Archive for January 21st, 2017

Japan should push back if Trump takes ‘wrong’ economic policies’: PM Abe adviser

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

Japan should push back if President-elect Donald Trump bases trade and other economic policy on “wrong economics,” an adviser to prime minister Shinzo Abe told [...]
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Japan PM aims to strengthen US alliance under President Trump

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, speaking in parliament hours before US President-elect Donald Trump takes office, said on Friday he wanted to further strengthen the [...]
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Japan steel industry fears protectionism from Trump -industry official

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

Japan’s steel industry is concerned over the risks of a US exit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal and reform of the North American Free Trade Agreement by the [...]
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Health diets from overseas flooding Japan, but are they right for Japanese bodies?

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Japantoday | 6:00 AM

Some time ago it was noticed that Mediterranean countries, Italy and Greece in particular, are relatively free of heart disease. Why should that be? Olive oil? It’s a [...]
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Japan not sending its envoy back to Korea for now

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Tokyo wants Seoul to act on ‘comfort women’ statues first The Japanese government plans to wait until South Korea makes efforts to remove controversial [...]
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Recalled Japanese envoy not likely to return to Seoul anytime soon

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Japan’s ambassador to South Korea will remain in Japan for some time, government sources said Thursday, as Seoul has yet to do anything to address Tokyo’s concern [...]
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Toshiba starts process to sell stake in chip business: Kyodo

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

Toshiba has started the process to sell a minority stake in its profitable flash memory chip business, expecting to fetch several billion dollars as it faces a [...]
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Japan retains top spot in terms of US Treasury holdings

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan has maintained its hold for a second month on the No. 1 spot atop China among foreign owners of US Treasury securities. The Treasury Department reported Wednesday that [...]
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Singapore’s first hypercar will be an all-electric carbon-fibre machine

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Mashable | 6:00 AM

Singapore has unveiled its first all-electric hypercar, a sleek work of engineering that it plans to exhibit in a couple of months at a global motor show. The [...]
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Luanda beats London, HK and Singapore as most expensive city for expatriates

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

Angola’s capital city Luanda is the priciest city for expatriates to relocate to this year, according to a study conducted by Movinga, a moving services start-up. [...]
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Singapore Exchange cautious after modest rise in quarterly profit

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

Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) said it faces challenges from slowing Asian economies after reporting a 5 percent rise in second quarter profit on Thursday, and will pursue more [...]
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Modelling the British economy after Brexit on Singapore is a really bad idea

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

Just as Singapore and other low tax countries have discovered, the more wealthy overseas people you have owning assets in your country, the greater the risk that your banks [...]
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Singapore to be home port for HK cruise ship Genting Dream

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

The Genting Dream luxury cruise ship will make Singapore its home port from December 3, in a year-long deployment. This was announced on Thursday (January 19) by Genting Hong [...]
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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Singapore in February: report

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to arrive in Singapore on 19 February, despite ongoing police investigations into allegations of bribery and fraud, according [...]
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Philippines, communist rebels resume peace talks in Rome

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Philippine negotiators and communist guerrillas resumed peace talks in Rome on Thursday, with the insurgents warning that alleged government violations of an accord on human [...]
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