Archive for October 19th, 2019

Japan emperor to proclaim enthronement in ritual-bound ceremony

Japan emperor to proclaim enthronement in ritual-bound ceremony

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito will formally proclaim his ascension to the throne next week in a ritual-bound ceremony, but the after-effects of deadly typhoon will cast [...] » More

Japan’s inflation hits 2-1/2-year low, raises stimulus chance this month

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s core consumer inflation slowed to near 2-1/2-year lows in September, dragged down by sliding energy prices and raising the chance the central bank will top up [...] » More

IMF says Japan can ramp up fiscal stimulus if tax hike sinks growth

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan can ramp up fiscal stimulus if the hit to the economy from October’s sales tax hike proves bigger than expected, International Monetary Fund (IMF) deputy Managing [...] » More

Fate of Japan’s imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

When Japan’s youngest prince, Hisahito, visited Bhutan in August on his first overseas trip just months after his uncle Naruhito became emperor, his trip was regarded [...] » More

Japanese official Tadashi Maeda dismisses China’s Belt and Road Initiative as just a ‘political show’

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

China’s multibillion-dollar infrastructure plan, the Belt and Road Initiative, is a “political show” that lacks real substance, the head of Japan’s [...] » More

Japan won’t join US coalition to protect Middle East shipping, will send own force

Japan won’t join US coalition to protect Middle East shipping, will send own force

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan said on Friday it will not join any US coalition to protect merchant vessels in Middle Eastern waterways, but will instead send a separate force of ships and planes to [...] » More

‘Banzai!’: the ceremony proclaiming Japan’s new emperor

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The ceremony proclaiming the enthronement of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito will be a tightly choreographed and solemn affair, steeped in tradition, that cements his [...] » More

Singapore’s APEX to launch low-sulfur fuel oil contract ahead of new shipping rules

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Singapore-based Asia Pacific Exchange (APEX) will launch a low-sulfur fuel oil (LSFO) futures contract on Friday aimed at helping shipping and energy firms manage price [...] » More

Ex-MOH doctor at heart of HIV data leak jailed for administering ‘Ice’ to man in hotel room

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Singaporean doctor at the heart of a massive data breach from the country’s HIV registry was on Thursday (17 October) jailed for one year and three months for [...] » More

Housing policies effective in helping children from low-income families upgrade, but less so for middle class: NUS study

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TodayOnline | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s housing policies, which offer substantial subsidies based on incomes, have helped children born to lower-income parents upgrade to more expensive homes when [...] » More

Singapore, US sign agreement to boost cooperation in finance, market building

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Singapore and the United States have signed an agreement to boost cooperation in infrastructure finance and market building, said the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Thursday [...] » More

HK’s troubles are ‘very bad for the region,’ says Singapore’s leader

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Singapore thrives best when the entire region is stable and can attract investors, prime minister Lee Hsien Loong said as unrest continues to roil Hong Kong, often seen as [...] » More

Ex-NUS senior lecturer who rubbed groin against undergraduate’s leg jailed 14 weeks

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A former National University of Singapore (NUS) senior lecturer who rubbed his groin against a female undergraduate’s leg was jailed 14 weeks’ jail on Thursday [...] » More

Govt taking steps to tackle transport noise earlier, but property developers should also play their part: Khaw

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

Noise-dampening wheels may be used on trains plying the new Jurong Region Line (JRL), as part of the government’s efforts to tackle transport noise pollution at an [...] » More

CAAS sets up temporary no-fly zone in central Singapore for transport event’s aerial display

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

Drone and kite-flying activities will not be allowed over parts of central Singapore next week as a temporary no-fly zone will be set up. This is for an aerial display [...] » More