Archive for November 4th, 2019

Beijing says ‘ready to work’ with ASEAN on South China Sea rules

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 10:01 AM

Beijing said Sunday it is “ready to work” with Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct in the flashpoint South China Sea, where it is accused of building up [...]
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World’s largest trade deal RCEP faces delay as India pushes back against China

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 9:59 AM

The world’s largest trade deal is unlikely to be signed this year, with a draft statement from south-east Asian leaders suggesting it will be delayed until 2020, despite [...]
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World’s biggest trade deal to be delayed to 2020: draft ASEAN statement

World’s biggest trade deal to be delayed to 2020: draft ASEAN statement

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 9:47 AM

The signing of the world’s largest trade pact will likely be kicked back to 2020, according to a draft statement by Southeast Asian leaders, delaying a deal craved by [...]
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Dr M hits out at US for dragging Malaysia and Asean into trade war with China, sanction against Iran

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 9:39 AM

The ongoing US trade tension against China and sanctions against Iran is creating problems for many other growing economies worldwide, including Malaysia, the prime minister [...]
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China, Vietnam need to properly handle maritime issues: Premier Li

China, Vietnam need to properly handle maritime issues: Premier Li

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 9:31 AM

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Sunday that China and Vietnam need to manage maritime issues in a proper way, so as to create favorable conditions for more cooperation [...]
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UN chief urges Myanmar to ensure ‘safe’ return of Rohingya

UN chief urges Myanmar to ensure ‘safe’ return of Rohingya

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 9:24 AM

The UN chief on Sunday urged Myanmar to ensure the “safe” return of Rohingya refugees driven out by army operations, a plea made in front of Aung San Suu Kyi more [...]
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Trump absent, ASEAN charts path for trade bloc led by China

Trump absent, ASEAN charts path for trade bloc led by China

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 9:16 AM

Southeast Asian leaders agreed Sunday to work with China and other neighbors to transcend conflicts over trade policies and territorial disputes for the sake of stronger [...]
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Business Briefs 04 November 2019

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 9:03 AM

* TNG Investment and Trading JSC (TNG) on October 30 approved the conversion of the bonds issued on December 12 last year into shares as proposed by Asam Vietnam a fund [...]
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Thai cave reopens for visitors after Wild Boars rescue

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 8:17 AM

Thailand has reopened the cave where 12 young footballers and their coach were trapped last year in a saga that captivated the world. The Tham Luang cave has been closed to [...]
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Dr M hints next book could be on his secrets to longevity

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 8:16 AM

The world’s oldest prime minister at 94 may soon come out with a book on his ways to stay slim and sharp. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he “feels obliged” to [...]
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Offered ‘less than $2b’ to settle 1MDB suit, Dr M suggests Goldman Sachs do better

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 8:15 AM

The Malaysian government rejected Goldman Sachs’ offer of “less than $2 billion (RM8.3 billion)” as reparations for its role in the 1MDB financial fraud, [...]
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Fiscal deficit target to be met this year, says Guan Eng

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 8:13 AM

Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said the country’s fiscal deficit target of RM52 billion this year will be achieved in tandem with investors and international credit [...]
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Tanjung Piai poll an acid test for BN’s multiracialism amid Malay-Islamist union with PAS

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 8:12 AM

The Tanjung Piai by-election will test the credibility of Barisan Nasional’s (BN) continued claims of moderation and multiculturalism following its vicarious [...]
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Japan’s rising sun flag has a history of horror. It must be banned at the Tokyo Olympics

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 8:09 AM

Beloved of the far right, the former imperial standard dishonours the memory of the second world war dead Imagine if, at the opening ceremony of the 2028 Los Angeles [...]
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Taiwan, Japan sign four MOUs at Tokyo conference

04-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 8:06 AM

Taiwan and Japan on Wednesday capped two days of talks at the Taiwan-Japan Economic and Trade Conference in Tokyo with the signing of four memorandums of understanding (MOU), [...]
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