Archive for December 9th, 2016

75 years ago, what if Japan never attacked Pearl Harbor?

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Few events in World War II were as defining as the Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The “date which shall live in infamy” – as [...]
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BOJ deputy Iwata Says No Shift Away From Asset Purchases

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata said the central bank hasn’t shifted its focus away from expanding the monetary base as it seeks to reach its inflation [...]
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Cute ‘Kawaii’ Culture May Be Holding Back Japan’s Women

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan’s women are being held back by pressure from men to be cute, rather than capable, the wife of Japan’s prime minister said in an interview. [...]
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Japan Slashes 3Q Growth Estimate as Business Spending Drops

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan unexpectedly cut its reading of third-quarter economic growth to an annualised 1.3 percent, from a preliminary estimate of 2.2 percent expansion. The revision was [...]
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Obama praises Japan ties on Pearl Harbor anniversary

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

President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the alliance between Japan and the United States exactly 75 years after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that led to [...]
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JGBs mixed as superlong zone droops ahead of 30-year sale

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

Benchmark Japanese government bonds firmed slightly on Wednesday, though superlong JGBs weakened as investors positioned for the next session’s 30-year sale. The [...]
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Japan Q3 GDP revised down to +0.3 pct qtr/qtr

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

Japan’s economy grew at an annualised rate of 1.3 percent in the July-September quarter, revised down from a preliminary reading of 2.2 percent annualised growth, [...]
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Japan mercury-poisoning victims demand tests, 60 years later

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Six decades after “Minamata disease” mercury poisoning was first discovered, victims and their advocates are demanding tests for food toxicity and illnesses be [...]
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Japan’s sex problem is so bad that people are quitting dating and marrying their friends

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

The Japanese sex problem has become so desperate that its young population has given up on dating and is just marrying friends. A government survey found 69 percent of [...]
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Japan Inc warns of global trade contraction under Trump presidency: Reuters poll

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

Corporate Japan is bracing for a rocky ride under incoming US President Donald Trump, a Reuters poll showed, with well over a third of firms seeing a contraction in global [...]
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Pearl Harbor: Nation Marks 75th Anniversary of Japan’s Attack

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

The nation on Wednesday will mark the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, an assault that left 2,403 Americans dead and propelled the country [...]
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Singapore Suffers Another Market Disruption in Futures Delay

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The start of derivatives trading in Singapore was delayed on Thursday, less than six months after Singapore Exchange Ltd’s chief executive officer apologised for a [...]
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Singapore shocked by loss of lives in Banda Aceh quake; ready to help: MFA

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

Singapore is shocked by the “tragic loss of lives and serious damage caused by the earthquake that struck Aceh”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on [...]
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Singapore must fix structural challenges to stay ahead, says report

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

Joining the chorus of voices warning of the impact of protectionism on Singapore’s economy, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and [...]
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New fund for Singapore swimming gets S$200000 boost

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

May Schooling calls it the largest cheque she has ever written, and the S$200,000 that she and husband Colin handed over to Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) president Lee [...]
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