Archive for September, 2017

China’s Love of Meat Is Driving Global Antibiotic Usage

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Growing global demand for animal protein is good news for the pharmaceutical industry, but a worry for public health. Food animals will consume 200,235 tonnes of [...]
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Default Fears Make Some China Local Bonds Lemons of Market

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The borrowing units set up by China’s local governments in the wake of the global crisis have long been a bugbear for national policy makers in Beijing. Now, rising [...]
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Seesaw US-China ties on an upswing as Trump plans trip

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The often difficult relations between the world’s greatest powers, China and the United States, appear to be improving again as the pair work to resolve the North Korea [...]
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Chinese Money Is Still Leaking Into the World’s Housing Markets

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Shanghai restaurateur David Hu said he’s nervous about wiring money to Australia for a home purchase because of China’s crackdown on currency outflows. Instead, [...]
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Japan stimulus sends shivers through its bond market

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Marketwatch | 6:00 AM

Investors have shed their holdings of Japanese government paper since Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe unrolled his $17.8 billion stimulus plan on Monday, on concerns that [...]
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Castaway critters rafted to US shores aboard Japan tsunami debris

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Science News | 6:00 AM

Close to 300 living marine species traveled on debris from the 2011 tsunami The 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan’s coast cast an enormous amount of debris out to sea [...]
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Tsunami carried a million sea creatures from Japan to US west coast

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Disaster of 2011 caused longest maritime migration ever recorded, with crustaceans, sea slugs and worms riding 4,800 miles on debris The deadly tsunami that struck north-east [...]
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PM Abe celebrates anniversary of Japan-China ties

PM Abe celebrates anniversary of Japan-China ties

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe attended a ceremony Thursday marking the anniversary of diplomatic ties between Japan and China as well as China’s national day, in a [...]
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Tokyo stocks open lower as yen picks up

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tokyo stocks opened slightly lower on Friday, as exporters slipped due to a gradual pick-up in the yen exchange rate. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.13 percent, or [...]
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Japan inflation ticks up again, but way off target

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s consumer prices rose in August, official data showed Friday, but inflation was still way below the central bank’s target, as authorities struggle to slay [...]
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Japan economic data boost PM Abe ahead of vote

Japan economic data boost PM Abe ahead of vote

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A raft of broadly positive economic data gave Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe a boost on Friday, as he kicked off an election campaign in which the health of the [...]
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Why Japan’s Abe Is Gambling on an Early Election: QuickTake Q&A

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament to set the stage for an October 22 election, testing his iron grip over the powerful lower house in the world’s [...]
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Japan’s Genki Sushi, Sushiro to merge: source

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The owner of Japanese restaurant chain Genki Sushi Co (9828.T) will buy a one-third stake in bigger rival Sushiro Global Holdings Ltd (3563.T) from private equity firm [...]
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Japan calls snap election as new party roils outlook

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A fledgling party led by popular Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike gained momentum on Thursday ahead of an October 22 election as the biggest opposition Democratic Party said it [...]
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Japan’s inflation, labour demand and factory output signal solid economic recovery

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s core inflation accelerated in August, industrial output rose more than expected and demand for labour remained at its strongest in over 40 years in a further [...]
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