Archive for November 1st, 2018

China reverses ban on trade in tiger, rhino products

01-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:26 AM

China says it will allow trading in products made from endangered tigers and rhinos under “special circumstances,” reversing a long-standing ban and bringing [...]
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China manufacturing weakens to 2-year low amid trade battles

01-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:26 AM

China’s manufacturing activity fell to a two-year low in October as domestic demand weakened, an official measure showed Wednesday, adding to pressure on Beijing to [...]
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China sets up station to monitor S.China Sea climate, pollution: ministry

01-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:26 AM

China has built a monitoring station in a disputed area of the South China Sea to track regional pollution and climate change, environment ministry spokesman Liu Youbin said [...]
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Standard Chartered profits up by quarter in January-September

01-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:26 AM

Asia-focused bank Standard Chartered on Wednesday said pre-tax profits rose 25 percent in the first nine months of the year, and warned it was keeping tabs on worsening [...]
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Russia’s new Siberian petrochemical giant looks to China

01-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:26 AM

In the heart of Russia’s Siberia the country’s number one petrochemical company Sibur is building a giant facility, a testament to its global ambitions and sights [...]
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Philippines hopeful Xi Jinping’s visit will bring South China Sea energy deal

Philippines hopeful Xi Jinping’s visit will bring South China Sea energy deal

01-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:26 AM

Philippine Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi is optimistic that a deal to jointly explore disputed areas of the South China Sea for oil and gas will finally move forward when [...]
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Chinese airlines’ profit hit as yuan weakens, fuel costs rise

01-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:26 AM

China’s major carriers saw their net earnings shrink in the third quarter on higher fuel prices and the impact of a weaker yuan even though demand in the world’s [...]
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Trade war speeds up China’s pace of reforms: Economist

01-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:26 AM

China is serious about liberalising its economy and its pace of doing so has been accelerated by its trade war with the United States, said Chinese economist and government [...]
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Japan-Korea ties cool over WWII labour ruling

Japan-Korea ties cool over WWII labour ruling

01-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:26 AM

South Korea’s top court orders Nippon Steel to pay compensation over forced labour South Korea’s top court yesterday ordered a Japanese steel giant to pay [...]
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Japanese bullet train company calls halt to ‘scary’ safety drill

01-Nov-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:26 AM

Trainee employees forced to squat between tracks as high-speed trains passed close by Standing on a platform as a bullet train hurtles past at top speed can be an unnerving [...]
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Japan denounces Korean court decision as ‘unthinkable’

01-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:26 AM

Japanese Foreign minister Taro Kono said on Tuesday that a South Korean court’s order to a Japanese firm to compensate wartime forced labourers was [...]
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Japan October industrial output falls as trade friction weighs

01-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:26 AM

Japan’s industrial output fell more than expected in September as a series of typhoons and earthquakes disrupted production and a trade war between the United States [...]
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Japan September industrial output falls 1.1 pct mth/mth

01-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:26 AM

Japan’s industrial output fell 1.1 percent in September from the previous month, government data showed on Wednesday. The result compared with economists’ median [...]
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Japanese Princess Ayako marries commoner at shrine ceremony

01-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:26 AM

Japan’s Princess Ayako married a commoner in a ritual-filled ceremony Monday at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine. Ayako and groom Kei Moriya were shown on national news [...]
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Bank of Japan lowers inflation forecasts again

01-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:26 AM

Japan’s central bank revised down inflation forecasts again on Wednesday, in the latest sign that it has made little headway towards its 2.0 percent target despite [...]
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