Archive for November 14th, 2019

A $5 billion bill and Japan tensions in focus as US defence heads visit Korea

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

A $5 billion demand to meet the cost of hosting American troops, and tensions between Seoul and Tokyo that threaten to undercut regional cooperation are set to top the agenda [...] » More

Apple supplier Japan Display logs 11th straight quarterly net loss

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

Japan Display reported on Wednesday an 11th consecutive quarterly net loss on sluggish display sales and restructuring costs as the cash-strapped company scrambles to clinch [...] » More

Singaporean dad defeats life-threatening stroke to become bodybuilding champ

Singaporean dad defeats life-threatening stroke to become bodybuilding champ

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

Life was never the same after Singaporean bodybuilder Kellvin Lim suffered a life-threatening stroke in 2014. His appearance back then was that of a frail man in a [...] » More

48pct in S’pore say maids should be paid less than $600: poll

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

About half of Singaporeans polled think that foreign domestic workers (FDWs) should be paid less than $600 a month, according to a survey by UK-based research firm YouGov. [...] » More

Heated dialogue between food delivery riders and Lam Pin Min over e-scooter ban on footpaths

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

The government cannot risk a delay in implementing the e-scooter ban on footpaths as safety is of paramount concern, Senior minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min was [...] » More

Singapore court to hear cases seeking to decriminalise gay sex

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

As a Singapore court prepares to hear a series of legal challenges to a law that bans gay sex, LGBT+ activists on Tuesday called for the “right” verdict to be [...] » More

Singapore’s DBS to shut down all of its ATMs in Taiwan

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Singaporean bank DBS has decided to shut down all its Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in Taiwan by the end of this year if the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) agrees, [...] » More

Critical for Singapore to send ‘positive signal’ to the world in next general election: Chan Chun Sing

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

A “strong, stable coherent political system” is needed to inspire confidence in the economy, said minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Monday [...] » More

HDB announces biggest flat launch of 2019 with 8,170 units for sale

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

The Housing Development Board (HDB) has announced the launch of 4,571 Build-To-Order (BTO) units for sale, in the biggest BTO sales launch for 2019. Together with the launch [...] » More

‘Singapore on steroids’: Sir Martin Sorrell lays out low-tax, low-regulation vision for Brexit Britain

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

Britain should become a “Singapore on steroids” economy with low taxes, low regulation and a renewed focus on trade with America after Brexit, according to Sir [...] » More

Singapore aims to carve out niche in AI race led by US, China

Singapore aims to carve out niche in AI race led by US, China

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

Singapore has unveiled an ambitious strategy to become a global leader in artificial intelligence by 2030, attempting to carve out a niche for itself in an increasingly [...] » More

Drilon, Robredo camp hit Cayetano’s ‘all talk’ remarks

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon hit House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano for his “totally uncalled for” remarks against vice President Leni Robredo. “I [...] » More

WHO calls on parents to protect children from pneumonia

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) reminds parents to look after little children especially given that the cold season is here. In line with the World Pneumonia Day on [...] » More

Philippines’ PXP eyes Malampaya facilities for South China Sea gas project

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

PXP Energy Corp said on Tuesday it has submitted an unsolicited proposal to the Philippines’ Department of Energy to develop and utilise the Malampaya natural gas [...] » More

Robredo meets with UN officials to push for health-based anti-drug campaign

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo is pushing for a stronger, community-based drug rehabilitation programme as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Drugs (ICAD). Robredo [...] » More