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    • BreakingNew Zealand’s Labour Party turns defeat into triumph

      New Zealand’s Labour Party turns defeat into triumph

      FOR the first time since the 1920s, a losing party will form a government in New Zealand. Labour came second in last month’s election, claiming 46 seats with a shade under 37% of the vote. But after the horse-trading had finished, it emerged w…
      - 7 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 12:46pm -
    • Witches are still hunted in India—and blinded and beaten and killed

      Witches are still hunted in India—and blinded and beaten and killed

      Not much to show for her guileAT LEAST Ramkanya Sen is alive. The grandmother spent three weeks locked in a windowless storeroom in the searing heat, refusing to eat, until a tip-off alerted a journalist to her predicament. The rescue came just in ti…
      - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 17, 2:57pm -
    • The half-million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh will not leave soon

      The half-million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh will not leave soon

      THE Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh does not seem temporary. It consists of thousands of tents made of plastic and bamboo spread across undulating terrain. Groups of male refugees carry long poles on their shoulders to erect even more. Fish, ve…
      - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 17, 2:57pm -
    • Voters are not impressed with Japan’s new opposition party

      Voters are not impressed with Japan’s new opposition party

      THE candidate of the Constitutional Democratic Party (CDP), Akira Nagatsuma, spoke from the top of a gaisensha, a van adorned with banners and loudspeakers of the sort favoured by campaigning Japanese politicians. Later on, down the road, the hopeful…
      - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 17, 2:57pm -
    • Kyrgyzstan holds an election that was not a foregone conclusion

      Kyrgyzstan holds an election that was not a foregone conclusion

      Jeyenbekov at his most expressiveAS THE young man hesitated, golden autumn leaves drifted down onto the streets of Bishkek, the relaxed capital of Kyrgyzstan. “It’s a choice between old and new. I can’t decide,â€� he explaine…
      - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 3:21pm -
    • The Philippine army recaptures a city seized by Muslim insurgents

      The Philippine army recaptures a city seized by Muslim insurgents

      Recaptured but ruinedTHE city of Marawi, President Rodrigo Duterte declared on October 17th, has been liberated from the jihadists who had seized control of it. Mr Duterte was speaking in Marawi a day after Philippine forces had killed Isnilon Hapilo…
      - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 3:12pm -
    • Cambodia’s government asks the courts to abolish the opposition

      Cambodia’s government asks the courts to abolish the opposition

      No hugs for the oppositionTHE Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is nothing if not hardy. The main opposition to the government of Hun Sen, Cambodia’s strongman of 32 years, it and its precursors have long been subject to official harassmen…
      - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 2:51pm -
    • Pakistan is “mainstreamingâ€� misogynist tribal justice

      Pakistan is “mainstreaming� misogynist tribal justice

      ONE evening in August Bakht Jan, a 15-year-old girl, attempted to elope with her boyfriend. Before she could meet him, relatives found her and brought her home. Although both families agreed on a swift marriage for their children, a jirga, or tribal…
      - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 2:51pm -
    • Myanmar’s media peddle “patrioticâ€� facts

      Myanmar’s media peddle “patriotic� facts

      EARLIER this month, in a column in a state-owned newspaper entitled “The Truth behind the Northern Rakhine Issueâ€�, a retired general decided to rebut the “absolute absurditiesâ€� he had read in the international media. He dism…
      - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 2:51pm -
    • Why the LDP keeps winning elections in Japan: pragmatism

      Why the LDP keeps winning elections in Japan: pragmatism

      Still a bastion of the LDPTHE city of Imabari is known for its medieval castle (pictured), overlooking the Inland Sea, which separates Shikoku and Honshu, two of Japan’s four main islands. Recently, however, another landmark has attracted atte…
      - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 2:51pm -
    • India’s courts take the fun out of a Hindu holiday

      India’s courts take the fun out of a Hindu holiday

      High spirits, clogged lungsTHERE is a buzz in the air of India’s capital, and not just because Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is barely a week away. Along with a shopping rush and a welcome dip in temperature, the season augurs a surge…
      - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 2:50pm -
    • South Korea tries to boost the economy by hiking the minimum wage

      South Korea tries to boost the economy by hiking the minimum wage

      A LOT has changed since Jeon Tae-il killed himself. In 1970, when the 22-year-old South Korean set himself alight to protest about poor working conditions, his country received millions of dollars of foreign aid. Now it is the world’s 11th-big…
      - 8 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 2:50pm -

    Finance Asia Headlines

    • Vietnam: a rising dragon (again)
      Vietnam is back on investors’ radar screen with the launch of a record-breaking IPO. Can it avoid the pitfalls of 2007?
      - 14 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 6:07am -
    • Why investors lap up Indonesian dollar bonds
      The search for yield and a sovereign upgrade are bolstering international interest in debt from the archipelago. And the country's corporates haven't been slow to exploit the demand.
      - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 3:20pm -
    • Chinese banks face their 'iPhone moment'
      The country's big banks risk drifting into mediocrity unless they diversify their products and services and keep up with consumer tech trends, an industry conference is told.
      - 21 days ago, 29 Sep 17, 5:54pm -
    • Masala bond market heating up after RBI quota shift
      IREDA has launched a $300 million deal and at least three more Indian issuers want to follow after foreign investment limits were lifted. Tax remains a hurdle though.
      - 22 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 4:00pm -
    • Trump, Beijing won't ground US deals: HNA chief
      Adam Tan, CEO of the Chinese airlines-to-property conglomerate, says a grim regulatory environment and questions over its ownership and finances won't stop dealmaking.
      - 24 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 4:51pm -
    • Belt & Road: Foreign investors seek greater clarity
      Beijing has to address the role of private capital if its massive infrastructure investment plan is to fulfil its potential, a Hong Kong conference was told.
      - 30 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 8:04pm -
    • R&F, CC Land scoop London site as Wanda retreats
      Two Hong Kong-listed Chinese developers take on $606 million deal originally struck by Wanda – before Wang Jianlin's empire hit turbulence.
      - 59 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 4:34pm -
    • Chinese developers exploit short-term debt loophole
      Loophole unlikely to last but illustrates cat-and-mouse game Beijing having to play as it tries to curb corporate leverage and deflate property bubbles.
      - 79 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 12:29pm -
    • Investors seek profit in Wanda sell-off
      Banks may be curtailing their credit lines, but some bond investors view Wanda's recent rollercoaster ride as an opportunity to generate alpha.
      - 93 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 7:08pm -
    • Jack Ma: Industrials must 'digitalise or fail'
      Alibaba founder warns the industrial sector it is next in line for the kind of digital disruption that has transformed the consumer sector in the last decade.
      - 12 Jul 17, 1:05am -

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    Intellasia

    • BreakingGlobal Palletizing Equipment Market 2017-2021: Key Vendors are ABB, Columbia Machine, Fanuc, Kawasaki Robotics & Kuka – Research and Markets
      Intellasia East Asia News DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global Palletizing Equipment Market 2017-2021″ report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering. The global palletizing equipment market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.14% dur…
      - 7 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 1:28pm -
    • BreakingBangladesh Solar Energy Market Outlook to 2023 – Research and Markets
      Intellasia East Asia News DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Bangladesh Solar Energy Market Outlook to 2023″ report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering. Wide range of drivers and challenges including feed-in-tariff, incentives, availa…
      - 9 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 11:15am -
    • BreakingIndonesia Solar Energy Market Outlook to 2023 – Research and Markets
      Intellasia East Asia News DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Indonesia Solar Energy Market Outlook to 2023″ report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering. Wide range of drivers and challenges including feed-in-tariff, incentives, availab…
      - 9 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 11:02am -
    • BreakingInformation About the Niigata Sake Festival in Hong Kong
      Intellasia East Asia News Host: Niigata Sake Brewers AssociationCo-hosts: JETRO Hong Kong and Niigata; Niigata CitySupporting Organization: Consulate-General of Japan in Hong KongPartner Organization: Niigata Prefecture, Hong Kong Japanese Restaurant…
      - 11 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 9:07am -
    • Retail Food Group Sets Its Sights on China as Part of Global Expansion
      Intellasia East Asia News BRISBANE, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global food and beverage company, Retail Food Group Limited (RFG, the Company or Group) (ASX:RFG), is making waves in international markets with expansion plans for some of the Groupâ…
      - 17 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 2:51am -
    • Most Asia stocks rally after fresh Wall St records
      Intellasia East Asia News The seemingly unending run of records on Wall Street continued to help fan gains in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo also buoyed by a weaker yen while Shanghai slipped after data showed China’s economic growth moderating. Anot…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • HK mulls making drivers report accidents involving cats and dogs
      Intellasia East Asia News Hong Kong is considering amending its traffic laws to require drivers who run over cats and dogs to make a police report. Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan revealed this in a written reply to a question by…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Asian markets mixed as data shows China growth slowed
      Intellasia East Asia News Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after Wall Street closed at record highs. Data showed that China’s quarterly growth slowed slightly but was in line with expectations. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.5 per…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • HK-Macau Greater Bay eyes regional tourism
      Intellasia East Asia News In 2016, 58 percent of 122 million Chinese tourists crossing the border chose Hong Kong and Macau as their ultimate destination Chinese cross-border tourists are maintaining a healthy appetite for visiting the popular destin…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Asian shares trade mixed after China GDP meets expectations
      Intellasia East Asia News Major indexes in Asia were mixed on Thursday trade as investors digested a barrage of economic data releases out of China. The Nikkei 225 climbed 0.37 percent, extending gains after closing higher for 12 consecutive sessions…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Beautiful HK is pulsating with life and culture
      Intellasia East Asia News “Ah money, money, money!” the cabdriver exclaimed with no small sense of sarcasm in his Cantonese-accented English as he waved in the direction of the spectacular skyline of Hong Kong, a city that revels in its reputatio…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • HK skyscraper sold for $5.15 bn
      Intellasia East Asia News City’s booming property sector shows no sign of slowing down A landmark skyscraper owned by Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing has sold for a record of more than $5 billion, a report said on Monday, indicating that the…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • N Korea Says Trump Is Worse Than Hitler, Will Bring ‘Nuclear Holocaust’ and ‘Toxic Gas’ by Leaving Paris Deal
      Intellasia East Asia News North Korea has lobbed perhaps the most damning insult yet in its war of words with President Donald Trump, accusing the Republican of being worse than Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. Led by Kim Jong Un, North Korea has defied UN…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Why the China-Korea Currency Swap Doesn’t Mean the THAAD Dispute Is Over
      Intellasia East Asia News China has always calibrated its economic pressure to avoid a boomerang effect. The currency swap is more of the same. The currency swap agreement between China and South Korea, equivalent to $56 billion, was renewed last Fri…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Xi Jinping celebrates China’s rising power and his own
      Intellasia East Asia News HARI SREENIVASAN: President Xi Jinping opened China’s twice-per-decade Communist Party Congress today with a lengthy list of his achievements during his first five-year term, and his vision of where he hopes to take his na…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Trial of S. Korea’s Park on hold after lawyers quit
      Intellasia East Asia News Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-Hye’s corruption trial was put on hold Thursday after her lawyers resigned to protest what they called biased proceedings. The defence team quit en masse on Monday, when Park condemn…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Samsung Electronics shares fall 3pct, easing from record-high on profit-taking
      Intellasia East Asia News Shares of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd extended losses on Thursday, easing from a record-high reached on Tuesday due to profit-taking. Samsung Electronics shares fell as much as 3.2 percent to their lowest intraday level since…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • The Latest: Nuclear envoys meet over N Korean threat
      Intellasia East Asia News The Latest on diplomatic meetings between the United States, South Korea and Japan over the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear programme (all times local): 7:30 p.m. South Korea says the top nuclear envoys from Washingt…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Taiwan chipmaker TSMC’s third-quarter net profit falls 7.1pct, beats estimates
      Intellasia East Asia News Apple Inc supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd on Thursday said net profit fell 7.1 percent in the three months through September, slightly better than analyst estimates. The world’s largest contract chipmake…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • N Korea’s Kim Jong Un has never been more focused on military activities
      Intellasia East Asia News Kim Jong Un is becoming less prone to appear in public and, when he does, he prioritises his country’s military activities. The North Korean leader appeared in public only 75 times between January 1 and October 17, almost…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Taiwan raises 2025 offshore wind ambition to 5.5GW
      Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan has signalled plans to raise its 2025 offshore wind goal to 5.5GW from the 3GW previously targeted. Economy minister Shen Rongjin said Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy (BOE) plans to announce the raised target as part of a…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Korea raises growth outlook
      Intellasia East Asia News South Korea’s central bank raised its growth forecast for this year on Thursday, despite tensions over Pyongyang’s increasing missile and nuclear threats. The Bank of Korea said it expects Asia’s fourth-largest economy…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Taiwan urges new model for cross-strait ties
      Intellasia East Asia News Leaders on the two sides of the Taiwan Strait should show wisdom, determination and patience to forge a new model for bilateral ties and lay a solid and long-lasting foundation for perpetual peace in the region, the Presiden…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • N Korea is Building a Bigger, Better Missile Submarine
      Intellasia East Asia News North Korea is building a new submarine designed to carry the country’s nuclear missiles closer to their targets while keeping them safe from destruction. The new class of submarine would be Pyongyang’s first operational…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Less intervention gets Taiwan off US currency watch list: official
      Intellasia East Asia News The United States’ removal of Taiwan from its currency watch list can be attributed to the central bank’s efforts to reduce its intervention in currency markets, Central Bank deputy Governor Yang Chin-long (???) said Wed…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Hillary Clinton says US threats of war with N Korea ‘dangerous, short-sighted’
      Intellasia East Asia News Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that “cavalier” threats to start war on the Korean peninsula were “dangerous and short-sighted”, urging the United States to get all parties to the n…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • China’s Xi swears to ‘defeat separatist attempts’ from Taiwan at Communist party congress
      Intellasia East Asia News China has the resolve, confidence and ability to thwart any attempt by self-ruled Taiwan to declare independence, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, prompting Taipei to retort that only its people could decide t…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Byungjin: How N Korea Fools the Media
      Intellasia East Asia News The late North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-il had thousands of Hollywood movies in his personal collection, furnishing him with what he thought was a deep knowledge of a country he would never see. He was particularly fond, repor…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • 15 reasons why Taiwan should be your next adventure
      Intellasia East Asia News The first non-stop flights from the UK to Taiwan in five years will launch in December, courtesy of China Airlines. From its 100 peaks above 3,000 metres to a toilet-themed restauurant, here are 15 reasons why you should con…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Bank of Korea boosts inflation, growth forecasts
      Intellasia East Asia News South Korea’s central bank raised its growth and inflation forecasts for this year amid signs of the economy gaining strength, which could pave the way for increasing interest rates in the future. The bank now expects Sout…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Could N Korea’s 4300 Tanks Crush America In A War?
      Intellasia East Asia News As Washington ratchets up the pressure on North Korea — or potentially launches a preemptive strike — the Kim regime in Pyongyang has options to strike back hard at the United States and South Korea using purely conventi…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • N. Korea cloud has silver lining for South’s armsmakers
      Intellasia East Asia News The constant missile and nuclear threats from South Korea’s belligerent northern neighbour have racked regional tensions sky-high, but they are a boon for the country’s burgeoning defence industry. South Korea has been o…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • N Korea’s ‘Hotel of Doom’ shows signs of activity
      Intellasia East Asia News Recent satellite images suggest that construction has restarted on North Korea’s ominous “Hotel of Doom.” The new images of the 105-story Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang depict construction trucks surrounding the pyramid-l…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Samsung’s revamped Bixby takes on Amazon Alexa
      Intellasia East Asia News Samsung on Wednesday announced it is upgrading its Bixby digital assistant and making it available for a range of connected devices, setting up a clash with Amazon’s Alexa and others competing for leadership in artificial…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • UK summons Chinese ambassador after British activist barred from HK
      Intellasia East Asia News Foreign Office says it has contacted Beijing following decision to deny entry to Benedict Rogers earlier this month The Foreign Office has summoned China’s ambassador to the UK after a prominent British human rights activi…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • EU leaders to call for end to N Korea’s weapons programme: draft
      Intellasia East Asia News European Union leaders will demand on Thursday that North Korea end its nuclear and ballistic weapons programme, according to the draft final statement of an EU summit. The statement, to be delivered after a discussion among…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • HK startup Prenetics raises $40M to use DNA testing for a healthier life
      Intellasia East Asia News The investment was led by Beyond Ventures and Alibaba’s Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund Prenetics, a Hong Kong-based startup that is using genetic testing to help people identify health risks, has raised $40 million from Beyo…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • For Clues To China’s Crackdown On Public Expression, Look To Its Economy
      Intellasia East Asia News On a sunny Tuesday afternoon in September, Liang Xiaojun received a knock on the door. “There were 15 of them: national security police, regular police, justice bureau folks,” he remembers. Liang is a human rights lawyer…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Is Taiwan’s 20 per cent renewable energy target a political pipe dream?
      Intellasia East Asia News Taiwan wants one fifth of its energy to come from renewable sources by 2025. Is this a realistic ambition or political hyperbole? The President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday that the shift to renewable energy must…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -
    • Xi’s confident vision of a prosperous China
      Intellasia East Asia News PRESIDENT Xi Jinping laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous China and its role in the world yesterday, stressing the importance of wiping out corruption and curbing industrial overcapacity, income inequality and p…
      - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -

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