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Kuensel Online: Bhutan's National Newspaper:  Find out what's happening in the Land of the Thunder Dragon, where the government concentrates on developing "gross national happiness."

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NepalNews.com:  News from the Kingdom of Nepal.

Bangkok Post:  News (in English) from Thailand.


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Airstrike in Eastern Afghanistan Kills at Least 13 An American military spokesman said a “counterterrorism airstrike” had taken place in the area. Afghan officials said the victims were members of the Islamic State. [Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:02:24 GMT]

Antigraft Law Stirs Up Wariness Over South Koreans Bearing Gifts The measure, which affects public servants, journalists and teachers, will alter a country where meals, cash and other gifts have long been central to doing business. [Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:18:42 GMT]

Chinese Tourists Pump Cash Into a Hot Destination: China Chinese tourists took four billion domestic trips in 2015, twice as many as in 2010 and many more than the 122 million trips abroad, the government said. [Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:07:45 GMT]

Dutch Inquiry Links Russia to 298 Deaths in Explosion of Jetliner Over Ukraine A Dutch-led investigation concluded that Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine asked for and received a surface-to-air missile that was used to shoot down the plane in 2014. [Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:54:44 GMT]

Duterte, Philippine President, Raises Doubts About Military Alliance With U.S. Defense and diplomatic officials were facing a quandary after the president vowed to end military exercises with the U.S. and strengthen ties with China and Russia. [Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:19:06 GMT]

Editorial: Vladimir Putin’s Outlaw State Mr. Putin’s behavior in Ukraine and Syria violates not only rules designed to promote peace but common human decency. [Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:21:20 GMT]

Feature: How Donald Trump Set Off a Civil War Within the Right-Wing Media Since the candidate clinched the nomination, the green room has become a chilly place. [Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:04 GMT]

Hongwansi Journal: Modern Life Presents Nomads of China’s Highlands With a ‘Tragic Choice’ The Yugurs are struggling to maintain the language and culture that distinguish them as a people, the products of centuries of swirling Asian history. [Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:30:45 GMT]

India Claims ‘Surgical Strikes’ Across Line of Control in Kashmir Pakistan played down the early morning operation, which it said killed two of its soldiers and wounded nine, calling it a propaganda exercise by Delhi. [Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:28:13 GMT]

Iranian Women’s Rights Activist Is Given 16-Year Sentence The battles with the judiciary of Narges Mohammadi, a human rights lawyer, highlight the severe stress women’s rights activists face in Iran. [Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:02:23 GMT]

Letter of Recommendation: Letter of Recommendation: The Nakagin Capsule Tower Architectural failure can be beautiful, like the intrusion of another world into our own. [Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:03 GMT]

Nonfiction: Games People Play: Three Books on What’s Behind the Fun New books on games, their appeal, purpose and often addictive qualities. [Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:14:40 GMT]

Nonfiction: Here Are 10 Practical Solutions to the World’s Big Problems In “The Fix,” the journalist Jonathan Tepperman travels the world to find practical solutions to issues like inequality and corruption. [Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:06:15 GMT]

North Korean Soldier Crosses DMZ to Defect, South Says South Korea said officials were debriefing the soldier to determine his motive for leaving the North. [Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:58:10 GMT]

Sinosphere: A Chinese Scholar on the Changing World of the Yugur Nomads A traditions of the nomadic herders are fading as the government restricts grazing on the grasslands and promotes the move to more permanent homes. [Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:30:31 GMT]

Sinosphere: Chengguan, Widely Despised Officers in China, Find Refuge and a Kind Ear In recognition of the pressures they face, a center opened in Nanjing that offers the urban management officers counseling and other support services. [Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:15:05 GMT]

Sinosphere: Explaining the U.S. Presidential Election to China: It’s Not Really Like ‘House of Cards’ A founder of the podcast “Xuanmei,” or “U.S. Election,” says the Chinese are more interested in the American election than ever but don’t always understand it. [Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:23:29 GMT]

U.S.-Backed Effort to Fight Afghan Corruption Is a Near-Total Failure, Audit Finds An anti-corruption program backed by the United States has had compliance from only one of 83 officials, President Ashraf Ghani. [Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:50:47 GMT]

Under Pressure, Amnesty International Cancels Briefing on Torture in Thailand The rights group had planned to present a report in Bangkok accusing the ruling junta, but the police said the group’s employees would breach Thai labor law. [Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:22:32 GMT]

What in the World: Medicinal Herb or Myth? Indian Official Proposes Hunt for Sanjivani of Lore A state official wants to spend nearly $4 million in search of the plant, which is said to grow in the Himalayas and which a Hindu epic claims has the power to revive the dying. [Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:02 GMT]

Women Petition U.N. Leader to Seek Korean Peace Treaty More than 130 activists from 38 countries urged Ban Ki-moon to pursue a permanent peace treaty to end the Korean War, replacing the 63-year-old armistice. [Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:49:30 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]