Archive for February 16th, 2019

China’s inflation slows in January, potentially pushing officials to step in, says economist

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* In new official data out of China, both the Producer Price Index and Consumer Price Index inflation came in weaker than expected for January. * The data comes amid a new [...]
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China’s exports are doing way better than expected

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

China has posted a surprise jump in exports, suggesting its economy could be holding up better than expected as it tries to negotiate an end to the trade war with the United [...]
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Explainer: What’s at stake in US-China trade talks

Explainer: What’s at stake in US-China trade talks

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

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthiser and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are in Beijing this week as Chinese and American negotiators try to hammer out a trade deal [...]
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US trade envoys to meet China’s Xi, no decision on deadline extension

US trade envoys to meet China’s Xi, no decision on deadline extension

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

The Trump administration’s top two negotiators in trade talks with China will meet on Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but there has been no decision to extend [...]
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As renewables soar, BP sees China hitting brakes on energy growth

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

Global demand for renewable power will soar at an unprecedented pace over the coming decades, BP said in a benchmark report on Thursday, while China’s energy growth is [...]
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Why Japanese women rebel against Valentine’s day, but still buy chocolate

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

Japanese women are rebelling against a decades-old Valentine’s Day tradition that obliges them to give chocolates to men. On February 14, the nation’s female [...]
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Same-Sex Couples Sue For The Right To Marry In Japan

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

Thirteen same-sex couples have filed a lawsuit in Japan arguing that the country’s rejection of same-sex marriage violates their constitutional rights. It’s the [...]
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Japan to lend Philippines $202-M for Mindanao roads

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

Japan will lend the Philippines up to $202 million to build roads and bridges in conflict areas of Mindanao in the country’s south. Japanese Foreign minister Taro Kono [...]
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Japan to recognise indigenous Ainu people for first time

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

Japan’s government introduced a bill Friday to recognise the country’s ethnic Ainu minority as an “indigenous” people for the first time, after [...]
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Sex and disability make for tenderly humorous Japanese drama

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

A talented young woman breaks free from an overly protective parent, explores her sexuality and forges her own, promising path in the world. So far so conventional. But in [...]
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Japan accuses N Korea of dodging sanctions at sea ahead of Vietnam summit

Japan accuses N Korea of dodging sanctions at sea ahead of Vietnam summit

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Japan says it has caught North Korea repeatedly evading international sanctions at sea, warning the incidents may “just be the tip of the iceberg” of suspected [...]
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SAF regular found dead in Kranji Camp II; no foul play suspected

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

A 33-year-old male Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) soldier was found motionless at a stairway landing of a building in Kranji Camp II on Thursday (14 February) at 5.10pm. The [...]
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Singapore authorities repudiate Brochez’s claims about HIV leak, welcome him to return here

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:00 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has pushed back against the dramatic accusations made by Mikhy Farerra Brochez, the American man wanted by authorities for leaking the [...]
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Ex-police officer with HIV admits to hiding condition from prostitutes he demanded sex from

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

He rented out his one-bedroom Geylang flat to three prostitutes and demanded sexual services from two of them. However, he wilfully avoided informing the women that he [...]
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HIV data leak: ‘Mikhy Brochez’ Facebook account removed for violating user policies

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

The Facebook account of a user claiming to be the American conman at the heart of a massive HIV data leak was removed early Thursday (14 February) morning by the social media [...]
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