Archive for January 30th, 2019

Two trade fairs underway in the capital

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | VNS | 8:31 AM

Two trade fairs are taking place in the capital, aiming to serve rising demand for the forthcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday. Hosted by Hanoi’s Department of Trade [...]
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ECRL would leave Malaysia with 30 years of debt, says Dr M

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 8:31 AM

The cost of continuing with the East Coast Rail Link would leave the country indebted for an entire generation, said prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Speaking at a [...]
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Ex-MP claims high-ranking Tourism Malaysia official involved in ‘questionable’ deal

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Free Malaysia Today | 8:30 AM

A former MP claims a senior official in Tourism Malaysia was promoted despite allegedly being part of a “questionable” deal which implied a conflict of interest. [...]
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Malaysia to put $7.4b of homes on sale in March

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 8:30 AM

Malaysia is planning a sale for US5.5 billion (S$7.4 billion) of real estate to bridge the gap between property oversupply and lack of affordable homes, with developers asked [...]
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Singapore-Malaysia working group holds ‘constructive discussions’ on maritime issues

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 8:30 AM

Representatives from Singapore and Malaysia held “constructive discussions” on Monday (January 28) when a working group set up to iron out maritime issues [...]
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‘General awareness about entrepreneurship in Malaysia needs to go beyond selling food at stalls’

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | E27 | 8:25 AM

In this Q&A, Ashran Ghazi talks about his journey as the former CEO of MaGIC, the confusion over the agency’s disbanding, and the entrepreneurship scene in Malaysia [...]
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Former Malaysian PM Najib faces three more money laundering charges

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:24 AM

Malaysian prosecutors on Monday charged former prime minister Najib Razak with three more counts of money laundering, allegedly receiving the proceeds of illegal activities [...]
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Malaysia to host talks among palm oil producing countries

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 8:24 AM

The federal government will be chairing the sixth ministerial meeting of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) in Jakarta, Indonesia, scheduled on February 28. [...]
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China starts legal process at WTO over US tariffs

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CBC | 8:23 AM

As tariff war drags on, China berates US for blocking appointments of WTO judges China triggered the legal process on Monday for the World Trade Organisation to hear [...]
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Chinese small-cap stocks tumble in mainland trading on concerns earnings will trail projections

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 8:23 AM

Chinese gauges of growth companies tumbled in early Tuesday trading after a barrage of small-caps surprisingly lowered their earnings estimates, dimming the outlook of the [...]
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Followed, harassed: foreign reporters say China work conditions worsen

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 8:22 AM

Detentions, visa delays, and suspected phone bugging are among the challenges faced by foreign journalists in China, who say working conditions are getting worse with many [...]
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China jailing of rights website founder aimed at grassroots activism group

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:22 AM

A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced the founder of a website that reported on human rights abuses to five years in jail for “inciting subversion” of state power, [...]
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Hainan reassigns 20.7 million square metres of residential land for industrial use to fit Xi’s vision for province

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 8:22 AM

The island of Hainan in southern China will reassign for industrial use huge swathes of land previously earmarked for residential development, in a move designed to end its [...]
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China, not the house price downturn, the major risk to Australia’s economy, says Deloitte

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 8:21 AM

An economic forecaster says China, not the local housing market downturn, could be the major swing factor for Australia’s economy in the year ahead. In its outlook for [...]
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China tests ‘Guam killer’ missile it says can strike moving warships

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 8:21 AM

China’s military has test-fired its DF-26 intermediate ballistic missile, which reportedly has the capacity to strike moving warships. The missile is nicknamed the [...]
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