Archive for March 24th, 2012

Bali shuts down for Hindu New Year

Bali shuts down for Hindu New Year

24-Mar-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 4:06 PM

Shops were shuttered on Friday and many tourists stayed inside their hotels as the Indonesian holiday island of Bali closed down for a day to mark the Hindu new year. More [...]
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China vows to slow reliance on executed inmates’ organs

China vows to slow reliance on executed inmates’ organs

24-Mar-2012 Intellasia | AFP News | 3:28 PM

A Chinese health official has vowed executed inmates will no longer be the main source of organs for transplants in three to five years, as the country sets up a donation [...]
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Vietnam to try executives in shipmaker scandal

Vietnam to try executives in shipmaker scandal

24-Mar-2012 Intellasia | AFP News | 3:27 PM

Former top executives at a scandal-hit Vietnamese state-owned shipping giant will go on trial next week, a court clerk said Friday, in a case that shook investor confidence [...]
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Japan, China, SKorea conclude investment talks

Japan, China, SKorea conclude investment talks

24-Mar-2012 Intellasia | AFP News | 3:25 PM

Japan, China and South Korea have concluded talks on a three-way investment treaty which could pave the way for the negotiation of a wider free trade agreement, Japanese [...]
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Economic data hits sentiment

24-Mar-2012 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 3:18 PM

Asian markets mostly fell yesterday after worse-than-expected economic data from China and Europe stoked fresh concerns over global growth, bringing an end to a recent spell [...]
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China appears to hedge bets in HK election

China appears to hedge bets in HK election

24-Mar-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Days before Hong Kong selects its next leader, China may have turned its back on presumed front-runner Henry Tang as a tide of public discontent over a scandal-tainted race [...]
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Taiwan spurns new economic overture from China

Taiwan spurns new economic overture from China

24-Mar-2012 Intellasia | Business Week | 7:01 AM

A Chinese attempt to develop a special economic zone with joint Taiwan management has run afoul of the government in Taipei, which sees it as an attempt by Beijing to make [...]
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Korea simulates toxic gas attack

24-Mar-2012 Intellasia | theage.com.au | 7:01 AM

Security forces conduct an exercise at a subway station as security tightens in preparation for the upcoming nuclear summit in Seoul. [...]
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Korean noodle makers fined $151m for price-fixing

24-Mar-2012 Intellasia | Asia One | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s fair trade watchdog Thursday slapped fines totalling 135.4 billion won (S$151 million) on the four major noodle makers for price-fixing. Nongshim, Samyang [...]
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China manufacturing slows, spurring growth fears

China manufacturing slows, spurring growth fears

24-Mar-2012 Intellasia | AFP News | 7:01 AM

China’s manufacturing activity fell to a four-month low in March, HSBC said Thursday, adding fuel to concerns over slowing growth in the world’s second largest [...]
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Japan govt likely to name Itochu advisor to BOJ board-Nikkei

24-Mar-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Japan’s government on Friday nominated the chief economist for BNP Paribas in Tokyo, Ryutaro Kono, to join the Bank of Japan’s policy-setting board, which would [...]
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Nissan not planning Datsun for developed markets

24-Mar-2012 Intellasia | Business Week | 7:01 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is reviving Datsun models in emerging markets, where the biggest growth is expected for affordable stylish vehicles, and has no plans to bring the brand back [...]
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Japan logs surprise February trade surplus

Japan logs surprise February trade surplus

24-Mar-2012 Intellasia | AFP News | 7:01 AM

Japan logged a surprise trade surplus in February, offering a glimmer of hope for its moribund economy, but economists warned that with oil prices heading higher the outlook [...]
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Japan regulator strips AIJ registration-minister

Japan regulator strips AIJ registration-minister

24-Mar-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Japan’s financial regulator has stripped AIJ Investment Advisors of its registration as an asset manager after the company was unable to account for the bulk of $2.4 [...]
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Singapore named most competitive economy in Asia

24-Mar-2012 Intellasia | Straits Times | 7:01 AM

Singapore has the most competitive economy in Asia, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Boao Forum for Asia. The report said the city-state topped a list that [...]
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