Archive for May 12th, 2012

Lawyers for China dissident’s nephew say they face threats

Lawyers for China dissident’s nephew say they face threats

12-May-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:14 AM

Chinese authorities have confiscated a lawyer’s licence and threatened to do the same to another after they volunteered to defend the nephew of blind Chinese activist [...]
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Tokyo at lowest in 3 months

Tokyo at lowest in 3 months

12-May-2012 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 8:49 AM

Asian markets slipped further on fears over the eurozone debt crisis yesterday as politicians in Greece struggled to form a coalition after pro-austerity parties were lashed [...]
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Indonesian crews find 12 bodies in Russia jet crash

Indonesian crews find 12 bodies in Russia jet crash

12-May-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:46 AM

Indonesian rescuers on Friday found the bodies of 12 of the people killed when their Russian jet crashed into the face of a mountain during a sales flight. Questions mounted [...]
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Thai PM insists no reform of royal defamation law

Thai PM insists no reform of royal defamation law

12-May-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 8:43 AM

Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Friday she would not seek to change the country’s harsh royal defamation law despite outcry over the death of a grandfather [...]
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Hundreds mourn killed Cambodian activist

Hundreds mourn killed Cambodian activist

12-May-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 8:18 AM

Hundreds of Cambodians held a memorial service Friday in a remote forest where a prominent environmental activist was shot dead two weeks ago, vowing to keep his legacy [...]
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Fear miners set to fall off ‘supercycle’

Fear miners set to fall off ‘supercycle’

12-May-2012 Intellasia | FT.com | 7:07 AM

For a decade, life has been kind to miners. Perhaps more than any other, the mining industry has ridden the Chinese boom – or “supercycle” – in [...]
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Lynas on track to start Malaysia plant in June

Lynas on track to start Malaysia plant in June

12-May-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:03 AM

Lynas Corp Ltd said on Thursday it was on track to start up its rare earths plant in Malaysia next month after an official in the country called it “the safest rare [...]
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Burma legislators visit EU parliament

Burma legislators visit EU parliament

12-May-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:03 AM

Myanmar lawmakers paid the country’s first ever visit to the European parliament on Thursday in a new sign of growing warmth between the European Union and the [...]
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Lonely end for popular Ginza guide

Lonely end for popular Ginza guide

12-May-2012 Intellasia | Yomiuri | 7:02 AM

The body of a man who had been a popular English-language volunteer guide in Tokyo’s Ginza district for decades was found in his apartment in March, apparently after [...]
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China’s big banks look more like paper tigers

China’s big banks look more like paper tigers

12-May-2012 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:01 AM

After spending time combing through the financial reports of China’s biggest publicly traded, state- owned banks, I now understand what Jim Chanos, the famous short- [...]
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The Thai Capital Fund Reports First Quarter Earnings

12-May-2012 Intellasia | Marketwatch | 7:01 AM

The Thai Capital Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) TF -1.45 percent, an emerging markets closed-end management investment company seeking long-term capital appreciation [...]
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UN: Asia at risk from eurozone, oil shock, trade wars, capital inflows

12-May-2012 Intellasia | FT.com | 7:01 AM

Slowing growth, falling exports, the impact on Asia of the eurozone debt crisis and a potential surge in oil prices: there were some stark warnings issued on Thursday by the [...]
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Sun Life CEO sees fit with ING’s Asian assets

12-May-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Sun Life Financial Inc sees a fit with the Asian assets of big Dutch financial services firm ING Groep NV, and would be willing to issue stock to finance a large acquisition, [...]
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Asia faces threat to crops if El Nino unleashed again

Asia faces threat to crops if El Nino unleashed again

12-May-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

A return of the El Nino weather pattern may threaten food output in Asia, the world’s top producer of rice and palm oil, but drier conditions in some areas could also [...]
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Asia-Pacific set for slower growth: UN

Asia-Pacific set for slower growth: UN

12-May-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Asia-Pacific nations face a year of slowing growth caused by troubled export markets and rising commodity prices, an annual United Nations report warned Thursday. But despite [...]
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