Archive for December 6th, 2016

President Tony Tan calls on Singaporeans in Japan to be country’s ambassadors

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

President Tony Tan Keng Yam on Sunday (December 4) called on Singaporeans based in Japan to be ambassadors for the city state. Speaking during a reception to more than 300 [...] » More

Global Economy Week Ahead: Fed Speakers, ECB Meeting, Japan Wages

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

China will release trade and inflation data US monetary policy will take centre stage early in the week, with three Federal Reserve regional bank presidents commenting on the [...] » More

Japan seeks to keep pressure on N Korea over abductions

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

The government minister responsible for the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea during the 1970s and 80s says he believes growing international pressure will [...] » More

Snow, Shaffer consider Japan trip a success

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

A pair of leaders within Wayne County said Friday they were encouraged about the future of Japanese-owned companies in the region after their recent trip overseas. Valerie [...] » More

Brussels ‘close’ to free-trade deal with Japan

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Court to rule on whether deals can be ratified at EU level after Ceta debacle Brussels is “very close” to a free-trade deal with Japan as negotiators seek to ease [...] » More

Amazon Dash Buttons land in Japan

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Verge | 6:00 AM

Amazon has started offering its Dash Buttons in Japan, a few months after the product expanded outside the US for the first time with launches in the UK, Germany, and [...] » More

Japan PM hopes for progress on peace treaty with Russia

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that he hopes for progress in peace treaty talks with Russia but that the decades-old issue cannot be settled in one [...] » More

Sharp CEO Tai says to step down once stock returns to TSE first section

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Sharp Corp CEO and President Tai Jeng-wu told reporters on Monday he would step down once the Japanese electronics maker turns profitable again at the net level and its [...] » More

Japanese navy veteran recalls Pearl Harbor 75 years on

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Navy aircraft mechanic Kuniyoshi Takimoto watched as Japanese planes roared off the aircraft carrier Hiryu to attack Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The shock assault 75 [...] » More

JGBs gain after Italy referendum spurs buying of safe assets

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese government bond prices rose on Monday as investors sought safer assets after Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign following a stinging defeat on [...] » More

Trump’s election unlikely to help Abe in isle dispute with Putin

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump’s election as the next US president is likely to make it easier for Japan to seek more talks with Russia on a decades-old territorial spat, taking [...] » More

Crowdfunding fills gap for Singapore’s small cap companies

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Metech International, an electronic-waste management company, is marketing a S$2 million ($1.4 million) crowdsourced bond, the first of its kind in Singapore. The recycling [...] » More

Singapore must stay open, even if others turn inward: PM Lee

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

THERE is a worrying trend of developed countries around the world turning inward and adopting a more protectionist stance, and this will have significant consequences for [...] » More

ZoukOut tickets scam: At least 23 Singaporeans fall victim to online fraud police say

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

At least 23 people were conned by scammers into paying S$3,400 for ZoukOut tickets on online market places such as Carousell and Craigslist, the police said on Friday. The [...] » More

Singapore says terror threat from Isis higher than before in city

Singapore says terror threat from Isis higher than before in city

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

Indonesian anti-terror police lead away two of six men arrested this week for their suspected involvement in last month’s militant attack in Jakarta, at police [...] » More