Archive for January 5th, 2017

Japan to Hold Evacuation Drills Over N Korean Missile Threat in March

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Sputnik News | 6:00 AM

Japan plans to hold evacuation drills in several months in response to the nuclear threat from North Korea. Japanese authorities plan to finish the process of selecting [...]
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Japan to seek breakthrough on abduction issue

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

Japan’s government plans to seek cooperation from China and other countries to make a breakthrough on the issue of abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea. In [...]
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Toshiba hit by fresh profit padding allegations

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

Toshiba Corp shares fell more than five percent in early trade on Wednesday after media reported the security watchdog suspects the Japanese conglomerate of misreporting [...]
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JGBs slip on weaker Treasuries, caution ahead of 10-yr auction

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

Japanese government bond prices slipped on Wednesday, dragged down by lower US Treasuries and caution ahead of the 10-year debt auction later in the week. A rise in Nikkei on [...]
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Strong dollar lifts Japan shares toward 13-month high

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

The US dollar crept nearer to 14-year peaks on Wednesday as an abundance of upbeat global economic data boosted Wall Street and signs of quickening inflation dented [...]
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Japan-Taiwan exchange unveiled

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 6:00 AM

Japanese Representative to Taiwan Mikio Numata yesterday said that he hoped Taipei and Tokyo could take their “best relationship” to the next level, as he [...]
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Dollar strength lifts Japan shares, crimps commodities

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

The US dollar held near 14-year peaks on Wednesday as an abundance of upbeat global economic data boosted Wall Street and signs of quickening inflation dented fixed-income [...]
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Chilean wanted for suspected murder of Japanese student

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

French authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of a Chilean man suspected of murdering a Japanese student who went missing in the town of Besancon last month, [...]
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Singapore-registered ship involved in collision off Johor port

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

A collision between a Singapore-registered container vessel and a Gibraltar-registered container vessel off Pasir Gudang Port, Johor Malaysia on Tuesday (January 3) resulted [...]
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‘Business as usual’ for Singapore and Asean, says outgoing US Ambassador

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Despite concerns that US President-elect Donald Trump’s isolationalist policies and his promise to withdraw America from the Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt [...]
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Singapore: British teacher jailed 18 months for molesting 7-year-old girl

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

A Singapore court has sent a former teacher to jail for 18 months after he was found guilty of molesting a seven-year-old girl at an enrichment centre. The teacher was also [...]
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Sea turtle with sliced shell found dead on Singapore beach

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

An endangered giant sea turtle was found dead on a Singapore beach with its shell sliced in half, likely by a boat’s propeller, experts and the man who discovered it [...]
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One dead as scores escape in Philippine prison break

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

More than 150 inmates have escaped from a south Philippines prison after gunmen launched an attack. The authorities suspect the gunmen are linked to Islamist separatist [...]
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Suspected Muslim Rebels Storm Philippine Jail, 158 inmates escape

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Nearly 160 inmates escaped after suspected Muslim rebels attacked a jail in the southern Philippines before dawn Wednesday, and at least six people were shot dead as pursuing [...]
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TCS to hire 6000 more coders in Philippines

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Tata Consultancy ServicesBSE 0.40 percent (TCS) is looking at increasing its headcount in the Philippines to 10,000 from about 4,000 currently, as it looks to grow in new [...]
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