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McDonald's sacks Australian franchisee over race row video
December 16, 2019
A video which showed the man berating his Aboriginal neighbour has caused outrage in Australia.
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Record number of exhibitors at China-Myanmar border trade fair
December 15, 2019
From traditional marionettes and wood carvings to handmade carpets depicting Bagan’s renowned pagodas and stupas, Myanmar exhibitor Thet Thet Naing was proud to showcase her country’s best handicrafts
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Remains of Marine killed in Tarawa battle to be buried in Kentucky
December 15, 2019
A U.S. Marine who died in the battle for the Pacific Ocean island of Tarawa during World War II is scheduled to be buried Monday ...
Kepco’s investigative panel can’t make year-end deadline for Takahama gift scandal report
December 15, 2019
A third-party panel investigating the Kansai Electric Power Co. gifts scandal involving its executives and a former deputy mayor said Sunday it has interviewed over ...
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Isro’s PSLV leads to 90cr-rise in forex earnings
December 15, 2019
Indian Space Research Organisation’s PSLV has turned into a money-spinner for the space agency as forex brought by the country’s mainstay rocket increased by Rs 90 crore from Rs 232.56 crore in 2017-18 to Rs 324 crore in 2018-19 fiscal year.
50 detained students have been released: Police
December 15, 2019
As many as 50 students, who were detained during protests at the Jamia Millia Islamia University here on Sunday, were released in the early hours of Monday, police said. Of the 50 students, 35 were released from the Kalkaji police station and 15 from the New Friends Colony police station, a senior police officer said.
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U.S. Secretly Expelled Chinese Officials Suspected of Spying After Breach of Military Base
December 16, 2019
Chinese Embassy officials trespassed onto a Virginia base that is home to Special Operations forces. Their expulsions added to tensions between Washington and Beijing.
After Volcano Blast, New Zealand Asks if Adventure Tourism Can Last
December 16, 2019
The eruption on White Island has set off an intense debate on exploiting nature for thrills.
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They built a Chinese boomtown. It left them dying of lung disease with nowhere to turn.
December 15, 2019
Incurable silicosis has ravaged the workers who drilled the bedrock for Shenzhen. The city, one ailing man said, was “built on our bones.”
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ASIA • Business
Turkey warned over foreign financing lapses
December 16, 2019
Country could be added to watchdog’s ‘grey list’ if shortcomings not addressed
US investor bids to keep China out of Philippine shipyard
December 15, 2019
Alliance with Australian shipbuilder has backing of local Navy
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Trump halts new China tariffs and rolls back some of the prior duties on $120 billion of imports
December 13, 2019
Trump says Washington will not charge Beijing with any new tariffs and will slightly reduce existing tariffs.
Apple dodges iPhone tariff after Trump confirms trade deal agreement with China
December 13, 2019
The deal in the midst of the Christmas shopping season is a major reprieve for Apple, which has established a massive supply chain based in China that produced 218 million iPhones in 2018.
'Christmas has come early': Japan and Hong Kong soar more than 2.5% amid trade optimism
December 13, 2019
Shares in Asia jumped on Friday following news that Washington and Beijing have agreed to a phase one trade deal in principle.
Asia stocks mixed as Fed signals no rate hikes in 2020
December 12, 2019
The U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, capping a year where the Fed cut its benchmark rate three times. The central bank also indicated it does not expect any policy changes through at least 2020.
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China Expat Entrepreneur: In Search of Asia's Perrier
December 15, 2019
We find that in China, really the only premium beverages that you see are imported.
2019 Korean Drama Trends Featured More Working Women, Fantasy Plots And Webtoon Inspiration
December 15, 2019
More dramas about women in the workplace. More fantasy storylines. Bigger production budgets. More dramas inspired by webtoons. These are a few trends viewers noticed while watching Korean dramas in 2019.
Why The Global Kidney Exchange Remains Controversial
December 15, 2019
Is it exploitative or resourceful to make use of the disparity between high-income countries like the US and middle-income countries like the Philippines and Mexico?
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ASIA • Markets
Sensex Soars 428 Points; Nifty Settles Near 12100
December 13, 2019
Indian shares posted strong gains on Friday, with benchmark indexes Sensex and the Nifty climbing around 1 percent each, boosted by hopes for an imminent U.S.-China trade deal and hopes of an orderly Brexit. Media reports suggested that Washington has offered to slash existing tariffs and cancel...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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Mercurius gets deadline extension to stay listed, takes out S$1.75m in shareholder loans
December 16, 2019
THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) has granted Catalist-listed Mercurius Capital Investment another deadline extension, till Jan 31, to retain its listing status.
Keppel unit invests S$5m in environmental solutions firm Zerowaste Asia
December 16, 2019
KEPPEL Seghers, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corp's infrastructure arm, will take an 18.18 per cent stake in Zerowaste Asia for S$5 million.
Leverage limit announcement for Reits won't come so soon: MAS
December 15, 2019
SINGAPORE real estate investment trusts (S-Reits) and listing aspirants are seeking clarity on any amendment to leverage limits, so as to either better plan their capital structure or formalise their listing plans for 2020.
KepLand to take 49% stake in Mumbai township JV
December 15, 2019
KEPPEL Land, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Lipalton, will be acquiring a 49 per cent stake in a joint venture with Indian developer Rustomjee Group to develop a 51.4ha integrated township in the Thane district of Mumbai for 4,091 million rupees (about S$78.2 million).
AnnAik goes environmental amid tepid steel business
December 15, 2019
STEEL stockist AnnAik's move into the wastewater treatment business, initially derided, is gaining traction amid a tepid steel business today, according to its chief executive.
EURUSD to end decade with possible downside
December 15, 2019
EURUSD surged last Wednesday following dovish comments by Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell during the release of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement. Leaving the interest rates unchanged, Mr Powell further highlighted that interest rates are likely to hold through in 2020.
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Chinese officials warned not go too far in hitting their economic policy goals
December 15, 2019
A key economic policymaker in Beijing has warned local officials not to be overzealous in fulfilling their “political task” of becoming a well-off society next year.Han Wenxiu, deputy director of the Office of the Central Economic and Financial Affairs Commission, warned that financially stretched local authorities should not overstretch themselves and undermine other policy goals.“Taking the goal of doubling gross domestic product [GDP] from the 2010 level, for example, it’s a requirement on…
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ASIA • Insights
As China puts on weight, type-2 diabetes is soaring
December 14, 2019
Trying harder to prevent and treat it could save both lives and money
In Xinjiang, China applies repressive lessons learned in Tibet
December 14, 2019
In Xinjiang detained “trainees” have all “graduated”. But it is not clear where they are
China’s discriminatory hukou system plagues white-collar workers, too
December 14, 2019
It is harming efforts to turn Beijing into a hub of high-tech innovation
Australia’s government plans to water down ferocious libel laws
December 12, 2019
Journalists need a shield against exorbitant damages
The Vietnamese football club that defies China
December 12, 2019
Its name rejects Beijing’s expansive claims to the South China Sea
Japanese schools are struggling with foreign pupils
December 12, 2019
Migrants who come to ease Japan’s labour shortage often bring children
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