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Modi promises access to banking for India’s poor

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

Prime minister Narendra Modi promised on Friday greater access to financial services for nearly 500 million Indians who do not have a bank account, many of whom are now at [...]
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India inquiry after Jet Airways plane drops 5000 feet over Turkey

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

India’s aviation watchdog is probing reports that a Jet Airways aircraft flying to Brussels suddenly dropped 5,000 feet over Ankara, alarming the Turkish air control [...]
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John Kerry praises Taiwan, Japan for pact on sea claims

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday urged claimants to territory in the East and South China seas to create negotiating space for resolution of the issues and he cited [...]
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Mumbai-Brussels plane’s altitude drops as pilot sleeps, co-pilot says she was busy on her tablet

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Ibn Live | 6:00 AM

In an alarming incident, a Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. The directorate [...]
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Racism mars New Zealand election campaign

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A surprising theme has emerged in New Zealand’s election campaign: racism. Racially charged comments made by the leaders of two political parties and a candidate for a [...]
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Jet pilot dozes off, co-pilot busy on iPad as Mumbai flight to Brussels plunges 5000 feet over Turkish airspace

Jet pilot dozes off, co-pilot busy on iPad as Mumbai flight to Brussels plunges 5000 feet over Turkish airspace

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Indian Express | 9:19 AM

In a major scare, a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai toBrussels, carrying around 280 passengers, plunged 5,000 feet while overflying Turkish airspace last week as the commander [...]
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India wins back voice-based BPO services from Philippines

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

India is winning back some voice-based BPO services from the Philippines, as the small southeast Asian country grapples with high attrition and the advent of multi-channel [...]
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Australia’s Telstra annual profit jumps 14.3pct

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

Australia’s dominant telecom company Telstra posted a 14.3 percent jump in annual net profit to Aus$4.28 billion (US$3.98 billion) Thursday, boosted by the sale of its [...]
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Questions raised over DNA evidence to secure murder convictions

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

A High Court ruling that DNA evidence was not enough to convict a man of murder could have wider implications on DNA convictions across Australia, an Adelaide lawyer has [...]
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Burma’s Incomplete Political Transition Is Not ‘Hunky-Dory,’ Says Kerry

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Business Week | 6:00 AM

Since July 2012, US companies have cumulatively invested $612 million in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Among the leading corporations hoping to carve out market share in [...]
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Is India’s Latest Airline Startup Doomed to Fail?

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Business Week | 6:00 AM

India’s aviation market is notoriously challenging. High fuel taxes and airport fees drive up costs while cheap fares proliferate. Into this tumult comes a new player, [...]
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Asbestos still pushed in India and business is booming

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at the conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings [...]
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Burma remains among worst for startups

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

Myanmar continues to be ranked among the worst in the world for the level of ease for small and medium-sized startup businesses. Despite the economic reforms, small and [...]
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Burma Diary: The last remaining major frontier market

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Vccircle | 6:00 AM

The world is waking up to the possibilities offered by the country, strategically located between India, China and Southeast Asia. Sometime in early 2012, Myanmar (formerly [...]
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Thai Sugar Company Accused of Rights Abuse in Cambodia

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Voa Cambodia | 6:00 AM

A Thai sugar company with major shares in Cambodian sugar cane is being investigated for human rights violations in operations along the border between the two countries. The [...]
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