Archive for October 5th, 2017

US shooter wired $100,000 to partner in Philippines: NBI

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

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock transferred $100,000 to his girlfriend in the Philippines who travelled there last month, authorities in Manila said Wednesday, citing the [...]
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US shooter’s girlfriend returns to US from Philippines: Manila

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

The girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock returned to the United States on Wednesday from the Philippines, as authorities in Manila said they were looking into [...]
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Philippine police say 2 Swedes wounded in rebel attack

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Suspected communist rebels staged an attack on a police car in the central Philippines on Tuesday and two Swedish citizens and their driver in a passing van were wounded in [...]
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Shell says cancels sale of Thailand gas field stakes to Kuwait’s KUFPEC

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

Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday it has cancelled a $900 million deal to sell its gas field stakes in Thailand to Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC). [...]
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Thailand expects 35 pct more Chinese tourists in Golden Week, spending $329 million

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

Thailand expects 260,000 Chinese tourists during the Golden Week holidays this week, up 35 percent from the same period last year, the Tourism and Sports Ministry said on [...]
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Joint Statement between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Thailand

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Whitehouse.gov | 6:00 AM

The President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump welcomed the prime minister of the Kingdom of Thailand general Prayut Chan-o-cha to the White House today to [...]
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PH, China, Indonesia home to bulk of region’s urban poor

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

The Philippines, China and Indonesia are home to most of the urban poor in the East Asia and Pacific region, the World Bank said yesterday. Citing its report titled [...]
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Indonesia-Russia Aircraft Deal to Be Signed in November

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The Indonesian defense minister recently announced that a much anticipated defense deal will finally be concluded this November. Indonesia and Russia are expected to sign an [...]
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Freeport-McMoRan: Indonesia Deal Is Even Worse Than I Expected

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Seekingalpha | 6:00 AM

I originally called Freeport’s “Framework for Agreement” with Indonesia a “bad deal” as it increased strategic risks for the company. Now new [...]
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Indonesia may require miners to pay share of after-tax profit under proposed rules

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

Miners operating in Indonesia will have to pay a share of their after-tax profits to both the central and local governments under new tax rules under consideration for next [...]
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Indonesia Should Refrain From More Rate Cuts, Biggest Bank Says

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

Indonesia’s central bank should avoid cutting interest rates further because borrowing costs are at an appropriate level even as loan growth remains subdued, according [...]
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Jokowi condemns Las Vegas massacre

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has condemned the mass shooting in Las Vegas, US, on Sunday night that killed 59 killed people and wounded 500. “We condemn [...]
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Malaysia expects its digital economy employment to surpass global average by 2025

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

‘Growth will be spurred by continuous investment and robust development in the digital technology,’ says international trade minister Malaysia’s ministry of [...]
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Malaysia’s Slide Toward More Conservative Islam

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The past two decades has seen Malaysia’s slow and steady shift toward an increasingly conservative Islam. On September 24, 2017 news broke of a laundromat that was only [...]
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Warship Spotlights Malaysia-Philippines Naval Exercise

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Both sides are getting ready to hold the next iteration of a maritime training activity. The departure of a Philippine warship, which is off to visit Brunei and then on to [...]
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