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‘If You Resist, You Get Hurt, or Die’: Filipinos Praise Duterte’s Antidrug Campaign The bodies are piling up in the Philippines as President Rodrigo Duterte goes after drug suspects. Readers there react to a Times report on the crackdown. [Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:52:36 GMT]

14 Countries Press Myanmar to Allow Aid in Rohingya Areas The countries were “deeply concerned” about a humanitarian crisis in the north of Rakhine State, where a counterinsurgency has sealed off the persecuted Rohingya minority. [Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:21:45 GMT]

2 Ex-Chinese Diplomats Charged With Running Forced-Labor Ring They brought in Chinese workers on diplomatic visas, ostensibly to work on Chinese government buildings, then forced them to work on private homes, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said. [Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:05:55 GMT]

After Park, Who? A Guide to Those Who Would Lead South Korea There is no shortage of contenders to replace President Park Geun-hye of South Korea, who has been suspended from office and may lose her job over a corruption scandal. [Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:20:41 GMT]

Ashton Carter, U.S. Defense Chief, Makes Unannounced Visit to Afghanistan Mr. Carter, on what is probably his last visit to the country as defense secretary, met with American troops and Afghan leaders. [Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:40:36 GMT]

Carter Page, Ex-Trump Adviser With Russian Ties, Visits Moscow Mr. Page, who was scrutinized by the F.B.I. on suspicion of private communications with senior Russian officials last summer, said he would meet with “business leaders and thought leaders.” [Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:13:55 GMT]

Claims Against South Korean President: Extortion, Abuse of Power and Bribery Ahead of Friday’s impeachment vote, here are the accusations against President Park Geun-hye, which she has dismissed as a “house of cards.” [Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:59:41 GMT]

Defiance and Disillusionment in Heartland of South Korean President’s Support Unlike the vast majority of South Koreans, some in Daegu, a city where President Park Geun-hye has deep political roots, see her as an innocent victim of a scandal. [Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:57:33 GMT]

East Timor Is Accused of Using Ineligible Players for Its Soccer Team The impoverished Asian country of 1.2 million naturalized over a dozen Brazilians in 2015 in an effort to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. [Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:52:57 GMT]

Hong Kong’s Beijing-Backed Leader Says He Will Not Seek Re-election Leung Chun-ying, who has led Hong Kong amid heightened concerns over the erosion of civil liberties, said that a campaign would impose “unbearable stress” on his family. [Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:17:15 GMT]

Indonesian Police Arrest 4 Near Jakarta as Terrorist Plot Is Foiled The police said they believed that the suspects, one of whom was a woman thought to be a potential suicide bomber, were planning an attack on a presidential palace this weekend. [Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:48:04 GMT]

Iowa Exports Soybeans to China, So Why Not a Whole Farm? A proposed “model farm” in China has highlighted its leader’s long relationship with Iowa and Gov. Terry Branstad, Donald J. Trump’s choice for ambassador. [Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:07:49 GMT]

Japanese Leader’s Pearl Harbor Visit May Not Be a First, After All Japan said Shinzo Abe would be the country’s first prime minister to visit the site of the attack, but it now appears that historic occasion actually took place in 1951. [Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:52:20 GMT]

Key Figure in South Korean Leader’s Troubles: A Puppy The corruption scandal that engulfed the president, Park Geun-hye, has yet another twist — an argument involving her adviser’s dog. [Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:36:51 GMT]

Marine Fighter Pilot Confirmed Dead After Crashing Into Pacific Ocean The pilot, whom the Marine Corps identified as Capt. James Frederick, ejected from his fighter jet when it crashed during a training exercise in Japan on Wednesday. [Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:10:10 GMT]

Only a Rumbling Volcano Could Make North Korea and the West Play Nice Mount Paektu is sacred to the North Korean people. When a swarm of tiny earthquakes were recorded, the reclusive country decided it needed help. [Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00:24 GMT]

Op-Ed Contributor: Taiwan Feels Forgotten. But Not by Trump. People here are ecstatic about the phone call between the U.S. president-elect and Taiwan’s president. But is the U.S. really ready for change? [Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:58:00 GMT]

Opinion: Tourists Gone Wild Travelers from China have been getting a bad rap lately. But it’s an ancient tradition — and we’ve all been there. [Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:09:29 GMT]

Reporter's Notebook: With Mass Protests, South Koreans Wield a Familiar Weapon in a New Era In 1987, the demonstrations were far more violent than those of today. But the passions of those demanding change still burn bright. [Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:27:52 GMT]

Russian Hackers Acted to Aid Trump in Election, U.S. Says Officials have “high confidence” in their conclusion partly because of another finding: Russia hacked Republican Party computers but did not release the information. [Sat, 10 Dec 2016 04:00:12 GMT]

South Korea Enters Period of Uncertainty With President’s Impeachment A slowing economy, a growing nuclear threat from North Korea and a more assertive China are some of the challenges facing the country. [Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:22:46 GMT]

South Korea’s President Park Awaits Her Fate, Dejected, Sleepless and Alone As her presidency crumbles, Park Geun-hye has been cloistered in the presidential palace and is rarely seen in public. [Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:53:55 GMT]

Suicides Reported in India After Death of Jayalalithaa Jayaram Ms. Jayaram, the leader of the governing party of the state of Tamil Nadu, was beloved by her followers and inspired frenzied emotions in some of them. [Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:27:42 GMT]

The Interpreter: How ‘Islands of Honesty’ Can Crush a System of Corruption With the Parliament in South Korea voting to impeach President Park Geun-hye, the cavalcade of scandals can make it seem like the world’s politicians have suddenly become greedier en masse. [Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:49:06 GMT]

Trilobites: That Thing With Feathers Trapped in Amber? It Was a Dinosaur Tail A Chinese paleontologist’s discovery in an amber market is offering new insights into the evolution of feathers. [Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:25:23 GMT]

With Uncertainties Roiling Washington and Seoul, What Next for North Korea? South Korea, in the wake of the vote to impeach its president, may choose a new leader who pursues a more open diplomacy with the North. [Sun, 11 Dec 2016 05:05:23 GMT]

Xinjiang, Tense Chinese Region, Adopts Strict Internet Controls The regulations punish people for spreading “false information” in the far western region, which has grappled with ethnic violence. [Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:26:19 GMT]

 

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Asia Ship Recycling Summit 2009 Will Be Held by CBI China Biz.yahoo.com - Thu Jun 4, 10:59 am GMT

Asia stocks fall as risk taking pauses Washingtonpost.com - Thu Jun 4, 08:40 am GMT

Asia stocks fall but dollar steady News.stv.tv - Thu Jun 4, 10:42 am GMT

Asia stocks fall, dollar steady after U.S. data Article.wn.com - Thu Jun 4, 08:39 am GMT

Asia stocks fall, dollar steady after US data Article.wn.com - Thu Jun 4, 08:53 am GMT

Asia Stocks: Nikkei Falls 0.7% Online.wsj.com - Thu Jun 4, 01:26 pm GMT

Asia Stocks: Nikkei Falls 0.8% Online.wsj.com - Thu Jun 4, 11:25 am GMT

Asian markets fall on less optimistic news Biz.thestar.com.my - Thu Jun 4, 10:49 am GMT

Asian Shares End Mostly Lower; Resource Stocks Lead fall Online.wsj.com - Thu Jun 4, 09:52 am GMT

Asian stock markets fall after US data disapp Wjla.com - Thu Jun 4, 08:59 am GMT

Asian stock markets fall after US data disappoint News.yahoo.com - Thu Jun 4, 07:28 am GMT

CORRECTED-SE Asia Stocks-Thai stocks at 8-mth high Iii.co.uk - Thu Jun 4, 03:27 am GMT

Drama writers from Asia foster ties at c... Koreaherald.co.kr - Thu Jun 4, 04:14 pm GMT

Germany takes five uncapped players to Asia Topnews.in - Thu Jun 4, 08:12 am GMT

GLOBAL MARKETS - Asia stocks fall as risk taking pauses In.reuters.com - Thu Jun 4, 08:41 am GMT

Knock It Off: One Thai Museum's Quest to Educate Asia About Counterfeiting Time.com - Thu Jun 4, 09:10 am GMT

Oil prices higher in Asian trade Article.wn.com - Thu Jun 4, 09:15 am GMT

Online spending in Asia holds up despite slump: Survey Article.wn.com - Thu Jun 4, 02:42 pm GMT

SE Asia Stocks-Most indices higher, Thai shares extend gains Iii.co.uk - Thu Jun 4, 11:31 am GMT

Sensex can outperform its Asian peers: Morgan Stanley Article.wn.com - Thu Jun 4, 10:12 am GMT

 


Japan:

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$13bn bailout for Japan nuke operator likely Reuters/Tokyo The owner of Japans stricken nuclear reactor, Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), will agree to be taken over by the government in a near-$13bn bailout, sources said yesterday, even as the country debates the future of nuclear power. The [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:44:00 GMT]

4 perish in early-morning fires in Kanagawa, Chiba Four people died in fires that destroyed their residences in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and Oamishirasato, Chiba Prefecture, on Friday morning. Fire department officials in Kanagawa said that at 1 a.m., a passerby called 119 to report a house on [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:45:00 GMT]

ADB to issue 2nd water bond to Japanese investors Extract not available. [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:43:00 GMT]

BLIFE INVESTMENT COR: Notice Concerning Change of Property Management and Master Lease Company at Owned Property Investment Corporation: Daiwa House Residential Investment Corporation 7th Floor, Nissei Nagatacho Building 2-4-8 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Michio Taki, Executive Director (Code Number: 8984) Asset Manager: Daiwa House Asset Management Co., Ltd. Yuji [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:41:00 GMT]

Foreign workers in Japan up 5.6% in Oct. from year earlier Extract not available. [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:43:00 GMT]

FOREX: Yen Outperforms as Traders Look Past US GDP to EU Summit _ The Yen is poised to extend overnight gains as markets look past the limited implications of the US GDP report to focus on the upcoming EU leaders’ summit. Talking Points Traders Likely to Look Past US GDP Data, Focus on EU Leaders’ Summit Japanese [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:39:00 GMT]

FOREX-Yen jumps most in a month as hedge funds pile in 2:45am EST * USD/JPY dips early on exporter selling * Extends losses as speculators target stops at 77.20, 77.00 * Euro among best performers this week, up 1.7 pct vs USD * Aussie, NZD near 3-month peaks after USD post-Fed dip By Antoni Slodkowski TOKYO, [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:39:00 GMT]

HSBC names Japan business head APBankers articles are only available to registered users. Register FREE now for increased access It's quick, easy and you'll be able to read up to 10 articles per month FREE. Enter your email for quick registration If you already have an account, Click [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:40:00 GMT]

Japan failed to keep records of key nuke meetings Tokyo: Japan's Deputy Prime Minister says the government failed to take minutes of 10 meetings held to formulate its response to the country's nuclear crisis last year and called for officials to compile reports on the meetings retroactively. The missing [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:40:00 GMT]

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NEC to reduce headcount by 10,000 as forecast FY 2012 loss revised to Yen 100bn more ... Extract not available. [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:44:00 GMT]

Nintendo triples net loss forecast to US$837m TOKYO: Game giant Nintendo said Thursday it expected to lose 65 billion yen ($837 million) this year, more than three times the amount it had earlier predicted.Citing a strong yen and price cuts, the Kyoto-based firm also downgraded its annual sales [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:42:00 GMT]

Nintendo: Wii U will launch in time for 2012 holiday season, use touch-card tech Nintendo said Friday its next-generation Wii U game console will launch in time for the holiday season in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Nintendo said Friday its next-generation Wii U game console will launch in time for the holiday season in the U.S., [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:44:00 GMT]

Nintendo: Wii U will launch in time for 2012 holiday season, use touch-card tech Nintendo said Friday its next-generation Wii U game console will launch in time for the holiday season in the U.S., Europe and Japan. The successor to the popular Wii console will integrate a popular touch-card technology into its controllers. Nintendo [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:39:00 GMT]

Panasonic offers wireless broadband service to connect its products Home » Networking » Panasonic launched a wireless broadband service in Japan this week that is intended to encourage customers to use its coming wave of Internet-ready appliances and services. Panasonic launched a wireless broadband service in Japan [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:44:00 GMT]

REG - NTT DOCOMO, INC - 3rd Quarter Results � [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:38:00 GMT]

Research and Markets: Snack Bars In Japan Report - Forecasts to 2016 - Convenience Stores and Supermarkets/Hypermarkets Gain Ground Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/365844/snack_bars_in_japa) has announced the addition of the "Snack Bars In Japan" report to their offering. Though products within snack bars remain popular among young consumers, [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:45:00 GMT]

Research and Markets: Snack Bars In Japan Report - Forecasts to 2016 - Convenience Stores and Supermarkets/Hypermarkets Gain Ground Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/365844/snack_bars_in_japa) has announced the addition of the "Snack Bars In Japan" report to their offering. Though products within snack bars remain popular among young consumers, [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:43:00 GMT]

Research and Markets: Snack Bars In Japan Report - Forecasts to 2016 - Convenience Stores and Supermarkets/Hypermarkets Gain Ground Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/365844/snack_bars_in_japa) has announced the addition of the "Snack Bars In Japan" report to their offering. Though products within snack bars remain popular among young consumers, [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:42:00 GMT]

Research and Markets: Snack Bars In Japan Report - Forecasts to 2016 - Convenience Stores and Supermarkets/Hypermarkets Gain Ground Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/365844/snack_bars_in_japa) has announced the addition of the "Snack Bars In Japan" report to their offering. Though products within snack bars remain popular among young consumers, [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:41:00 GMT]

Research and Markets: Sweet And Savoury Snacks In Japan - Forecasts up to 2015 - Packaged Foods Declines in Volume and Value During 2011 Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/39873d/sweet_and_savoury) has announced the addition of the "Sweet And Savoury Snacks In Japan" report to their offering. Sales of sweet and savoury snacks in Japan continued to post healthy [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:45:00 GMT]

Research and Markets: Sweet And Savoury Snacks In Japan - Forecasts up to 2015 - Packaged Foods Declines in Volume and Value During 2011 Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/39873d/sweet_and_savoury) has announced the addition of the "Sweet And Savoury Snacks In Japan" report to their offering. Sales of sweet and savoury snacks in Japan continued to post healthy [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:42:00 GMT]

Research and Markets: Sweet And Savoury Snacks In Japan - Forecasts up to 2015 - Packaged Foods Declines in Volume and Value During 2011 Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/39873d/sweet_and_savoury) has announced the addition of the "Sweet And Savoury Snacks In Japan" report to their offering. Sales of sweet and savoury snacks in Japan continued to post healthy [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:41:00 GMT]

Research and Markets: Sweet And Savoury Snacks In Japan - Forecasts up to 2015 - Packaged Foods Declines in Volume and Value During 2011 * Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release. Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/39873d/sweet_and_savoury) has announced the addition of the "Sweet And Savoury Snacks In Japan" report to their offering. [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:38:00 GMT]

Rubber Drops, Paring Weekly Gain, as Data Raise Growth Concern 3:11 AM EST By Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Rubber declined, paring a fourth weekly advance, after new homes sales unexpectedly fell in the U.S. and jobless benefit claims increased, raising concerns about the strength of the economic recovery. The [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:43:00 GMT]

Shares cap best run in a year Australian shares posted their best winning streak in almost 12 months as Europe fears ebb. 4.35pm: That's just about it for today's live coverage. We'll be back on Monday at 9.30am AEDT, so please join us then. Here's the evening markets wrap. Next [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:43:00 GMT]

Strengthening the Asia/IMF Relationship in a Highly Uncertain Global Environment Speech at Asian Financial Forum by David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund It is my great pleasure to be here. I’d like to thank the Hong Kong government for inviting me to this important event and to all of you for [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:38:00 GMT]

UPDATE 2-Profit down, Nippon Steel cuts annual outlook again TOKYO, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Nippon Steel Corp, the world's No.4 steelmaker, booked a 44 percent decline in quarterly profit on Friday as exports tumbled and prices sagged due to a supply glut, prompting it to cut its annual outlook by one-third. A shaky [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:38:00 GMT]

UPDATE2: NTT Docomo punishes 6 execs. over smartphone service disruptions Extract not available. [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:43:00 GMT]

Wood Chip Exports from Latin America Reached a Record High in 2011, with Pulp Mills in Japan and Europe Being the Major --(PR.com)-- Wood chip exports from Latin America are on track to reach a record high of almost eight million tons in 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. This would be an increase of seven percent from last year and of almost 60 percent higher [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:39:00 GMT]

Wood Chip Exports from Latin America Reached a Record High in 2011, with Pulp Mills in Japan and Europe Being the Major Export Destinations --(PR.com)-- Wood chip exports from Latin America are on track to reach a record high of almost eight million tons in 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. This would be an increase of seven percent from last year and of almost 60 percent higher [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:42:00 GMT]

 


Southeast Asia:

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Anwar not worried about appeal, eyes polls The Opposition Leader says the appeal against his acquittal from sodomy case will not derail his election plans. (Free Malaysia Today) - Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim said he isn’t worried about public prosecutors’ move to appeal a court decision [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:06:00 GMT]

Attempt to smuggle pig-nosed turtles thwarted by Indonesian authorities � Extract not available. [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:13:00 GMT]

AUD/USD Performance Chart as at 12:00p.m. Singapore time, 27/1/2012 Forex Focus is brought to you by IG Markets - Forex Trading HISTORICAL DETAILS % Change 1 Week 1.11% 1 Month 5.01% 3 Months 0.66% 6 Months -3.58% 1 Year 6.07% 52 WEEK High 1.1081 Low 0.9388 BLOOMBERG MEDIAN FORECASTS Q1 2012 0.98 Q2 2012 0.99 Q3 2012 [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:02:00 GMT]

Bank Indonesia Sees January Inflation At 3.5% Swiss KOF Leading Index Signals Economic Contraction (20 min(s), 59 sec(s) ago) (RTTNews) - The Swiss economic barometer entered a negative territory in January for the first tim ...Full Story» Swedish Retail Sales Rise More Than Expected (25 min(s), [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:12:00 GMT]

Bank Of Thailand: To Let Baht Move In Line With Market Fundamentals The FINANCIAL -- The Bank of Thailand will let the baht move in line with market fundamentals and intervene in... [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:05:00 GMT]

Brunei Arabic students seen as 'Muslim role models' Bandar Seri Begawan (The Brunei Times/ANN) - Do not limit religious students, graduating from Arabic school, to the profession of Imams or Ustazs as they have the potential of being "Muslim role models". This was stated by the Minister of Religious [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:03:00 GMT]

Brunei Arabic students seen as 'Muslim role models' By Amir Noor Tutong in Bandar Seri Begawan/ The Brunei Times | Asia News Network – 22 minutes ago Top World Stories AP - 12 hours ago AP - 5 hours ago Reuters - 23 hours ago Bandar Seri Begawan (The Brunei Times/ANN) - Do not limit religious students, [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:03:00 GMT]

China shut, Vale goes Philippines Two of the world's biggest iron ore carriers are due to arrive in the Philippines for the first time next month, shipping data showed, as Brazilian mining giant Vale looks to use the country as an alternative base to reach Chinese ports, Reuters reports. [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:09:00 GMT]

Energy needs pose threats on Mekong River Phu Wiang, northeast Thailand (ANN) - On a green postcard shaped like the Mekong giant catfish, a 74-year-old farmer carefully writes his name and signs it. His postcard, along with thousands others, will be sent to Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:03:00 GMT]

EUR/USD Performance Chart as at 12:00p.m. Singapore time, 27/1/2012 Forex Focus is brought to you by IG Markets - Forex Trading HISTORICAL DETAILS % Change 1 Week 1.22% 1 Month 1.14% 3 Months -5.55% 6 Months -9.09% 1 Year -4.55% 52 WEEK High 1.4940 Low 1.2624 BLOOMBERG MEDIAN FORECASTS Q1 2012 1.27 Q2 2012 1.26 Q3 2012 [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:02:00 GMT]

GBP/USD Performance Chart as at 12:00p.m. Singapore time, 27/1/2012 Forex Focus is brought to you by IG Markets - Forex Trading HISTORICAL DETAILS % Change 1 Week 0.60% 1 Month 1.37% 3 Months -2.59% 6 Months -4.57% 1 Year -1.66% 52 WEEK High 1.6747 Low 1.5233 BLOOMBERG MEDIAN FORECASTS Q1 2012 1.53 Q2 2012 1.52 Q3 2012 [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:02:00 GMT]

IMF sees Myanmar as Asia's next bright spot WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended Myanmar's economic reform efforts, saying that the nation has the potential to become the next economic bright spot in Asia. "The new government is facing a historic opportunity to [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:01:00 GMT]

Indonesia’s Berlian Laju Tanker says has $2.4b debt Indonesias largest oil and gas shipping company PT Berlian Laju Tanker, which has said it will stop servicing its debt, had $1.9 billion in outstanding debt as of the third quarter of last year, a company executive said on Friday, reported Reuters. Our [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:02:00 GMT]

Indonesian airline plans daily flights for all Asian and Australian destinations Publicly listed Garuda Indonesia says all international routes in Asia and Australia served by the airline will see gradual increases in flights until all destinations are served on a daily basis. Such a target should be achieved by the end of this year, [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:14:00 GMT]

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MOL drops Philippine feeder MITSUI OSK Line (MOL) is to drop its slot charter on the weekly Philippine feeder PHF2 from Hong Kong to Shenzhen-Shekou run by Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL). Advert Instead MOL will call at Manila on charter slots on Hanjin's Korean Philippine [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:09:00 GMT]

Most dishes in Vietnam contain MSG The artificial flavour enhancer is tricky to avoid in Vietnam where it's allowed as a food additive. Vietnam, January 27, 2012 Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers their opinions on the negative effects of MSG (mi chinh) and how they feel about MSG [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:01:00 GMT]

Norway’s DNB has exposure to troubled Indonesian firm OSLO, Jan 27 — DNB, Norway’s biggest lender, said it had exposure to Indonesia’s largest oil-and-gas shipping company PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk but declined to specify the extent of its exposure. Earlier today Berlian Laju said it will stop [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:13:00 GMT]

Norway's DNB has exposure to troubled Indonesian firm Earlier on Friday Berlian Laju said it will stop servicing its debt of around $2 billion, putting it at risk of a default rating from Fitch. The company blamed the global economic downturn and weak freight rates on the one hand and higher shipping fuel [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:14:00 GMT]

Norway's DNB has exposure to troubled Indonesian firm 8:45am GMT OSLO, Jan 27 (Reuters) - DNB, Norway's biggest lender, said it had exposure to Indonesia's largest oil-and-gas shipping company PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk but declined to specify the extent of its exposure. Earlier on Friday Berlian Laju said [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:05:00 GMT]

Philippines seeks US defence ties The Philippines has confirmed that it is discussing ways to "maximise" defence ties with the US amid territorial disputes in the region. In a statement, the foreign affairs secretary cited the need for more joint military exercises to protect national [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:06:00 GMT]

Photo Release: The Central Bank of Myanmar visits The Stock Exchange of SET President Charamporn Jotikasthira welcomed an executive group of the Central Bank of Myanmar, led by Mr. Nay Aye – Deputy Governor of The Central Bank of Myanmar, on the occasion of visiting the SET’s office. The delegation was also introduced by [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:59:00 GMT]

Photo Release: TUTG ,Thai-Myanmar cooperation on SPECIAL SEMINAR ON TUNNELLING AND UNDERGROUND Thailand Underground and Tunnelling Group (TUTG) ,the organizer of World Tunnel Congress 2012 by Mr.Zaw Zaw Aye Vice President (the third from left) together with International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES) by Mr. Olivier Vion [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:59:00 GMT]

Singapore visitors check out our transport plan A DELEGATION from Singapore travelled to Thurrock to see how the council handles sustainable transport. The council won a £5million, four-year bid for sustainable transport last year, and representatives from the Land Transport Authority for Singapore [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:10:00 GMT]

Steroids Easier to Obtain Than Chewing Gum in Singapore Two undercover reporters discover how easy it is to illegally obtain anabolic steroids in Singapore. Joyce Lim and Shaffiq Alkhatib of Singapore’s “The New Paper on Sunday” recently published the results of a steroid expose. They reported the [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:00:00 GMT]

Thai Industrial Output Plunges In December Extract not available. [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:12:00 GMT]

The Big Bite debuts this Sunday in Bangkok It's finally happening. Unless lightning strikes me down as I walk down the street (no, even then, it will still go on), the very first Big Bite Bangkok will be unfolding in front of Maduzi Hotel on Sunday, January 29, from 11am-2pm. Yes, it will be in [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:01:00 GMT]

Two Uighurs deported from Cambodia to Reuters – 2 hrs 26 mins ago Politics slideshows 18 photos - 7 hrs ago 7 photos - 15 hrs ago BEIJING (Reuters) - China has jailed two Muslim Uighurs deported from Cambodia for life, Radio Free Asia reported on Friday, showing no sign of loosening its [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:13:00 GMT]

Two Uighurs deported from Cambodia to China get life (Reuters) BEIJING (Reuters) China has jailed two Muslim Uighurs deported from Cambodia for life, Radio Free Asia reported on Friday, showing no sign of loosening its grip on far-western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region which holds rich deposits of oil and gas. [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:01:00 GMT]

US seeks military ties, not base, in Philippines Extract not available. [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:02:00 GMT]

USD/JPY Performance Chart as at 12:00p.m. Singapore time, 27/1/2012 Forex Focus is brought to you by IG Markets - Forex Trading HISTORICAL DETAILS % Change 1 Week 0.47% 1 Month -0.73% 3 Months -1.02% 6 Months 0.79% 1 Year -5.84% 52 WEEK High 85.53 Low 75.35 BLOOMBERG MEDIAN FORECASTS Q1 2012 77.00 Q2 2012 78.00 Q3 2012 [Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:02:00 GMT]