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Archive for May 7th, 2011

HIV/Aids infections jump sharply in Papua

07-May-2011 Intellasia | Jakarta Globe | 5:33 PM

The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Papua and West Papua has jumped by more than 30 percent to over 17,000 in just four months, an official said on Thursday. Kostan [...]
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JetBlue awards free vacation to dog

07-May-2011 Intellasia | | 5:31 PM

JetBlue, based in New York, said a canine frequent flier has been named the carrier’s “Most-Traveled Four-Legged Jetsetter” and will receive a free [...]
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Tremors hit anew near Sulawesi, Indonesia

07-May-2011 Intellasia | | 5:30 PM

Tremors hit off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi with a 6.1 magnitude, government seismologists have reported. However, the US Geological Survey measured the quake at [...]
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Unilever China fined $308,000

07-May-2011 Intellasia | | 5:28 PM

Consumer goods maker Unilever was fined 2 million yuan (about $308,000) in China for price-increase comments a regulator said “disrupted the market order.” The [...]
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Indonesia central bank slaps stiff punishment on Citibank

07-May-2011 Intellasia | | 5:27 PM

The Indonesian central bank has slapped stiff punishments on the country affiliate of Citibank in the next two years, which may result to severe financial losses to the [...]
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Rare earth prices increase due to new tax

07-May-2011 Intellasia | Proactive Investors Australia | 5:20 PM

China’s Ministry of Finance and State Administration for Taxation in December 2010 announced a new tax on rare earth minerals that would be effective from April 1 2011. [...]
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China spurns Aust PM’s appeal of Mathew Ng trial

07-May-2011 Intellasia | The Australian | 5:17 PM

China Communist Party leaders have spurned a personal appeal by Julia Gillard on behalf of detained Australian businessman Matthew Ng and will send him to trail for [...]
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2nd Japan reactor will shut as precaution

07-May-2011 Intellasia | | 5:13 PM

A Japanese utility will suspend operation of a nuclear power plant over earthquake risks, company sources said Friday. The Chubu Electric Power Co. will halt all reactors at [...]
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PT Inco to invest $232m at Sulawesi mines in 2011

07-May-2011 Intellasia | SteelGuru | Reuters | 5:06 PM

Reuters reported that International Nickel Indonesia will invest an estimated USD 232 million at its Sulawesi mines in 2011, up by 27% from the previous year. Inco said in an [...]
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Philex attracts lenders for Silangan mine

07-May-2011 Intellasia | GMANews.TV | 5:05 PM

At least five international lenders have offered to finance the $800-million Silangan copper-gold project of Philex Mining Corp. in Surigao del Norte. Manuel V. Pangilinan, [...]
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European Nickel fast tracks DFS for Acoje nickel project

07-May-2011 Intellasia | SteelGuru | 5:03 PM

European Nickel is now fast tracking the definitive feasibility study for the Acoje nickel project in the Philippines. The technical team from the Caldag project in Turkey [...]
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Economic worries spark falls

07-May-2011 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 4:19 PM

Asian shares fell yesterday on concerns over the global economy while gold and silver extended their recent declines following last week’s record highs and oil reversed [...]
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Burma row, Thai-Cambodia spat cloud Asean summit

07-May-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 4:13 PM

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet in Indonesia on Saturday under the cloud of conflict on the Thai-Cambodia border and ongoing rights abuses [...]
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Thai PM sets stage for tough election

07-May-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 4:10 PM

Thailand’s premier fired the starting gun on Friday for the first general election in the politically divided nation since deadly protests rocked Bangkok last year, [...]
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Scores of Indonesian youths vow to avenge bin Laden’s death

07-May-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 4:07 PM

Scores of Indonesian men rallied on Friday to publicly vow their readiness to sacrifice their lives to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden, in a sign of the al Qaeda [...]
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