Archive for November 13th, 2019

China says World Bank report ‘clarifies truth’ on Xinjiang programmes

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

China responded on Tuesday to a decision by the World Bank to reduce funding for vocational training centres in the troubled western region of Xinjiang, by saying the [...] » More

Singles Day started in China but now it’s catching on in Southeast Asia’s growing e-commerce market

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Southeast Asian e-commerce player Lazada said it received a record of over 3 million orders within the first 60 minutes of the mega 24-hour shopping event known as Singles [...] » More

Japanese women protest after being told not to wear glasses at work

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo Style UK | 6:02 AM

Japanese female employees are protesting a so-called ban on wearing eye glasses in the workplace. The hashtag (which translates to #GlassesBan) has been trending on the [...] » More

The voyage home: Japan’s Hayabusa-2 probe to head for Earth

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

Japan’s Hayabusa-2 probe will leave its orbit around a distant asteroid and head for Earth on Wednesday after an unprecedented mission, carrying samples that could shed [...] » More

Nissan slashes full-year forecast as first-half profit falls

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

Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan Tuesday slashed its full-year sales and profit forecast as it struggles with weak demand in Japan, the US and Europe, as well as the [...] » More

Crisis-hit Nissan chops forecasts, net profit worst for a decade

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

Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan Tuesday slashed its full-year forecast for both sales and profit as it struggles with weak demand in Japan, the US and Europe, as well as [...] » More

Scandal-hit Nissan’s profits crash amid lower global sales

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

Japanese automaker Nissan reported Tuesday that its July-September profit tumbled to half of what it earned the year before as sales and brand power crumbled following the [...] » More

Japan’s rising sun flag is not a symbol of militarism

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Alexis Dudden’s opinion piece presents an argument on the rising sun flag based on the misunderstanding of Japan’s sincere dealings with the past (Japan’s [...] » More

Japan’s NTT to invest $5.5 bn in building power networks for supply backup

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | BS | 6:02 AM

NTT will provide electricity by using power saved in batteries at the 7,300 buildings it owns and will purchase power from others, the report said. Nippon Telegraph and [...] » More

Xavier: Singapore should be more open to Malaysia’s raw water price revision plan

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Water, Land and Natural Resources minister Datuk Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar asked Singapore to be more open towards Malaysia’s plan to revise its rate for raw water supply [...] » More

Singapore condo resale prices rise at faster 0.8pct pace in October: SRX

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

Resale prices for non-landed private residential properties in Singapore continued their rise in October following an increase in September, while volumes picked up from a [...] » More

Man charged with slamming head of 9-month-old baby boy who died

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A 27-year-old man has been charged with causing grievous hurt to a 9-month-old baby boy by slamming his head against the floor board of a van. Mohamed Aliff Mohamed Yusoff, a [...] » More

Singapore beats out HK for property investment prospects

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

The fortunes of two of Asia’s hottest property markets are diverging. Singapore is now ranked No. 1 for real estate investment prospects in terms of price increases in [...] » More

Plastic bag charge ‘not a small step for Singapore’: NTUC CEO

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Rolling out a per-transaction plastic bag charge to 25 outlets islandwide “really is not a small step for Singapore”, said group CEO of FairPrice GroupSeah Kian [...] » More

COMMENT: Community needs to act as a shield in suicide prevention

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The theme for World Mental Health Day 2019 was Suicide Prevention. Its message “A day for 40 seconds of action” was based on the statistics from the World Health [...] » More