Archive for February 20th, 2019

Nissan and OPUS team up to create smart camper concept

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

Nissan has teamed up with OPUS to create a smart camper that uses second-life EV batteries to keep you connected even when you’re off the map. Just like Nissan created [...]
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106 foreigners went missing in 2018 after arriving in Japan on cruise ships

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

A total of 106 foreigners who came to Japan on cruise ships went missing after their arrival in 2018, surpassing the 100-person mark for the first time, according to the [...]
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As medical costs mount, Japan to weigh cost-effectiveness in setting drug prices

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

Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment, which at [...]
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Honda to close UK plant in 2022, risking 3,500 jobs: reports

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

Japanese car giant Honda is expected to announce the shutdown of its plant in south west England in 2022, putting 3,500 jobs at risk, media reports said Monday. The carmaker [...]
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Japan keen to do post-Brexit trade deal quicklyUK trade minister Fox

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | euro News | 6:00 AM

British trade minister Liam Fox said on Monday that Japan was keen to agree a post-Brexit trade deal and believed it could be done “quite quickly”. The Financial [...]
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Japan frets over ‘nightmare’ outcome from Trump-Kim summit

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

When US President Donald Trump sits down to talk peace with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un later this month, one of America’s closest alliesJapanwill be looking on [...]
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Budget 2019: About 30pct of total expenditure to go into defence, security and diplomacy

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

About 30 per cent or $15.5 billion of Singapore’s projected expenditure for this financial year will go towards defence, security and diplomacy efforts. This was [...]
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Singapore Budget 2019: Levelling up children from disadvantaged homes

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

The government has done much in recent years to raise the quality of pre-schooling and make it more accessible to poor children. Childcare subsidies have been raised over the [...]
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Standard Chartered celebrates 160 years in Singapore

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

Since its establishment in Singapore in 1859, Standard Chartered has been a trusted partner to its clients, the community and the nation. Standard Chartered has been a [...]
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Singapore’s luxury homes survive cooling measures

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

A bungalow near Botanic Gardens is entering the market for a record $3,500 psf. Bloomberg reports that Singapore’s Good Class Bungalows are continuing to break [...]
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Singapore Budget 2019: New aquaculture centre to work on improving Singapore’s food resilience

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

More is being done to transform the food production process, and make Singapore’s food supplies more secure. “In the digital age, we still need food, not just [...]
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Budget 2019: $6.1B Merdeka Generation Package to benefit almost 500,000 Singaporeans

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

The government will set aside $6.1 billion under the Merdeka Generation Package, which is set to benefit close to 500,000 Singaporeans, said Finance minister Heng Swee Keat [...]
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Singapore Budget 2019: Interning abroad a good way for young Singaporeans to gain exposure

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

Ms Bernice Chan was only 19 when she went to China to intern on a farm run by seafood supply chain manager Oceanus Group. During her time at the farm in Xiamen in Fujian [...]
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Budget 2019: $5.1B to be set aside for long-term care of Singaporeans

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

The government will set aside another $3.1 billion towards the long-term care of Singaporeans in the form of premium subsidies and other types of support. This is on top of [...]
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Budget 2019: government to tighten workforce quota for services sector from 2020

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

The workforce quota for the services sector will be tightened as some segments remain “very labour-intensive”, Finance minister Heng Swee Keat announced on Monday [...]
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