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Buffeted by war, Burma ethnic groups crave peace after polls

Buffeted by war, Burma ethnic groups crave peace after polls

08-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

After a life turned upside down by conflict, Htan Wang craves peace and security in her Kachin homeland more than any democratic dividend promised by next month’s [...]
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Vietnam-linked stocks profit from US-China power struggle

08-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

As the recent Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement highlights the battle between Washington and Beijing for supremacy in the Asia-Pacific, traders looking to fish in these [...]
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Australia hails TPP as ‘gigantic foundation stone’

07-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia on Tuesday hailed a deal to create the world’s largest free trade area as a huge opportunity for businesses, farmers, and manufacturers to cash in on the [...]
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How the Trans-Pacific Partnership could define President Obama’s legacy

07-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Csmonitor | 6:00 AM

The 12-nation free-trade pact, named the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), came to agreement after five years of negotiations Monday. The largest trade accord since the North [...]
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With free trade deal, Obama solidifies US pivot to Asia

07-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The conclusion of an oft-delayed free trade agreement with Asia-Pacific nations is timely for Barack Obama, as it embodies the American president’s earlier commitment: [...]
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Muslim groups sue Burma president, alleging Rohingya ‘genocide’

07-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A coalition of Muslim groups has filed suit in New York against Myanmar President Thein Sein and other government officials for alleged crimes against the Rohingya minority, [...]
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New Zealand PM hails TPP, despite dairy disappoinment

07-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

New Zealand prime minister John Key expressed frustration Tuesday that a massive newly-sealed free trade deal failed to deliver more benefits to the country’s crucial [...]
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In Pacific trade deal, Australia gets bigger US sugar allocation

07-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australia, the world’s third-largest exporter of raw sugar, will be allowed to export an additional 65,000 tonnes of sugar per year to the Unites States under the [...]
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Australia considering other nations for asylum-seekers

07-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia said on Tuesday it is seeking new countries to resettle refugees in after confirming only four people have moved to Cambodia, which has agreed to accept refugees in [...]
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US warns against ‘egregious’ restrictions in contested South China Seas

US warns against ‘egregious’ restrictions in contested South China Seas

07-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Some countries appear to view freedom of the seas as “up for grabs” in the South China Sea, imposing superfluous warnings and restrictions that threaten [...]
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Australia holds interest rates at record low

07-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s central bank on Tuesday kept interest rates at a record low of 2.0 percent, opting against a further cut that would put more downward pressure on the [...]
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Burma to sign peace deal with 8 rebel groups on October 15

Burma to sign peace deal with 8 rebel groups on October 15

06-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s government will sign a long-negotiated ceasefire on October 15 but with only eight rebel forces, officials said Sunday, as several major insurgent groups [...]
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Mosque raided after Australia ‘terrorism-linked’ shooting

06-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An Australian mosque reportedly visited by a 15-year-old boy before he shot dead a civilian police employee in an “act of terrorism” has been raided, police said [...]
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Australia to spend $1 billion on ‘world leader’ armoured vehicles

06-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia will spend Aus$1.3 billion (US$1 billion) on next-generation armoured land vehicles for its army, prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said Monday as he announced the [...]
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TPP trade talks head into Monday

06-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Talks on the ambitious Pacific free-trade treaty were extended again to Monday as they remained bogged down especially in differences over international dairy trade. A US [...]
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