Archive for January 11th, 2019

US and China wrap up trade talks in Beijing. What happens next?

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

US and Chinese negotiators wrapped up three days of trade talks in Beijing on Wednesday as they seek a way out of the damaging trade war between the world’s two biggest [...]
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China revealed the J-20 stealth fighter’s mission and even the F-15 could likely wreck it

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

The makers of China’s new J-20 stealth fighter revealed the combat mission of the aircraft, and one of its key tasks would most likely see it getting shot down by [...]
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Chinese car sales fall for first time in more than 20 years

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

Trade war with US is handbrake on growth in world’s second biggest economy Sales of cars in China have dropped for the first time in almost 30 years, a sign of the [...]
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China factory gate inflation dives as trade war rumbles on

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

The cost of producing goods in China’s factories slowed sharply in December, a sign demand remains weak as the US trade war drags on, while consumer inflation also [...]
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Beijing says latest US-China trade talks were extensive, made progress on forced tech transfers

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* In a Thursday morning statement, China’s Commerce Ministry said the just-concluded round of trade talks with the US were extensive and established a foundation for [...]
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China’s slowing inflation leaves ‘plenty of room’ for central bank to cut rates, analyst says

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* The Producer Price Index in December rose 0.9 percent from a year ago, lower than the 1.6 percent economists were expecting in a Reuters poll. * Consumer Price Index a [...]
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WeChat head Allen Zhang enjoys rock star fandom but all eyes are on next act for China’s everyday app

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

When the first speaker took the stage at the Poly World Trade Expo centre in Guangzhou on Wednesday morning for Tencent’s annual WeChat conference for developers and [...]
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Can China join the big free-trade deal that Donald Trump failed to kill?

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The Chinese government should consider joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), an 11-nation free-trade alliance, to show [...]
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Ghosn suffers fever in Japan jail, skips questioning: media

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

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has been suffering from a high fever and was unable to meet investigators for questioning on Thursday, local media said, citing his lawyers. The [...]
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Korea’s Moon urges Japan leaders not to ‘politicise’ forced labour issues

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday Japan’s political leaders should not undermine bilateral ties by “politicising” the issue of South [...]
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Softbank scales back WeWork investment to $2 bn

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

Japanese technology giant SoftBank has invested $2 billion in shared-office provider WeWork, considerably less than the US start-up was hoping for to fund its expansion. [...]
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Ghosn case rattles Japan’s expat business community

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

Carlos Ghosn’s prolonged detention under what critics see as Japan’s opaque and draconian legal system has alarmed foreign executives and sparked questions over [...]
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US-China trade tensions impacting Japan firms, BOJ warns

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

The Bank of Japan warned Thursday that risks to the global economy including heightened trade tensions between the United States and China are beginning to have an adverse [...]
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SingHealth cyberattack: COI says success of attacker ‘not inevitable’, highlights staff lapses and system vulnerabilities

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A Committee of Inquiry (COI) tasked with looking into Singapore’s worst-ever cyberattack said the success of the attacker was “not inevitable”, while [...]
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Dengue cases in Singapore rose by almost 20 per cent in 2018

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

The number of dengue cases reported in 2018 rose by almost 20 per cent compared with 2017, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) in a media release on Wednesday (9 [...]
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