Archive for September 6th, 2018

China ‘relieved’ at extrication of Philippine warship from shoal in disputed South China Sea, analysts say

China ‘relieved’ at extrication of Philippine warship from shoal in disputed South China Sea, analysts say

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China is “relieved” to see a grounded Philippine Navy warship finally retrieved from a shoal in contested waters in the South China Sea, analysts said. Two [...]
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Digital consumer lender boosts financial inclusion in the Philippines

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Open Gov Asia | 6:00 AM

The unbanked Filipinos cannot get left behind while the rest of the developed world progresses and benefits from the digital age. With the help of digital technology, the [...]
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Philippine mayor on Duterte’s ‘narco list’ killed in office

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

A Philippine mayor on President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of allegedly narcotics-linked officials was shot dead in his own office on Wednesday, police said. Mariano [...]
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Filipino charged with possession of protected green turtle’s carcasses

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A Filipino man was today charged at the Sessions court here with the possession of turtle carcasses weighed 92.5kg. Junaidi Umarati, 19, pleaded not guilty when the charge [...]
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Malaysia’s Anwar cautions Philippines on ‘dubious’ infra loan deals

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Phil Star | 6:00 AM

Malaysian opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday cautioned the Philippines against entering into questionable loan deals with other countries, more than a week after [...]
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Calls Hitler ‘Insane’ During Visit to Israel’s Holocaust Memorial

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Standing on the grounds of Israel’s national Holocaust museum on Monday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte declared Adolf Hitler “insane,” a jarring [...]
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Philippines Regulators Prepare to Publish Crypto Trading Rules

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Coindesk | 6:00 AM

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is planning to release new trading rules for cryptocurrency exchanges in the coming days, according to local media. [...]
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Giving up his US citizenship helped an entrepreneur become one of Thailand’s richest men

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Bill Heinecke was 42 when he did something drastic: He walked into the US embassy in Bangkok, handed over his passport and renounced his citizenship. It wasn’t a moment [...]
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Thailand Needs Criminal Law to Shield Migrant Workers from Abuse: HRW

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

As Thailand prepares to extend work permits for 11,000 foreign migrant workers, including many in the fishing industry, a Human Rights Watch official called on the government [...]
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Exim Thailand offers support and incentives for rise in trade

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

THE EXPORT-IMPORT Bank of Thailand (EXIM Thailand) has expanded its scope of trade and investment insurance services while helping Thai businesses to penetrate the African [...]
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Thai king’s yellow and blue volunteers boost his support, visibility

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

From a distance, the volunteers cleaning up a clogged Bangkok waterway could be mistaken for Scouts, but the group, wearing yellow foulards and blue hats, are part of a [...]
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Indonesia’s Go-Jek to partner with peer-to-peer lending firms

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

Indonesian ride-hailing and online payment company Go-Jek said on Tuesday it will partner with three peer-to-peer (P2P) lending firms as the startup looks to expand its [...]
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WHAT DO THE ECONOMIC WOES OF TURKEY, ARGENTINA AND INDONESIA HAVE IN COMMON?

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | EWN | 6:00 AM

Since Turkey suffered an economic crisis of confidence in September with its currency falling by some 40 percent that month emerging markets around the world, from South [...]
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Indonesia sells 4.81 trillion rupiah of Islamic bonds

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

* Indonesia’s finance ministry sold 4.81 trillion rupiah ($322.17 million) of Islamic bonds at an auction on Tuesday, above the indicative target of 4 trillion rupiah, [...]
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Indonesia, a top plastic polluter, mobilises 20,000 citizens to clean it up

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Mongabay | 6:00 AM

“We need to keep this river clean,” says Muhammad Yusuf, a fisheries official from Padang, the capital of the Indonesian province of West Sumatra. [...]
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