Archive for June, 2015

Business Brief Jun 30

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | | 3:56 PM

* Leaders of KienLongBank cut the ribbon to open a branch in the southernprovinceofTay Ninhlast Friday, taking to 103 the total number of its banking units in the country. [...]
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At least 30 dead after military plane crashes in Indonesia

At least 30 dead after military plane crashes in Indonesia

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | 9news | 3:44 PM

At least 30 people have been killed after an Indonesian military plane crashed in a residential area in Sumatra and burst into flames today. An Indonesian military spokesman [...]
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Asia markets hit by Greece fears, Shanghai plunges

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 7:49 AM

Asian equities tumbled Monday June 29 on expectations of a Greek eurozone exit after Athens announced a referendum on creditors’ proposals, while Chinese stocks gyrated [...]
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China-led development bank holds signing ceremony

China-led development bank holds signing ceremony

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 7:16 AM

Delegates from 57 countries have gathered in the Chinese capital,Beijing, for the signing ceremony of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) viewed by some as a rival to [...]
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Hundreds still in hospital after fire at Taiwan music party

Hundreds still in hospital after fire at Taiwan music party

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AP | 7:15 AM

More than 400 people, many of them seriously burned, remained in hospitals Sunday after a fire spread into a crowd of spectators at a music party at aTaiwanwater park, [...]
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China says many in Japan not ready to accept its rise

China says many in Japan not ready to accept its rise

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:14 AM

The lack of acceptance by many Japanese people ofChina’s rise is one of the root causes of the problems between the two countries,China’s foreign minister, a [...]
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Tony Abbott visits de-radicalisation centre in Singapore

Tony Abbott visits de-radicalisation centre in Singapore

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AAP | 7:13 AM

Tony Abbott has looked toSingapore’s experience in de-radicalisation asAustraliamonitors fresh terror attacks abroad and threats at home. The prime minister’s [...]
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Singapore, Australia mark 50 years of bilateral ties

Singapore, Australia mark 50 years of bilateral ties

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Today | 7:12 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott warmed the friendship between the two countries over one of 50 barbecues organised by the Australian [...]
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Filipino LGBT people celebrate Gay Pride, US court decision

Filipino LGBT people celebrate Gay Pride, US court decision

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AP | 7:11 AM

Several hundred gays, lesbians and transgender people held a Gay Pride rally Saturday in the Philippine capital to push for LGBT rights and to celebrate the US Supreme Court [...]
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Philippine Church stands firm against gay marriage

Philippine Church stands firm against gay marriage

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 7:10 AM

The leadership of thePhilippines’ dominant Roman Catholic church stressed its opposition to legalising gay marriage on Sunday despite last week’s landmark [...]
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14 Thai students face seven years in jail for anti-junta rally

14 Thai students face seven years in jail for anti-junta rally

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 7:07 AM

Fourteen Thai students were taken into custody Saturday after staging an anti-coup rally on charges that could see them jailed for seven years, as the ruling junta tightens [...]
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Thousands march in Seoul for S. Korea’s gay pride parade

Thousands march in Seoul for S. Korea’s gay pride parade

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 7:05 AM

Thousands marched through central Seoul Sunday in what organisers described as South Korea’s biggest annual gay pride parade, with many celebrating the US Supreme [...]
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Philippines halts repairs on Spratlys airstrip ahead of UN suit

Philippines halts repairs on Spratlys airstrip ahead of UN suit

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 7:03 AM

ThePhilippineshas halted the repair of its airstrip in the disputed Spratly islands due to its pending suit atThe HaguechallengingChina’s claim over the waters, a [...]
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China angered by Philippine documentary on South China Sea

China angered by Philippine documentary on South China Sea

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:02 AM

Chinaon Monday accused thePhilippinesof spreading misinformation and “creating the illusion of the victim” in their dispute over the South China Sea [...]
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Top rebel slain in blow to Philippine communist rebellion

Top rebel slain in blow to Philippine communist rebellion

30-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

The Philippine military has shot dead an infamous communist guerilla leader in a blow to one of the world’s longest-running Maoist insurgencies, authorities said [...]
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