Archive for December 24th, 2016

Malaysia, Indonesia tighten security net

Malaysia, Indonesia tighten security net

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

Malaysia is on high alert for the festive season – with armed soldiers making their presence felt at shopping malls, clubs and hotels – after its neighbour [...]
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Ex-BSI banker Yeo Jiawei sentenced to 30 years in jail over 1MDB scandal

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

Singapore sentenced former BSI banker Yeo Jiawei to 30 months in jail after a 12-day trial in a case related to the money laundering at Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia [...]
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MAS A380 flight from London to KL returns to Heathrow due to defective door

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

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH1 from London to Kuala Lumpur, an Airbus A380, experienced a technical defect with one of its doors while flying over Germany on Wednesday. [...]
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Bird flu infects 7 people in China this month, killing 2

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

China has reported at least seven cases of bird flu in humans across the country this month, including two deaths, as authorities take steps to guard against an outbreak. [...]
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Kyushu bird flu outbreak brings fresh cull as Asia spread fears grow

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

A virulent strain of airborne bird flu extended its shadow across northeast Asia as Japan launched a new chicken cull on a southern island, days after gassing hundreds of [...]
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Shanghai says treating man diagnosed with bird flu

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

Shanghai’s health authority has confirmed it is treating a man diagnosed with H7N9 bird flu, the third case of human infection in China this week. The man travelled [...]
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China Confirms Third Human Bird Flu Infection, Stirs Fears of Spread

China Confirms Third Human Bird Flu Infection, Stirs Fears of Spread

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

China has found two more cases of human bird flu infection, bringing this week’s total to three and stoking fears the deadly virus could spread at a time when other [...]
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Cambodia seizes huge haul of ivory and animal parts

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

Cambodian customs have seized some 1.3 tonnes of African elephant tusks and other exotic animal parts destined for China Cambodian officials have seized 1.5 tonnes of illegal [...]
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Lifting US jade sanctions ‘a mistake’: Burma minister

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

The minister in charge of mining in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden state of Kachin says it was a mistake for the United States to lift sanctions on the country’s [...]
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Survival of the unfittest: Vietnam’s disappearing elephants

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

Baby elephant Gold has come a long way since he was found trapped in a well in central Vietnam earlier this year. Today, the one-year-old jumbo, whose tufts of jet black hair [...]
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Vietnamese fintech platform receives fund from Singapore

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

Tima, a Vietnamese peer-to-peer (P2P) lending tech platform, successfully gathered Series A funds from a Singaporean investor. Despite not revealing the name of the investor [...]
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PVI pre-tax profit surpass yearly plan by 43pct

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

PetroVietnam Insurance (PVI) estimated pre-tax profit at VND730 billion (US$32.2 million) this year, exceeding the yearly plan by nearly 43 per cent, Vu Van Thang, PVI deputy [...]
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Sabeco’s auctions to select consultancy for state divestment

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

Sai Gon Beer, Alcohol and Beverage Corporation (Sabeco) has announced it will organise auctions to select consultancy firms to sell state ownership in the company. [...]
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Vietnam to increase liquid gas imports by 2025

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

Sharply decreasing Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) output and increasing prices of new gas resources are forcing Vietnam to look to increase LNG imports. The country is expected to [...]
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Companies succeed in raising capital from bond issuance in 2016

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Dau Tu Chung Khoan | 6:00 AM

The bond market in 2016 has continued to benefit from the low level of interest rates, the relatively stable economic situation, and improved business and production [...]
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