Archive for August 23rd, 2019

Japan says gaps remain with US on trade after ‘very tough’ talks

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Japanese Economy minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Wednesday there were still gaps that needed to be filled before Tokyo and Washington could agree on a bilateral trade deal [...]
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Japanese report to say N Korea has miniaturised nuclear warheads: newspaper

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

Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper, saying it seems Pyongyang has achieved the [...]
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S. Korea to scrap military info-sharing pact with Japan

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:02 AM

South Korea announced its decision Thursday to ditch a bilateral agreement with Japan on exchanging classified military information, citing a “grave change” in [...]
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Fitbit wins deal for 1 million new users in Singapore health plan

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

Fitbit Inc said on Wednesday it signed a contract with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services in a health programme it said could reach up to one [...]
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Ho Ching defends prime minister Lee Hsien Loong’s S$2.2 million salary

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

The wife of Singapore’s prime minister defended Lee Hsien Loong’s seven-figure pay in a Facebook post yesterday, in which she shared an article that compared the [...]
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Over 100 Singapore uni students affected after NTU, NUS, SMU call off HK exchange programmes amid protests

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

More than a hundred local university students hoping to gain experience studying in Hong Kong through exchange programmes have been forced to put their plans on hold at least [...]
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Singapore lets firms apply for trademarks via mobile app

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | ZDnet | 6:02 AM

Businesses can file for trademark protection with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore via a new mobile app, which aims to speed up the application process to 10 [...]
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City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee released from prison after serving 2 years, 4 months

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

Kong Hee, founder of City Harvest Church, was released from jail on Thursday (22 August) after serving time for his role in misusing millions of church funds. The pastor left [...]
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Singapore leader’s wife defends his seven-figure pay on Facebook

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Ho Ching, who is married to Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong, took to Facebook to defend her husband’s pay, which looks higher than those of many [...]
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IRAS warns of scam email, image circulating on WhatsApp

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

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) has released an advisory on its Facebook page and website on Tuesday (20 August), warning the public of a scam email whose [...]
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At least S$5.3m swindled by impersonation scams so far in 2019: Singapore police

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

Between January and May this year, the police received 92 reports of China officials impersonation scams, with at least $5.3 million being cheated. Such scams typically [...]
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Duterte promotes Matteo Guidicelli to 2nd lieutenant

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:02 AM

Kapamilya actor Matteo Guidicelli is now officially a second lieutenant of the Philippine Army Reserve. President Rodrigo Duterte signed Guidicelli’s papers, allowing [...]
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Duterte invites Saudi businesspeople to invest in the Philippines

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | ArabNews | 6:02 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte received on Tuesday the speaker of the Saudi Shoura Council, Dr Abdullah Al-Asheikh, and his accompanying delegation. Duterte conveyed [...]
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China urges Philippines to ban online gambling

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

China has said it hopes the Philippines will ban online gaming to support its crackdown on cross-border gambling, which it said foreign criminals had used to embezzle funds [...]
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Thailand: July trade signals good start for economy in 2H 2019

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Think Ing | 6:02 AM

One month of trade outperformance doesn’t make it a trend though, especially when persistent external risks and anemic domestic demand continue to hinder the upside [...]
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