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New Zealand misses budget surplus target

22-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

New Zealand confirmed Thursday it had failed to meet a pledge to deliver a budget surplus this year, although Finance minister Bill English insisted the government’s [...]
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Obama’s Asian trade push in doubt as Senate vote looms

22-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Failure of “fast-track” legislation, which would grant Obama the power to speed the deal through Congress, would mark a huge blow for the president, who has made [...]
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Australia’s Darwin LNG export plant to offer July spot cargo-traders

22-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australia’s Darwin liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant, operated by Conoco Phillips, will soon launch a tender to sell one cargo loading in July, traders said. The [...]
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Asian refiners forced to get creative to stay competitive

22-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Faced with competition from mammoth new refineries in the Middle East and soft fuel demand in key markets, Asian refiners are trying a variety of tactics to cope from [...]
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US says willing to take in Rohingya boat people

22-May-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The United States is willing to take in Rohingya refugees as part of international efforts to cope with Southeast Asia’s stranded boat people, the State Department said [...]
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The boat people crises in Europe and Asia _ a comparison

22-May-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

They may be separated by thousands of miles and vast expanses of sea but those people risking their lives in the Mediterranean and the Andaman Sea in southeast Asia seem to [...]
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Cambodia marks ‘Day of Anger’ to remember K.Rouge victims

22-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

More than 1,000 people Wednesday marked Cambodia’s annual “Day of Anger” against the genocidal former Khmer Rouge regime, with black-clad students wielding [...]
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Beaten and starving, some Rohingya flee boats, return to camps

22-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Scores of Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims are paying off people smugglers and returning to the squalid camps they used to live in after being held for months on [...]
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U.S. says South China Sea reclamations stoke instability

U.S. says South China Sea reclamations stoke instability

21-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:51 AM

China’s land reclamation around reefs in the disputed South China Sea is undermining freedom and stability, and risks provoking tension that could even lead to [...]
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Pakistan, Afghanistan sign intelligence-sharing deal

21-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The spy agencies of Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to share intelligence and bolster cooperation in their fight against the Taliban, the latest sign of a thaw in [...]
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India, Korea to deepen defence and economic cooperation

21-May-2015 Intellasia | Niticentral | 6:00 AM

From V Mohan Narayan Seoul, May 18 (PTI) India and South Korea today agreed to upgrade their ties to ‘Special Strategic Partnership’ and deepen cooperation in [...]
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Robot round-up: Cattle herding with drones takes off in Australia

21-May-2015 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

The cattle in Queensland, Australia, are now under attack from drones in a robot round up. With cattle properties 1.5m hectares in size, which can take three months to muster [...]
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Burma’s Lady remains silent on plight of Rohingya

21-May-2015 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

As the migrant crisis in the bay of Bengal worsens, any kind of engagement by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been conspicuously absent The crisis over thousands of [...]
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‘Make in India’: Korean major Hyundai to build warships in India

21-May-2015 Intellasia | Hindustan Times | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Narendra Modi’s Make In India flagship on Tuesday set out on an ambitious course with South Korean major Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and public sector [...]
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Sorry, PM Modi has not said anything anti-India in China; we are distorting facts

21-May-2015 Intellasia | One India | 6:00 AM

Dear Indian media, let’s not distort the facts. prime minister Narendra Modi did not say anything during his speech addressing the Indian diaspora in Shanghai that [...]
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