Archive for December 22nd, 2016

What higher interest rates mean for Singapore

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

One of the world’s most closely watched games of “Will they or won’t they?” finally came to an end last week. The United States Federal Reserve [...]
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Singapore shocked by ‘vicious attack’ on Berlin Christmas market: MFA

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

Singapore is “shocked” by a possible terror attack at a busy Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday (December 20), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) [...]
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Singapore steps up security for festive period

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

Expect tighter security and more bag checks in Singapore this festive season, with Monday’s attack in Berlin serving as the latest reminder of the global terror threat. [...]
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Philippines revises forex assumptions, but keeps growth outlook

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com/ | 6:00 AM

The Philippines revised on Tuesday its foreign exchange assumptions for its 2017 and 2018 macroeconomic targets, taking into consideration a weaker peso against the US [...]
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Philippines eyes faster 2017 farm output, banking on China demand

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

Philippine farm output growth could speed up to 7 percent to 8 percent next year as the Southeast Asian nation looks to ship more agricultural products to markets like China, [...]
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China: Ties with Philippines improved since Duterte visit

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

The relationship between the Philippines and China significantly improved after the state visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to Beijing last October, a Chinese official said. [...]
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Rodrigo Duterte must be investigated, says UN official

Rodrigo Duterte must be investigated, says UN official

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

The United Nations has called on Philippine authorities to investigate controversial president Rodrigo Duterte for murder after he bragged about killing people last week. [...]
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Building on enduring Philippine ties

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

Singapore got a close-up look at the flint-edged new President of the Philippines last week when he paid a two-day visit to the island. The famously free-spoken Rodrigo [...]
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UN rights chief urges Philippines to probe president for murder

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

‘The killings committed by Duterte, by his own admission, at a time when he was a mayor, clearly constitute murder,’ UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein [...]
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The Philippines’ Controversial President, Rodrigo Duterte47:36

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Wbur.org | 6:00 AM

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte brags about a lot of things, including committing murder. We look at the Philippines under Duterte’s rule. Defiant tough guy Rodrigo [...]
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Palace maintains Rody in pink of health

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

Only God can stop President Duterte, who is in tip-top shape, from running the government, Malacanang said yesterday, days after Duterte admitted he has health problems. [...]
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Philippines Mulling Bitcoin Regulation as Remittance Use Surges

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

The Philippines is considering regulations for digital currencies as the government seeks to bolster protection for the increasing number of overseas Filipinos using bitcoin [...]
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James Taylor cancels Philippines concert over Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war killings

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Singer says in Facebook post his work is not political but ‘sometimes you have to make a political stand’ against unacceptable assaults on rule of law Grammy [...]
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Philippine government files criminal charges against Duterte critic

Philippine government files criminal charges against Duterte critic

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

The Philippine government filed a criminal case in court on Wednesday against a staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, accusing her of trying to sabotage a [...]
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Four snatched off Philippines near Abu Sayyaf stronghold

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

Four crew from a Philippine-flagged fishing vessel have been snatched in waters off the country’s south where Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants have previously taken [...]
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