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Australian trafficker takes key step in Indonesia parole bid

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

An application by Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby for parole from an Indonesian jail was heard last week in private, an official said Monday, a key step in her bid [...]
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Australia probes detention of asylum-seeker children

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

Australia’s human rights watchdog launched an inquiry Monday into the detention of more than 1,000 children under punitive government policies that banish [...]
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Russia races to complete hotels amid security concerns

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

The organisers of Sochi Olympics on Sunday raced to finish all the hotels for the start of the Games in less than a week, as Australia banned athletes from leaving the [...]
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India set to ease visa restrictions: report

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

Tourists travelling to India from up to 180 countries will no longer have to queue up at their local consulates to obtain visas under reforms expected to be approved this [...]
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Global automakers scour India’s backroads in search of dream market

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

For global automakers, the dusty backroads of rural India could be the new El Dorado. As economic torpor suffocates demand for new cars in India’s megacities, incomes [...]
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Analysis: Australia’s home-brewed inflation a hangover for central bank

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

The laudable desire of Australians to be well educated and healthy is proving an expensive one as escalating costs add to inflationary pressures even as the broader economy [...]
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New Zealand/Australia Morning Call-Global markets

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

A selloff in emerging markets sent a cold chill down Wall Street, triggering a slide on Friday and making January its worst month since May 2012 after one of its best years [...]
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Indian state bars foreign supermarkets in latest blow for chains

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

The Indian state of Rajasthan has barred foreign direct investment in supermarkets, an ominous sign for global retailers who covet India’s vast but fragmented retail [...]
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India vs. the US: When Central Bankers Collide

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

Central banking isn’t a contact sport like football, or even cricket. But the head of India’s central bank, who until recently was living and working in the US, [...]
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Australian Exchange to Open Singapore Office This Year

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

ASX Ltd (ASX) will hire staff for a new office in Singapore this year as Australia’s main exchange operator seeks to do more business with Asian hedge funds and [...]
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NZ, Philippines to start working holiday scheme

03-Feb-2014 Intellasia | TVNZ | 6:00 AM

Young New Zealanders will be able to spend a year working, studying and holidaying in the Philippines, Foreign Affairs minister Murray McCully has announced. A new working [...]
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India advises nationals in Thailand to take precautions

03-Feb-2014 Intellasia | India | 6:00 AM

Bangkok: Amid mounting anti-government protests, the Indian Embassy in Thailand has advised Indian resident nationals and tourists to take precautions for their safety ahead [...]
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Australia v Indonesia Approaches A Flashpoint

03-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

It’s not just China and Japan bumping heads over sea borders in Asia there are signs that a showdown is looming between two countries with a normally friendly [...]
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India ‘disappointed’ after US downgrades air safety ranking

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

US aviation authorities have downgraded India’s safety ranking in a “disappointing” and “surprising” move that will hit air links between the [...]
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Burma migrant workers return from Malaysia

03-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Elevenmyanmar | 6:00 AM

Myanmar migrant workers held in a detention centre in Malaysia arrived back home on Wednesday evening, thanks to a chartered flight arranged by the Sitagu aid group of [...]
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