Archive for November 8th, 2019

Xi and Macron affirm support for climate pact despite Trump withdrawal

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron have signed a pact recommitting to the 2015 Paris Agreement, just days after the US formally withdrew from [...] » More

Trade war: China and US agree to roll back tariffs in phases, giving boost to prospects for world economy

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:02 AM

China and the US have agreed to cancel tariffs on billions of dollars of goods in the first sign that a damaging trade war between the world’s two largest economies [...] » More

N Korea slams door on Japan PM Abe visit, calls him a ‘moron’

N Korea slams door on Japan PM Abe visit, calls him a ‘moron’

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

North Korea on Thursday called Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe a moron who should not even dream of setting foot in Pyongyang in a state media commentary laden with [...] » More

Shelling out: Japan crab fetches record $46,000 at auction

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Japanese bidder may be feeling the pinch after forking out $46,000 at auction for a snow craba price that “probably set a new world record”, local officials [...] » More

Japan’s power prices fall to 6-mth lows amid higher temperatures, renewables supplies

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Prices for electricity traded on Japan’s power exchange for delivery on Thursday fell to six-month, lows as seasonally high temperatures reduced heating demand, amid [...] » More

Dozens of endangered turtles disappear from Japan zoo

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

More than 60 endangered turtles have disappeared from a zoo in Japan’s southernmost province in a suspected theft, officials said Thursday. “We feed them twice a [...] » More

Toyota reports record first-half net profit, sales

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Japanese car giant Toyota on Thursday reported record net profit and sales for the first half, with cost-cutting efforts helping to boost its balance sheet. The maker of the [...] » More

If N Korea and Japan went to war, more Koreans would back Kim Jong Un poll shows

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | NewsWeek | 6:02 AM

If North Korea and Japan went to war, more South Koreans would back their immediate neighbour, a new poll by a state-sponsored think tank in Seoul showed. The survey, [...] » More

BYD, Toyota to set up research venture to develop electric vehicles

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Chinese electric car maker BYD Co and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday they planned to set up a joint venture to design and develop battery electric cars, as [...] » More

Japan marks 50 years of LNG imports with eye on Asia growth

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japanese gas buyers on Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary since the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) arrived in Japan, now the world’s biggest importer of [...] » More

Korea deports two fishermen from the North accused of killing 16 crew members

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

South Korea on Thursday deported two North Koreans who crossed the inter-Korean sea border to the South to avoid justice after killing 16 fellow crew members on their fishing [...] » More

Japan’s Softbank posts big losses after WeWork debacle

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

SoftBank, the Japanese technology conglomerate famous for seismic and visionary bets, has lost $4.7 billion in the WeWork debacle, the company said Wednesday. SoftBank posted [...] » More

USA, China, Japan and Korea to dominate 5G: study

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China, the United States, Japan and Korea will account for more than half of the world’s subscribers to super-fast 5G mobile networks by 2025, leaving Europe lagging, a [...] » More

N. Korea slams Japan’s Abe as ‘idiot’ over missile criticism

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

North Korea slammed Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe as an “idiot and villain” on Thursday and warned he will never set foot in Pyongyang after he condemned the [...] » More

Singaporean among 3 missing while diving in Indonesia

08-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AsiaOne | 6:02 AM

A Singaporean is among three divers reported missing while diving in waters off Banten province’s Sangiang Island in the Sunda Strait. Indonesia’s search and [...] » More