Archive for November 30th, 2019

N Korea may deploy ‘super-large’ rocket launcher soon

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

North Korea said Friday the latest test-firing of its “super-large” multiple rocket launcher was a final review of the weapon’s combat application, a [...]
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Bank of Korea holds fire but dim economic view cements bets for more rate cuts

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

South Korea’s central bank left interest rates steady on Friday even as it trimmed growth and inflation projections, underlining a cautious view on the economy in the [...]
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K-pop singer sentenced to six years in jail for rape, sharing secret sex videos

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

A South Korean court sentenced a K-pop musician to six years in prison on Friday for raping a woman and distributing a video capturing the act in a case that drew attention [...]
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N Korea fires two ‘unidentified projectiles’ on Thanksgiving

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

North Korea fired two “unidentified projectiles” on Thursdaythe Thanksgiving holiday in the USSeoul said, as nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington remain [...]
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S. Korea cuts growth forecast to lowest in decade

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

South Korea’s central bank on Friday cut its growth forecast for this year to two percent, which would be the weakest rate in a decade as the economy is battered by [...]
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N Korea fires 2 missiles as nuclear deadline looms, officials say

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

North Korea on Thursday test-fired two short-range projectiles, likely launching the missiles from its “super-large” multiple rocket launcher, South Korean [...]
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N Korea’s Kim expresses ‘great satisfaction’ over rocket test

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a “successful test” of a super-large multiple launch rocket system and expressed “great satisfaction,” state [...]
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N Korea fires projectiles from ‘super-large’ missile launcher, Korea says

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

Two projectiles launched by North Korea on Thursday were “presumed to be fired from a super-large caliber multiple rocket launcher,” South Korean army officials [...]
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China small manufacturers’ rising exports to Africa help offset plunging sales to US amid trade war

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

Growing optimism is spreading among some small Chinese manufacturers in sectors ranging from car parts to textiles, as a spike in exports to countries involved in the Belt [...]
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LGBT activists in China seek to change marriage civil code

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

It was only after her partner’s death that He Meili realised the full meaning of marriage. As a lesbian couple in China, He and Li Qin kept their ties largely unspoken, [...]
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China open to closer relationship with Vatican, Beijing says after Pope Francis’ words of peace

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

China is keen to develop its relationship with the Vatican and appreciates the goodwill shown by Pope Francis, the foreign ministry said on Thursday. On a flight from Tokyo [...]
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China pork imports climb to 3 mil tonnes

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 6:02 AM

China will import more than twice as much pork as last year, the commerce ministry said Thursday, after hog herds were devastated and prices of the staple meat soared [...]
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China’s top fintech adviser sees ‘bright prospects’ for facial recognition payment systems

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

China’s top tech adviser for the financial sector sees “bright prospects” for facial recognition payment systems despite lingering concerns over privacy and [...]
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Papua New Guinea faces cash crunch as China repayment schedule ramps up

Papua New Guinea faces cash crunch as China repayment schedule ramps up

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

Papua New Guinea’s annual debt repayments to China are forecast to increase 25 percent by 2023, new budget figures show, at the same time as the Pacific nation falls to [...]
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Trade war: US soybean farmers anxiously await China deal, but Brazil, Argentina exporters hope for ‘no deal’

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

The clock is ticking for American soybean farmers, who are anxious to cash in on the bumper payday of a “phase one” US-China trade deal, before South American [...]
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