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  • Broker: Gold price poised to rebound
    on 18. juni 2019 at 11:50

    Gold price is projected to rebound for the first time in three years if it breaks the $1,400 resistance, according to a broker. […]

  • Japan: a man’s world, with a record number of women running for election
    by Julian Ryall on 18. juni 2019 at 11:42

    Nearly one in three candidates contesting Japan’s upper house election next month is a woman, a record number in a country with one of the world’s worst rates of female political representation. Of the 273 candidates running in the July 21 election, where 124 seats across the country are being contested, 82 are women – accounting for 30 per cent of candidates and surpassing the previous record of 27.6 per cent seen in the 2001 upper house election. Japan has one of the widest gender gaps in […]

  • Filipinos burn Chinese flags in protest against Duterte’s ‘weak’ response to South China Sea sinking
    by Jeoffrey Maitem on 18. juni 2019 at 11:37

    Demonstrators in Manila on Tuesday burned Chinese flags in protest over what they said was a “weak” response by President Rodrigo Duterte to the sinking of a Philippine fishing boat in the South China Sea.Holding placards with messages such as “End China Aggression” and “China hands off Filipino fishermen” around 50 protesters joined the Justice for Philippines rally at Rizal Park, denouncing what they said was an effort by the president to belittle the incident, in which 22 Filipino fishermen […]

  • The Trump summit in Hanoi broke down, but Xi’s Pyongyang visit is set to give Kim political capital – and tonnes of food
    by Park Chan-kyong on 18. juni 2019 at 10:58

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may have returned empty-handed from the much-touted second summit with United States President Donald Trump, but analysts say the visit of China’s President Xi Jinping to Pyongyang may provide Kim with a much needed political boost – in the form of tonnes of food. As is customary with visits to the impoverished state by top Chinese leaders, Xi is widely expected to provide massive humanitarian aid to the North as a gift, with news reports in Seoul speculating […]

  • Indonesia says 17 dead after motorboat sinks in bad weather
    on 18. juni 2019 at 10:40

    JAKARTA: At least 17 people, including four children, died after a motorboat sank in choppy waters off the Indonesian island of Java, a government official said on Tuesday. […]

  • Palace unsure of Filipino fishers' account on Recto Bank incident
    by Alexis Romero on 18. juni 2019 at 10:31

    Some information has cast doubt on the accounts of Filipino fishermen involved in the incident near Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea, Malacañang said Monday. […]

  • Credit-card gang, hotelier charged with B13m fraud
    on 18. juni 2019 at 10:08

    A Chinese man and Thai accomplices, including a hotelier in Udon Thani province, have been arrested for allegedly using forged credit cards to embezzle about 13 million baht for fake accommodations and services over two months. […]

  • More service interruptions in Metro Manila, Cavite as water level in Angat drops
    on 18. juni 2019 at 09:48

    Residents of Metro Manila and nearby areas will again experience water service interruptions after the National Water Resources Board decided to cut water allocation to concessionaires. […]

  • Hong Kong leader apologises for extradition law turmoil
    on 18. juni 2019 at 09:45

    HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised Tuesday for the political unrest that has shaken Hong Kong, but the pro-Beijing chief executive refused to cave in to demands for her resignation. […]

  • Number of startups climbed in May
    on 18. juni 2019 at 08:48

    The number of startups edged up 1% year-on-year in May, led by those in the construction and property sectors, as well as restaurants. […]

  • China warns US against opening Mideast 'Pandora's box'
    on 18. juni 2019 at 08:45

    BEIJING: China on Tuesday warned against opening a "Pandora's box" in the Middle East after the United States announced the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the region amid escalating tensions with Iran. […]

  • NWRB set to cut water allocation to concessionaires
    on 18. juni 2019 at 07:46

    The National Water Resources Board is set to reduce the water allocation for Metro Manila as the water elevation at Angat Dam continues to decline. […]