Archive for January 8th, 2019

Air quality worsens in China’s Henan province, improves elsewhere

Air quality worsens in China’s Henan province, improves elsewhere

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Air pollution in China’s heavy-industrial province of Henan worsened in December even as other regions improved, official data showed, with its cities hit by [...]
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Marshalls treat grounded Chinese vessel as ‘crime scene’

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The grounding of a Chinese-flagged fishing vessel in the Marshall Islands is being treated as a “crime scene”, officials in the Pacific Ocean archipelago said [...]
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Chinese man executed for kindergarten knife attack

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A court in southern China has put a man to death after he injured 12 children in a knife attack at a kindergarten, the state broadcaster said on Monday. Violent crime is rare [...]
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US and China to resume trade talks with both eager for compromise

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

US officials arrived in China for the first face-to-face negotiations since a 90-day truce was declared in a trade war between Washington and Beijing, in the hope of ending a [...]
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China’s Huawei unveils chip for global big data market

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Huawei Technologies Ltd unveiled a processor chip Monday for data centers and cloud computing in a bid by the biggest global maker of telecom equipment to expand into new [...]
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Renault alliance ‘not in danger’: Nissan CEO tells AFP

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Nissan’s alliance with France’s Renault is not in danger “at all”, the Japanese automaker’s CEO told AFP on Monday, despite tensions exposed by [...]
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Japan starts $9 departure tax for travellers

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan on Monday started levying a 1,000 yen ($9.22) departure tax on each person leaving the country, a measure aimed at raising funds to further boost tourism. The [...]
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Ghosn to appear in court: what happens next?

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The case of auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn has gripped Japan and the business world since his stunning arrest in November, and now he is finally getting his day in court. Ghosn [...]
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Record $3.1 million paid in New Year’s tuna auction at Japan’s new market

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna Saturday as Tokyo’s new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late last year, [...]
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Japan begins departure tax to fund inbound tourism promotion

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Japan started collecting a 1,000 yen ($9) departure tax on Monday from each traveler leaving the country in an effort to fund measures to attract more foreign visitors in the [...]
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Japanese billionaire splashes cash to earn title of most retweeted post

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Months after he was named as the first passenger on Elon Musk’s planned rocket flight around the moon, the Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has entered the record [...]
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Tokyo policeman commits suicide after New Year car attack

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tokyo police are investigating the suicide of an officer in charge of traffic control near the scene of a New Year’s Eve car ramming attack that injured nine people, [...]
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Singapore supplies additional treated water to Malaysia at Johor’s request

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s water agency PUB said on Sunday (January 6) that it supplied additional treated water to Malaysia this week after pollution disrupted production at [...]
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Singapore pipes more treated water to Johor after state’s supply contaminated

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Singapore increased its delivery of treated water to Johor in the past week after the latter was hit by supply disruptions due to pollution, according to The Straits Times [...]
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Slight 2.5pct fall seen in Singapore 2019 dividends in absence of DBS’s one-off

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

IHS Markit expects top 3 contributorsSingapore banks, real estate and retail sectorto continue paying higher dividends in coming years DIVIDEND huggers may be slightly miffed [...]
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