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India budget: 2013/14 current account deficit seen at $45 billion

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

India’s Finance minister P. Chidambaram told parliament that the country’s current account deficit would be contained at $45 billion in 2013/14. Chidambaram was [...]
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US Pushes for Greater Transparency in South China Sea Claims

US Pushes for Greater Transparency in South China Sea Claims

18-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Voanews | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State John Kerry says unannounced, unilateral actions in contested waters of the South China Sea challenge regional stability. After meeting with leaders in [...]
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Australia spied on Indonesia talks with US law firm in 2013

18-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

? New Edward Snowden documents show ASD listened to Indonesian government talks and shared what they learned with US ? Australia and the US share access to bulk Indonesian [...]
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Islamists protest parole for Australian drug mule Corby

Islamists protest parole for Australian drug mule Corby

17-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

More than 100 Islamic hardliners slammed the Indonesian government Friday for approving Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby’s parole from jail, saying the [...]
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Waze touches 50M users globally; Malaysia, Indonesia in top 10 list

17-Feb-2014 Intellasia | e27 | 6:00 AM

In an exclusive chat with e27, Julie Mosler of Waze talks about the growing focus on SEA, what makes Waze click, and plans going forward Started in 2008 in Israel, born out [...]
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Bangladeshis among 102 held in Malaysia

17-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Thedailystar | 6:00 AM

Malaysian immigration police today detained 102 more foreign workers including Bangladeshis in an ongoing crackdown on illegal expatriates. It was not clear immediately how [...]
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Indonesia calls in Australian ambassador Greg Moriarty to protest against ‘unacceptable’ escalation of boat policy

Indonesia calls in Australian ambassador Greg Moriarty to protest against ‘unacceptable’ escalation of boat policy

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

Indonesia has stepped up its protests against the Abbott government’s border protection policies, hauling Australia’s ambassador to Jakarta into the foreign [...]
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Asia’s Budget Airline Invasion

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

Cathay Pacific Airways (293:HK) is preparing for war. No, it’s not a battle over first-class lounges or lie-flat beds. Such skirmishes over creature comforts to woo [...]
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Kerry meets China’s Xi amid heightened Asia tensions

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

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, as Washington’s security allies Tokyo and Manila fret over China’s far-reaching [...]
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Meeting between China and Taiwan occurs amid backdrop of rising tension in Asia Pacific region

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Straight | 6:00 AM

The highest-rated article on the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada website carries the provocative title: “Worrying about the war in the Pacific”. Yves [...]
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Thailand sends Rohingya Muslims back to Burma

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The Thai authorities have announced that 1,300 Rohingya refugees were sent back to Burma last year. They had been held at Thai detention centres and deported late last year, [...]
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Rio Tinto bounces back with $3.67 bn annual profit

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

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto staged a dramatic turnaround in 2013 to report a $3.67 billion annual net profit on Thursday, after a major cost-cutting drive that [...]
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Indonesia calls in Australian ambassador Greg Moriarty to protest against ‘unacceptable’ escalation of boat policy

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

Indonesia has stepped up its protests against the Abbott government’s border protection policies, hauling Australia’s ambassador to Jakarta into the foreign [...]
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‘Gold bars’ ground Indian airliner in Malaysia

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

An Indian airliner made an emergency landing in Malaysia today over a bomb scare, but fear turned to puzzlement once authorities discovered the contents of a suspicious [...]
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Australian unemployment worst in a decade

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

Australia’s unemployment rate in January jumped to 6.0 percent – its worst in a decade – with the economy shedding 3,700 jobs amid a turbulent transition [...]
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