Archive for October 2nd, 2017

S&P says China’s debt growth to slow over next five years but remain elevated

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

S&P Global Ratings, which cut China’s sovereign credit rating earlier this month, said in a report on Friday that the country’s debt growth will slow over the [...]
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EU ambassador urges China to match anti-protectionism talk with reform

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Europe hopes China’s upcoming Communist Party Congress will help to speed up the country’s market reforms, the European Union’s ambassador to China said, [...]
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China’s bitcoin market alive and well as traders defy crackdown

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Weeks after Beijing banned fundraising through token launches and ordered some bitcoin exchanges to shut, casting a chill over the cryptocurrency industry, traders say that [...]
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Insight: Chinese creditors find even state-backed credit protection has its limits

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Since the collapse more than two years ago of China’s second-biggest loan guarantor, the state-backed Hebei Financing Investment Guarantee Group, creditors including [...]
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China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter Is Operational

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Popularmechanics | 6:00 AM

According to a Chinese military spokesman, China’s first stealth fighter, the Chengdu J-20, has officially entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Air [...]
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China launches world’s first hack-proof quantum trunk line

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Indiatimes | 6:00 AM

China today launched the world’s first 2,000-km-long “hack proof” quantum communication line between Beijing and its commercial capital Shanghai that cannot [...]
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Golden getaway – cost, safety prompt more Chinese tourists to stay closer to home

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As China’s army of tourists prepares for next week’s ‘Golden Week’ vacation, the hottest destinations aren’t Paris, New York or Tokyo. Instead, [...]
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Japan’s defense chief warns of possible N Korea provocation on October 10

Japan’s defense chief warns of possible N Korea provocation on October 10

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese Defense minister Itsunori Onodera urged caution on Friday because more provocation was possible from North Korea on October 10, when the start of lower house [...]
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Japanese coastal species rode tsunami debris to the US

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Arstechnica | 6:00 AM

Well after the massive 2011 tsunami that swept across the Japanese coast, reminders of the event started appearing on the US-side of the Pacific. Various forms of debris, [...]
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Japan has taken a key step to cement its position as a leader for cryptocurrencies

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

China is moving forward with a plan to crack down on cryptocurrencies, but Japan is singing a different tune. Japan’s Financial Services Agency on Friday granted 11 [...]
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Abe Makes a Surprise Appearance, Hails 45 Years of Japan-China Relations

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

On September 28, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, accompanied by Foreign minister Taro Kono, attended a ceremony marking China’s upcoming National Day as well as the [...]
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‘Seismic tremors’ in Japanese politics as opposition joins forces against Abe

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Two of Japan’s key political opposition vehicles combined on Thursday in a bold attempt to win power from prime minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic [...]
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As China cracks down, Japan is fast becoming the powerhouse of the bitcoin market

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

A decision by Japanese authorities is helping the country cement its place as a driving force for bitcoin, at a time when China is turning its back on virtual currencies. On [...]
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Japan’s FSA gives official endorsement to 11 cryptocurrency exchanges

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Financial Services Agency said on Friday it has approved 11 companies as operators of cryptocurrency exchanges, in a move that sets the country apart from its [...]
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Japan’s inflation, labour demand and factory output signal solid economic recovery

02-Oct-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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