Archive for April 14th, 2012

Asian marts mostly higher on US rally

14-Apr-2012 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 3:58 PM

Asian markets mostly rose yesterday after a strong rally on Wall Street, while dealers absorbed data showing China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in almost three [...]
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Cambodia deploys huge security for Thaksin rally

14-Apr-2012 Intellasia | Asia One | 3:54 PM

Cambodia will deploy thousands of security personnel to police a mass rally for ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra this weekend, officials said Thursday. Thaksin, a [...]
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Fleeing bus driver takes Vietnam cop on wild ride (video)

14-Apr-2012 Intellasia | kob.com | 3:53 PM

A Vietnamese traffic cop went on a wild ride in Hanoi, clinging to the windshield wipers of a moving bus for nearly a kilometer (0.6 mile) after the rogue driver tried to [...]
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Indonesia quake a record, risks for Aceh grow

Indonesia quake a record, risks for Aceh grow

14-Apr-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 3:07 PM

The powerful undersea earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra this week was a once in 2,000 years event, and although it resulted in only a few deaths, it increases [...]
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China gags widow of Briton in murder scandal

China gags widow of Briton in murder scandal

14-Apr-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 3:06 PM

The Chinese widow of a British businessperson thought to have been murdered in a case that has rocked China’s political establishment has been gagged by local police, a [...]
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World trade growth to slow to 3.7pct this year: WTO

World trade growth to slow to 3.7pct this year: WTO

14-Apr-2012 Intellasia | AFP News | 3:05 PM

Global trade growth, already weaker than predicted in 2011, will further slow this year as the EU fights recession and even China’s dynamic growth loses pace, the World [...]
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Vietnam monks set sail for disputed Spratlys

Vietnam monks set sail for disputed Spratlys

14-Apr-2012 Intellasia | AFP News | 3:03 PM

Five Buddhist monks from Vietnam have set sail for the disputed Spratly islands where they will spend six months setting up pagodas in the archipelago, also claimed by China, [...]
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Philippines, China seek to ease tense ship standoff

Philippines, China seek to ease tense ship standoff

14-Apr-2012 Intellasia | AFP News | 3:02 PM

The Philippines said Friday it had made progress in efforts to end a tense standoff with China in the South China Sea but each side was still refusing to remove its ships [...]
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British PM meets Burma leader on historic visit

British PM meets Burma leader on historic visit

14-Apr-2012 Intellasia | AFP News | 3:01 PM

British prime minister David Cameron and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi issued a joint call Friday for the suspension of sanctions against the former pariah state [...]
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US and allies condemn N Korean launch

US and allies condemn N Korean launch

14-Apr-2012 Intellasia | AFP News | 3:00 PM

The US and its allies rushed to condemn North Korea’s failed rocket launch Friday as a provocative act that threatens regional security, while Russia, China and India [...]
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Taiwan president visits Gambia to boost ties

Taiwan president visits Gambia to boost ties

14-Apr-2012 Intellasia | AFP News | 7:01 AM

Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou arrived Wednesday in Banjul for a four-day working visit to warm up ties between Gambia and Taipei. Gambia’s President Yahya [...]
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ADB forecasts Taiwan growth rate will drop to 3.4pct in 2012

14-Apr-2012 Intellasia | China Post | 7:01 AM

Taiwan’s economic growth rate is likely to drop to 3.4 percent in 2012 but is expected to bounce back the following year, the Asian Development Bank forecast yesterday. [...]
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Taiwan to raise electricity price by up to 35 pct

14-Apr-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Taiwan said on Thursday that state-owned Taipower will raise electricity prices by as much as 35 percent following a surge in global crude prices and to curb mounting losses [...]
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Korea jobless rate falls

14-Apr-2012 Intellasia | wsj | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s headline unemployment reading for March was down from February’s 11-month high, the first decline in three months. The seasonally adjusted jobless [...]
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Korea’s conservatives win parliamentary poll

14-Apr-2012 Intellasia | gmanetwork.com | 7:01 AM

South Korea’s ruling conservatives have won a parliamentary poll fought mostly on economic issues, with analysts saying voters opted for stability ahead of a [...]
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