Archive for December, 2016

Malaysia arrests woman for mocking Muslim call for prayer Azan on Facebook

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

Muslim worshippers pray at a mosque in Pakistan Reuters A woman has been detained by Johor Police after she was suspected of insulting Islam in a post on Facebook. It was [...] » More

M’sia’s unemployment rate in October at 3.5pct, up year-on-year

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

Malaysia’s unemployment rate in October 2016 stood at 3.5 per cent, the same as in the previous month, but 0.2 percentage points higher than in October 2015, the [...] » More

China reports first two human deaths from bird flu this winter

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

Two people in China’s Anhui province have died from H7N9 bird flu, the first fatalities in China among this winter’s cases, while Macau reported its first human [...] » More

World’s Worst Air Has Mongolians Seeing Red, Planning Action

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

If you think air pollution in China has been bad, just look at Mongolia. Levels of particulate matter in the air have risen to almost 80 times the recommended safety level [...] » More

Burma farmers reap rewards from 3D printing

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

Whizzing across a blue-lit platform with a whirr and a squeak, liquid plastic emanating from its chrome tip, the 3D printer seems a far cry from the muddy, crop-filled fields [...] » More

Muslim man found dead after speaking to media in restive Burma state

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

The headless body of a Muslim villager has been found days after he spoke to reporters on a rare government-guided media tour of restive northern Rakhine State, Myanmar [...] » More

Southeast Asia on terror alert after foiled bomb plots

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

Southeast Asian security forces were on alert on Friday ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays after two bomb plots were foiled in Australia and Indonesia and the [...] » More

Asia stocks pressured by Wall Street, dollar holds below 14-year peak

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

Asian stocks retreated in subdued trade on Friday after Wall Street took a breather from its surge since the US election, while the dollar hovered below the 14-year high set [...] » More

Asian stocks fall after Wall Street rally stalls

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

Most Asian markets fell Friday following a retreat on Wall Street and as oil prices weakened on the last trading day before Christmas. Regional stocks mirrored negative [...] » More

Asian stocks markets slide after Wall Street loss

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

Asian markets slid Friday in thin trading ahead of the Christmas holiday after Wall Street fell for a second day. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.6 [...] » More

This HK Developer Is Selling Apartments That Are Smaller Than Parking Spaces

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

A new residential complex in Hong Kong will feature apartments that are smaller than the parking spots. According to the South China Morning Post, apartments at the 356-unit [...] » More

Mainland buyers heat up HK insurance market

24-Dec-2016 Intellasia | China Daily | 6:00 AM

Buyers from the Chinese mainland are driving a big increase in insurance policies taken out in Hong Kong. Chinese mainlanders spent HK$48.9 billion on insurance policies [...] » More

A Goldman You’ve Never Heard of Is Pursuing an IPO in HK

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

Goldman is planning an initial public offering in Hong Kong-but it’s not the Goldman you’ve heard of. Goldman Faith Holdings Ltd, a local engineering [...] » More

One Yuan Buys You One HK Dollar – in 7-Eleven at Least

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

In a sign of how far confidence in China’s currency has fallen, 7-Eleven stores in Hong Kong are valuing the Chinese currency at par with the city’s dollar. Just [...] » More

Can Taiwan survive an avalanche?

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

On December 21, 1471, Portuguese sailors arrived at a small island off the west coast of Central Africa which they named after the patron saint of the day, Saint Thomas, or [...] » More