Archive for September 2nd, 2019

Trump confirms latest China tariffs set for Sunday are ‘on’

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

US President Donald Trump confirmed Friday that steep new tariffs on Chinese goods will kick in on Sunday and said that his economic pressure is forcing Beijing to take a [...]
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China claims fentanyl progress in trade call, sources say

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

U.S. and Chinese officials held a “working-level” call Thursday evening in which Beijing said it was making progress in restricting outbound fentanyl shipments, according [...]
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Latest Trump tariffs could hit consumers with higher prices

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Some retailers are trying to force their suppliers to eat the higher costs so they won’t have to raise prices for shoppers. Target confirmed to The Associated Press [...]
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Escalating trade war continues to hit China’s manufacturing, with slump continuing into August

Escalating trade war continues to hit China’s manufacturing, with slump continuing into August

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

As the trade war with the United States continues to gather pace, manufacturers in China remain gloomy about their prospects, with the sector activity contracting for the [...]
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Israel will soon have to choose between China and the US

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

“Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold.” That’s the line about friendship that some of us were taught as kids. It may also hold true for [...]
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Chinese scientists ‘make first perfect replica’ of tooth enamel

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Scientists at a Chinese university say they have discovered the world’s first material that can repair damaged tooth enamel once and last for life. A few drops of the [...]
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Chinese troops in Hong Kong won’t ‘sit on hands’ if situation worsens: China Daily

Chinese troops in Hong Kong won’t ‘sit on hands’ if situation worsens: China Daily

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

Chinese soldiers stationed in Hong Kong are not there merely for symbolic purposes and they will have “no reason to sit on their hands” if the situation in the city [...]
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U.S. and China will meet in September, Trump says, but tariff hikes remain

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

Trade teams from China and the United States continue to talk and will meet in September, but tariff increases on Chinese goods set to go in place on Sunday will not be [...]
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US-China trade war shows no sign of ending as new tariffs arrive

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

The year-long US-China trade war escalated dramatically in August. Now the world is watching to see whether new tariffs that kick in this weekend will bring the two economic [...]
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Japan takes on China with a planned $20 billion investment in Africa

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Japan’s private sector will invest $20 billion over three years in Africa, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised Wednesday. Abe, who was addressing African leaders [...]
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Singapore moves to switch bank lending rate benchmarks

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

Singapore’s banking body on Friday (Aug 30) said it would shift away from using Singapore dollar swap offer rates (SOR) as a key lending benchmark due to the likely [...]
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Brewing tropical cyclone puts Philippines, China and Vietnam back on alert

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Accuweather | 6:02 AM

As the tropics continue to be active across the globe, the West Pacific Ocean basin looks to be no different in the coming week. Following behind Podul, which traversed the [...]
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Papua protests: 5 things to know about the unrest in Indonesian province

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

Papua has plunged into chaos with deadly riots and mass demonstrations breaking out across Indonesia’s easternmost territory, fanned by racial tensions and fresh calls [...]
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One dead, several wounded in Indonesia’s unrest-hit West Papua

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

A local official in Jayapura confirms death amid warnings that the situation in the easternmost region worsens. At least one person has been killed as police fired rubber [...]
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Malaysia celebrates 62nd anniversary of independence

02-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

Malaysia held a grand celebration here on Saturday to mark the 62nd anniversary of the country’s independence on Saturday. Malaysia’s king Sultan Abdullah Sultan [...]
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