Archive for April 19th, 2019

EU sees pork exports, prices rising on Chinese demand

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

The European Union expects to see higher pork exports and prices this year, fuelled by growing demand from China where supply has been hit by a swine fever crisis, the [...]
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Amazon to close domestic marketplace business in China: sources

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

Amazon.com Inc said it will shut its China online store by July 18, as the US e-commerce giant focuses on the lucrative businesses of selling overseas goods and cloud [...]
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China’s economy had a steady start to 2019

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:38 AM

China’s economy could be showing renewed signs of life in 2019. The world’s second-biggest economy grew slightly more than expected in the first quarter of 2019, [...]
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US expert says more European countries expected to sign up to BRI

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:38 AM

A US expert on Europe said here Tuesday that more European countries are expected to join the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and that such actions should be [...]
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Japan turns to foreigners to decommission Fukushima plant

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

Foreign labourers with sufficient Japanese language skills will for the first time be enlisted to decommission the reactors at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant under new [...]
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Chilean suspect in Japanese student disappearance faces prosecutors

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

Chilean authorities on Wednesday questioned a man suspected of involvement in the 2016 disappearance of his Japanese ex-girlfriend in France. Nicolas Zepeda was interviewed [...]
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Japan’s Suzuki in domestic recall of 2 million vehicles

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

Japanese small car manufacturer Suzuki announced Thursday it was recalling two million vehicles shipped domestically, citing improper inspections and a series of other faults [...]
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Japan’s Aso to travel to US April 25 for meeting with Mnuchin: source

Japan’s Aso to travel to US April 25 for meeting with Mnuchin: source

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

Japanese Finance minister Taro Aso will travel to the United States on April 25 to meet with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on the sidelines of a summit between Japanese [...]
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Japan emperor pays last homage at Shinto shrine before abdication

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

Japanese Emperor Akihito made his last pilgrimage to the country’s holiest Shinto shrine on Thursday, as people lined the route to catch a glimpse of the 85-year-old [...]
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Japan manufacturers’ mood slumps to 2-1/2-year lowReuters Tankan

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

Japanese manufacturers’ business confidence slipped to a 2-1/2-year low in April, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, underlining growing concerns the economy could slip [...]
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Japan’s Biggest Bank Invests in Crypto Sleuthing Startup Chainalysis

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CoinDesk | 6:38 AM

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), Japan’s largest bank, has backed an additional $6 million Series B round for cryptocurrency sleuthing startup Chainalysis. The [...]
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Japan is fast becoming one of our most important strategic allies

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:38 AM

The UK is deeping its ties with Tokyo in response to global shifts Britain and Japan may be separated by a distance of some 6,000 miles, but these two island nations are [...]
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Japan says its F-35A stealth fighters made seven precautionary landings before crash

Japan says its F-35A stealth fighters made seven precautionary landings before crash

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:38 AM

Japan’s F-35A Lightning II stealth fig week, made seven precautionary landings before the crash, the nation’s Defense minister said. A search for the lost [...]
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Brexit is giving Japanese firms the jitters

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Asia Times | 6:38 AM

Brexit was supposed to happen by the end of March, but uncertainty prevails. The United Kingdom has been granted permission to delay its exit from the European Union until [...]
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Passport stamps no longer needed to exit Singapore

19-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:38 AM

Foreigners leaving Singapore will no longer need to have their passports stamped from next Monday. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said yesterday that it [...]
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