Archive for May 16th, 2019

Japan’s Nissan sees sharply lower profits after Ghosn scandal

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

The automaker says it expects operating profits to fall by 28 percent in the coming financial year. The troubles at Japan’s second-biggest carmaker, Nissan, appear to [...]
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US troops relocating to Guam but scepticism in Okinawa lingers. And even some in the US military are unconvinced

16-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The long-delayed relocation of US troops from Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture to the Pacific island of Guam could commence in October 2024 and be completed within 18 months, [...]
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Japan companies aim to boost productivity by hiring non-smokers

16-May-2019 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:00 AM

A growing number of Japan-based businesses are taking stronger action to promote health and wellness among employees as well as boost productivity by going as far as hiring [...]
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Japanese prosecutors revise Ghosn indictment as scandal takes toll on Nissan’s bottom line

Japanese prosecutors revise Ghosn indictment as scandal takes toll on Nissan’s bottom line

16-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

* A variety of factors contributed to Nissan’s weak performance for the fiscal year, including the slumping Chinese automotive market as well as problems in North [...]
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Singapore’s anti-fake news law criticised as ‘Orwellian’ threat to freedom of speech

16-May-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

The Singaporean government has passed a controversial bill targeted at eliminating ‘fake news’ and disinformation, providing broad powers for authorities to [...]
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Police warn of fake Lazada prizes with victims cheated of $14,000

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

At least 14 reports of scams involving fake Lazada campaigns offering prizes were received this year, with at least $14,000 cheated out of victims, said the police on Tuesday [...]
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Singapore must prepare to deal with US-China trade war fallout: Chan Chun Sing

16-May-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Singapore must be prepared to deal with fallout from the US-China trade dispute, said Trade and Industry minister Chan Chun Sing on Tuesday (May 14), amid worsening tensions [...]
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Family of 3 on holiday in Singapore stole chocolates, cosmetics and other items worth more than $4,000

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

While a family of three from India were on holiday in Singapore to celebrate the birthday of one of them, they decided to also go on a shoplifting spree. The trioa man, his [...]
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S’poreans must gird themselves for the long haul: Chan

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

As trade tensions worsen between the United States and China, Singapore must be prepared to deal with the challenges and Singaporeans need to follow developments closely and [...]
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Highlights: Shanmugam’s opening speech on fake news law in Parliament

16-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Parliament last Wednesday (8 May) passed the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (POFMA), which will give the government the power to take individuals as [...]
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S$20.7 million in profits for SBS in Q1 2019 due to more riders and higher bus mileage

16-May-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

SBS Transit has expressed optimism that its revenue will continue to grow from both bus and rail transport services Because of higher mileage for its bus service and greater [...]
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Singapore charges Nigerian men over internet love scam

16-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two Nigerian men believed to be members of an internet love scam syndicate were charged in Singapore on Tuesday with recruiting local women to collect money for them, police [...]
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‘Dark storm clouds’ threaten South China Sea, Ng Eng Hen urges common rules be adopted by countries in the region

16-May-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

“Of concern too in this maritime region are the different rules adopted by various countries that govern the use of the global maritime commons,” said the defense [...]
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Honestbee will stop its grocery delivery service in Singapore on May 20

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:00 AM

Once upon a time, we had an abundance of food delivery options. But then Uber Eats exited, and now, Honestbee will halt its grocery delivery service in Singapore on May 20. [...]
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Tightens Grip as Allies Make Election Gains

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte appears set to consolidate his rule as early results from the country’s midterm elections showed his allies leading by a large [...]
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