Archive for September 15th, 2018

PM Abe says Putin’s comment shows desire for Japan-Russia peace treaty

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

Prime minister Shinzo Abe on Friday repeated Japan’s stance that a row over islands seized by Russian troops in the final days of World War Two must be settled before a [...]
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Japan takes Korea to WTO over antidumping duties on steel bars

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

The Japanese government requested Thursday that the World Trade Organisation set up a panel to settle its dispute with South Korea over the country’s antidumping duties [...]
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Abe says will talk more on peace treaty, islands with Putin

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he will meet again this year for more talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Putin’s proposal for the two [...]
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Japan government more bullish on capex, eyes on US-China trade row

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

Japan upgraded its assessment of capital expenditure for the first time in nine months as companies ramp up spending on equipment and software to better cope with growing [...]
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Japan’s Abe gets middling marks on his economic performance from analysts: Reuters poll

Japan’s Abe gets middling marks on his economic performance from analysts: Reuters poll

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

Economists are giving Japanese prime Minster Shinzo Abe middling marks on his economic accomplishments, a Reuters poll showed, crediting him with boosting female worker [...]
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Capital spending boosts Japan economy amid disaster risks: government

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Japan’s economy is on firm footing driven by robust capital expenditure, but a recent string of natural disasters pose downside risks to growth, the government said [...]
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Singapore has a responsibility to lead a smart world

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

GIANFRANCO CASATI ALL eyes and ears this week will be on Formula One in Singaporeit is hard to miss the fast and furious display in our city each year. But more quietly, in [...]
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Singapore’s unemployment rate rose to 2.9 per cent in June

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

Singapore’s job market reported higher unemployment in the second quarter as more people entered the labour force in line with a rise in economic activities, according [...]
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SCDF moves to reassure whistleblowers, reinforce anti-ragging message in wake of NSF’s death

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

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will be taking steps to better assure victims and eyewitnesses of ragging incidents that they will be protected if they speak up. [...]
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Singapore’s luxury travellers love to penny-pinch just like the rest of us, a survey finds

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Ninety per cent of respondents for Luxury Escapes’ Travel Habits Survey said they would be disappointed if they had to pay extra for breakfast or airport transfers. It [...]
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Super Typhoon Mangkhut: Alerts issued as huge storm nears Philippines

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

More than 4 million people in the Philippines are in the path of destructive typhoon-force winds caused by Super Typhoon Mangkhut. The massive storm is the equivalent of a [...]
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Evacuations underway as huge typhoon nears Philippines

Evacuations underway as huge typhoon nears Philippines

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Philippine authorities were evacuating thousands of people from the path of the most powerful typhoon this year, closing schools, readying bulldozers for landslides and [...]
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Urgent preparations as super typhoon closes in on Philippines

Urgent preparations as super typhoon closes in on Philippines

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

Preparations were in high gear in the Philippines on Friday with Super Typhoon Mangkhut set to make a direct hit in less than 24 hours, packing winds up to 255 kilometres per [...]
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Monster typhoon barrels toward north Philippines, China

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Typhoon Mangkhut retained its ferocious strength and shifted slightly toward more densely populated coastal provinces on Friday as it barreled closer to the northeastern [...]
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Philippines in UN list of countries that retaliate vs rights defenders

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

The Philippines is included in the United Nations’ list of countries that it said has carried out the “shameful practice” of harsh reprisals and [...]
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