Archive for December 16th, 2016

Japan finds capsized boat, eight still missing

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

Japanese rescuers on Thursday spotted a boat that capsized a day earlier, leaving one dead, but have yet to find the eight men still missing after the accident, officials [...]
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Abe, Putin to huddle at hot spring over Japan-Russia islands row

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet at a hot spring resort on Thursday seeking progress on a territorial row that has prevented their [...]
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Japan will look closely at effects of Fed rate hikes – Suga

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

The Japanese government will look closely at the effects of the US Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates, a top government spokesman said on Thursday. [...]
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Japan, Hitachi to stump up $8.5 billion for Horizon nuclear project in Wales: source

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

The Japanese government and a Hitachi Ltd unit will compile a package worth around 1 trillion yen ($8.5 billion) for a UK nuclear power plant project, a government official [...]
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Japan’s ratification of the TPP

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

The Diet’s ratification last week of the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact, touted as a free trade deal encompassing economies that together account for 40 percent of the [...]
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Europe must take advantage of cooperation with Japan

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Euractiv | 6:00 AM

Japan is deeply concerned about the developments in Europe. Both partners have surprisingly a lot in common, and Europe should take advantage of mutual relations, writes [...]
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Japan wants free trade deal with EU by end of the year

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

Tokyo and Brussels are currently in final talks to carry out a broad free trade agreement by the end of the year, according to Japanese government officials as quoted by [...]
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Tones of reconciliation give Japan’s Abe chance to re-arm

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

December will be a month of reconciliation for Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, as he meets leaders from two countries that fought Japan in World War II: the US and [...]
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Japan moves to allow casino gambling at ‘integrated resorts’

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

Japan’s parliament approved Thursday a law on “integrated resorts” that is the first major hurdle in allowing casinos to set up shop in the wealthy nation. [...]
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Singapore October retail sales rise 2.2pct from year earlier

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

Singapore’s retail sales in October rose from a year earlier, due to a jump in motor vehicle sales and demand for recreational goods, data showed on Thursday. Total [...]
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Woman in Jakarta bomb plot was a maid in Singapore

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A 27-year-old Indonesian woman arrested for allegedly planning to mount a suicide-bomb attack on the presidential palace in Jakarta had worked in Singapore as a maid. In an [...]
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Singapore-KL high-speed rail deadline ‘ambitious but achievable’

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Experts say finalising the line’s alignment in Malaysia will be the biggest challenge The high-speed rail (HSR) line between Singapore and Malaysia has an ambitious [...]
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Duterte leaves Cambodia for Singapore

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

President Duterte has left Phnom Penh and is now on his way to Singapore for a two day state visit there. Duterte flew out of Cambodia at 9:50 p.m. (10:50 p.m. Manila time). [...]
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PH eyes labour deal with Singapore during Duterte visit

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Abs-cbn. | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government is hoping to open talks about a possible labour deal with Singapore when President Rodrigo Duterte visits the Southeast Asian nation on Thursday. [...]
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Singapore rises to world’s 16th costliest city for expats

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Tmes | 6:00 AM

Strength of Sing$ helps push it up two spots; Tokyo leapfrogs to top position Singapore is the 16th most expensive city in the world for expatriates – a rise of two [...]
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