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APEC finance chiefs see ‘downside risks’ to global economy

APEC finance chiefs see ‘downside risks’ to global economy

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 8:10 AM

The global economy is beset by increasing “downside risks”, Asia-Pacific finance chiefs said Wednesday, a day after growth in China hit a five-year low. The [...]
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In India, Falling Oil Prices Make Modi’s Job Much Easier

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Bsiness Week | 6:00 AM

Narendra Modi has proven once again how important it is to be lucky in politics. In the spring, he was India’s opposition leader, running for prime minister by focusing [...]
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Tin’s New Frontier Burma Threatens Indonesia’s Hold

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Business Week | 6:00 AM

Myanmar is emerging as the new frontier in the tin industry as Indonesia, the biggest shipper, seeks to restrict supply and boost prices. Output in Myanmar will rise by 12 [...]
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India warns Pakistan of more pain in Kashmir fighting

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

India warned Pakistan on Tuesday of more “pain” if it continued to violate a ceasefire on their disputed border in Kashmir and said it was up to Islamabad to [...]
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Private firms can now mine coal commercially: Jaitley

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

A day after deciding to e-auction coal mines cancelled by Supreme Court to captive users, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tueasday said commercial mining of coal will soon [...]
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India-China joint military exercise in November

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Ians | 6:00 AM

Indian and Chinese soldiers will take part in a joint exercise next month, weeks after a standoff between the two countries in Ladakh. The `Hand in Hand` exercise that [...]
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Vietnam, China to Set Up Defense Hotline

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese Defense minister Phung Quang Thanh says he and his Chinese counterpart have agreed to establish a direct hotline, the second one in two years, to “control [...]
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India says no compromise with China on territory

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

India wants to resolve its border row with China but will not compromise on territory, the country’s new national security advisor said Tuesday, after a tense stand-off [...]
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Vietnam, US hold defense policy dialogue

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Vietnam and the United States held a defense policy dialogue here Tuesday, reported the website of Vietnam’s Ministry of Defense. The Vietnamese delegation was led by [...]
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Vietnam Deports Activist Blogger to US

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

The family of Vietnamese dissident blogger Dieu Cay says he has been secretly released from prison and forced to leave the country. His wife, Duong Thi Tan, told VOA’s [...]
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SEA smartphone sales top USD 16.4 billion in past 12 months

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Telecom Paper | 6:00 AM

Smartphone sales hit nearly 120 million units in the last 12 months, in the seven markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia, [...]
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Burma migrants retract British tourist murders confession

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

Two Myanmar migrant workers accused of murdering a pair of British tourists on a Thai island have retracted their confessions and alleged they were tortured, lawyers said on [...]
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Malaysian envoy due back in N.Z. on sex charge: report

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

A Malaysian military attache who sparked outrage when he invoked diplomatic immunity to escape a sex charge in New Zealand will arrive in Wellington to face court on [...]
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Australian lawmaker asks ICC to probe asylum policy

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

An independent Australian lawmaker said Wednesday he had asked the International Criminal Court to investigate Australia’s hardline asylum-seeker policies as alleged [...]
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Malaysian official leaves for NZ on Friday to face charges, say reports

23-Oct-2014 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

A Malaysian High Commission official in New Zealand who faces charges of sexual assault will arrive in Wellington this Saturday, following a long delayed extradition process [...]
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