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India takes key step toward full-fledged Islamic banks

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

India is planning to set up a body to fine-tune and promote Islamic finance before issuing license to start full-fledged banking operations, according to one of the [...]
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One dead, 77 hurt in riot at PNG immigration centre

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

One person was killed and 77 injured as tensions boiled over during a second night of violence at an Australian immigration detention centre on Papua New Guinea’s Manus [...]
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New pressure on Australia-Indonesia ties

New pressure on Australia-Indonesia ties

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

Australia’s relationship with Indonesia is under renewed pressure after a leak of a classified document suggesting Australia passed on information gained by [...]
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Fresh claims of Australia spying on Indonesia ‘mind-boggling’

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

Published in the New York Times over the weekend, documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal the Australian intelligence body spied on an American law firm [...]
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Japan eyes Pacific trade pact concessions as talks with US begin

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

Japan could make concessions on tariffs on some sensitive farm products, a key cabinet minister said on Tuesday, as US and Japanese officials began talks ahead of [...]
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India Calls for Bank Kiosks at Singapore Worker Dorms After Riot

19-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Indian High Commission has asked banks operating in Singapore to set up money-remittance kiosks at workers’ dormitories after a riot in the Little India district [...]
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57 more Bangladeshis detained in Malaysia

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

Malaysian law enforcers detained 57 more Bangladeshis between Thursday and Sunday under an ongoing nationwide crackdown against illegal foreign workers. With this, at least [...]
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India unveils restrained pre-election budget

India unveils restrained pre-election budget

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

India’s finance minister unveiled Monday a restrained mini budget for the government’s remaining months in office, saying the budget deficit has narrowed and [...]
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Breakout at Australian immigration centre on PNG

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

Thirty-five asylum-seekers broke out of an Australian immigration detention on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island and several were injured, officials said Monday, as [...]
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Why Australia is a great place to start a business

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

Rohan Workman, manager of Melbourne Accelerator Programme, makes a pitch at Asian entrepreneurs, why Australia is a great place to expand or start a business Image Courtesy: [...]
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Asia-Pacific stability depends on success of Asean code of conduct – Kerry

Asia-Pacific stability depends on success of Asean code of conduct – Kerry

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

US Secretary of State John Kerry increased diplomatic pressure on China on Monday to resolve maritime disputes with Southeast Asia based on international legal principles, [...]
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Closing of Alcoa smelter in Australia underscores aluminium sector woes

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

Aluminium producer Alcoa Inc said it will close its Point Henry smelter and two rolling mills in Australia, underscoring the dire market conditions facing producers amid a [...]
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Alcoa to close Point Henry smelter in Australia

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

Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc said it will permanently close its Point Henry smelter and two rolling mills in Australia, after a two-year review found that the smelter had [...]
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Australian police raid media firms over Corby deal

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

Australian police Tuesday raided the offices of a commercial television network and magazine stable over a tell-all deal with drug mule Schapelle Corby who was paroled in [...]
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Indonesia says ties with Australia will remain on ice for at least six months

Indonesia says ties with Australia will remain on ice for at least six months

18-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Theguardian | 7:47 AM

Indonesia expects ties with Australia to remain on ice for at least six months given the time it will take to negotiate a code of conduct to govern intelligence gathering in [...]
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