Archive for December 1st, 2018

Chinese statistics point to more evidence of slowing economy, on eve of Xi-Trump showdown

Chinese statistics point to more evidence of slowing economy, on eve of Xi-Trump showdown

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:14 AM

On the eve of the high-stakes meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, new data showed that the Chinese economy slowed further in November, [...]
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China’s Weibo eyes global expansion, foreign-language products

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:14 AM

Chinese social media giant Weibo is making a push into foreign markets and is considering launching new products in different languages, a senior executive told AFP, brushing [...]
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Gas leak caused deadly blast in China Olympic city

Gas leak caused deadly blast in China Olympic city

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:14 AM

A gas leak caused an explosion this week that killed 23 people in a northern Chinese city that will host part of the 2022 Winter Olympics, authorities said Friday. The blast [...]
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Japan factory output expands most since 2015, but outlook dims

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:14 AM

Japan’s factory output grew the most in October since 2015, rebounding from a fall in the prior month caused by natural disasters, though manufacturers face a tough [...]
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Japan prince wades into controversy over imperial rite funding

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:14 AM

A senior Japanese prince has issued rare public criticism of the government over plans to spend state funds on religious rites related to the enthronement of a new emperor [...]
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Japan preparing to put US-designed stealth jets on an ‘aircraft carrier’

Japan preparing to put US-designed stealth jets on an ‘aircraft carrier’

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:14 AM

Japan is preparing an order for roughly 100 US-designed F-35 stealth fighter jets in a deal that could potentially upend the balance of power in Asia, according to sources [...]
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Japan brokers readying for new client surge ahead of SoftBank’s mammoth IPO

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:14 AM

Japan’s stockbrokers are rubbing their hands ahead of SoftBank’s record-breaking $21 billion share sale, banking on the telco’s brand power and [...]
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Japan prosecutors seek to extend Ghosn detention

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:14 AM

Tokyo prosecutors were expected Friday to request an extension to Carlos Ghosn’s detention over allegations of financial misconduct against the former Nissan chief that [...]
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Most Singapore residents favour retaining 377A without enforcement: survey

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:14 AM

This is the final of four stories based on the responses by Singapore residents to questions in a Blackbox Research survey related to Section 377A of the Penal Code. Most [...]
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Elective caesareans tied to higher risk of overweight babies: Singapore study

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:14 AM

Pregnant women who opt for surgical caesarean deliveries may be more likely than those who have vaginal deliveries to have a child that is overweight by its first birthday, a [...]
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It’s time to consider injecting CPF capital into the Singapore bourse

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:14 AM

AS competition between capital markets across the Indo-Asia Pacific grows, it is time Singapore’s Ministry of Finance reviews the policy of not allocating pension fund [...]
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Singapore not affected by tainted flu vaccines found in HK, Taiwan: HAS

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:14 AM

Batches of flu vaccines from French manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur were found to contain impurities, reported Hong Kong and Taiwanese media earlier this week. But Singapore is [...]
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Man fined for trying to take more than S$460,000 cash out of Singapore

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:14 AM

A man has been fined S$8,000 for attempting to take more than S$460,000 in cash out of Singapore earlier this month, the police said in a news release on Thursday (November [...]
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Singapore bank lending turns positive in October on recovery in business loans

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Straits times | 6:14 AM

Bank lending in Singapore rose in October from a month ago, reversing from a slight contraction in September, preliminary data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore showed [...]
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29 smokers fined for having duty-unpaid cigarettes: Singapore Customs

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:14 AM

A total of 29 smokers near Yew Tee Point and Jurong Point were fined on Monday (November 26) after they were caught with duty-unpaid cigarettes. In a Facebook post on [...]
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