Archive for December 31st, 2016

Toshiba shares, bonds tumble as second downgrade fans writedown fears

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

Shares in Toshiba fell more than 19 percent on Thursday, clocking a third day of heavy losses after the Japanese tech-to-nuclear conglomerate said earlier this week it faced [...]
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JGBs firm as investors await BOJ’s January purchase plans

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

Japanese government bonds firmed on Thursday, getting a lift from stronger US Treasuries, as investors geared up for the long New Year’s holiday and awaited details of [...]
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Abe Popularity Hits Three-Year High After Pearl Harbor Trip

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s public approval rating has risen to a three-year high following his visit to Pearl Harbor, according to a survey by the Nikkei [...]
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JGB yields hold near 3-week lows after bullish run by Treasuries

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

Japanese government bond yields held near three-week lows on Friday, anchored down after a well-received debt auction took US Treasury yields down across the curve overnight. [...]
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JGBs give up gains and slip as market braces for fresh supply

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

Japanese government bonds gave up earlier gains and slipped on Friday as the market braced for next week’s 10-year debt auction. March 10-year futures were down 0.09 [...]
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euro Climbs Along With Oil as Japan Stocks Decline: Markets Wrap

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

The euro spiked higher as the dollar weakened for a second day and oil rebounded in thin end-of-year trading. Asian stocks fell, with Japan heading toward its first annual [...]
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Could a woman’s suicide bring changes to Japan’s workaholic culture?

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Csmonitor | 6:00 AM

Thousands of Japanese workers die each year from health issues related to long work schedules. The prime minister is pushing to reform the system, but its deep ties to [...]
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A 24-year-old’s ‘death from overwork’ causes Japan to rethink work-life balance

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

In Japanese the word is karoshi, or “death from overwork.” The latest karoshi victim was 24-year-old Matsuri Takahashi, who worked for the Japanese ad agency [...]
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Carmakers Are Learning Japan’s Tech Talent Doesn’t Come Cheap

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

Headhunter Casey Abel spent four months trying to hire a data-centre architect for a Japanese automaker, including five meetings with the client – one with the top [...]
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Head of Japan’s largest ad agency resigns over ‘death by overwork’

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

The president of Dentsu, Japan’s largest advertising agency, will step down over the “death by overwork” of a young employee, a suicide which has prompted [...]
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Japan’s Nomura sees opportunities from Trump’s pro-business agenda

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

Nomura Holdings Inc sees opportunities in the pro-business stance of US president-elect Donald Trump, though his protectionist tilt brings uncertainty to the global economy, [...]
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Singapore deports Indonesians bound for Syria

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

Singapore deported two Indonesians Tuesday after one was found to have plans to travel to Syria, the city-state’s interior ministry confirmed. “Two Indonesians [...]
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Singapore deports 2 Indonesians suspected of supporting Islamic State

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

Indonesian anti-terror police lead away two of six men arrested this week for their suspected involvement in last month’s militant attack in Jakarta, at police [...]
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Controversial Singapore teen blogger seeks US asylum

Controversial Singapore teen blogger seeks US asylum

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

A Singaporean teenager who became notorious for profanity-laced attacks on the city’s revered late leader Lee Kuan Yew is seeking political asylum in the US, his [...]
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Singapore teen blogger seeks US asylum

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

A Singaporean teenager who became notorious for profanity-laced attacks on the city’s revered late leader Lee Kuan Yew is seeking political asylum in the US, his lawyer [...]
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