Archive for December 24th, 2016

Singapore face two major challenges in 2017 – with China and tightening capital outflow

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

According to Maybank KimgEng two immediate external risks await Singapore in 2017, the chief of which is countries in the region tightening their capital outflow to financial [...]
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Former defense official denied Singapore entry: report

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Taipeitimes | 6:00 AM

Singapore has reportedly denied entry to Veterans Affairs Council director Lee Shying-jow (???), who was on his way to visit veterans of the Republic of China (ROC) armed [...]
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Brexit Just Got More Twisted Thanks To Singapore

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Just when it looked like everyone could take a break from Brexit to think about Christmas dinner menus, wouldn’t you know that some darned European bureaucrat would [...]
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Singapore commended for swift action on 1MDB-related money laundering

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Second Finance minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani commended the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for its speedy action on alleged money laundering related to 1Malaysia [...]
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Duterte signs P3.35 trillion 2017 budget into law

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

This is the first budget to be enacted under the Duterte administration and the highest allocation by any administration so far President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, [...]
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Philippines Approves Increased Budget For 2017

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Sputnik News | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the country’s budget for 2017, which has increased by 11.6 percent compared to 2016, local media report. The 2017 budget [...]
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Brace for a rainy Christmas as tropical storm enters PH

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN Philippines | 6:00 AM

Moderate to heavy rains are expected in the Bicol region along with Southern Luzon, Mimaropa, and Metro Manila over the weekend, starting Christmas eve until Monday, December [...]
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Philippines leader Duterte faces investigation over killings claim

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The Philippines independent human rights watchdog has said it will investigate claims by President Rodrigo Duterte that he personally killed drug suspects while mayor of [...]
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Duterte Threatens to Burn Down UN Building, Calls 3 Out of 5 Americans ‘Idiots’

Duterte Threatens to Burn Down UN Building, Calls 3 Out of 5 Americans ‘Idiots’

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Breitbart | 6:00 AM

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to “burn down the United Nations” in the same week he declared that, “for every five Americans, three are [...]
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Philippines Holds Key Rate as Emerging Nations Brace for Fed

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

The Philippines left its benchmark interest rate at a record low as emerging nations brace for a steeper tightening path in the US Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas kept the [...]
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Philippine president says he will stop all online gambling

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Thursday he would halt all online gambling in his country. Duterte made the comment while announcing a 2017 budget that [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte threatens to ‘whack’ dirty money watchdogs

Philippines’ Duterte threatens to ‘whack’ dirty money watchdogs

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

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday threatened to “whack” the Philippines’ money laundering council, a regulatory body headed by the central bank [...]
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President Duterte Is This Year’s Most Googled Person in the Philippines

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

President Rodrigo Duterte is our country’s most googled personality for 2016. It comes as no surprise because he has been controversial since he decided to run for the [...]
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Foul-mouthed Duterte back on the offensive as more innocent lives are taken

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

“Mamma, mamma,” 12-year-old Kristine Joy Sailog said, moments before a stray bullet struck her heart as she stood with her family at the gate of a Catholic church [...]
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Strong typhoon set to wallop Philippines over Christmas

Strong typhoon set to wallop Philippines over Christmas

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

A strong typhoon was set to wallop the Philippines on Christmas Day, officials warned Friday, as millions of people criss-cross the mostly Catholic nation to celebrate one of [...]
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