Archive for March 1st, 2019

Japanese Megabank Mizuho is Launching its Own Digital Currency in March

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CCN | 6:00 AM

Almost a fortnight since JPMorgan unveiled its own cryptocurrency and nearly three years after conducting tests, Japanese financial giant Mizuho Financial Group has announced [...]
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Singapore Airlines passenger finds tooth in inflight meal

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

We’ve all had bad inflight meals but not because there’s a foreign object in them. A passenger onboard a Singapore Airlines flight was eating his meal when he bit [...]
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What it’s like living as a billionaire in Singapore, where wealthy residents are worth a combined $1 trillion and limited land makes owning a house the ultimate ‘status symbol’

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Singapore, an island city-state off of southern Malaysia, consistently tops rankings of the most expensive and wealthiest cities in the world. The city of 5.6 million people, [...]
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Singapore economy expected to moderate towards a more sustainable pace this year: MAS

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) expects this year’s economic growth to come in at 2.5 per cent or “a touch lower”, bringing it closer to its [...]
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First Philippine subway seen pushing up property prices in Metro Manila

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The completion of Metro Manila’s first subway could trigger a surge in property prices in the Philippine capital, with Quezon City seen benefitting the most from the [...]
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Toward stronger development partnership with the Philippines

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

During President Duterte’s visit to Korea last June, he and Korean President Moon Jae-in declared 2019 the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Philippines-Korea [...]
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9 reasons why the Philippines is ripe for business in 2019

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

After missing their growth targets in 2018, the country’s economic managers are upbeat that the economy will be better this time around The Philippine [...]
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SWS: 44pct of Filipinos undecided on police ‘nanlaban’ claims

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

The recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey says 44 percent of Filipinos are undecided if they should believe police claims that drug suspects who were killed during [...]
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NBI nabs swindler posing as Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on social media

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

Authorities have arrested a man for using a fake social media account under the name of Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) [...]
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UK, Australian police help Philippines fight child cybersex trafficking

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Abs-cbn | 6:00 AM

British and Australian police are supporting the Philippines’ first centre to combat the online sexual abuse of children, launched on Wednesday, as the country becomes [...]
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US Secretary of State Pompeo to meet Duterte Thursday

US Secretary of State Pompeo to meet Duterte Thursday

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte and United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo are expected to meet Thursday night at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City. According to [...]
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UN subjects persecuted Christian refugees in Thailand to unfair burden, expert tells Congress

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Christian Post | 6:00 AM

Thousands of Pakistani Christian asylum-seekers in Thailand are subjected to an unfair burden of proof by the United Nations, which has led to many denials for believers [...]
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Thailand: Steady economy amid political risks

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Thinking | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is likely to remain in power at the general elections next month, though the transition to the new government under him may not be smooth. [...]
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Thousands scramble as Thai Airways cancels flights over Pakistan

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thousands of travellers were left scrambling on Thursday when Thai Airways International cancelled more than a dozen flights to and from Europe after Pakistan closed its [...]
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‘Do not do stupid things’: Australian convicted of drug offences in Indonesia avoids death penalty

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

An Australian man has been sentenced by a Bali court to five years and four months in jail, more than six months after being arrested while in possession of nearly 12 grams [...]
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