Archive for March 5th, 2019

Ghosn lawyer hopes ‘convincing’ bail bid will secure release

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

Carlos Ghosn’s new lead defence lawyer said Monday his “convincing” new bail application for the former Nissan boss contained fresh elements he hoped would [...] » More

Japan Fishing Boat Returns Home after Captivity in Russia

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Jiji Press | 6:00 AM

A Japanese fishing boat seized by a Russian patrol ship in the Sea of Japan in late January returned to its home port in Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, on Sunday. Hideji [...] » More

BOJ’s Kuroda says to debate exit from easing at right time, wary of side effects

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Investing | 6:00 AM

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday the central bank would debate and communicate at an appropriate timing an exit plan from its ultra-loose monetary [...] » More

Singapore’s ice-cream sandwich ends up on ‘Shitty Food Porn’ subreddit, commenters defend it to the death

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:00 AM

It’s a hot Saturday, and you’re out with your family walking down Orchard Road trying to escape the blazing sun and all the pesky tourists with their giant [...] » More

Singapore’s Hyflux takes $676.8 million impairment hit for nine-month results

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

Singapore’s Hyflux Ltd has taken a S$916 million ($676.76 million) impairment charge for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, relating to a loss while adjusting [...] » More

Huawei presents a 5G litmus test, but Singapore likely to stay neutral

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

THE Huawei controversy may make it trickier but Singapore regulators and market players will likely keep a neutral, multi-vendor stance on 5G providers, observers have told [...] » More

In the Philippines they think about gender differently. We could too

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

The labels we give ourselves can be helpful but restrictive too. Let’s embrace diversity by celebrating fluid identities e were excited young film-makers, sitting in [...] » More

Shinawatra parties rally across Thailand as crucial court ruling looms

Shinawatra parties rally across Thailand as crucial court ruling looms

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

Parties aligned with Thailand’s powerful Shinawatra clan staged major rallies Saturday ahead of a court ruling that could deal a gut punch to their prospects in [...] » More

Thailand’s waste-to-energy plants ‘an environmental hazard’, academics warn

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

Thai academics have urged the authorities to slow down their large-scale waste-to-energy development policy, as it could severely harm the country’s environment and [...] » More

Indonesia exempts Palestinian dates, olive oil from import taxes

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Middleeastmonitor | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has now implemented zero tariffs on dates and olive oil from Palestine, as a continuous commitment to support the social and economic development of the Palestinian [...] » More

Indonesia, Australia sign long-awaited trade deal

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

Indonesia and Australia on Monday signed a long-awaited trade deal after months of diplomatic tension over Canberra’s contentious plan to move its embassy to Jerusalem. [...] » More

Indonesia’s disaster agency spokesman laments theft of forest fire detection tools

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

Indonesia’s national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho has lamented theft of a forest and land fire early warning system in South Sumatra, a province that [...] » More

Up to 100 still feared trapped in Indonesia mine

Up to 100 still feared trapped in Indonesia mine

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

Indonesian authorities warned Monday that up to 100 people could still be trapped and feared dead inside a collapsed illegal gold mine despite a painstaking rescue effort [...] » More

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Indonesia

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Yenisafak | 6:00 AM

No tsunami alarm was issued following quake, with epicenter near central island of Sulawesi A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Indonesia on Sunday, according to [...] » More

Australia signs trade deal with Indonesia, eight years in the making

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | 9news | 6:00 AM

Disaster-struck farmers and Australians who own businesses in Indonesia are set to be the biggest winners as a landmark free trade agreement between the countries is signed [...] » More