Archive for February 28th, 2019

Dissenter urges BOJ to ramp up stimulus to hit price goal early

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

Bank of Japan board member Goushi Kataoka said on Wednesday the central bank must ramp up monetary stimulus to achieve its inflation target and warned maintaining current [...]
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Japan’s asteroid probe left a big dark patch when it touched Ryugu

28-Feb-2019 Intellasia | BRG News | 6:00 AM

Japan’s space agency JAXA is still celebrating the success of its first attempt to collect a sample of the asteroid Ryugu using the Hayabusa2 spacecraft, and it seems [...]
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Rare Fish, Seen As Harbingers Of Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Caught In Japan

28-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NDTV | 6:00 AM

Japanese folklore has it that they move to shallower seas before underwater earthquakes, possibly due to electromagnetic changes that occur with tectonic activity. Two rare [...]
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Japan’s hotel sector to shine brightly as investors look to cash in on Tokyo 2020 Olympics

28-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The US-China trade war, volatile equity markets, geopolitical tensions and uncertain pace of future interest rate increases are among factors that will hold back investors [...]
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No system able to ‘exhaustively exclude’ those out to lie and cheat: MOE on Mikhy Brochez

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

The American conman at the heart of the HIV data leak showed a good grasp of psychology, the subject matter he was employed to teach in Singapore, during his job interviews [...]
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Man jailed 5 years for cheating 6 women he befriended online of nearly $440,000

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

A serial conman who befriended six women from dating websites and sweet-talked them into handing him almost $440,000 was jailed five years on Tuesday (26 February). Peter Aw [...]
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Singaporean woman admits to abusing maid, fracturing nose

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

Two months after Rasi was first engaged as her domestic helper, Jenny Chan Yun Hui began physically assaulting her. On one occasion, the 41-year-old Singaporean punched the [...]
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Singapore central bank chief says policy ‘appropriate’ but monitoring data

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

Singapore’s monetary policy stance remains appropriate, the city-state’s central bank’s chief said on Wednesday, in comments that follow a disappointing run [...]
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Pernia: Philippines open to Chinese money to finance growth, development

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

The Philippines is open to Chinese aid and investment to spur its economy despite limited public support for letting Beijing’s checkbook diplomacy dictate the future of [...]
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Ex-Muslim rebels take control of volatile Philippine region

28-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

Former Muslim guerrillas have taken over governance of a poverty- and conflict-wracked Muslim autonomous region under a peace deal partly aimed at combating Islamic State [...]
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Chaos, gridlock a daily ordeal for Manila’s long-suffering commuters

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

It’s 3.30 a.m. in the Philippines and much of San Jose Del Monte is fast asleep. Flashlight in hand, street sweeper Alejandro Galasao, 58, navigates a labyrinth of [...]
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Philippines protests against Washington Post article on anti-drug campaign killings

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

The Philippines on Tuesday (February 26) protested against a Washington Post story about the killings in the government’s anti-drug campaign, alleging that it was meant [...]
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Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte claims ’40pct’ of rebels are gay

28-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Pink News | 6:00 AM

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has been criticised after claiming that “40 percent” of Communist rebel fighters in his country are gay. The leader asked [...]
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PhilHealth assures enough funds for universal healthcare

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

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) assured on Tuesday there will be enough funds carry out the recently signed Universal Healthcare law. PhilHealth [...]
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Duterte eyes new peace agreement with MNLF

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

President Rodrigo Duterte said Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari is “willing to talk” peace when he comes back from his travel [...]
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