Archive for November 27th, 2019

Abe urges China to maintain free and open HK

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe on Monday urged China to maintain a free and open Hong Kong as police continue their crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in the semi-autonomous [...] » More

Pope leaves Japan after nuclear-dominated trip

Pope leaves Japan after nuclear-dominated trip

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

Pope Francis left Japan Tuesday, bringing to an end a long-desired visit marked by messages on atomic power and weapons as he comforted survivors of nuclear bombings and [...] » More

Pope to young people in Tokyo: ‘Japan needs you, the world needs you!’

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | VaticanNews | 6:02 AM

One rendezvous Pope Francis never misses during an Apostolic Visit abroad is meeting with young people, “the builders of tomorrow’s society”. That meeting [...] » More

Singapore officials seize e-vaporisers, accessories worth S$66k

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

An estimated S$66,000 worth of electronic vaporisers and related accessories were seized in a joint effort by Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) [...] » More

UPDATE 1-Singapore factory output jumps most in 11 months underlining recovery

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

Singapore’s industrial production unexpectedly rose in October, and marked its biggest jump in nearly a year, in another sign of respite for the Asian bellwether [...] » More

Singapore invokes ‘fake news’ law for first time over Facebook post

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

UK-born politician told to edit post after alleging government influenced state investors A politician in Singapore has corrected a Facebook post that questioned the [...] » More

Singapore manufacturing output continues growth trajectory, up 4pct in October

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

Singapore’s manufacturing output increased 4 per cent year-on-year in October, continuing the previous month’s uptick in performance. This marks the largest [...] » More

Singapore factory output surprises with 4pct rise in October as electronics returns to growth

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

Singapore’s manufacturing output defied predictions in October, thanks to the slumping electronics sector eking out growth and another big jump in pharmaceutical [...] » More

SIA slips to No. 2 in best airline list, wins top spot for its premium suites

SIA slips to No. 2 in best airline list, wins top spot for its premium suites

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

Singapore Airlines (SIA) could not retain its crown as the best airline in 2020, slipping a spot to No. 2 behind Air New Zealand, according to airline safety and product [...] » More

Hyflux finally inks $400m rescue deal with Utico

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

Hyflux has finally reached a restructuring agreement with Utico that will see the Middle Eastern utility take a 95 per cent stake in the embattled water treatment firm in a [...] » More

Man admits to pressing down on infant son’s neck, punching wife

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

A cleaner who was trying to get some sleep but was woken up by his six-month-old son scolded the infant and asked him to keep quiet, a court heard. The 25-year-old man also [...] » More

Mistaking armpit powder for drugs, Singapore hotel lands Indonesian guest behind bars

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

A Singapore-based Indonesian woman and her friends spent her birthday behind bars after a hotel on Sentosa told the police they had drugs. Sharonia Paruntu said yesterday [...] » More

Government working on a strong Budget that the Singapore economy needs: PM Lee

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

The Finance minister and various agencies are working towards preparing a Budget which will be strong, and suitable to the state of the world and what the Singapore economy [...] » More

Sacked from anti-drugs panel, Philippines vice president warns Duterte

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

The Philippines’ vice president vowed to carry on a fight against President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody anti-narcotics campaign, a day after he removed her from the [...] » More

World Bank bond insures Philippines against natural disaster losses up to 225 million USD

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

The World Bank said on Monday it has issued two tranches of catastrophe-linked bonds (CAT bonds) in order to provide the Philippines with financial protection of up to 75 [...] » More