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Shell sells Australia service stations, refinery for $2.6b

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

Global energy giant Shell announced Friday it is selling 870 service stations and its last remaining Australian refinery to Swiss-based oil giant Vitol for $2.6 billion. The [...]
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China offers to finance 30pct of India’s infra, pips Japan

22-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Indiatimes | 6:00 AM

China wants to fund a big chunk of India’s infrastructure development even though previous attempts have been rebuffed by a government nervous about allowing its [...]
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Telecom New Zealand first-half profit fails to spark

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

Telecom New Zealand posted a flat interim profit amid declining fixed-line revenues Friday, also announcing the company will change its name to Spark as it revamps for the [...]
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Australia to buy eight Boeing Poseidon P-8A spy planes

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

Australia will buy eight of Boeing Co’s P-8A Poseidon long-range spy planes to help protect its offshore oil and gas interests and maritime borders, at a cost of about [...]
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Vitol pays $2.6b for Shell’s Australian refinery, petrol stations

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

Vitol SA (VITOLV.UL) is buying Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDSA.L) Australian downstream businesses for about A$2.9 billion ($2.6 billion) in its biggest acquisition, as the [...]
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CLARIFICATION: Hotel in Indian desert world’s most extraordinary stay: Lonely Planet

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

An opulent sandcastle built in the Indian desert has been named the most extraordinary place to stay on the planet by editors of Lonely Planet. It’s called Mihir Garh, [...]
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Family: Australian missionary held in N Korea

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s prime minister on Thursday urged citizens abroad to obey the laws of foreign countries after an Australian missionary who carried Christian pamphlets was [...]
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Australian detained in N Korea ‘knew the risks’

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | SBS | 6:00 AM

An Australian man being detained by North Korean authorities knew the journey was risky, his wife says. Christian missionary John Short, 75, originally from South Australia, [...]
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New Zealand’s Fletcher Building posts modest result

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

New Zealand’s largest listed company Fletcher Building posted a modest interim profit rise Thursday as tepid business in Australia capped strong gains in its home [...]
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Australian jobs portal SEEK looks to buy Malaysia-based JobStreet

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

Combine and consolidate: How will SEEK’s decision to buy JobStreet affect the region’s human resource scene? The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch today [...]
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UN envoy urges impartial probe into Burma ‘killings’

UN envoy urges impartial probe into Burma ‘killings’

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

The UN’s rights envoy to Myanmar on Wednesday raised “serious concerns” over the impartiality of a government investigation into allegations of deadly [...]
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Australian Treasurer says G20 must focus to lift global growth

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

The world’s 20 major economies must cooperate and improve macroeconomic coordination to lift growth, create jobs and return government budgets to a more sustainable [...]
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Burma Nationals in Malaysia Shaken After Activist’s Killing

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

The brutal killing of a Myanmar-born democracy activist here has unnerved Myanmar nationals in Malaysia, who worry that religious tensions back home are spilling into their [...]
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Activist’s murder rattles Burma nationals in Malaysia

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Insider | 6:00 AM

The murder of a Myanmar-born democracy activist in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, has unnerved Myanmar nationals in Malaysia, who worry that religious tension back home is spilling [...]
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Australia PM ‘won’t be blackmailed’ after bloody PNG riot

Australia PM ‘won’t be blackmailed’ after bloody PNG riot

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

Prime minister Tony Abbott Thursday said he will not succumb to “moral blackmail” over an Australian detention centre on Papua New Guinea, as graphic witness [...]
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