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MH17 plane crash: Investigators 'expected to name four suspects'
June 19, 2019
Ukraine says new evidence will be provided by the Dutch-led team probing the 2014 tragedy.
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Creating ecosystem for an AI highland
June 18, 2019
SHANGHAI has “initially taken a leading position” on the development of artificial intelligence, which will boost economic development and innovation, and change people’s daily lives, according to top
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Japan requests South Korea take next step in arbitration process over wartime labor row
June 19, 2019
Japan on Wednesday took the next step in pushing South Korea to begin an arbitration process for a dispute over wartime labor that has seen ...
Abe says snap election ‘nowhere on my mind,’ but few likely to take his words at face value
June 19, 2019
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday sought to quell recent speculation that he may dissolve the Lower House to coincide with July’s pre-scheduled Upper House ...
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Chinese worker killed in mass brawl at Beijing-funded plant in B'desh
June 19, 2019
Police said the violence was triggered by the death of a Bangladeshi worker at the site of a China-funded 1,320-megawatt plant, prompting locals to accuse the Chinese of trying to cover up the incident. Police said more than 6,000 people -- including some 2,000 from China -- work at the power plant site.
All eyes on monsoon: Why it is so critical for eco
June 19, 2019
India’s monsoon has progressed more slowly than usual after hitting Kerala nearly a week late. Monsoon rains have been 44% lower-than-average so far in June, delaying the sowing of summer-sown crops and raising concerns that parts of the country could face a worsening drought.
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Pakistan, mired in debt and inflation, cracks down on corruption
June 18, 2019
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s anti-corruption drive has left two former leaders behind bars.
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Four men charged over crash of flight MH17
June 19, 2019
Dutch prosecutors charge military and intelligence officers from Russia and Ukraine
China ecommerce/ second hand
June 19, 2019
Shareholders want to see an improvement in margins
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Ahead of a visit to North Korea, China's Xi says he supports denuclearization
June 19, 2019
President Xi Jinping's visit to North Korea this week will mark the first time in 14 years that a Chinese leader is visiting the reclusive country.
Firms may consider moving out of Hong Kong amid protests and uncertainty, experts say
June 19, 2019
Signs of companies moving out of Hong Kong have emerged, members of the business community say after massive protests in the city.
Chinese shares rise amid positive US-China trade development; yuan jumps
June 18, 2019
Stocks in Asia rose on Wednesday following positive developments overnight on the U.S.-China trade front.
Hong Kong leader says she's committed to finishing her term and rejects calls for her to quit
June 18, 2019
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday she's committed to completing her term despite massive protests demanding that she resign.
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U.S. Can't Contain China, Needs To Step Up Its Game, Ex-Ambassador Says
June 19, 2019
“We’re not investing in our future, whether it’s science and technology to compete with the China challenge, whether it’s education, whether it’s infrastructure.”
Apple Is Exploring Options To Pull Manufacturing From China, Report Claims
June 19, 2019
With escalating tensions between the U.S. and China impacting the technology industry, Apple has reportedly asked suppliers to cost options for pulling up to 30% of its manufacturing out of China.
To Electrify Myanmar, Build The Grid From The Outside In
June 19, 2019
Minigrids could hold the answer to the speedy and cost-effective expansion of electricity access. A minigrid could be built in 16,000 villages by 2030, providing electricity to 9.4 million people, pushing the electrification rate to 80% and reduce CO2 emissions by 1.6 million tons.
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Sensex Jumps Over 300 Points; Nifty Nears 11,800
June 19, 2019
Indian shares opened notably higher on Wednesday as investors digested positive developments on the U.S.-China trade front and looked ahead to a crucial Federal Reserve meeting. It is expected that the U.S. central bank would follow the lead of the European Central Bank and open the door to future...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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Singapore shares soar 1.5% on Wednesday amid Trump-Xi meeting hopes
June 19, 2019
INVESTORS already seem sold into thinking that rate cuts by the US Federal Reserve are a certainty. With news that US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are set for an "extended meeting" at the G-20 summit, and dovishness from other central banks added to the mix, risk-on attitudes returned to the fore.
Pan Hong acquires land for residential project in Huzhou City for 275m yuan
June 19, 2019
MAINBOARD-LISTED Pan Hong Holdings Group has made a successful 275 million yuan (S$54.4 million) bid for the land use rights of a plot located in Huzhou City in China's Zhejiang province.
AnAn International seeks further time extension to hold FY2018 AGM, release Q1 FY2019 results
June 19, 2019
ANAN International Ltd has applied for a further time extension to hold its annual general meeting (AGM) for fiscal 2018 and release its first-quarter 2019 results.
Singapore stocks: STI resumes Wednesday afternoon at 3,284.07, up 1.4% on day
June 19, 2019
SINGAPORE stocks continued to see gains as trading resumed on Wednesday afternoon,with the Straits Times Index gaining 1.40 per cent or 45.34 points to 3,284.07 as at 1.08pm after a strong opening in the morning tracking a US stock rally overnight.
Hot stock: DBS up 3.02% after OCBC Investment Research upgrades it to 'buy' on price correction, strong fundamentals
June 19, 2019
DBS shares jumped 3.02 per cent or S$0.75 to S$25.55 as at 10.54am after previously dropping to its week-low price of S$24.646 on Monday.
Singapore shares open sharply higher on Wednesday; STI up 1.17% to 3,276.49
June 19, 2019
SINGAPORE shares jumped after trading began on Wednesday, in line with regional markets and a US stock rally overnight, as investors looked to a G-20 breakthrough in US-China trade talks and easing signals at a US Federal Reserve rate-setting meeting set to close in Washington on Wednesday.
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Dollar ready for next move after Fed decision
June 19, 2019
Wednesday June 19: Five things the markets are talking about The dollar is largely unchanged overnight
Dollar ready for next move after Fed decision
June 19, 2019
Wednesday June 19: Five things the markets are talking about The dollar is largely unchanged overnight
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Apple said to ask suppliers, including Foxconn, to explore major shift out of China to Southeast Asia
June 19, 2019
Apple has asked its largest suppliers to consider the feasibility of shifting 15 to 30 per cent of its output from China to Southeast Asia in a dramatic shake-up of its production chain, the Nikkei reported.The US tech giant asked “major suppliers” to evaluate the cost of such a migration, the newspaper cited multiple sources as saying. Those included iPhone assemblers Foxconn Technology Group, Pegatron and Wistron, MacBook maker Quanta Computer, iPad maker Compal Electronics and AirPods makers…
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ASIA • Insights
South-East Asian countries are banning imports of waste for recycling
June 15, 2019
Too much of it is ending up in landfills or furnaces
Japanese debate how foreigners should refer to them
June 15, 2019
A chrysanthemum by any other name would smell as sweet
Kazakhstan’s choreographed election goes off-script
June 15, 2019
An autocrat tries something new for central Asia—organising a transition in his lifetime
Debating contests teach Chinese students an argument has two sides
June 15, 2019
Many hope to carry on the discussion overseas
Australia’s surprising disregard for free speech
June 15, 2019
A police raid on the state broadcaster is just one cause for concern among many
What will Narendra Modi do in his new term as India’s prime minister?
June 15, 2019
His choice of ministers suggests he does not plan to do much delegating
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