Archive for October 4th, 2018

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing released from secret detention, told to pay $130 million for tax offences

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China’s highest-earning actress Fan Bingbing has been ordered to pay nearly 884 million yuan (US$129 million) for tax evasion and other offences but could escape [...]
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China’s property bull run in smaller cities may be tiring out as curbs to tame home prices bite

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The red-hot property bull run seen across China’s smaller cities may be tiring out, as government curbs intended to tame runaway prices rattle the housing sector, one [...]
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There’ll be ‘blood on the streets’ until China and the US reach trade deal, Mark Mobius says

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Beijing and Washington have engaged in a tit-for-tat trade battle since near the start of the year, when the US imposed tariffs on laundry machines and solar panels coming [...]
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Kazakh families torn apart in China’s Xinjiang crackdown

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

When he looks back on his youth in China’s far-west Xinjiang region, Akikat Kaliolla, an ethnic Kazakh, recalls the place’s natural beauty and the big, colourful [...]
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China’s ‘great wall of capital’ set to benefit mutual funds

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

China’s clampdown on risky wealth management products and a push by global asset managers to sell funds in the country is set to channel about $6tn of capital into the [...]
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Touchdown! Japan space probe lands new robot on asteroid

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese probe landed a new observation robot on an asteroid on Wednesday as it pursues a mission to shed light on the origins of the solar system. The French-German Mobile [...]
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Japanese spacecraft drops observation device onto asteroid

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A German-French observation device safely landed on an asteroid on Wednesday after a Japanese spacecraft released it as part of a research effort that could find clues to the [...]
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British troops join forces with Japanese for first time on their soil amid N Korea tensions

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

A senior British general has said Japan “will not have to fight alone” as tensions over North Korea mount. Lt Gen Patrick Sanders said Japan was one of [...]
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Jetstar sale has free return flights to Japan

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | News | 6:00 AM

It’s one of the hottest destinations for Australian travellers this year and now Jetstar has made it even cheaper to get there with this incredible sale. It’s the [...]
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Tokyo fishmongers mourn and protest closure of famous fish market

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Takako Arai’s earliest memories are of Tsukiji, playing hide-and-seek with her brother in the concrete maze of Tokyo’s sprawling fish market. Years later, she now [...]
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Japan faces potential trade sanctions after whaling operations deemed illegal

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

Japan’s “scientific” whaling in the North Pacific has been declared illegal by the international body tasked with stopping the global trade in endangered [...]
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Super Typhoon Kong-rey heads towards Japan

Super Typhoon Kong-rey heads towards Japan

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Another round of damaging winds and life-threatening floods approaches rain-soaked parts of northeast Asia. The weather has fallen quiet across Japan but in the wake of [...]
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Japan’s Kansai to help Zambia paint out malaria

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Kansai Plascon, owned by Tokyo-listed Kansai Paint Co Ltd, has launched the world’s first mosquito repellant paint in Zambia to help it reach a target to eliminate [...]
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Sulawesi earthquake, tsunami: Singapore offers humanitarian aid to Indonesia

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Singapore is sending humanitarian supplies and personnel to help with the ongoing relief efforts in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, following deadly earthquakes and a tsunami [...]
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Singapore Q3 bond market stuns with quadrupling of issue value

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

OCBC, DBS, HSBC issued billions in perps; but robust performance may not hold in final quarter as banks unlikely to repeat similar capital raising THE Singapore dollar bond [...]
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