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India Catholic nun 'denied justice' by Vatican
October 17, 2019
Sister Lucy Kalappura was expelled after protesting against an Indian bishop accused of rape.
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Consumer confidence recovers
October 16, 2019
Shanghai’s consumer and investor confidence rebounded in the third quarter of 2019, generally remaining in positive territory, a survey released yesterday showed.
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Domestic air passenger traffic rise by 1.18% in Sep
October 17, 2019
Indicating further slowdown in the aviation sector, the domestic air passenger traffic this September increased by just 1.18 per cent compared to the same month last year, according to data released by the DGCA on Thursday.
Art 370 was hurdle, nobody dared remove it: PM
October 17, 2019
Article 370 stood in the way of "one country, one Constitution", but no previous governments dared remove it, PM Narendra Modi said on Thursday. Addressing a rally for Maharashtra polls, he said the decision (to abrogate Article 370) was not an easy one to make, adding the India of 21st century was not afraid of changes.
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Trump Lashes Out on Syria as Republicans Rebuke Him in House Vote
October 17, 2019
President Trump again defends his decision to withdraw American troops, an order that many, including Republicans, have interpreted as acquiescing to Turkey’s incursion against a United States ally.
The U.S. Turned Syria’s North Into a Tinderbox. Then Trump Lit a Match.
October 17, 2019
The violence precipitated by the American withdrawal is an outcome of tensions that have been building since the conflict began more than eight years ago.
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The past three months in Afghanistan have been the deadliest for civilians in a decade
October 17, 2019
The United Nations says more civilians have died between July and September this year than during any other three-month period in the last 10 years.
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Russia plans exchange for US-sanctioned companies
October 17, 2019
Move is part of a range of measures to bolster country’s capital markets
SFO case against ex-Barclays bankers is ‘misconceived’, court told
October 17, 2019
Roger Jenkins would have been ‘insane’ to risk his job in sham with Qatar PM, defence argues
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WeWork could run out of cash by mid-November — here's what would happen next
October 17, 2019
A year ago WeWork boasted about being the largest private office tenant in Manhattan. That could make a potential bankruptcy particularly ugly.
China says US must cancel new tariffs for ultimate trade deal
October 17, 2019
Beijing hopes both countries will "make new progress on canceling tariffs," China's Ministry of Commerce spokesman said Thursday.
Amid protests, Hong Kong's leader addresses one key social concern — unaffordable housing
October 17, 2019
Hong Kong has been repeatedly ranked as the most expensive place to own a home.
British sports car maker McLaren Automotive will keep production in the UK despite Brexit
October 17, 2019
"It would be uneconomic to do anything else," CEO Mike Flewitt said at the 2019 Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore.
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Are India’s Parks For Looking At Or Playing In?
October 17, 2019
“There is really a war going on in children’s play.”
WeWork Might Be A Zombie Unicorn. SoftBank Should Probably Let ‘WeDead’ Die
October 17, 2019
Masayoshi Son and Jamie Dimon are embroiled in a race to rescue a corporate boondoggle that's probably better off dead.
Historic Overland Journey From 1955 Gets Resurrected
October 17, 2019
A battered 1955 Land Rover Series I station wagon bakes under the blazing morning sun of Singapore. Its blue paint is chipped and faded but the words “Oxford & Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition” are still visible on its doors as it sits parked near the start line for the Singapore F1 races.
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Sensex Soars 453 Points; Nifty Nears 11,600
October 17, 2019
Indian shares posted strong gains on Thursday, with benchmark indexes Sensex and Nifty surging for a fifth straight session, after the U.K. and EU announced that they have agreed on a deal for Britain's exit from the EU. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a letter that member nations...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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Soilbuild Construction’s precast & prefab unit wins S$28.8m HDB contract
October 17, 2019
SOILBUILD Construction Group has won a contract worth S$28.8 million to fabricate, supply and deliver precast concrete components, including Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction works for a public housing development project in Tengah, Singapore, it said on Thursday.
Pollux Properties guides for net loss in Q1
October 17, 2019
POLLUX Properties said on Thursday that it expects to record a net loss for the first quarter ended June 30 compared to the same period a year earlier.
Second Chance Properties guides for lower profit in FY19
October 17, 2019
MAINBOARD-LISTED Second Chance Properties said on Thursday that it expects to report a lower profit for the financial year ended Aug 31, compared to the last financial year.
Sarine Technologies expects 'nominal net profit' in Q3
October 17, 2019
MAINBOARD-LISTED Sarine Technologies, which makes precision technology products used in diamond and gemstone production, said it expects to post a "nominal net profit" in the third quarter.
SGX sets up first-ever S$1.5b multicurrency debt issuance programme
October 17, 2019
THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) has established its first-ever S$1.5 billion multicurrency debt issuance programme, it said on Thursday.
Keppel Corp posts 30% fall in Q3 net profit to S$159m
October 17, 2019
KEPPEL Corp's third-quarter net profit fell 30 per cent to S$159 million from a restated S$227 million a year ago, led by the absence of gains from divestment of a commercial development in Beijing and higher net interest expense.
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GBP/JPY – Buoyed by Brexit hope (video)
October 17, 2019
OANDA Senior Market Analyst talks about GBPJPY and it’s breakout into bullish territory ahead of
Aussie jumps as jobless rate falls
October 17, 2019
  Unemployment rate falls first time in seven months Australia’s unemployment rate surprised to the
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China’s car industry slowdown to continue into 2020 as tariff impact piles up, manufacturers lose US orders
October 17, 2019
China will need to wait until at least the start of 2020 for its automotive industry to help shore up the slowing economy as the world’s largest car market enters “a period of great uncertainty”, according to analysts, after sales fell for the 15th straight month in September amid the fallout from the trade war with the United States.The nation’s car industry, which includes both the manufacturing and export of parts and vehicles, made up more than 10 per cent of the country’s overall domestic…
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ASIA • Insights
Thailand’s generals fret about Hong Kong’s protests
October 11, 2019
A meeting between a Thai MP and a democracy activist from Hong Kong causes a furore
The president promised South Koreans a meritocracy
October 10, 2019
Which is why they are so incensed about the scandal engulfing the justice minister
In China, courts deny women divorces in the name of “social harmony”
October 10, 2019
Even if their husbands beat them
Thailand takes unusual steps to improve sex education
October 10, 2019
It wants to bring down one of the highest teen-pregnancy rates in South-East Asia
The struggle of Asian women not to be abused
October 10, 2019
The speaker of Nepal’s parliament has been arrested. Few other powerful Asian men are held to account
New Zealand tries to live up to its welcoming reputation
October 10, 2019
It will admit more African and Arab refugees—but still not that many
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