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SmartGate allows Singapore travellers speedier entry into Australia

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Channelnewsasia | 6:00 AM

Singaporeans visiting Australia can now zip through immigration counters at the country’s airports, after Canberra extended the use of its SmartGate facilities to [...]
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G-20 vows to boost world economy by $2 trillion

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Finance chiefs from the 20 largest economies agreed Sunday to carry out policies that will boost world GDP by more than $2 trillion over the coming five years. Australian [...]
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Slashing jobs and jets, Qantas makes plea for state aid

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Qantas Airways Ltd (QAN.AX) is axing 15 percent of its workforce, slashing spending and selling gas-guzzling older planes after stiff competition at home and overseas pushed [...]
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Russia to expand its worldwide military presence

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Russia says it plans to expand its worldwide military presence by seeking permission for navy ships to use ports in Latin America, Asia and elsewhere. Defense minister Sergei [...]
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Struggling Australian carrier Qantas to axe 5,000 jobs

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Struggling Australian carrier Qantas Thursday said it will axe 5,000 jobs, defer aircraft deliveries and suspend growth at Asian offshoot Jetstar in a major shake-up after [...]
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Ex-Oyu Tolgoi chief sees Mongolia investment rules improving

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Rio Tinto’s former Mongolian chief and boss of the massive Oyu Tolgoi copper project says the country is taking the right steps to arrest a drop in foreign investment [...]
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Two more Indian nationals jailed for rioting in Singapore

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Ndtv | 6:00 AM

Two more Indian nationals in Singapore were today jailed for 18 weeks each for their role in the country’s worst riot in 40 years in December last year. Thangaiya [...]
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Air New Zealand posts record interim profit

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Air New Zealand posted a record first-half net profit Thursday and predicted its full-year result will also scale new highs as the world economy picks up. The flag carrier [...]
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CAMBODIA PRESS-Coca-Cola auditors visit sugar suppliers – Phnom Penh Post

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Third-party auditors hired by The Coca-Cola Company are conducting an audit of Cambodian sugar suppliers, NGOs and community representatives said on Wednesday. “Coke [...]
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Qantas cuts 5000 jobs, ends Perth-Singapore route

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

Struggling Australian carrier Qantas on Thursday said it will take measures including cutting 5,000 jobs and ending its Perth-Singapore route in a major shake-up after a [...]
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Sea Shepherd challenges shark kill policy in Australia

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Militant environmental group Sea Shepherd on Wednesday said it is seeking a Supreme Court injunction to halt a controversial shark culling policy in Western Australia. The [...]
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Carlyle to bid against New Zealand, China funds for Transpacific NZ arm – source

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Private equity giant Carlyle Group is expected to bid for Transpacific Industries Group Ltd’s New Zealand waste management business, competing with state funds from [...]
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Australian actor Sullivan Stapleton suffers serious injury in Thailand

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Melbourne-born actor Sullivan Stapleton, 36, has been injured in Thailand. According to US media reports Stapleton, who was in Thailand filming his US television series [...]
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The rise of crowdfunding movement in Asia

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Last weekend I participated in a youth entrepreneurship forum by signing up on a crowdfunding website in Taiwan. How much does it cost? Free. It is basically a free forum. [...]
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Qantas CEO says doesn’t see short-term changes to Qantas Sale Act

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Qantas Airways Ltd (QAN.AX) chief executive Alan Joyce said on Thursday that he doesn’t expect any short-term changes to legislation known as the Qantas Sale Act that [...]
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