Archive for December 19th, 2016

BOJ sees weak-yen effect of YCC well worth the trouble

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

While surging global bond yields are hampering the Bank of Japan’s efforts to cap long-term interest rates, a broad US dollar rally is helping the central bank’s [...]
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Putin, Abe signal no resolution on island dispute

Putin, Abe signal no resolution on island dispute

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

Russia and Japan on Friday signalled there was no resolution after a two-day summit to a decades-long territorial dispute that has blocked them from achieving a peace treaty [...]
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Second Singapore banker jailed in Malaysian 1MDB scandal

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A Singaporean private banker was sentenced to two weeks’ jail on Friday for fraud relating to Malaysia’s 1MDB financial scandal, becoming the second person [...]
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Duterte wants stronger defense cooperation with Singapore

Duterte wants stronger defense cooperation with Singapore

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines and Singapore should intensify their defense cooperation so they can better ensure safety in the region amid threats of terrorism, President Duterte told his [...]
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Singapore bullish on investing in Phl info tech

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Singaporeans are keen on investing in information technology, renewable energy and infrastructure in the Philippines, the city-state’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam told [...]
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Philippines president to US: ‘We don’t need you…Prepare to leave’

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told the United States on Saturday to prepare for the eventual repeal of a military deal that allows Washington to deploy troops and [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte tells US to prepare to leave the country

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told the United States on Saturday to prepare for the eventual repeal of a military deal that allows Washington to deploy troops and [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte: Bye-bye America’ and we don’t need your money

Philippines’ Duterte: Bye-bye America’ and we don’t need your money

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told the United States on Saturday to prepare for repeal of an agreement on deployment of troops and equipment for exercises, declaring [...]
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Rody: Phl won’t go hungry sans US aid

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The country can afford to “lose” a funding grant from the US-led Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC), President Duterte declared yesterday as he again called on the [...]
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Philippines President Duterte addresses thousands of Filipinos in Singapore

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

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte poses for selfies with Filipinos living in Singapore after an orchid naming ceremony at Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore, December [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte defiant over kill admission

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte boasted again Friday he had killed criminals, as he vowed no let up in his war on drugs that has already claimed thousands of lives. In [...]
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Phl won’t stop China action on reefs

Phl won’t stop China action on reefs

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines will not stop China from building military structures on disputed islands in the South China Sea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said yesterday. [...]
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Duterte: I killed 3 people, but EJK just BS

Duterte: I killed 3 people, but EJK just BS

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

President Duterte admitted yesterday killing three people when he was mayor of Davao City – all of them hostage-takers. “I killed about three of them… I [...]
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First Bank opens Branch in Philippines

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Taiwannews | 6:00 AM

Taiwan-based First Bank has been issued a permit by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (the central bank of the Philippines) to open its first branch in branch in the Philippine [...]
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PH, China hold first meeting to organise Joint Coast Guard Committee

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Update | 6:00 AM

The first organisational meeting for Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and China Coast Guard (CCG) Joint Coast Guard Committee (JCGC) on Maritime Cooperation was held in Manila on [...]
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