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Life insurers eye Asia deals to boost profit – Moody’s

30-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Yahoo!7 News | 6:00 AM

European and US life insurers will seek takeovers in booming Asia and put more money into riskier assets this year to bolster flagging profits, Moody’s said on Monday. [...]
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Why women make better business leaders

Why women make better business leaders

29-Jan-2013 Intellasia | MinuteMBA | 3:19 PM

Recent research from the Harvard Business Review and others suggests something that most of us already know–firms without women in high-level leadership positions are [...]
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Asia Roundup: Markets end mixed

29-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 9:15 AM

Asian markets began the week on a mixed note yesterday, Monday January 28, 2013 with Tokyo’s Nikkei sinking on profit-taking after breaking 11,000 in early trade, while [...]
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Happy hour in Asia as global booze makers eye deals

Happy hour in Asia as global booze makers eye deals

29-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The biggest global alcohol companies are sizing up buyout and tie-up opportunities in China, India, South Korea and Vietnam, keen to profit from a $258 billion Asian market [...]
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Indonesia key for global economy

Indonesia key for global economy

29-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Skynews | 6:00 AM

Indonesia may hold the key to a $1 trillion ($A960.66 billion) injection into the global economy. That’s how much the World Trade Organisation (WTO) believes is riding [...]
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Brunei Darussalam: Islamic banking earmarked for further growth

29-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Theborneopost | 6:00 AM

The Islamic banking segment strengthened its position within Brunei Darussalam’s financial services industry last year on the back of rising demand that led to the [...]
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Asia’s gambling apartheid

Asia’s gambling apartheid

28-Jan-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 7:48 AM

The casino industry is booming across Asia, offering anyone looking for high-stakes action a wide choice of venues, from high-tech South Korea to the Himalayan nation of [...]
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Asia Roundup: Tokyo rallies on

26-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 8:47 AM

Asian markets were mixed yesterday, Friday January 25, 2013 with Tokyo’s Nikkei surging to a near three-year high on the back of a weaker yen, while Wall Street [...]
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German court rules internet essential’

26-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A German court ruled on Thursday that people have the right to claim compensation from service providers if their Internet access is disrupted, because the Internet is an [...]
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Asia telcos should value, monetise network data

26-Jan-2013 Intellasia | ZDNet | 6:00 AM

Asia’s operators are learning quickly from their Western counterparts in terms of monetisation techniques but, like them, they have yet to fully comprehend the value of [...]
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Barclays cuts 15pct of Asia investment-banking division

26-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Barclays is the latest investment bank to cut staff in Asia. On Thursday, the British bank started laying off 15 percent of employees, or around 70 people, from its [...]
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Global Internet connection speeds slowed down in late 2012: Study

26-Jan-2013 Intellasia | ndtv | 6:00 AM

Global Internet connection speeds around the world slowed in late 2012, according to a survey released Wednesday that suggested a temporary stall in broadband gains. Akamai [...]
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Is there a bubble in the luxury goods market?

26-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

Is the glitz about to come off the luxury market? Stocks of companies like Prada, LVMH (owner of Louis Vuitton, Thomas Pink, Veuve Clicquot) and Richemont (owner of Cartier) [...]
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Asia Roundup: Weak yen lifts Tokyo

25-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 8:38 AM

Asian markets were mixed yesterday, Thursday January 24, 2013 despite a positive lead from Wall Street and news that Chinese manufacturing activity hit a two-year high in [...]
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World’s tea producers brew up a plan to raise prices

World’s tea producers brew up a plan to raise prices

25-Jan-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The price of a cup of tea could rise after the world’s biggest producers agreed to join forces to boost profits, a Sri Lankan minister announced Wednesday. After two [...]
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