Archive for August 2nd, 2019

Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Scientists in Japan will begin trying to grow human organs in animals after receiving government permission for the first study of its kind in the country. The [...] » More

The escalating dispute between Tokyo and Seoul is already affecting businesses

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

* The ongoing dispute between Japan and South Korea has begun to affect businesses across multiple sectors and could potentially even dent the global economy. * The political [...] » More

NETS apologises for E-Pay ad that was panned for being racially insensitive

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Electronic payment service provider NETS has apologised for the recent advertisement by E-Pay which showed Chinese Mediacorp artiste Dennis Chew being depicted as four [...] » More

Singapore mansion sets record with $167 million sale

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A Singapore mansion sitting on a sprawling plot of land has been sold for a record S$230 million ($167 million), the latest in a string of eye-catching property deals in the [...] » More

OCBC Bank customers can now withdraw cash from ATMs using QR code

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

With effect from Wednesday (31 July), OCBC Bank customers will be able to withdraw cash from the bank’s ATMs by scanning a QR code from its Pay Anyone app the first [...] » More

Singapore manufacturers, services less upbeat about next 6 months: Surveys

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Manufacturing and services firms in Singapore have become less upbeat about business prospects for the second half of 2019, although there are certain segments within these [...] » More

Most Norwegian salmon in Singapore safe to consume, say industry players after batch recall

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The majority of Norwegian salmon in Singapore is safe to consume, industry players said on Thursday (August 1) following a contamination scare. A recall was issued on [...] » More

SMRT Trains reports S$155 million net loss for FY2019 amid rising operating expenses

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Local rail operator SMRT Trains announced on Wednesday (31 July) that it recorded a net loss after tax of $155 million for the financial year that ended on 31 March 2019. The [...] » More

Singapore scientists discover new cancer drug that could be alternative to chemotherapy

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Singapore scientists have discovered a new antibody drug that could potentially be used as an alternative for chemotherapy in treating cancer. In a scientific advisory issued [...] » More

Korea warns removing Japan’s white list would affect security cooperation: minister

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea called on Thursday for Japan to allow more time for diplomacy as talks on their most serious dispute in years failed to make progress, a day before Japan could [...] » More

LPA to bring rains over parts of Luzon, Visayas

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

A low pressure area (LPA) spotted about 460 km East of Virac, Catanduanes is expected to bring rains over Luzon and Visayas, according to the state weather service PAGASA on [...] » More

China acknowledges Philippines’ acceptance of ‘perfect’ MOU on oil exploration

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

he Philippines’ top diplomat confirmed that China has acknowledged receipt of his acceptance of Beijing’s terms of reference on the proposed joint exploration in [...] » More

Philippines protests ‘swarming’ of more than 100 Chinese vessels

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte’s national security adviser reveals that 113 Chinese vessels were spotted near Pag-asa island. The Philippines has “fired off” a [...] » More

Duterte signs into law a bill granting franchise for Legarda solar firm

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill granting a 25-year franchise to a solar company controlled by the son of Antique Rep. Loren Legarda. Republic Act No. [...] » More

Duterte teases the Cayetanos: ‘When will your dynasty end?’

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte teased the Cayetanos during an event organised by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on Tuesday (July 30) in Taguig [...] » More