Archive for April 6th, 2009

US firm keen to make Thailand an ethanol hub

06-Apr-2009 Intellasia | The Nation | 7:01 AM

Illinois-based Coskata – a leader in feed-stock ethanol and biology-based renewable energy – says the government should have a clear-cut policy on gasohol [...]
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BacTech closes first and second tranches of private placement

06-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Market Wire (press release) | 7:01 AM

BacTech Mining Corporation (“BacTech” or the “Company”)(CDNX:BM.V – News) today announced that it has closed the first and second tranches of [...]
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Daewoo extends Myanmar oil, gas field exploration

06-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s Daewoo International Corp said Friday Apr 3 it had extended exploration rights to Myanmar’s AD-7 oil and gas field, after other members of the [...]
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Vietnam Q2 crude exports may fall 9.3% from Q1

06-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

State oil group PetroVietnam said on Friday it expected Vietnam’s crude oil exports in the second quarter ending June to fall 9.3 percent from the first quarter to 3.9 [...]
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Thai Oil pursuing low-cost acquisitions

06-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 7:01 AM

Thai Oil Plc (TOP), the country’s largest oil refiner, is exploring opportunities to acquire cheap oil refineries and aromatics plants in Asia in order to strengthen [...]
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Singapore urges caution on cervical cancer shots

Singapore urges caution on cervical cancer shots

06-Apr-2009 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Singapore Friday called for caution on carrying out mass immunisation of girls as young as nine years old against cervical cancer, saying the vaccine’s effects must be [...]
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Egyptian toddler contracts bird flu virus

06-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

An Egyptian toddler has contracted the highly pathogenic bird flu virus, the latest in an upswing of cases in the most populous Arab country, state news agency MENA said on [...]
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Japan to extend US$500m trade financing to Indonesia

06-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Dow Jones | 7:01 AM

Japan will extend at least $500 million in trade financing to Indonesia this year in order to aid Indonesia’s economy, Japanese Vice Ambassador to the Southeast Asian [...]
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Singapore to build 1gigabyte per second broadband network

06-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Singapore awarded StarHub (STAR.SI: Cotización) the contract to develop and operate a nationwide broadband network that will provide homes and offices with Internet [...]
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Philippines to take steps to remove tax haven tag

Philippines to take steps to remove tax haven tag

06-Apr-2009 Intellasia | AP | 7:01 AM

The Philippines said Friday it will take needed steps to be stricken from a list of four nations blacklisted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development as [...]
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Hong Kong police raid Citic Pacific offices

Hong Kong police raid Citic Pacific offices

06-Apr-2009 Intellasia | AP | 7:01 AM

Conglomerate Citic Pacific, the Hong Kong arm of a Chinese government investment company, said Friday Apr 3 its offices were raided by police in connection with bad currency [...]
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Philippines awarded US$49m stolen by Marcos

06-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

The Philippines’ anti-corruption court has awarded to the Government about $49 million in assets that had been stolen 30 years ago by the late strongman Ferdinand [...]
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North Korea launch branded reckless, provocative

North Korea launch branded reckless, provocative

06-Apr-2009 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

North Korea’s rocket launch Sunday Apr 5 rattled all of East Asia and US President Barack Obama led global condemnation of what he called an attempt to provoke trouble. [...]
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China denies spies targeted Australia PM, Rio Tinto

China denies spies targeted Australia PM, Rio Tinto

06-Apr-2009 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

China denied on Friday Apr 3 that its spies attempted to hack into the phone and computer of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd during a visit to Beijing, amid growing [...]
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Malaysia’s exports plunge 15.9% in February

06-Apr-2009 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Malaysia’s February exports dropped 15.9 percent year-on-year, according to official data released Friday Apr 3. The trade ministry said in a statement that exports [...]
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