Archive for October 24th, 2020

Mitsubishi Heavy mulls near freeze of regional jet development

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 6:02 AM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd is considering sharply scaling back staff and budget related to the development of Japan’s first domestically manufactured passenger [...] » More

Why building an electric car is so expensive, for now

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

At Tesla Inc.’s ballyhooed Battery Day event in September, CEO Elon Musk set himself an ambitious target: to produce a $25,000 electric car in three years. Hitting that [...] » More

Japan to recruit astronauts in first intake for 13 years

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

Japan will recruit a group of potential astronauts in 2021 with an eye on sending them to outer space as part of a US-led lunar exploration project, the first time the nation [...] » More

Japan set to target zero emissions by 2050 in policy shift

Japan set to target zero emissions by 2050 in policy shift

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Yoshihide Suga is set to bind Japan to a target for carbon neutrality by 2050, a shift in stance that will bring the country in line with the European Union [...] » More

Consumer prices in Japan falling at slower pace for now, data shows

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Key consumer prices fell at a slightly slower pace in September but failed to log gains for a sixth straight month, with economists expecting worse to come over the coming [...] » More

Japan coronavirus panel to call for longer New Year holidays-Kyodo

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Japanese government’s expert panel to combat the coronavirus pandemic plans to propose on Friday extending the New Year holidays by about a week to January 11, [...] » More

Japan youngster starts volunteer online message counselling

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Suicides are on the rise among Japanese teens and that worries 21-year-old Koki Ozora, who grew up depressed and lonely. His non-profit “Anata no Ibasho,” or [...] » More

Chocolate lovers dissatisfied with shrinking Japanese Kit Kats

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Lifestyle SEA | 6:02 AM

When it comes to Japanese omiyage, otherwise known as souvenirs for friends, colleagues and family after returning from a trip, snacks like Tokyo Banana, White Lovers [...] » More

Cheese, car parts and Kobe beef: Britain’s trade deal with Japan

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Britain says the post-Brexit trade deal signed with Japan on Friday “secures major wins that would be impossible as part of the EU”, though its substance is [...] » More

HDB resale transactions spike 127.3pct in Q3 after end of COVID-19 circuit breaker

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The number of Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats sold in the resale market in the third quarter rose by 127.3 per cent after the lifting of Singapore’s [...] » More

Singapore students rank first in ‘global competencies’: Pisa study

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Singapore students rank highly when it comes to “global competencies” needed to live in an interconnected and changing world, according to the results from the [...] » More

Singapore judge allows probe against prosecutors in maid case

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Philippine September budget deficit is more than 22 percent lower YoY at PHP138.5bn as expenditures drop. Weaker fiscal spending may be a strategy to limit the budget [...] » More

Singapore Airlines offers complimentary rebooking for new tickets

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | BusinessTraveller | 6:02 AM

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is offering complimentary rebooking for all SIA and SilkAir tickets issued between March 5 and December 31 this year. This allows passengers to [...] » More

Former BSI banker banned for life by MAS over $5 million in ‘secret profits’ linked to 1MDB scandal

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued lifetime prohibitions orders against a former banker for his role in the 1MDB scandal that saw him receive $5 million [...] » More

Goldman Sachs to pay Singapore $122 mil for 1MDB role, pleads guilty in US

24-Oct-2020 Intellasia | The Edge Singapore | 6:02 AM

Goldman Sachs will pay Singapore a fine of $122 million to settle its role arranging $6.5 billion worth of bonds for the scandal-plagued 1MDB, said the [...] » More