Archive for December 26th, 2016

Japan seeks Thai defence contracts

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bangkokpost | 6:00 AM

Japan is seeking to win a contract to supply Thailand with an air defence radar system built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp, as it looks to counter growing Chinese influence in [...]
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Singapore’s growth to remain modest in 2017

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

SINGAPORE’S economy has been hit hard by external headwinds in recent years. The export-dependent nation has seen its trade income collapsing, while the pain of its key [...]
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At least 4 flights to Singapore diverted to Batam due to poor weather

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

At least four flights bound for Singapore were diverted to Batam on Thursday (December 22) due to poor weather. A spokesperson for Singapore Airlines (SIA) confirmed that two [...]
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Singapore police investigate event HK activist addressed

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

Singapore police are investigating a conference that Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong addressed via Skype without a permit, police and one of the event’s [...]
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Churches in Singapore ramp up security during festive season

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

In light of growing terror threats within the region and beyond, churches and hotels are ramping up security measures over the Christmas period. Security measures have been [...]
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Strategists Play Rupee Via Singapore Dollar as Economies Diverge

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

Go long on the Indian rupee while shorting the Singapore dollar. That’s emerging as one of the favourite trades for 2017 as strategists make a play on the diverging [...]
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Singapore awaiting return of troop carriers held in HK

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

Singapore said on Friday it is still awaiting the return of nine troop carriers seized in Hong Kong last month, which led to tension with China over Singapore’s [...]
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Singapore arrests 8 Indonesians for selling smuggled cigarettes

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

Eight foreigners arrested during the joint operation on 21 December 2016 ICA Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) arrested eight Indonesian men on [...]
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Blogger Amos Yee detained in US while seeking political asylum

Blogger Amos Yee detained in US while seeking political asylum

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

Controversial teenage blogger Amos Yee has been detained in the US while trying to seek political asylum, according to a media report. Yee, who was jailed twice in Singapore [...]
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Cemex Holdings leads IPO list in the Philippines

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

CREATING a record in recent years, Cemex Holdings Philippines Inc became the largest initial public offering (IPO) to list on the Philippines Stock Exchange in 2016. The [...]
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US military aid to Philippines increases in 2015-2016

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

The United States poured into the Philippines a record amount of money for security assistance from 2015 to 2016, according to a Reuters report. For the US fiscal year of [...]
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says most Americans are idiots

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has declared “for every five Americans, three are idiots”. The flamboyant leader made the comments after receiving [...]
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Philippines braces for severe typhoon on Christmas Day

Philippines braces for severe typhoon on Christmas Day

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

A severe typhoon is expected to hit the Philippines on Christmas Day, bringing strong winds, floods and storm surges to the disaster-prone country. Typhoon Nock-Ten, called [...]
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Chevron Selling Geothermal Assets in Indonesia, Philippines

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Thestreet | 6:00 AM

Chevron (CVX) is altering its geothermal portfolio, offloading some of assets that it’s held for decades. The company announced that its wholly-owned subsidiaries are [...]
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Philippine police arrest 6 during massive Manila meth seizure

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

Philippine authorities arrested six people and seized $67 million worth of methamphetamine on Friday, in one of the biggest narcotics hauls of a nationwide drugs war that has [...]
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