Archive for March 19th, 2019

China fire chiefs claim selectmen’s decreased budget recommendations will undermine operations

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Centralmaine | 6:00 AM

Chiefs William Van Wickler, Richard Morse and Tim Theriault voiced concerns over proposed cuts to firefighter stipends, inquiries into their fundraising dollars and a lack of [...]
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Amid trade war, foreign startups may spot opportunity in China

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | VB | 6:00 AM

While analysts speculate over who the winners and losers are in the US-China trade war, we’re seeing convincing signs that this is an opportune moment for international [...]
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Fabchem China gets 15.8 cents per share offer from 39.55pct shareholder

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Edge Singapore | 6:00 AM

Fabchem China, the manufacturer of initiation systems and and detonating cords for explosives, has received a conditional cash offer by shareholder Henry Wee and his wife at [...]
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China’s crowded co-working industry turns to services amid funding crunch

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

Co-working space operators in China are shifting their focus from ambitious expansion plans to services such as customising offices for clients, as rising vacancy rates and [...]
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1 million pounds of pork smuggled from China seized at New Jersey port: feds

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | NY Daily News | 6:00 AM

Federal authorities seized 1 million pounds of Chinese pork that was illegally smuggled into a port in New Jersey. The seizure, at a port in Newark, is the biggest [...]
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China’s primary school students to learn how to avoid stock market pitfalls

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

Chinese primary school textbooks may soon include definitions for terms like “price-to-earnings ratio” or “buy and hold” as the country embarks on a [...]
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China plans multibillion-dollar investment to knock US from top spot in fastest supercomputer ranking

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China is planning a multibillion-dollar investment to upgrade its supercomputer infrastructure to regain leadership after the US took top spot for the fastest supercomputer [...]
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New military budget is focused on China: ‘We’ve been ignoring the problem for too long’

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

Chinese bombers. Chinese hypersonic missiles. Chinese cyberattacks. Chinese anti-satellite weapons. To a remarkable degree, the 2020 Pentagon budget proposal is shaped by [...]
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China plans a solar power play in space that NASA abandoned decades ago

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

John Mankins has spent his professional life working on novel ideas that could transform the way humans use technology in space, solar power among them. But Mankins’ [...]
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Japan exports fall for third month on waning external demand, raises economic risks

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

Japan’s exports fell for a third month in February in a sign of growing strain on the trade-reliant economy, suggesting the central bank might be forced to offer more [...]
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Commentary: The rise of woman economics in Japan is turning its ageing society around

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s ‘womenomics’ policy is bearing fruit, but there are still gaps that remain, says economic professor at Ochanomizu [...]
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Singtel signs deal to expand mobile wallet alliance to Japan

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

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd said on Monday it has signed a partnership to enable the use of its cross-border mobile wallet platform in Japan, as the telecom operator [...]
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Japan’s Netflix contender bets on youth-driven viral hits

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

On a Friday night at a downtown Tokyo television studio, 12 teen models with cutesy nicknames like Ayamin and Kyokyo are waiting nervously to find out who has won coveted [...]
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Japan’s debt passes 250pct of GDP

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Asia Times | 6:00 AM

Reform lies dormant as Tokyo proves ‘Modern Monetary Theory’ – badly – but bond markets are unperturbed “Santa Claus territory.” That is [...]
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Singapore firms building up capacity outside China as fallback

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Sgsme.sg | 6:00 AM

No exodus yet as China market’s too big to ignore; trade war also starting to impact higher tech sectors A SINGAPOREAN electronics parts manufacturer set up shop in [...]
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