Archive for January 19th, 2019

Japan satellite blasts into space to deliver artificial meteors

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

A rocket carrying a satellite on a mission to deliver the world’s first artificial meteor shower blasted into space on Friday, Japanese scientists said. A start-up [...]
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Japan prices rose sluggish 0.9pct last year

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

Japanese consumer prices rose a sluggish 0.9 percent last year, according to government data published Friday, as the world’s third-largest economy continues its [...]
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Ghosn received 8m euro in ‘improper’ payments: Nissan

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

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn received nearly eight million euros in “improper payments” from a Netherlands-based joint venture, the Japanese car giant alleged [...]
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Japan to cease in-country assembly of F-35 jets

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Defensenews | 6:00 AM

Japan has confirmed it will not use in-country final assembly facilities for its next lot of Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets. A spokesperson from the US ally’s [...]
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S. Korea court orders Japanese firm to pay for forced labour

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

South Korean protesters dressed as colonial-era Japanese soldiers. Relations between the two countries have long been overshadowed by historical issues including Koreans [...]
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Scoot airline announces new flights to Visakhapatnam, Coimbatore, Trivandrum

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Livemint | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s low-cost airline Scoot has announced new flights to Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam Scoot, the low-cost airline from the Singapore Airlines Group [...]
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Singapore is world’s 10th most Instagrammable country in 2018

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Those planning on travelling to Singapore may now have one more reason to visit: The island has been ranked the 10th most Instagrammable country in the world. The ranking, [...]
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Five things you never knew about the Singapore Budget

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

Mention the word Budget, and most Singaporeans would probably only want to know one thing: What’s in it for me and my family? But Singapore’s annual February [...]
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Morgan Stanley targets Singapore’s rich China entrepreneurs

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | BLOOMBERG | 6:00 AM

Morgan Stanley, the world’s second-largest wealth manager, is beefing up its services for rich clients in Singapore with a focus on Chinese entrepreneurs looking to set [...]
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Singapore former govt stalwart seeks to form new party

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

A former stalwart of Singapore’s long-ruling government and ex-presidential candidate said Friday he is seeking to form a new party ahead of elections expected as early [...]
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Singapore becomes new tourism hotspot, records 14pct growth in Indian travellers

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Moneycontrol | 6:00 AM

Indians have been holidaying in Singapore like never before. 2017 has been a record year with 1.27 million Indians travelling to the Asian nation. Among the all-touristy [...]
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Tan Cheng Bock forms Progress Singapore Party to contest election

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

A former stalwart of Singapore’s People’s Action Party (PAP) on Friday announced he was joining hands with former party colleagues to form a new party raising the [...]
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Ageing Singapore: City-state helps firms retain workers past retirement age

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

Mohsin Khan is still at his job repairing aircraft hydraulics parts although the Singaporean turns 75 in a couple of months. His technical skills are prized by his employer, [...]
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Singapore wage growth to cool but hiring will stay hot for some job sectors: Randstad report

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s strong wage growth in 2018 may moderate this year amid uncertainties in the global economy but certain sectors are still likely to boost headcount, a report [...]
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Singapore companies not investing enough in employee training: SBF survey

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

Despite the perennial problem of manpower shortage, businesses here are still not giving enough attention and resources to training their employees, the results of an annual [...]
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