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India slips further in ease of business ranking

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Thehindu | 6:00 AM

India ranked 142 among the 189 countries surveyed for the latest World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” report released on Wednesday, a drop by two places [...]
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Cambodia’s low-key King Sihamoni celebrates 10 years on throne

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thousands of well-wishers on Wednesday celebrated the 10th anniversary of the coronation of Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni, who has taken a low-profile role in [...]
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IBM scaling down India business, MD Vanitha Narayanan to return to US

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Economictimes | 6:00 AM

“IBM got into plain vanilla services rather late and that has pretty much run its course now. So they have to find a new business model,” he said. The trend away [...]
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India relaxes rules for foreign investment in construction

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India on Wednesday relaxed rules for foreign direct investment in construction development, aiming to make it easier for overseas capital to invest in building in [...]
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Global Times blasts India’s plan to sell weapons to Vietnam

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Wantchinatimes | 6:00 AM

Global Times, a nationalistic tabloid operated by the Communist Party of China, has warned New Delhi to think about the potential consequences for Sino-Indian relations [...]
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Australia outlaws travel to terror hotspots

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia on Thursday passed a law criminalising travel to terror hotspots, a tough counter-terrorism measure aimed at stopping jihadists from going to Iraq and Syria to [...]
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Australia passes laws cracking down on foreign fighters

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australia passed laws on Thursday aimed at preventing young people from becoming radicalised and going to fight in overseas conflicts such as those in Iraq and Syria, where [...]
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Heavy diggers in desperate hunt for Sri Lanka landslide victims

Heavy diggers in desperate hunt for Sri Lanka landslide victims

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Soldiers using heavy diggers stepped up their desperate search on Thursday for victims of a landslide in Sri Lanka, feared to have buried alive 100 people on a tea [...]
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Sri Lanka to Hold Early Presidential Elections

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa will seek a third term in office, despite constitutional ambiguities. Sri Lanka is heading into a period of political flux. The [...]
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Singapore group wins bid for new Burma airport

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Singaporean-led group has won a $1.4 bn bid to build a second international airport in Myanmar’s commercial hub Yangon, authorities said Wednesday, as the [...]
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China no substitute for US involvement over Afghanistan

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Editor’s note: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and an adjunct assistant professor in Georgetown [...]
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Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers’ houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, raising fears that hundreds may have been [...]
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China’s Push for an Asia-Pacific Free Trade Agreement

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

China hopes the FTAAP will overshadow less inclusive alternatives, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. China’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that he expects [...]
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Risking China’s Ire, India Signs Defense and Oil Deals With Vietnam

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The agreements were signed during a visit to India by the Vietnamese prime minister On Tuesday, India pledged to supply naval vessels to Vietnam and also secured oil [...]
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United States praises China’s growing role in Afghanistan

31-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States welcomed China’s growing role in trying to ensure Afghanistan’s stability on Thursday, saying a Beijing conference of foreign ministers on [...]
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