Archive for May 9th, 2018

Japanese developers flock to Thai property market

09-May-2018 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:01 AM

Japanese real estate firms are flocking to the Thai property market, joining forces with local partners to cash in on growing demand for homes. Tokyo Tatemono Co., a major [...]
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Japan and China ‘won’t mention disputed islands’ in sovereignty hotline talks, avoiding potential rough waters

Japan and China ‘won’t mention disputed islands’ in sovereignty hotline talks, avoiding potential rough waters

09-May-2018 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:01 AM

Deal expected to be struck during a bilateral meeting between Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday Japan and China are unlikely to [...]
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More of Japan’s non-Japanese are living on welfare

09-May-2018 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:01 AM

The number of non-Japanese here relying on social welfare has grown significantly over the past decade, a labour ministry official said Monday, as the elderly in their ranks [...]
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Regulatory battle heats up over future of Japan’s regional banks

09-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:01 AM

Two small Japanese banks made a fresh appeal on Monday to be allowed to combine and pledged to ease antitrust concerns, as a battle between two government agencies that could [...]
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China’s presence at trilateral summit likely to limit Japan’s say in Korean affairs

09-May-2018 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:01 AM

Wednesday’s trilateral summit with China and South Korea will afford Japan something it has craved for weeks: a chance to demonstrate to the world that it remains one [...]
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Philippines seeks parts from Japan for ‘Huey’ helicopters

09-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:01 AM

The Philippines is talking to Japan about acquiring spare parts for its UH-1H “Huey” helicopters, the air force commander said on Monday, after a deal for new [...]
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China will sign a currency swap agreement with Japan: Chinese government

09-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:01 AM

China will sign a bilateral currency swap agreement with Japan, the Chinese government said on Tuesday, citing an article written by Premier Li Keqiang that was published by [...]
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Japan rolls out 5 new rules for cryptocurrency exchanges

09-May-2018 Intellasia | Coingeek | 6:01 AM

While some may view regulations as cumbersome and an impediment to progress, the opposite is actually true. Repeatedly, regulations have shown to be an integral component to [...]
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Israel offended Japan’s prime minister by serving him dessert in a shoe, something ‘despised’ by Japanese people

09-May-2018 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:01 AM

A dinner with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and their wives last week was interrupted by an offensive cultural faux pas: [...]
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Singaporean companies ink 14 belt and road deals in Zhejiang

09-May-2018 Intellasia | Property Guru | 6:01 AM

Singapore-based companies signed no less than 14 agreements with mainland Chinese firms recently at a trade meeting aimed at deepening the city-state’s commitment to [...]
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Body of missing Singaporean diver Jake Seet found off Sentosa

09-May-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:01 AM

The body of 33-year-old Jake Seet Choon Heng, who went missing off the waters of Sentosa on Saturday (5 May), has been found. The police were alerted to a body found floating [...]
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Singaporean president calls for developing economy, forging inclusive society

09-May-2018 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:01 AM

Singaporean President Halimah Yacob on Monday called for developing a vibrant economy and forging a caring and inclusive society in the city-state. Speaking at the opening of [...]
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Singapore leaders must not be ‘content to tweak things at the margins’: Halimah Yacob

09-May-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:01 AM

“We need to keep alive the spirit of our pioneers and be constantly driven to do better, with each generation surpassing the previous,” says President Halimah [...]
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Singapore banks humming along, but trade woes offer pause

09-May-2018 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:01 AM

S&P flags additional risk: the possibility of a sharper-then-expected hike in interest rates SINGAPORE banks appear to be firing on all cylinders in the first quarter of [...]
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Singapore as a governance model

09-May-2018 Intellasia | Daily Times | 6:01 AM

Half a century ago when Singapore was granted its independence in 1965, no one could have predicted accurately that today it would be ranked as the third-most competitive [...]
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