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  • July 31, 2015

    Glaring omissions in Aquino's last state of the nation address

    The Sona swept poverty under the rug, the most critical issue, worse than corruption, that has blighted the republic for more than six generations. The Sona was top-heavy with the administration's claims of accomplishments during its five years in office, ignoring the assessment that it has...

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  • July 30, 2015

    The drag on Singapore from China's slowdown

    Long queues of well-heeled Chinese tourists outside certain high-end stores were a common sight here just a few years ago. The shops are now quieter, a stark reminder that when China sneezes, the world really does catch a cold. Concerns over slowing growth in the worldโ s second- largest economy...

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  • July 30, 2015

    Global investor confidence sees sharpest fall since 2009 financial crisis

    State Street Global Exchangeโ s latest Investor Confidence Index (ICI) figures show the worldwide score falling from 127.1 last month to 114.6 now. This is the largest month-on-month downward slide since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009. Said Jessica Donohue, State Street...

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  • July 29, 2015

    S'porean man deported from Turkey and detained for trying to join ISIS

    Mustafa Sultan Ali is the first Singaporean to be arrested abroad for trying to join ISIS, which has attracted some 30,000 foreign fighters to territory it controls in Syria and Iraq, including some 1,000 from Southeast Asia. He also told Singapore authorities that he was prepared to carry...

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  • July 29, 2015

    Temple bans five-yearly mass animal sacrifice

    The twice-in-a-decade ritual of slaughtering tens ofthousands of animals at the Gadhimai temple, located about 90miles (145 km) south of Kathmandu, has drawn internationalcondemnation from animal rights groups in recent years. "Obviously we are very happy with this decision," said ManojGautam of Animal...

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  • July 28, 2015

    What really connects the people of Asean

    ... bordering Thailand and Cambodia. Excitement in the region, including Thailand, is growing over preparations for the Asean Economic Community (AEC), slated for launch at the end of this year. The advent of the AEC will give workers in eight professions freedom of movement across the region. Financial authorities...

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  • July 28, 2015

    Amendments made to Chuwong share certificates

    ... details private to protect the investigation, the source said. Police will summon people involved in the share transfers, especially those from AEC Securities, as only two persons from that brokerage have talked with police, the source said. Seehanat Prayoonrat, secretary-general of AMLO, said his...

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  • July 28, 2015

    Buildings damaged, one missing in Indonesia

    No tsunami warning was issued after the quake, which struck inland in a mountainous, jungle-clad area of Papua province that is sparsely populated. The tremor hit at 6:41 am (2141 GMT Monday), almost 250 kilometres (150 miles) west of the provincial capital Jayapura at a depth of 52 kilometres, the...

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  • July 28, 2015

    ADB assists Myanmar's customs procedure improvement

    At a 3-day workshop this week, customs officials will begin developing AEO scheme, which will allow trade operators with a good record of customs compliance and a solid commercial records management system to receive a range of trade facilitation benefits, including quicker customs processing, ADB said...

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  • July 27, 2015

    Mekong meet helps states prepare for AEC

    The July 8 event, titled "Mekong Forum 2015 - Modernising the GMS towards post-AEC 2015", was hosted by the Mekong Institute (MI). It was organised to enable development collaboration within the GMS and Asean, while also making policy recommendations for governments to implement as they draw nearer to the...

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