Archive for September, 2017

Seagate to give $1.25 billion of $18 billion deal to buy Toshiba chip unit

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

Seagate Technology PLC said on Thursday it would contribute up to $1.25 billion toward the purchase of Toshiba Corp’s chip unit by a consortium led by Bain Capital LP. [...]
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Looming election may be nail in coffin for Japan’s fiscal reform

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

Even as a new party under a populist female leader scrambles the outlook for Japan’s general election next month, one thing is clear: the winner will loosen a grip on [...]
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Women’s groups withdraw support for joint report on gender inequality

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A group of local non-government organisations have been working together for the first time to submit a joint report on gender discrimination to a United Nations (UN) [...]
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Singapore navy, police conduct joint exercise on Pedra Branca

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

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Singapore Police Force conducted a joint exercise on Pedra Branca last month. In a Facebook post on Friday (Sep 29), the RSN said [...]
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China says wants deeper Singapore military ties, raps Taiwan relations

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

China wants to improve its military relationship with Singapore, but is resolutely opposed to any country having defense ties with self-ruled Taiwan, China’s Defence [...]
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Singapore media ‘doesn’t excuse everything government does’: Tharman

30-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s mainstream media is not the “heavily-controlled media that some critics caricature it to be”, deputy prime minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam wrote [...]
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Singapore August bank lending up 0.3 pct

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

Singapore’s total bank lending in August rose 0.3 percent from July, on the back of higher loans to financial institutions, central bank data showed on Friday. Loans [...]
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Philippines Plans Low-Key Upgrades in Disputed Spratly Islands

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

The Philippines has found funding for the biggest in a series of infrastructure upgrades planned on the islets it holds in the contested South China Sea, a move that will [...]
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Philippine leader changes his tune with praise for US ‘allies’

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte voiced rare praise for the United States on Thursday, calling it an important security ally, and dismissing historic grievances and his [...]
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Philippines on call to end drug war deaths: Look who’s talking

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

The Philippines on Friday stressed that there is no culture of impunity in the country in response to the statement of 39 countries expressing concern over drug-related [...]
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39 countries worry about killings, climate of impunity in Philippines

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

Noting that the human rights situation in the Philippines remains serious, 39 countries expressed concern over the rising number of drug-related killings in the country and [...]
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Philippines to loosen travel regulations for Taiwanese visitors: MECO

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

The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) in Taipei is looking to provide a reciprocal loosening of travel regulations for Taiwanese visitors after Taiwan’s [...]
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Taiwan to allow visa-free entry for visitors from Philippines

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

Taiwan will allow visa-free entry for visitors from the Philippines in hopes that the Southeast Asian nation will reciprocate the gesture, a spokesman for the self-ruled [...]
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Philippines Aims To Drill For Oil With Chinese Firm Near Disputed Waters

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

The Philippines plans to pursue oil and gas exploration near contested waters in the South China Sea in a stalled project which has Chinese state firm CNOOC as a partner, [...]
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Asean-Plus Defence ministers to discuss terrorism, drug trafficking in Philippines

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

The defence ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and eight dialogue partners will convene in the Philippines next month to discuss fighting [...]
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