Archive for September 18th, 2019

Trade talks seen as unlikely to mend US-China divide

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

US and Chinese officials will restart trade talks at the end of this week, but any agreement the world’s largest economies carve out is expected to be a superficial [...]
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Turning blue: China Inc holds breath as Beijing eyes smog-free skies for National Day

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

When the sun comes up in Beijing on October 1, the Chinese government will aim to celebrate its 70th birthday under a brilliant blue skyand factory bosses hope they can get [...]
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Chinese envoy going to US to prepare for trade talks

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

A Chinese envoy will head to Washington on Wednesday to prepare for trade negotiations. The announcement Tuesday follows conciliatory gestures by both sides ahead of the [...]
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Pressure from Beijing, looming vacancy tax will force HK’s developers into faster and cheaper project launches, say analysts

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

Hong Kong’s developers are coming under mounting pressure to slash their prices and offload new projects as quickly as possible, according to analysts. The pressure is [...]
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Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal

Japanese officials cautious on prospects for US trade deal

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

Officials in Japan appeared wary over the prospects for a trade deal with the US after President Donald Trump said he was prepared to sign a pact soon. Japan’s chief [...]
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Princess Kako in Austria

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

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen welcomes Japanese Princess Kako prior to their meeting at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria, on Monday. Kako, niece of Emperor [...]
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The Japanese prime minister’s end game

18-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AsiaTimes | 6:02 AM

The naming of prime minister Shinzo Abe’s new cabinet has launched what are supposed to be the final two years of his already historically long administration. The new [...]
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Japan seeks to confirm no additional tariffs on auto exports to US: Motegi

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

Japan plans to reconfirm in the final stage of trade talks with the United States that Washington will not impose additional tariffs on Japanese vehicles and auto parts, [...]
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Trump says US has reached trade deals with Japan; no word on cars

18-Sep-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

US President Donald Trump said on Monday Washington had struck trade agreements with Tokyo that could be implemented without congressional approval, but stopped short of [...]
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Japan will consider release of oil reserves if necessary

18-Sep-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Japan will consider coordinated release of oil reserves and other measures if needed to ensure sufficient supplies after attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, its [...]
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Japan’s Abe says he will meet Iran’s Rouhani this month in New York: NHK

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he would meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the end of the month, as regional tensions rise in the Middle East [...]
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Fukushima fishermen concerned for future over release of radioactive water

18-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Eight years after the triple disaster, Japan’s local industry faces fresh crisis the dumping of radioactive water from the power plant On the afternoon of 11 March [...]
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Singaporean man who supports ISIS charged with terrorist financing, detained under ISA

18-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A Singaporean man who allegedly sent money to two individuals to finance terrorist acts was charged in the State Courts on Monday (16 September). Ahmed Hussein Abdul Kadir [...]
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Slide in Singapore non-oil exports slows to 8.9pct drop in August

18-Sep-2019 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) fell 8.9 per cent in August from a year ago, breaking a five-month-long slump of double-digit declines, according to data [...]
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Tiong Seng CEO, project director out on bail amid graft probe involving ‘staff loan transactions’

18-Sep-2019 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

Mainboard-listed Tiong Seng Holdings said on Tuesday (September 17) that its chief executive and executive director Pek Lian Guan and project director Pay Teow Heng are on [...]
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