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India, Singapore pledge to boost defence ties

22-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

India and Singapore pledged to enhance their defence relationship, agreeing that boosting such ties was in the interest of both countries. This was discussed during a meeting [...]
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ACCC launches legal action against Informed Sources and retailers over alleged petrol price sharing

22-Aug-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

The competition watchdog has launched legal action against Australia’s major petrol retailers for price sharing. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [...]
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Australia says Bitcoin not taxable as currency

22-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin should not be considered as money or a foreign currency when it comes to taxation, Australia’s tax authority ruled Wednesday. In [...]
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BHP shares slump in Australia after demerger plans

22-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

BHP Billiton’s shares closed almost four percent lower in Australia Wednesday, as investors fled over the lack of a stock buyback and the global mining giant’s [...]
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Rubbish collections stop after Transpacific’s national truck fleet grounded

22-Aug-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Rubbish collection services have been halted in many parts of the country after Australia’s largest waste management firm grounded its entire fleet. Transpacific [...]
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Australia’s SAI Global returns to profit on efficiency gains

22-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australian industry compliance firm and takeover target SAI Global Ltd announced on Thursday a return to an annual net profit from a loss the previous year, hitting analyst [...]
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UPDATE 1-Bunge plans east Australia terminal, offers more competition for GrainCorp

22-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Agricultural trading house Bunge Ltd plans to build a port terminal on Australia’s east coast, boosting competition for the country’s largest agribusiness, [...]
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Indian firms tool up for defence orders on Modi’s ‘buy India’ pledge

22-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Some of India’s biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country’s military, buoyed by the new [...]
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Leprosy: Burma struggles with ancient scourge

22-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

High in the hills of Myanmar’s war-torn borderlands, a clutch of new leprosy cases among communities virtually cut off from medical help is a sign that the [...]
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Changes to Renewable Energy Targets cast shadow of doubt on Australia’s largest windfarm

22-Aug-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Changes to the Renewable Energy Target (RET) would cast a shadow of doubt over the future of Australia’s largest wind farm development, the company behind the project [...]
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Amid Afghanistan’s escalating war, a battle to beat polio

22-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Tens of thousands of volunteers fanned out across Afghanistan this week, braving deteriorating security and distrusting parents to administer two chilled drops of the oral [...]
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Modi’s Rival Seeks to Shake Populist Tag in Singapore Visit

22-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

India’s West Bengal state has secured at least $32 million in infrastructure funding from Singapore, as Chief minister Mamata Banerjee looks to shake off perceptions of [...]
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Australia’s Treasury says considering acquisitions in US

22-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australia’s Treasury Wine Estates Ltd, which is the subject of two $3.1 billion takeover proposals, is considering making acquisitions in the United States to [...]
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Burma migrant workers in Thailand’s Ranong complain against wage

22-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Eleven | 6:00 AM

Several Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand’s southern province of Ranong complained that they are cheated on salary and overtime payments. Though minimum wage in [...]
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Terrorism threat in Australia and Indonesia greater than at time of Bali Bombings: Australian Justice minister

22-Aug-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Australia’s minister for Justice, Michael Keenan, has warned the current terrorism threat in Australia and Indonesia is now higher than it was around the time of the [...]
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