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  • Why Kim Jong Un’s brother was murdered

    Why Kim Jong Un’s brother was murdered

    THE last time Kim Jong Nam made the headlines he was also at an airport, travelling under a false name. In 2001 “Fat Bear”—the Chinese alias used by the son of North Korea’s leader at the time, Kim Jong Il—was arrested after arriving in Tok…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 3:44pm -
  • The leader of Cambodia’s opposition resigns

    The leader of Cambodia’s opposition resigns

    AT A wedding in the southern province of Kandal, the resignation of Sam Rainsy, the country’s longtime opposition leader, is announced in passing by a teenager scrolling through Facebook. The apparent departure of a figure who has been central to C…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 3:44pm -
  • Japan’s government tries to free its soldiers from pacifist shackles

    Japan’s government tries to free its soldiers from pacifist shackles

    Handy in a conflict but no use in a fightMASAKI TOMIYAMA’S fight seems quixotic. He was happy for his son to join one of the world’s biggest, best-equipped armies, but cannot abide the idea that he might have to do any fighting. “I was very ang…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 3:44pm -
  • America’s affirmation of the one-China policy pleased Taiwan, too

    America’s affirmation of the one-China policy pleased Taiwan, too

    THE idea that China and Taiwan might be separate countries, rather than estranged parts of “one China”, is anathema in Beijing. So on February 9th, when Donald Trump told his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, that America would respect the one-Chi…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 3:44pm -
  • Red v green in Vietnam

    Red v green in Vietnam

    FISHING boats in Dong Hoi, a tranquil provincial capital on the central coast of Vietnam, are decorated with bits of cactus. These prickly charms are said to protect seafarers from storms and other perils, but they did not ward off the misfortune tha…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 3:44pm -
  • A half-victory for tolerance in Indonesia

    A half-victory for tolerance in Indonesia

    Still standing, despite the slanderMILLIONS of Indonesians went to the polls on February 15th to elect local leaders, from Aceh in the west to Papua in the east. Voters braved the floods and landslides of the rainy season to cast their ballots in a m…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 11:03am -
  • North Korea’s dictator challenges Donald Trump

    North Korea’s dictator challenges Donald Trump

    Off the roads, on a rollIF NORTH KOREA’S test of a ballistic missile on February 12th was intended as a provocation, Donald Trump, unusually, failed to take the bait. For once, the president’s Twitter account stayed silent. When Mr Trump was give…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 3:08pm -
  • Donald Trump grants China’s fervent wish

    Donald Trump grants China’s fervent wish

    MODERATION and careful planning have not exactly been watchwords for the Trump administration so far. But the relationship between China and America seems important enough that, in dealing with it, America’s president has decided (for now) to esche…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Feb 17, 6:31pm -
  • The president of Turkmenistan wins re-election with 98% of the vote

    The president of Turkmenistan wins re-election with 98% of the vote

    A one-horse raceTHERE are no dark horses in elections in Turkmenistan, only stalking horses. The country was a one-party state until 2012 and the presidential election held on February 12th was the first to feature candidates from rival parties. But…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Feb 17, 5:10pm -
  • A succession battle engulfs the Indian state of Tamil Nadu

    A succession battle engulfs the Indian state of Tamil Nadu

    Usurper or heir?ON THE various occasions that O. Panneerselvam, or “OPS”, served as the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, he made a point of being invisible. He knew that Jayaram Jayalalithaa, the head of his party, the A…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 3:40pm -
  • Donald Trump is testing Australia’s alliance with America

    Donald Trump is testing Australia’s alliance with America

    AFTER Donald Trump’s victory in November, Malcolm Turnbull quickly congratulated him, having obtained Mr Trump’s telephone number from Greg Norman, the new president’s golfing buddy. Australia’s prime minister claimed a similar background to…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 3:40pm -
  • Asia’s looming labour shortage

    Asia’s looming labour shortage

    THE agencies are anonymous and unobtrusive amid the glamorous hustle of Shanghai, the better to stay in the shadows. They deal in an illegal but highly desirable product: people, specifically Filipina domestic workers to serve China’s growing middl…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Feb 17, 5:59pm -

Finance Asia Headlines

  • Why China's right to clamp down on 'barbarian' insurers
    A new breed of insurance firms has grown very big, very fast. Long a source of instability in the market, these firms can now be quite the opposite.
    - 19 days ago, 2 Feb 17, 6:31pm -
  • China opens door to global equity investors
    The Hong Kong-Shenzhen stock link got a tepid response on its first day. But there is reason to believe investors will see opportunities in China's answer to Silicon Valley.
    - 78 days ago, 5 Dec 16, 5:13pm -
  • China toughens stance on offshore investments
    China’s foreign exchange regulator is clamping down on the ability of companies to move money offshore.
    - 82 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 4:58pm -
  • It’s time for Shinzo Abe to act
    Japan's prime minister is determined to revive the country's economy, but he has left too much of the hard lifting to the Bank of Japan. It’s time he took responsibility.
    - 22 Sep 16, 5:38pm -
  • Hong Kong's bourse loses global IPO appeal
    Samsonite, Prada and L'Occitane once flocked to the city for IPOs. Now, despite hosting the world's biggest IPO of the year, HK looks like less of a global contender.
    - 22 Sep 16, 9:36am -
  • Punchy CSRC sets sights on IPO sponsors
    Chinese regulator gets aggressive under new boss.
    - 7 Sep 16, 7:01pm -
  • Q&A: JP Morgan's Aurangzeb Muhammad
    The chief executive of JP Morgan's global corporate bank for Asia Pacific talks about the bank's business strategies in India and China and the region operation after Brexit.
    - 21 Aug 16, 10:20am -
  • Bumper bond auction fuels Indonesia amnesty hopes
    From government officials to fund managers, Indonesia's great and good are becoming increasingly excited about the impact of the tax amnesty.
    - 9 Aug 16, 6:18pm -
  • DBS CEO says Swiber charge a "one-off"
    Singapore lender moves to reassure investors ahead of its second-quarter results on Monday after saying it could write down half its exposure to the oil and gas group.
    - 4 Aug 16, 5:45am -
  • The good news from the Bank of Japan
    The BOJ's latest monetary policy meeting led to widespread disappointment. That’s unfair. The changes announced were not showy — but they were essential for the country’s bond investors.
    - 29 Jul 16, 6:18pm -

CNBC Asia

Intellasia

  • Phoenix Solar Pumps Renewable Energy Into IKEA Store
    Intellasia East Asia News 1 MWp solar rooftop system for IKEA Tampines in Singapore Non-exclusive regional framework agreement between Phoenix Solar and IKEA Southeast Asia SINGAPORE & SULZEMOOS, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Singapore’s Phoenix Sola…
    - 16 hours ago, 21 Feb 17, 7:33am -
  • Chugai’s ALK Inhibitor “Alecensa®” Approved in the EU
    Intellasia East Asia News – Alecensa is Available Now in Japan, the United States and Europe - TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#oncology–Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:4519) announced that F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. obtained conditional marketin…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Feb 17, 6:15am -
  • Approval for Listing of Shares of Solasia on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers
    Intellasia East Asia News TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Solasia Pharma K.K. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan, President and CEO: Yoshihiro Arai, hereinafter “Solasia”) an oncology specialized pharmaceutical company developing oncology products for Asian c…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Feb 17, 6:00am -
  • Mitsubishi Electric to Voluntarily Adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
    Intellasia East Asia News TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it has decided to voluntarily adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for its consolidated financial statements fro…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Feb 17, 4:40am -
  • MCNS Establishes System House in India
    Intellasia East Asia News Accelerating global competitiveness and strengthening of Polyurethane system businesses TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mitsui Chemicals & SKC Polyurethanes Co., Ltd. (Co-CEO: Ki Don Won, Shingo Shibata; a 50:50 joint venture of M…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Feb 17, 4:30am -
  • Philippines: Vietnamese ship attacked; 1 dead, 6 abducted
    Intellasia East Asia News Gunmen attacked a Vietnamese cargo ship off the Philippines’ southern tip, killing a Vietnamese crewman and abducting six others including the vessel’s captain, the Philippine coast guard and the ship’s owner said Mond…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Feb 17, 2:26am -
  • AFFIN Bank Implements Moody’s Analytics Software Solutions to Enhance Risk Management Capabilities
    Intellasia East Asia News SINGAPORE & KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AFFIN Bank Group (“AFFIN”) and Moody’s Analytics today announced the successful implementation of a robust profit rate and liquidity risk management platform. The…
    - 22 hours ago, 21 Feb 17, 1:30am -
  • Henkel’s Micropore Impregnation Technology Helps Improve Performance of Casting Parts
    Intellasia East Asia News SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CastingParts–Henkel is offering a unique, fully automatic impregnation solution to repair casting parts with various porous defects such as air holes, needle holes and shrinkages, so as to sav…
    - 22 hours ago, 21 Feb 17, 1:00am -
  • IS Prime Expands into Hong Kong
    Intellasia East Asia News LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IS Prime is expanding into Hong Kong through the opening of an IS Prime Hong Kong Ltd office. The new office, based in the Sheung Wan commercial district, will be fully operational by the end of Fe…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Feb 17, 12:30am -
  • Jong-nam assassination: Four N Korean suspects have fled Malaysia, say police
    Intellasia East Asia News Police today confirmed that the four main suspects who allegedly engineered the assassination of Kim Jong-nam have fled the country. They were identified as Ri Ji Hyon, 33; Hong So Hac, 34; O Jong Gil, 55; and Ri Jae Nam, 57…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Tense atmosphere in Wisma Putra as N Korean ambassador summoned
    Intellasia East Asia News The atmosphere is tense in Wisma Putra as North Korean ambassador to Malaysia, Kang Chol, arrived here this morning after being summoned by Wisma Putra, following his criticism on Malaysia for refusing to release the body of…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • ‘A beautiful soul’: the Kim Jong-nam that I knew
    Intellasia East Asia News Kim Jong-nam’s round face darkened as the conversation turned to the subject of his father’s funeral. The eldest son of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il was sitting in a restaurant in Singapore, describing his brief tri…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Washington prepares to bring N Koreans to US for talks: report
    Intellasia East Asia News The talks would be the clearest indication yet that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to communicate with the new Trump administration. Planning for the “Track 1.5 talks” is still in a preparatory stage, the Post rep…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • TV footage appears to show deliberate attack on N Korean
    Intellasia East Asia News Security camera footage obtained by Japanese television appears to show a careful and deliberate attack last week on the exiled half brother of North Korea’s ruler, while Malaysia said Monday it had recalled its ambassador…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Scientists hold rally in Boston protest threats to science
    Intellasia East Asia News Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters are rallying in Boston to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the US The scientists say they want President Donald Trump…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • N. Koreans in M’sia keep low profile after Kim killing
    Intellasia East Asia News Malaysia’s only North Korean restaurant promises a glimpse into life in the reclusive state, but it has been shuttered since news broke of the assassination of leader Kim Jong-un’s brother, with security guards turning c…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • 218 telecom fraud suspects in Spain identified as Taiwanese nationals
    Intellasia East Asia News Some 218 out of 269 people recently arrested in Spain for suspected involvement in telecom fraud have been identified as Taiwanese nationals, according to Taiwan’s representative office in Spain. Since the suspects were ar…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Nothing German About Korean Unification Bet
    Intellasia East Asia News It’s time to put the Korea reunification trade back on the table, but only after ditching the German blueprint.With China suspending coal imports from North Korea, Pyongyang may have lost between a third and two-fifths of…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Asian shares muted ahead of earnings, Fed minutes this week
    Intellasia East Asia News Asian stocks were muted on Monday as a lack of fresh leads kept investors on the sidelines while they awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchm…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • N Korea Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls Pyongyang envoy
    Intellasia East Asia News Malaysia has recalled its envoy to Pyongyang in an escalating row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Kim Jong-nam died in mysterious circumstances last week at a Kuala L…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Asia shares adrift for US holiday, focus on Unilever
    Intellasia East Asia News A man walks past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average, the Dow Jones average and the stock averages of other countries’ outside a brokerage in Tokyo A man walks past an electronic board showing Japan’s Ni…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • N Korean embassy car spotted at Wisma Putra
    Intellasia East Asia News A car bearing a diplomatic plate number, believed to belong to the North Korean Embassy, was spotted arrived at the Foreign Ministry today. The car reached at the entrance of the ministry about 9.55am. Reporters approached t…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • This Currency Reigns Supreme in Asian Emerging-Market Plays
    Intellasia East Asia News As the most sensitive emerging Asian currency, South Korea’s won provides the best proxy for investors looking to bet on how the region reacts to US President Donald Trump. The currency’s volatility is 11 percent for the…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • CCTV footage shows deadly assault on N. Korean leader’s half-brother
    Intellasia East Asia News CCTV footage purportedly showing the deadly assault in Malaysia on the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by a woman, who is believed to have wiped a fast-acting poison on his face, was released by Japanese broa…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Bus drivers stand up against ‘selective’ police action on parking offences
    Intellasia East Asia News Hong Kong bus unions started a collective action on Sunday in response to recent police prosecutions against bus drivers who did not pull up to their designated stop areas when loading or unloading passengers. Beginning Sund…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Aide says senators want materials saved for Russia probe
    Intellasia East Asia News The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent formal requests to more than a dozen organisations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to the committee’s investigation into Russian interfere…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Pro-establishment groups urge mercy for seven jailed cops
    Intellasia East Asia News Dozens of supporters staged a protest outside government House in Central on Sunday calling for a pardon on seven policemen jailed for assault on pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang. The protesters want Chief Executive Leung Ch…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Taiwan should learn from Germany on facing past history: president
    Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan should learn about how Germany faces its Nazi past by not contorting history in a manner that allows one to glorify or impersonate historical figures whose past actions stand for human contempt and oppression, Preside…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • HK union joins critics of McDonald’s HK, China sale, sees pay squeeze
    Intellasia East Asia News The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) warned that McDonald’s Corp’s (MCD.N) up-to-$2.1 billion sale of its Hong Kong and China operations could hit workers’ pay, adding to growing criticism of the deal on…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • A Tougher Climate for Corporate Pardons Faces Samsung’s Lee
    Intellasia East Asia News If Jay Y. Lee, the de facto head of South Korea’s largest conglomerate, is convicted on bribery charges, he would join a long list of chaebol executives sentenced to jail time including his father, who twice faced imprison…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • HK’s pan-democrats grapple with endorsing the ‘lesser evil’ for chief executive
    Intellasia East Asia News The election of Hong Kong’s top leader, known as the chief executive, is to take place on March 26, and the nomination period will run from February 14 to March 1. Ordinary people in Hong Kong, which is a special administr…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Privilege and peril for N Korea’s first family
    Intellasia East Asia News Membership of North Korea’s ruling dynasty brings enormous privilege, but for anyone who falls foul of the power games there is a potentially fatal price to pay. The assassination of leader Kim Jong-Un’s elder half-broth…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Insurers braced for ruling in HK directors’ case
    Intellasia East Asia News Executive premiums could soar as regulator pursues company leaders for compensation Global insurers such as Zurich and AIG are braced for a tribunal ruling in Hong Kong that could push Asia’s market for corporate executive…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Police give kin two weeks to claim Jong-Nam’s body
    Intellasia East Asia News The police have given Kim Jong-Nam’s next-of-kin two weeks to claim his body, but refused to reveal their next course of action if the body is not claimed. “I am giving two weeks, not more,” deputy Inspector general of…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Pan-democrats take a pragmatic tack for HK polls

    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • The World Can Expect More Cybercrime From N Korea Now That China Has Banned Its Coal
    Intellasia East Asia News On Sunday, China suspended imports of North Korean coal for the rest of the year, in a move widely seen as a punitive response to the assassination of North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un’s older half-brother, Kim Jong…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Will HK’s Democracy Survive in 2047?
    Intellasia East Asia News A wheel of fortune was set up at the Lunar New Year fair in Victoria Park in Hong Kong. It featured the faces of potential candidates for Hong Kong’s next leader who will assume office in July. It was installed by the pro-…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Foreign buyers fire up Korea commercial property market
    Intellasia East Asia News Foreign investors are flocking to South Korea’s commercial property market, lured by relatively high investment yields, undervalued prime office buildings and low volatility. High quality global journalism requires investm…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • HK protest leader sets up history duel with Beijing
    Intellasia East Asia News Joshua Wong crowdfunds archive research to back argument for self-determination In 2014 Joshua Wong led one of the biggest street protests against the Chinese government since Tiananmen Square in 1989. Now the Hong Kong stud…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Malaysia-N Korea row escalates over Kim Jong-nam
    Intellasia East Asia News CCTV footage purportedly showing the deadly assault on Kim Jong-un’s brother by a woman in Malaysia is also released. Malaysia has summoned the North Korean ambassador over his accusation that it was conspiring with “hos…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Q4 2016 Taiwan IC Revenue Down 2.3pct QoQ and 14.4pct Increase YoY
    Intellasia East Asia News According to the TSIA survey showed that Q4 2016 Taiwan IC revenue as a whole (including design, manufacturing, packaging and testing) totalled NT$644.2 billion(US$19.9B), down 2.3 percent on-quarter and 14.4 percent increas…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Jong-nam murder: Police shed more light on identity of female suspects
    Intellasia East Asia News The two female suspects linked to the assasination of Kim Jong-nam had arrived in Malaysia early this month. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said one of the women, who holds a Vietnamese passpp…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Taiwan: Stocks steady on caution ahead of trade data
    Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan stocks were largely unchanged in cautious trade on Monday ahead of exports-related data even as the index continued to test the key 9,800 level. As of 0255 GMT, the main TAIEX index was flat at 9,779.70 points, after…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • N. Korea’s ambassador Kang Chol visits Foreign Ministry
    Intellasia East Asia News North Korea’s ambassador arrived on Monday for a meeting at the Malaysian Foreign Ministry, a Reuters witness said, as an investigation continues into the killing in Kuala Lumpur of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • China Angered by Taiwanese Delegation Visiting India
    Intellasia East Asia News The foreign ministry of China said that the recent visit of Taiwanese government officials to India was an indication of strained relations between India and China. The Chinese government takes the recent development as an e…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Jong-nam murder: Wisma Putra summons N. Korean ambassador to explain accusations
    Intellasia East Asia News The Foreign Ministry today summoned North Korea ambassador to Malaysia, Kang Chol, to seek an explanation on the accusations leveled against Malaysia over the probe into the murder of Kim Jong-nam. Wisma Putra, in a statemen…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Taiwan protests Spain’s deporting of 200 Taiwanese to China
    Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan’s foreign ministry has protested Spain’s decision to deport more than 200 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects to China, in the latest instance of a government moving to deport citizens of the self-governing island to…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Jong-nam murder: Interpol’s aid sought to trace whereabouts of masterminds
    Intellasia East Asia News Four North Korean men sought by police over the assassination of Kim Jong-nam are believed to be back in their home country. The New Straits Times learnt that they had left Malaysia for Indonesia on the same day that Jong-na…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu airport
    Intellasia East Asia News A man is dead after he breached security at Honolulu International Airport and stopped breathing, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The man ran through a security checkpoint at a small commuter terminal about 5:48 a.m.…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -
  • Korea January producer prices rise at fastest clip in more than 5 years
    Intellasia East Asia News SEOUL] South Korea’s producer prices in January climbed at their fastest annual pace in more than five years as items ranging from items from diesel fuel to eggs and other fresh food items soared. The producer price index…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:00pm -

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