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Muzaffarpur shelter home: India court convicts 19 in abuse case
January 20, 2020
News of physical and sexual abuse at the shelter, which housed girls as young as seven, outraged India.
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Consumption, services, emerging industries lift China’s GDP to 6.1%
January 19, 2020
Amid global growth slowdown, China’s economy delivered a solid performance in 2019 with the continual improvement in the economic structure being one of the bright spots underpinning high-quality deve
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In policy speech, Abe vows to establish ‘new era of Japanese diplomacy’
January 20, 2020
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday declared 2020 a “crucial year to establish a new era of Japanese diplomacy” in a speech before the Diet, ...
In first, Japan court uses remote link to sentence Philippine nationals amid decline in number of interpreters
January 20, 2020
A video link system between two different courts was used for interpretation for the first time in Japan on Monday, to hand down rulings to ...
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Sensex dives 416 points; Nifty ends below 12,250
January 20, 2020
In a highly volatile trade, equity indices plunged on Tuesday after hitting record highs. The benchmark BSE sensex dived 416 points or 0.99 per cent to close at 41,529; while the broader NSE Nifty slipped 128 points or 1.03 per cent to settle at 12,225.
Nirbhaya case: SC rejects convict Pawan Gupta's juvenile claim
January 20, 2020
The Supreme Court dismissed a plea by one of the convicts, Pawan Kumar Gupta, in Nirbhaya gang rape case where he had claimed that he was a juvenile when the crime was committed. Pawan has claimed that he was a juvenile at the time of crime and the Delhi high court had ignored this fact.
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ISIS Wife’s Return to Norway Threatens to Bring Down Government
January 20, 2020
A woman and her children were retrieved from a detention camp in Syria, spurring debate at home after she was charged with being part of a terrorist organization.
Trump’s China Deal Creates Collateral Damage for Tech Firms
January 20, 2020
Micron secured some gains from the China deal but it may end up suffering bigger losses from the broader U.S.-China battle.
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In Davos, a search for meaning with capitalism in crisis
January 20, 2020
The World Economic Forum kicks off on Tuesday with concerns over climate change and economic inequity shadowing proceedings.
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ASIA • Business
Marubeni and Total to build Qatar solar plant
January 20, 2020
Project expected to meet 10% of Gulf state’s peak electricity demand
Toshiba/Japan activism: no exceptionalism
January 20, 2020
The country badly needs more homegrown activists such as Yoshiaki Murakami
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There's a 50% chance the US-China 'phase one' deal could fall apart in one year
January 20, 2020
Businesses are not convinced the U.S.-China "phase one" trade deal could hold for long, said Richard Martin, managing director at IMA Asia.
Shares of Chinese drugmakers and face mask firms jump as pneumonia concerns mount
January 20, 2020
Shares of Chinese drugmakers and face mask firms surged on Monday morning trade amid rising concerns over an outbreak of coronavirus spreading to more cities in the country.
Major Asian markets mostly rise as China keeps its loan prime rate unchanged
January 20, 2020
The People's Bank of China kept the one year and five year loan prime rates unchanged for January.
The CDC and Homeland Security begin screening for Chinese Coronavirus at three major US airports as outbreak spreads in Asia
January 17, 2020
Travelers on direct and indirect flights from Wuhan, China to international airports in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will be screened for the Chinese Coronavirus starting Saturday.
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The Difference Between India And China E-Commerce: Rural Areas
January 20, 2020
Are China and India about the same when it comes to e-commerce? In some respects, yes. However when it comes to rural strategies, China is moving sharply ahead of India.
This AI-Powered Cockpit Knows When To Cut Off The Driver
January 20, 2020
A Taiwanese startup has developed a car cockpit that knows when the computer should take back the wheel from tired, sick or incompetent human drivers.
‘Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!’ Is Easily The Best Anime Of The Season
January 20, 2020
There are a few anime that pop-up every few years that are life affirmingly wonderful and 'Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!' is definitely one of them.
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ASIA • Markets
Sensex, Nifty Open Lower In Cautious Trade
January 20, 2020
Indian shares opened a tad lower on Monday as investors awaited cues from the latest batch of earnings results and the upcoming Budget. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex dropped 58 points, or 0.14 percent, to 41,887, while the broader NSE Nifty index was down 24 points, or 0.19 percent, at 12,329. Future...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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Keppel Infrastructure Trust posts Q4 DPU of 0.93 S cent
January 20, 2020
KEPPEL Infrastructure Trust (KIT) on Monday announced a distribution per unit (DPU) of 0.93 Singapore cent for the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2019, unchanged from a year ago.
Design Studio applies for moratorium to undergo court-supervised restructuring
January 20, 2020
DESIGN Studio Group, together with five of its Singapore-incorporated subsidiaries, has made an application to the High Court in Singapore for a six-month moratorium as it seeks to undergo a court-supervised process to reorganise its liabilities.
Singapore shares end flat on Monday on lack of market drivers
January 20, 2020
SINGAPORE stocks started the week on the back foot on Monday, with the local benchmark dipping amid a lack of market drivers.
Ascott opens serviced residence in Japan
January 20, 2020
CAPITALAND'S wholly-owned lodging business unit, The Ascott, has opened a serviced residence in Osaka, Japan.
Eagle Hospitality Trust sponsor developing 30-year plan for Queen Mary
January 20, 2020
EAGLE Hospitality Trust's (EHT) sponsor is working on a 30-year plan to preserve and improve the trust's Queen Mary floating hotel docked in Long Beach, California.
Hot stock: Surge in Ntegrator's trading volume prompts SGX query
January 20, 2020
A SPIKE in the trading volume of Ntegrator International shares on Monday prompted a query from the Singapore Exchange (SGX).
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Hong Kong shares slide after weekend violence
January 20, 2020
  Index snaps a two-day streak In an otherwise rather dull Asian morning session today, the biggest
The Week Ahead – BOJ, BOC, and ECB to keep rates on hold as markets focus on global PMI readings and earnings
January 17, 2020
The debates on how much of an impact the Phase One trade deal will have on the global outlook will continue
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Hong Kong, Guangdong, Macau to join forces to reduce carbon emissions in Greater Bay Area
January 20, 2020
Financial support for China’s goal to eliminate carbon emissions in the Greater Bay Area by 2050 will be provided by a new alliance combining governments and regulators from Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau.The Greater Bay Area Green Finance Alliance, which will be launched in Guangzhou in May, will be funded by the Hong Kong Green Finance Association, the Guangdong Green Finance Committee, the Shenzhen Green Finance Committee, and the Macau Banking Association.The alliance will aim to make…
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ASIA • Insights
Some people in China help the party police the internet
January 18, 2020
Citizen censors focus on smut, misleading ads and political gossip
South Korea’s president curbs the power of prosecutors
January 18, 2020
But is he doing it for the right reasons?
What next for Taiwan after Tsai Ing-wen’s emphatic victory?
January 18, 2020
There is a clear consensus against China’s advocacy of “one country, two systems”
India’s armed forces get their biggest shake-up in decades
January 18, 2020
For the first time a single officer will be in charge of them all
Criticism of the army or government lands many Burmese in court
January 18, 2020
The army, meanwhile, spreads whatever falsehoods it likes
Over 70% of 12-14 year olds in China are short-sighted
January 18, 2020
Experts say they should get out more
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