Archive for September 3rd, 2018

Japan military budget grows for seventh year in face of N Korean threat

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Japan looks set to beef up its military budget for the seventh year in a row under prime minister Shinzo Abe in the face of a rising threat from North Korea and an expanding [...]
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SUPER TYPHOON JEBI HEADS FOR JAPAN AS 20,000 ORDERED TO EVACUATE DUE TO FLOODING

SUPER TYPHOON JEBI HEADS FOR JAPAN AS 20,000 ORDERED TO EVACUATE DUE TO FLOODING

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

Super Typhoon Jebi, a Category 5 storm, is forecast to hit Japan next week. Currently, the storm is spiralling off the coast of Guam, The Weather Channel reported. Jebi was [...]
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Japan’s nuclear reboot gathers pace, set to curtail LNG demand

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s consumption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is set to fall as the country’s nuclear reactors restart, with output from atomic power set for its highest [...]
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Malaysia floats plan for third link to Singapore

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday there is “some” plan to build a third link with Singapore, amid reports that Malaysia’s southern [...]
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Collecting NRIC numbers by organisations to be made illegal from 1 September 2019

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

From 1 September 2019, organisations will not be allowed to collect national registration identity card (NRIC) numbers or make copies of NRICs, according to new guidelines by [...]
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Singapore bank lending cools in July

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Bank lending in Singapore declined month-on-month for the first time since January this year, though it maintained a still strong year-on-year growth, preliminary data from [...]
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Trump to skip summits in Singapore, Papua New Guinea; Pence to attend

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump will skip summits with Asian leaders in Singapore and Papua New Guinea in November, sending vice President Mike Pence in his place, the White House [...]
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Philippines tells Filipinos to brace for Malaysian crackdown

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government has asked Filipinos in Malaysia to brace for a possible crackdown on illegal immigration in the Southeast Asian country, where it estimates about [...]
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Israel readies for upcoming visit of Philippines president

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Israel is gearing up for the first visit of a Philippine president to the country, the Foreign Ministry said Friday, welcoming Rodrigo Duterte who in the past compared his [...]
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Australian activist nun given ultimatum to leave Philippines

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Gulfnews | 6:00 AM

Palace blames former Justice Secretary and now Senator De Lima for woes involving foreign activists The Bureau of Immigration said Australian nun Patricia Anne Fox has only [...]
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Philippines seeks fresh China funds for studies on 12 big projects

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Bworldonline | 6:00 AM

THE PHILIPPINES has made a fresh bid for Chinese grants for studies on planned inter-island bridges as well as Mindanao’s first railway, the Department of Finance (DoF) [...]
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Philippines gets another credit rating upgrade

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines bagged another credit rating upgrade, this time from Kuala Lumpur-based RAM Ratings Services Berhad on the back of the country’s sustained growth [...]
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Philippines informs China of grounded frigate amid sea feud

Philippines informs China of grounded frigate amid sea feud

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

The Philippines notified China about a Philippine navy frigate that ran aground in the South China Sea to avoid any misunderstanding because the incident happened near a [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte, Set to Visit Israel Next Week, Says There Will Be Many Rapes ‘If There Are Many Beautiful Women’

Philippines’ Duterte, Set to Visit Israel Next Week, Says There Will Be Many Rapes ‘If There Are Many Beautiful Women’

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Western leaders wooing Saudi money aren’t going to nag the crown prince about Riyadh’s executions of human rights activists Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte on [...]
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No limits: Philippines gears up to scrap caps on rice imports

03-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is gearing up to scrap more than two-decade-old caps on rice imports in the face of raging inflation and the possible threat of trade sanctions over the [...]
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