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Auction of government bonds next step in Burma economic reform

05-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Themalaymailonline | 6:00 AM

Myanmar will formalise sales of government debt via an auction system in Yangon this month, a central bank official said today, the latest move to boost overstretched state [...]
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Numbers of visitors exceeds 3 million

05-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Elevenmyanmar | 6:00 AM

More than three million tourists visited Myanmar in 2014, which is more than the number predicted by the Hotel and Tourism Ministry. The ministry expected at least three [...]
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Burma committed to hold free, fair elections: President

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Business-Standard | 6:00 AM

Myanmar President U Thein Sein, in his New Year message Thursday, has reiterated the country’s pledge to hold free and fair general elections in 2015. He called for [...]
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2014 has been the year of challenges and reforms for India: Arun Jaitley

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

2014 was one of the most challenging years for India. For two consecutive years our GDP growth was sub 5 percent. Employment generation had declined, the revenue buoyancy was [...]
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Pakistan court extends detention of ‘Mumbai attacks mastermind’

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Pakistani court Thursday sent the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks to jail for two weeks in the latest round of a tussle over his detention that has worsened [...]
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Narendra Modi replaces planning body, aims to boost growth

Narendra Modi replaces planning body, aims to boost growth

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | DNA India | 6:00 AM

India has scrapped its 65-year-old Planning Commission, which prime minister Narendra Modi has accused of stifling growth with Soviet-style bureaucracy, replacing it on [...]
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Jailed Australian journalist asks to be deported from Egypt

Jailed Australian journalist asks to be deported from Egypt

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste has applied to be deported from Egypt, his family said Friday, describing it as the “best option” after a court ordered [...]
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Australian’s family hope Egypt will deport him

Australian’s family hope Egypt will deport him

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Brothers of an Australian Al-Jazeera English journalist held in Egypt for more than a year said Friday that their lawyers were focusing on deportation at President [...]
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Retrial in Egypt al-Jazeera Greste, Fahmy and Mohamed case

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Egypt’s top court has ordered a retrial of three al-Jazeera journalists jailed on charges of spreading false news. The decision was made after the hearing in Cairo of [...]
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Burma to re-write anti-human trafficking law

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Myanmar will re-write its Anti-Human Trafficking in Persons Law enacted 10 years ago in a bid to expose more human trafficking cases nationwide, local press reported [...]
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Report: Money launderers largely involved in trafficking

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Dhaka Tribune | 6:00 AM

The Anti-Human Trafficking Special Committee of police headquarters has found that those involved in money laundering in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia are also [...]
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Four Charged in Burma Anti-Mine Protest

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Big News Network | 6:00 AM

Myanmar authorities have arrested and charged four activists who staged a protest against a China-backed copper mine in the commercial capital Yangon, as a government team [...]
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Kashmir: Five troops killed in India, Pakistan clashes

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Indian forces in Kashmir have killed four Pakistani troops on the border ending a year in which hostilities between the neighbours have escalated. Firing took place on the [...]
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India reacts sharply to fresh Pakistan ceasefire violation

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | The Hindu | 6:00 AM

In fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan Rangers on Thursday targeted 13 border outposts in Samba sector, drawing sharp reaction from India, a day after an Indian jawan and [...]
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India’s Top Car Makers Post December Sales Growth

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

India’s top two car makers posted double-digit growth in local sales in December over a year earlier helped by end of the year discounts and shoppers’ fears of a [...]
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