Archive for November 22nd, 2019

White House handling of US-Japan trade deal angers Democrats

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

House Democrats on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration for not consulting sufficiently with Congress while negotiating a mini trade deal with Japan, failing to provide [...] » More

Japan’s ANA launches direct flight between Chennai and Tokyo

Japan’s ANA launches direct flight between Chennai and Tokyo

22-Nov-2019 Intellasia | IndiaToday | 6:02 AM

Chennai in southern India is a popular city for Japanese companies. The reason is that there is an industrial complex area and that it is a major area for business in south [...] » More

Biegun confident on Korea, Japan troops talks, but no ‘free ride’

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

President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next number two at the State Department said on Wednesday he was confident agreements could be reached with South Korea and [...] » More

Factbox: Anti-nuclear Pope Francis to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Japan trip

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

Pope Francis visits Japan, where he once wanted to be a missionary, from the weekend for only the second papal trip there in history, following a tour by Pope John Paul II in [...] » More

India and Japan Eye the Dragon in the Room

22-Nov-2019 Intellasia | EP | 6:02 AM

India and Japan are set to hold their inaugural defense and foreign ministerial dialogue on November 30. The new talksreferred to as the “2+2,” a diplomatic term [...] » More

Japan Display worker suspected of taking $5.4M in fake deals

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

Japan Display Inc. is pursuing criminal charges against an employee it has accused of taking 578 million yen ($5.4 million) in fake deals. The Tokyo-based maker of displays [...] » More

SoftBank sounds out Japan’s top banks on $2.8 billion loan, sources say

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

SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) is sounding out Japan’s top three banks to borrow around 300 billion yen ($2.8 billion) to help fund its support of US startup WeWork, [...] » More

Singapore narrows 2019 growth forecast to 0.5-1pct as Q3 GDP picks up

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

Singapore narrowed its annual growth forecast to a range of 0.5 per cent to 1 per cent on Thursday (November 21), as official data showed the economy picking up pace slightly [...] » More

Singapore megachurch to buy entire Star Vista for S$296M

22-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

A Singaporean megachurch is set to buy The Star Vista shopping mall at a whopping S$296 million (US$217 million), it announced yesterday. Rock Productions, the business arm [...] » More

Singapore proposes to regulate bitcoin futures

Singapore proposes to regulate bitcoin futures

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

Singapore’s central bank plans to bring bitcoin and other similar cryptocurrency futures traded on approved exchanges under its regulation in response to interest from [...] » More

Singapore deports HKer over protest discussion

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

Singapore has deported a Hong Kong YouTube star after he organised a small gathering to discuss the protests convulsing his home city in violation of public assembly laws, [...] » More

Singapore police arrest e-scooter for high-wire stunt ride

22-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

An e-scooter rider who filmed travelling atop a covered walkway has been arrested, police told reporters today. The incident captured in the viral clip took place Monday [...] » More

Singapore’s Carousell snaps up rival 701Search as it seeks dominance in Southeast Asia

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

Singapore-based mobile classifieds company Carousell announced on Thursday that it was merging with online classifieds company 701Search in its bid to become the industry [...] » More

PSLE results see slight dip in pupils eligible for Express course

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

The proportion of Primary 6 pupils eligible for the secondary school Express course fell to 66.3 per cent from 66.6 per cent in 2018, following a dip in this year’s [...] » More

HKer banned from Singapore for holding illegal assembly

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

Alex Yeung, the Hong Kong restaurant owner who recently organised a public event in Singapore to discuss the protests in his city-state, has been repatriated and banned from [...] » More