief on the mainland after China’s ‘Golden Weekend’ officially ended on Sunday. Over the eight-day-long holiday China enjoyed a tourism boom with an … Continue reading Technology changing travel habits for millions of Chinese

Russian Car Sales Jump by Double Digits for Month of May

Car sales in Russia are showing impressive growth. Sales for the month of May were up 14.7% compared to May 2016, reaching 124,900 vehicles, according to the Association of European Businesses (AEB) May became the third consecutive month seeing a respectable growth in sales, with 129,400 cars sold in April (a growth of 6.9%) and 137,800 cars in March (9.4% … Continue reading Russian Car Sales Jump by Double Digits for Month of May

Thailand: Ban on street food takes effect in capital amid junta crackdown

By Asian Correspondent Staff| @ascorrespondent BANGKOK’S world-famous culinary experience looks set to change dramatically today as Thailand’s ruling junta placed a complete ban on street food stalls along all of the capital’s main roads as part of their crackdown of street side dining. According to AFP (via Channel News Asia), the clean-up campaign has prompted … Continue reading Thailand: Ban on street food takes effect in capital amid junta crackdown