Archive for January 4th, 2017

Japan Copes with the Disappearing Eel

04-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The New Yorker | 6:00 AM

One hot evening last July, I visited the Michelin-starred unagi, or eel, restaurant Nodaiwa, which sits in a quiet basement beneath Tokyo’s glamorous Ginza shopping [...]
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Japan’s ‘Perverse’ Immigration Policy

04-Jan-2017 Intellasia | National Review | 6:00 AM

Writing in the Financial Times, John Plender wonders why Japan, seemingly stuck in the economic doldrums for two decades, has not seen a populist upsurge comparable with [...]
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Japanese Emperor greets New Year well-wishers

04-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Emperor Akihito delivered his traditional New Year address Monday with tens of thousands of people flocking to the Imperial Palace for what could be his last [...]
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PM Lee reassures Singapore in New Year message

04-Jan-2017 Intellasia | TNP | 6:00 AM

In his New Year’s Day message on Facebook, Emeritus Senior minister Goh Chok Tong said he did not feel at ease about 2017. He listed concerns over the US, Chinese and [...]
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PM Lee is ‘confident’ Singapore can do well despite uncertain times – Singaporeans think otherwise

04-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

In a video posted on the eve of the New Year, prime minister Lee Hsien Loong said that he is ‘confident’ Singapore can do well despite uncertain times. He said [...]
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Singapore and HK gain ground as rising currency trading rivals to London

04-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

London lost market share in the global currency trading arena last year, as rising rivals in the emerging markets nibbled away at Britain’s historic position as the [...]
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Singapore Ambassador urges USA to take Amos Yee

04-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

Commenting on news of an interview teen blogger Amos yee granted to Reuters while still held in a detention centre in Chicago, Singapore’s Ambassador-at-Large Bilahari [...]
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Singapore Home Prices Fall for Third Year Amid government Curbs

04-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Singapore home prices fell 3 percent in 2016, the third straight year of declines as the government held steadfast on property cooling measures. An index tracking private [...]
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Singapore fourth-quarter GDP up 1.8pct on-year, well above forecasts

04-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s economic growth surged in the fourth quarter, rising 1.8 percent from a year earlier, handily beating a Reuters forecast for a rise of just 0.6 percent. On [...]
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Singapore Q4 GDP beats forecasts as manufacturing rebounds

04-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s economy posted surprisingly strong growth in the fourth quarter, although the outlook is clouded by worries over a slowdown in China and uncertainty over [...]
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Singapore’s Economy Expands More Than Economists Estimated

04-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s economic growth quickened to the fastest pace in more than three years last quarter as manufacturing and services rebounded. Key Points Gross domestic [...]
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Singapore economy likely grew more than 1 pct in 2016 – PM

04-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s economy probably grew more than 1 percent in 2016 but the government is keeping a close watch on the labour market as it has shown signs of weakening, prime [...]
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Oil price hike greets consumers in 2017

04-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Oil companies opened 2017 with price hikes across fuel products, on sentiments that the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC states would push [...]
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Uncertainties erode economic fundamentals

04-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The first three quarters of 2016 had been pretty much the same on the local economic landscape, boring if one could describe such, but still not unpleasant. In October, the [...]
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Trump, Philippines’ Duterte seek connection as China looms

04-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Washington Times | 6:00 AM

It was once the rock-solid symbol of one of the deepest and most enduring US alliances in the region. Today this massive but long-shuttered US Navy base is just one more [...]
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