Archive for February 23rd, 2019

Trade between EU and Singapore crosses 100b euros; further boost expected from FTA

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

TRADE in goods and services between Singapore and the EU has surpassed the symbolic 100 billion- euro (S$153.6 billion) mark, with the EU-Singapore free trade deals that were [...] » More

Singapore wants to remain open to both China and US: Chan Chun Sing

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

It aims to be a neutral place where Europe, US and China can do economic activities, he says Singapore is looking for a middle ground so it can remain open to both the United [...] » More

Singaporean fined over Skype forum with HK activist

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

A Singaporean activist was Thursday fined for organising an illegal public discussion in the tightly-controlled city-state that featured a prominent Hong Kong democracy [...] » More

Record high in trade between Singapore and the European Union

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

Trade in goods between Singapore and the European Union reached a record high of 58.1 billion euros (S$89 billion) in 2018, a 9 per cent increase from 2017, latest data from [...] » More

Singapore court fines activist for organising pro-democracy event

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

A Singapore court on Thursday fined an civil rights activist for organising a seminar in 2016 in which a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was invited to speak via Skype. [...] » More

Commentary: Consumers feel the pinch of rising interest rates

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

Some consumers will find it challenging to make their mortgage payments, say NUS Business School Professor Sumit Agarwal. After four interest rate hikes in 2018, US Federal [...] » More

DOH: Over 11,000 measles cases, 189 deaths in Philippines

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

In less than two months, more than 11,000 people have contracted measles while 189 have died because of the disease, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Thursday. The DOH [...] » More

Malaysia working with Philippines to save 3 kidnap victims: IGP

23-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

The security forces are working with the Philippine authorities to ensure the safety and release of three kidnap victims, a Malaysian and two Indonesians. This follows the [...] » More

Philippine growth seen ‘fairly decent’ in 2019: JP Morgan

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

The Philippine economy can grow above 6 percent in 2019, as the US Federal Reserve pauses from raising interest rates, an analyst said Thursday. A less hawkish Fed and a [...] » More

BOC seizes P2 million worth of party drugs at NAIA

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

Parcels containing ecstasy pills with an estimated value of P2.1 million were intercepted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), according to the Bureau of [...] » More

Rivals circle King Power’s Thai duty-free monopoly

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

King Power, Thailand’s duty-free juggernaut owned by the late billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, is facing intense pressure over its near-monopoly at the [...] » More

Third group of Burma refugees return home from Thailand with UNHCR support

23-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Mizzima | 6:00 AM

This week more than 500 refugees in Thailand are expected to return to south-eastern Myanmar as part of a voluntary repatriation process led by the Royal Thai government and [...] » More

Thai police seek to prosecute new party leader over online speech

23-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Expected move comes just over a month before Thailand holds long-delayed polls, the first since a 2014 military coup. Just over a month before Thailand’s long-delayed [...] » More

UN experts condemn Indonesia’s use of live snakes to interrogate Papuans

23-Feb-2019 Intellasia | SBS | 6:00 AM

Experts are calling on the Indonesian government to launch an investigation into the alleged excessive use of force by police and military in West Papua. United Nations [...] » More

World’s largest bee found in Indonesian rainforest in ‘holy grail’ discovery

23-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

A long-lost giant bee, which had not been seen since 1981, has been rediscovered by scientists in an Indonesian rainforest. Mechachile Pluto, also known as Wallace’s [...] » More