Archive for December 24th, 2018

US government shutdown could be another obstacle to China trade war deal

US government shutdown could be another obstacle to China trade war deal

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The likelihood of the United States and China being able to negotiate an end to the trade war during the 90-day ceasefire period has been further reduced by the US government [...]
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No sex assault charges for Chinese tech billionaire: US prosecutor

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese tech billionaire and JD.com founder Richard Liu will not face criminal charges over a rape accusation, a prosecutor in the US state of Minnesota announced Friday. The [...]
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China boosts childcare and maternal health services in bid to lift birth rate

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Beijing has gone from forced abortions and heavy fines during its notorious one-child policy to providing childcare services and encouraging people to have more children, as [...]
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US, Canada call on China to release detained Canadians

US, Canada call on China to release detained Canadians

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States joined Canada on Friday in calling on Beijing to release two Canadians detained in what are widely believed to be tit-for-tat arrests related to the [...]
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Japan accuses Korea of ‘extremely dangerous’ radar lock on plane

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese Defence minister Takeshi Iwaya “strongly protested” to South Korea on Friday after a South Korean destroyer allegedly locked its targeting radar on a [...]
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Japan’s Population Is In Rapid Decline

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

Japan’s birthrate has dropped to a historic level, the lowest since data gathering began in 1899. That’s what The Japan Times has reported, citing government [...]
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White House unveils goals for Japan trade talks

White House unveils goals for Japan trade talks

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The White House on Friday laid out objectives for trade talks with Japan, setting the clock for them to begin as early as January 20, as the administration seeks to slash the [...]
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EU-Japan trade agreement will enter into force on 1 February 2019

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Consilium | 6:00 AM

1 February 2019 will be a milestone in the EU-Japan relationship. On that date, the economic partnership agreement (EPA) will become effective, creating an open trading area [...]
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EDITORIAL: 100 trillion yen draft budget clouds Japan’s fiscal future

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | The Asahi Shimbun | 6:00 AM

The government’s draft initial budget for fiscal 2019 calls for a record 101,456.4 billion yen ($914 billion) of general-account expenditures in the year starting in [...]
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Japan Inc exit from nuclear exports would leave field to Russia, China

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The possible withdrawal of Japanese conglomerates from nuclear export projects in Britain and Turkey would leave the nuclear newbuild industry open to Russian and Chinese [...]
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Free mobile service trial from Singapore’s 4th telco TPG from next year

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Fourth telco TPG Telecom will be offering free mobile service for a year for the first 20,000 people who register their interest. This is the first public announcement that [...]
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Singapore expands 1MDB criminal probe to include Goldman Sachs: Sources

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Singapore has expanded a criminal probe into fund flows linked to scandal-plagued 1MDB to include Goldman Sachs Group Inc, which helped raise money for the entity, people [...]
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Singapore companies enduring mixed fortunes in US-China trade war

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Like most people in the freight business, Darric Teo used to look forward to the spike in trade brought by the annual Christmas rush. This year though, Teo is not feeling [...]
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‘Never again’: Scoot passengers arrive in Singapore after 56-hour delay

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Disgruntled Scoot passengers who were stuck in Athens for nearly three days after a 56-hour flight delay were relieved to be back in Singapore on Friday (December 21) but [...]
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Philippines 10th most affected by terrorism in 2017

24-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Phil Star | 6:00 AM

The Philippines placed 10th in a ranking of countries most affected by terrorism in the 2018 Global Terrorism Index, according to a recently published by the Institute for [...]
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