Business Briefs 21 March 2019 - 21時間前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News * Dat Xanh Real Estate Service and Construction Corp (DXG) plans to hold an initial public offering for its real estate services segment in late 2019 or early 2020. DXG plans to list its remaining four segments – investment, construction, materials and industry – on the stock market by 2023. This year, the group has […]
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Maid convicted of stealing more than $30,000 of items from Changi Airport Group chair’s family - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News The domestic helper working for the family of Changi Airport Group chair Liew Mun Leong was found guilty of stealing items worth more than $30,000 from his household on Wednesday (20 March). Parti Liyani, a 45-year-old Indonesian, had been working for Liew’s household from March 2007 until October 2016, when she left Singapore. She had […]
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Dear Singapore government, I no understand. Can make it simple or not? - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News After seven years of teaching undergraduates, I figure I can tell the brilliant ones from the not-so-brilliant in class. Their questions are crisp, and so are their answers. This is not because they are garrulous or speak brilliant English. They just “know” what they are talking about. Most of the rest, including straight-A students, ask […]
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Yahoo Poll: Are Singapore government policies too complex for the layman to grasp? - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News A recent commentary complained that Singapore government policies are becoming so arcane and cheem that you’d have to be a genius to comprehend them. For example, author Bertha Henson writes: “I used to be able to chart by hand the whole CPF system on the white board in the classroom.” This is no longer the […]
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56pct of Singaporeans want reduction in National Service period: poll - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Some 56 per cent of Singaporeans feel that the length of National Service (NS) should be reduced, according to a poll commissioned by Yahoo News Singapore. In the survey conducted by market research consultancy Blackbox Research from 14-26 February, some 908 Singaporeans were asked if they agreed with the statement, “The two-year duration of full-time […]
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Not so fantastic: Can Japan end its love affair with plastic? - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News From bento boxes to individually wrapped bananas, plastic reigns supreme in Japan. But amid global concern about single-use waste, new legislation could help end the country’s love affair with plastic. The push comes ahead of the G20 summit, which Japan will host in Osaka in June. prime minister Shinzo Abe’s government wants to use the […]
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US to push for FTA with Japan, eyes farm market opening - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News US President Donald Trump said Tuesday his administration will push for a free trade agreement with Japan as he signaled willingness to seek a further opening of the country’s agriculture market. The administration intends to “enter into free trade agreement negotiations with Japan,” said the Economic Report of the President, a major document to be […]
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Nissan Cabanatuan Shapes Dealership to NRC standards - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Nissan Cabanatuan has made its dealership at par with their global retail visual identity. The said updated Nissan Cabanatuan dealershipin line with the Nissan Retail Concept (NRC)is also committed to provide excellent customer experience with the brand. Nissan Philippines President and Managing director Ramesh Narasimhan said that the brand’s growth should also be experienced by […]
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Japan factory mood hits weakest since 2016 as trade rifts biteReuters Tankan - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Confidence among Japanese manufacturers hit its weakest in two-and-a-half years in March, a Reuters poll showed, as global trade friction fuelled concerns that a postwar record growth cycle driven by Abenomics may be over. The monthly poll, which tracks the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) closely watched tankan quarterly survey, found confidence fell for a fifth […]
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China rejects Dalai Lama’s assertion that his successor could be found in India - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News China has labeled him a “dangerous secessionist,” who undermines the “one-China” principle, which implies that Tibet, Taiwan and Xinjiang are integral parts of China. China on Tuesday rejected the assertion by the Dalai Lama that his successor could be found in India a move that could undermine the legitimacy of the next in line chosen […]
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PDEA seizes over P1 billion worth of shabu in Alabang - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) seized over 160 kilos of shabu worth more than P1 billion in two separate operations in Muntinlupa City, Tuesday night (March 19). PDEA conducted the first buy-bust operation inside a mall on Zapote Road where three suspects were arrested. The second operation was conducted in Alabang Village where another […]
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Gay couple ask internet if it’s okay to come to Singaporeget a warm welcome - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News It’s pretty common for anyone to feel pre-travel jitters, not knowing what to expect when they go to another country. As the saying goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”, so one gay couple decided to turn to the internet for advice for their trip to Singapore. Their question: What is it like […]
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Sri Lanka accuses Singapore of sheltering suspect involved in $74 million trading scam - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News The Sri Lankan President said that he appealed to Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong two months ago (January 2019) to return Mahendranwho is now a Singapore citizenback to Sri Lanka Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has accused Singapore of sheltering Arjuna Mahendran one of Sri Lanka’s former central bank chiefs who is believed to […]
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Singapore is 3rd most vulnerable in Asia-Pacific to sustained China trade slowdown: Moody’s - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Singapore is the third most vulnerable Asia Pacific country to a sustained trade slowdown in China after Hong Kong and Mongolia, according to a Moody’s Investors Service report released on Tuesday (March 19). The report examined 23 rated countries in the region to identify the most vulnerable to slower growth in Chinese demand, and which […]
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HIV data leak: Mikhy Farrera Brochez pleads not guilty in US court - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Mikhy Farrera Brochez on Tuesday (March 19) pleaded not guilty in a US federal court in Kentucky to charges related to stolen identification documents from Singapore’s HIV registry, according to his lawyer Jay Oakley. The American, who is accused of sharing the personal data of thousands of people from the registry, had earlier been indicted […]
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Japan Times president apologises for ‘turmoil,’ warns of legal action against leakers - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News The Japan Times, an English-language newspaper that amended its description of “comfort women” and wartime forced labourers last year, apologised to its staff last month, but threatened legal action against anyone found leaking confidential information. In a five-sentence note published last November, the paper said it would refer to Korean labourers simply as “wartime labourers” […]
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Japan: Compelled Sterilisation of Transgender People - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Japan’s government should stop forcing transgender people to be surgically sterilised if they want legal recognition of their gender identity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Requiring a medical intervention as a condition of having their gender identity legally recognised violates Japan’s human rights obligations and runs counter to international medical standards. […]
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The Japanese women ditching their traditional society for Singaporean men - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Making sushi shouldn’t be this hard or if we’re being completely honest, awkward but what’s a bit of cringe around the edges when it comes to matters of the heart? It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, and a group of men all Singaporean and women all Japanese are crowded around an island counter at WeWork’s […]
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HRW urges Japan to change transgender ‘sterilisation’ law - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Japan should “urgently” revise a law that effectively requires transgender people to be surgically sterilised if they want legal recognition of their gender identity, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Under rules introduced in 2004, transgender people who wish to change their official documents must appeal to a family court and meet a set of strict […]
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Plant protein startups vie to tap China’s hungry market - 0日前  Intell Asia

Intellasia East Asia News Start-ups specialising in alternative protein, from eggless eggs to pea-stuffed burgers and cell-grown fish products, are piling into the Chinese territory of Hong Kong to tap the mainland’s booming multi billion dollar food market. At a time when traditional meat farmers have seen profits hurt by the US-China trade war and the spread of swine […]
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