Archive for October 18th, 2018

China minister urges more oversight of large pig farms amid disease epidemic

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

China’s vice agriculture minister said on Wednesday that local governments should step up their oversight of large-scale pig farms and breeding farms as another [...]
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$6 trillion of local government debt may be lurking under the surface in China: S&P

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

* The actual level of off-balance-sheet Chinese local government debt could be several times more than what is publicly disclosed and range as high as 30 trillion yuan to 40 [...]
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US-China tensions soar as ‘new cold war’ heats up

US-China tensions soar as ‘new cold war’ heats up

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

The US and China have shrugged off rules and constraints that have kept their 21st-century global rivalry in check, opening the way for an escalating conflict on many fronts [...]
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Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition

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

It’s now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition [...]
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Japan’s Abe sends offering to controversial Tokyo war shrine

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

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday sent a ritual offering to a controversial shrine honouring World War II criminals that infuriates Asian neighbours China [...]
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Dementia sufferers sit atop frozen assets worth $1.3 trillion in Japan

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Japan’s growing ranks of dementia sufferers are sitting on a mountain of frozen assets, creating personal dilemmas for loved ones fretting over how to handle that money [...]
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Japan company admits falsifying data for quake shock absorbers

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

A company supplying equipment to protect major buildings in Japan from earthquakes has admitted falsifying data, authorities said Wednesday, stressing there was no immediate [...]
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US sets new trade talks with EU, Japan, Britain

US sets new trade talks with EU, Japan, Britain

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

US officials announced Tuesday negotiations for separate trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Japan as part of efforts by President Donald Trump’s [...]
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Smell and stress sensors a smash at Tokyo tech fair

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

State-of-the-art sensors that can measure stress levels, mood, posture, performance and even smell took centre stage at Asia’s top high-tech fair in Tokyo. The [...]
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Malaysia edges up in WEF competitiveness ladder, but still trails Singapore

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Malaysia is 25th in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2018 (GCR), just one of three countries without high incomes that broke into the top [...]
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US beats Singapore to top of global competitiveness rankings: WEF

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The United States is back at the top of the global competitiveness league, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), which praised the nation’s entrepreneurial [...]
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Singaporeans to have average lifespan of 85.4 years in 2040, 3rd longest globally

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

If recent health trends continue, the average Singaporean can expect to live longer lives in 2040, according to a new study by a global health research organisation released [...]
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Singapore signs open skies agreement with Peru

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Singapore signed an open skies agreement with Peru on Tuesday (October 16), announced the Ministry of Transport (MOT) in a press release. Under the agreement, airlines of [...]
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Singapore exports rise 8.3pct in September in sixth straight month of growth

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) expanded at a faster pace in September due to a resurgence of pharmaceutical shipments, but analysts raised concerns about [...]
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HSBC Singapore names banking veteran Mukhtar Hussain as chair and director

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

HSBC Bank (Singapore) has appointed Mukhtar Hussain as its chair and director effective October 17, as the locally incorporated arm of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking [...]
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