Archive for October 3rd, 2017

Muslims in China say they are being told to hand over Qurans or face ‘harsh punishments’

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

Chinese authorities are ordering Muslims in the country to hand over their prayer mats and copies of the Quran or else face punishment, it has been reported. Officials in [...]
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Japan’s demographic sweet spot

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Dynamic employment opportunities are leading to the creation of a new middle class Japan is in a demographic sweet spot. In fact, I predict Japan will emerge as the only [...]
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Macau casino scion rolls dice on Japan venture

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Casino magnate Lawrence Ho — son of Macau gaming legend Stanley Ho — is eyeing a major foray into Japan as he seeks to broaden his family’s reach beyond the [...]
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Japanese Megabanks’ Tight Spot

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

No joy at home, and little more abroad. That’s the situation facing Japan’s megabanks, which have bet big expanding overseas only to find gains elusive. At the [...]
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Japan final September factory PMI shows fastest expansion in activity in four months

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

Japanese manufacturing activity in September expanded at the fastest pace in four months, a revised survey showed on Monday, as domestic and export orders picked up in a sign [...]
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Abe eager to push deregulation in bid for Japan to become innovation capital

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe vowed Sunday to push forward deregulation to bring about more technological innovations in Japan. Delivering a speech at an international conference [...]
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Abe Makes Life a Lot Tougher for Bank of Japan

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The prime minister’s tax hike is at odds with the central bank’s mandate. Good luck. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe just made life a lot harder for Haruhiko [...]
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Disapproval rating for Japan PM Abe exceeds support: Kyodo poll

Disapproval rating for Japan PM Abe exceeds support: Kyodo poll

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

The disapproval rating for Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s administration exceeded that in favour, a survey by Kyodo news agency showed on Sunday, underscoring the [...]
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Surveys show upbeat economic, investment outlook for Japan

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A quarterly survey by the Bank of Japan released Monday showed business sentiment rising to its strongest level in a decade, exceeding analysts’ expectations for the [...]
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Japan business confidence hits decade high

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Confidence among Japan’s biggest manufacturers has jumped to its highest level in a decade, a key central survey showed on Monday, as the world’s number three [...]
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Teens in US and Japan Admit to Phone Addiction

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

About half of teenagers in the United States and in Japan say they can’t put their devices down. Teens say they are addicted and that their devices cause the greatest [...]
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Activist arrested for ‘unlawful protest’ outside Parliament

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Activist and artist Seelan Palay was on Sunday (October 1) arrested outside Parliament House, where he was presenting part of a performance art piece in tribute to long-time [...]
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More than 60pct of Singapore-listed companies score well on cyber security: Study

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Singapore-listed firms scored well in a private study of companies from 11 markets. The study by cyber intelligence company Kinkayo found that more than 60 per cent of [...]
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Singapore is a great Brexit model, but is Britain up to the job?

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

n the debate over Britain’s future after Brexit, the “Singapore model” is often raised, and just as often demonised. In the summer Philip Hammond, the [...]
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Singapore Snub Spoils Office Party

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Kwek, not Quek.It’s not enough that a Malaysian tycoon is paying the most ever to build a new office block in Singapore. What’s more important is that his [...]
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