Archive for February 11th, 2019

Japan investors sure of Malaysia’s growth potential, says Guan Eng

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insight | 6:00 AM

INTERNATIONAL investors have indicated their confidence in the Malaysian government’s ability to steer the country towards economic stability, said Finance Minister Lim [...]
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Ex-Renault CEO Ghosn ready to pay Versailles wedding bill: lawyer

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

Detained former Renault boss Carlos Ghosn “stands ready” to repay a 50,000-euro ($57,000) bill for his wedding party at the Palace of Versailles, which was waived [...]
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Japan seeking big concessions from Britain in trade talks

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

Lack of clarity about UK-EU trading relationship after Brexit also holding up progress Japan is seeking tougher concessions from Britain in trade talks than it secured from [...]
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Japan’s ‘Reagan Moment’ Is Worse Than You Think

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

It’s a debate worthy of the Freakonomics guys: why so many smart people fell for Shinzo Abe’s pledge to unleash a Reagan-Thatcher moment in Japan. On the strength of that [...]
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Death of girl, 10, shines spotlight on child abuse in Japan

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

The death of a 10-year-old girl, allegedly at the hands of her abusive father after authorities failed to respond to pleas for help, has prompted soul searching in Japan as [...]
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Questions on SAF training deaths and safety issues to dominate Parliament sitting on Monday

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

Questions on Singapore Armed Forces-related (SAF) training incidents and safety procedures are set to dominate the next Parliament sitting on Monday (11 February). The death [...]
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Reports of burning smell in parts of east Singapore

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

NEA says no local sources of burning or transboundary haze detected in the region A strong burning smell was reported over several parts of eastern Singapore yesterday, [...]
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Singapore police raid Wirecard office following FT reports

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

Singapore police raided the premises of German payments company Wirecard in the city state on Friday following a series of investigative reports in the Financial Times [...]
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Singapore’s Government has not gone slack

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat rebuts a contention that recent incidents, including NS training deaths and cyber attacks, are the result of the political leadership’s [...]
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‘Smoky smell’ over eastern Singapore not caused by haze or local fires; NEA monitoring air quality

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A strong burning smell has been reported over several parts of eastern Singapore on Friday morning (Feb 8), including Tampines, Bedok and Pasir Ris. In response to queries [...]
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Cost of living in Singapore: Slow overall inflation but some pressure points

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

While the overall prices of goods and services are rising at a modest pace, some people are still feeling the pinch due to sharp increases in three main areas: education, [...]
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Conman jailed 14 months for multiple scams involving $55,000

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

A serial conman who scammed multiple victims including Singtel was jailed for 14 months on Friday (8 January). Ronny Lee Jia Jie, 21, had earlier pleaded guilty to a total of [...]
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Rising bad bank loans a ‘risk’ in Philippines amid high interest rates — report

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Growing bad debts held by banks at a time interest rates have steeply risen in the past year could pose a risk to several emerging markets, including the Philippines, Oxford [...]
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5.9 magnitude quake off southern Philippines

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

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck at sea off the southern Philippine coast late Friday (Feb 8), though there were no early reports of damage and the local seismology office [...]
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The Philippines gets P23.8 million US grant for broadband project

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Phil Star | 6:00 AM

The US government has given a P23.8-million grant to the Philippines to assist the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in designing the P72-billion [...]
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