Archive for March 2nd, 2021

China says Taiwan pineapple ban not about politics as war of words escalates

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:59 AM

China on Monday denied accusations by Taiwan that a ban on pineapples from the island was about politics, saying it was purely a matter of biosecurity, in an escalating war [...] » More

China Bans Harsh Punishments In Schools

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 10:56 AM

China has banned school teachers from meting out any punishment that can cause physical or mental trauma, after a string of student deaths linked to harsh discipline in [...] » More

Huawei exec’s extradition fight enters final round in Canada

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 10:53 AM

The high-stakes battle by Chinese Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou against extradition to the United States enters its final stage in a Canadian court on Monday, [...] » More

US extraditing two men charged in Ghosn escape to Japan-lawyer

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:49 AM

An American father and son accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chair Carlos Ghosn flee Japan while awaiting trial on financial charges were handed over to Japanese [...] » More

AWS Launches Second Region in Japan

AWS Launches Second Region in Japan

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 10:37 AM

AWS (Osaka) Local Region expanded into a standard AWS Region to accommodate an even greater variety of use cases and serve Japan with even lower latency Customers and AWS [...] » More

2 Americans handed to Japan over Ghosn’s escape

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 10:21 AM

An American father and son were handed to Japanese officials on Monday, their lawyer said, after losing an extradition battle over accusations they helped former [...] » More

H2O.ai Accredited by the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore

H2O.ai Accredited by the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 10:21 AM

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--H2O.ai, a visionary AI technology company that enables organizations to rapidly build world-class AI models and applications, today [...] » More

COVID-19 vaccine worth 1,032 shots wasted in Japan due to freezer malfunction

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:18 AM

More than 1,000 shots of coronavirus vaccine went to waste in Japan after storage temperatures deviated from a required range due to a freezer malfunction, the health [...] » More

Explainer: West looks to tougher sanctions as Burma violence intensifies

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:16 AM

A crackdown by security forces in Myanmar in which at least 18 anti-coup demonstrators were killed has brought renewed calls for tougher international sanctions on the ruling [...] » More

Explainer: Can Southeast Asian diplomacy end crisis in Burma?

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:13 AM

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) holds a meeting of foreign ministers on Tuesday to discuss the crisis after Myanmar’s February 1 coup, which will [...] » More

Revolut Singapore drives everyday use of card with cashback of up to 20% for public transport spend this March and April

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PR Newswire Asia | 10:10 AM

SINGAPORE, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Revolut has been steadily expanding beyond its origins as an FX platform and a multi-currency [...] » More

Cambodian opposition figure slapped with 25-year jail sentence

Cambodian opposition figure slapped with 25-year jail sentence

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:58 AM

Cambodia’s exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy was sentenced in absentia to 25 years in jail Monday over an alleged plot to overthrow strongman Hun Sen’s [...] » More

Asian shares rise as risk assets shine, Australian central bank eyed

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:54 AM

Asian shares are poised to rally on Tuesday as a halt in a recent bond markets sell-off calmed investor nerves and lifted riskier assets, although oil prices were on the [...] » More

Global X by Mirae Asset recognized at the FSA Fund Awards Hong Kong 2021 for cutting-edge ETF innovation

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PR Newswire Asia | 9:39 AM

HONG KONG, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirae Asset Global Investments (Hong Kong) Limited ("Mirae Asset") is delighted to [...] » More

ScaleUp Malaysia & Quest Ventures Invests In 11 Companies On Their #Quest2Scale

ScaleUp Malaysia & Quest Ventures Invests In 11 Companies On Their #Quest2Scale

02-Mar-2021 Intellasia | PR Newswire Asia | 9:30 AM

Growth stage accelerator deploys RM2.75 million (USD680,185) to drive economic growth in the post-pandemic world [...] » More