Archive for February 15th, 2019

Bank of Singapore, Edelweiss team up for Indian wealth

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Chinese Banking Corporation’s private bank plans to form a partnership with EdelweissNSE 4.23 percent Group that allows wealthy Indians to access the Singapore [...]
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Standard Chartered celebrates 160th year in Singapore

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

It’s double happiness for Standard Chartered as the bank ushered in the Year of the Pig and marked its 160th anniversary in Singapore yesterday. At the event was guest [...]
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European Parliament approves EU-Singapore free trade, partnership agreements

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

Three landmark agreements between Singapore and the European Union (EU) were given the go ahead after a vote in Strasbourg, France on Wednesday (February 13). The European [...]
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Journalist and Duterte critic posts bail after libel arrest

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration was freed on bail Thursday after her [...]
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Maria Ressa: editor of Rappler news website arrested on ‘cyber-libel’ charges

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

Philippines president Duterte government accused of shameless persecution The editor of an online newspaper in the Philippines has been arrested on charges of cyber-libel as [...]
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Detained Philippine journalist seeks bail after arrest causes outcry

Detained Philippine journalist seeks bail after arrest causes outcry

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

The head of a Philippine news website that has locked horns with President Rodrigo Duterte was freed on bail on Thursday, a day after her widely condemned arrest on libel [...]
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Philippine journalist at odds with Duterte arrested for libel

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

The award-winning head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte was arrested on Wednesday on libel charges, the latest in a [...]
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Philippine journalist released on bail after arrest causes outcry

Philippine journalist released on bail after arrest causes outcry

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

The head of a Philippine news website that has locked horns with President Rodrigo Duterte was freed on bail on Thursday, a day after her widely condemned arrest on libel [...]
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Another Chinese national arrested for bad behaviour in Philippines after alleged sexual harassment

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

Another Chinese national has landed in the news in the Philippines, this time for allegedly sexually harassing three teenage girls at a theme park in Pasay City. Zhang Yang, [...]
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Maria Ressa, journalist and Duterte critic, arrested in Philippines

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

Maria Ressa, a high-profile Philippine journalist and vocal critic of the country’s president, was arrested Wednesday in connection with “cyber libel” [...]
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Rice industry groups call on Duterte to veto rice tariffication bill

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

Several rice industry groups gathered in Mendiola on Thursday (February 14) to protest against the Rice Tariffication Bill which is only a signature away from becoming a law. [...]
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Cobra Gold, one of world’s largest multinational military exercises, kicks off in Thailand

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

One of the world’s largest and longest-running international military exercises officially began this week in Thailand. The 38th annual Cobra Gold exercise, scheduled [...]
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Thai junta pegs economic fortunes to China as uncertainty looms

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

After generals seized power in Thailand in a 2014 coup they turned to Beijing to kickstart growth and buff up their vision of an innovative, developed country steered by wise [...]
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Indonesia seen again having big trade deficit in January: Reuters poll

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

Indonesia likely suffered another wide trade gap in January even though imports probably contracted for the first time since June 2017, a Reuters poll showed. January’s [...]
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Indonesia pressures Instagram over gay Muslim comic strips

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

An Instagram account displaying comic strips depicting the struggles faced by gay Muslim men was removed on Wednesday after authorities labelled it “pornographic” [...]
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