Archive for September 11th, 2018

Japan posts fastest economic growth since 2016 in the second quarter

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

Japan’s economy grew in April-June at its fastest pace since 2016 thanks to capital spending rising more quickly than earlier estimated, although global trade tensions [...]
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Death toll from Japan quake hits 44, power supply, Toyota output disrupted

Death toll from Japan quake hits 44, power supply, Toyota output disrupted

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

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in northern Japan last week rose to 44, with 660 injured, the government said on Monday, as electricity supply remained short and [...]
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Toyota to restart all domestic assembly lines by Thursday after Hokkaido quake

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

Toyota Motor Corp said it would resume operations at its domestic assembly plants by Thursday as a transmission plant in Hokkaido was poised to restart production following [...]
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Japan culls livestock after hog cholera outbreak

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan is suffering its first outbreak of pig cholera in more than 25 years, authorities said Sunday after culling more than 600 animals and suspending pork exports. A farm in [...]
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UPDATE 1-Japan investors extend selling of German bonds, buy French debt in July

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

Japanese investors continued selling German bonds while buying relatively higher yielding French debt in July, data from Japan’s Ministry of Finance showed on Monday. [...]
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Japan Q2 GDP revised up to 3.0 pct annualised growth

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

Japanese gross domestic product (GDP) expanded at an annualised rate of 3.0 percent in April-June, much faster than a preliminary estimate of 1.9 percent growth issued last [...]
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Abe launches bid for party leader vaunting economy, constitution

Abe launches bid for party leader vaunting economy, constitution

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Shinzo Abe Monday defended his economic record and pledged a controversial reform of the country’s post-war constitution, as he launched his campaign for [...]
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Japan revises April-June growth data up to 3pct

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Bradenton | 6:00 AM

The Japanese economy grew at a robust annual rate of 3 percent in April-June on the back of healthy capital spending, according to revised government data released Monday. [...]
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Protesters rally in Brazil against Japan’s bid to resume commercial whaling

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Environmental activists have gathered to protest an attempt by Japan to resume commercial whaling operations at the International Whaling Commission conference in Brazil. [...]
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Commentary: No respite for disaster-weary Japan

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Channel News Asia | 6:00 AM

But there are ways to mitigate the impact of these hazards and improve Japanese society’s resilience, say two experts at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. Japan is [...]
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Thousands back petition to maintain Singapore’s gay sex ban

Thousands back petition to maintain Singapore’s gay sex ban

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An online petition calling for Singapore’s ban on gay sex to be maintained has picked up nearly 58,000 signatures since it was started on Saturday (8 September) [...]
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Vaccinating your child is compulsory in Singapore

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The MMR vaccine is the best preventive measure against measles, a highly infectious viral disease that is a leading cause of death among children globally. The MMR (measles, [...]
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Singapore’s 1st female CID chief: ‘There is no glass ceiling in the police’

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Channel News Asia | 6:00 AM

One and only one case in Florence Chua’s near-three decade police career fills her with regretand it happened in her second year on the job. “It was a rape of a [...]
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55 per cent of Singaporeans support Section 377A: Ipsos survey

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

Slightly more than halfor 55 per centof Singaporeans still support Section 377A of the Penal Code, even as one in three Singaporeans is more accepting of same-sex [...]
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Indonesia detains vessel for smuggling fuel from Singapore

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

The Indonesian navy held a vessel illegally importing 5,000 tonnes of high-speed dieselused as automotive fuelfrom Singapore last week. The Mongolia-flagged vessel, captained [...]
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