Archive for September 12th, 2018

Philippines’ July trade deficit widens as imports surge

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

The Philippines’ trade deficit widened in July as imports posted their fastest gain in more than two years while exports barely grew, government data showed on Tuesday. [...]
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Philippines’ Richest 2018: Real Estate Tycoons Post Gains Amid Declines For Most Others

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

There’s been a general lift in Philippine real estate and construction fortunes, and then there’s Manny Villar. His wealth has tripled over the past year, making [...]
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Philippine lawyers alarmed by Duterte moves to jail senator

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

The largest group of lawyers in the Philippines asked the country’s courts Monday to resist “creeping incursions” on its independence and warned of judicial [...]
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Philippines to deport ‘most wanted criminal’ of Taiwan

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

American fugitive Oren Shlomo Mayer, 37, is accused of chopping up and dumping in a river the body of a 43-year-old Canadian teacher in Taiwan The Philippines said it is set [...]
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Potential super typhoon approaching Philippines

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

A low-pressure area over Batanes intensified into a tropical depression yesterday even as a potential super typhoon continued to move toward the northern portion of the [...]
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Philippines sells P13.5 billion worth of T-bills, below offer

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

The Bureau of Treasury awarded a total of P13.5 billion worth of treasury bills at an auction on Monday, below its P15 billion offer, data showed. The Treasury awarded P2.5 [...]
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Airfares to rise with return of fuel surcharges

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

Airfares are set to increase this month after aviation officials allowed local airlines to reimpose fuel surcharges for both domestic and international flights. The Civil [...]
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Thailand’s green cover in slow decline as 40pct goal remains out of reach

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

THAILAND has been ambitiously aiming to have 40 per cent of its land turned into lush green forests, but this goal set in 1975 has yet to be accomplished. The aim was to have [...]
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Indonesia fin min says state budget can weather rupiah’s fall

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Nasdaq | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s finance minister said on Monday that a slump in the rupiah currency would be a net benefit for government income this year, seeking to reassure parliament [...]
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S. Korea’s Moon asks Indonesia’s help for inter-Korea peace

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in asked his Indonesian counterpart on Monday to support efforts to achieve denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. Indonesia has historical [...]
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Korean investors promise to hire more Indonesia workers

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has engaged in talks with businesspeople in Seoul in his bid to improve South Korean investment in Indonesia. Jokowi met with [...]
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How nice if cabinet ministers lead the way and declare ‘I’m Malaysian first’

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Free Malaysia Today | 6:00 AM

Yesterday, PKR president-elect Anwar Ibrahim advised Malaysians not to defend bad leaders even if they were of the same race and religion. “The attitude of some people [...]
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Ex-IGP Hanif Omar: Two Malaysia claim came from SB reports

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Former Inspector-General of Police Tun Hanif Omar has clarified the claims that DAP had pushed for the division of peninsula Malaysia into two after the 1969 race riots [...]
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Najib: Why am I being charged SST as a consumer?

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Datuk Seri Najib Razak today criticised Finance minister Lim Guan Eng’s dismissal over the Sales and Service Tax (SST) being charged on food items like steamed buns [...]
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Najib shares documents to prove RM2.6 bil was Saudi donation

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

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on Monday revealed several documents related to funds channeled to him by the late Saudi king, King Abdullah Abdulaziz, to [...]
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