South Korea’s central bank surprises with rate cut amid Japan dispute
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South Korea’s central bank surprises with rate cut amid Japan dispute

South Korea’s central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates for the first time in three years.…

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Japanese stocks lead losses in Asia amid trade threats
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Japanese stocks lead losses in Asia amid trade threats

Japanese stocks led losses across Asia as trade fears took a toll on investor confidence.…

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TSMC second quarter net profit falls 7.6%
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TSMC second quarter net profit falls 7.6%

Taiwan’s TSMC, the world’s biggest chip contract maker, reported a drop of 7.6 per cent…

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Dozens dead after fatal fire at KyoAni animation studio in Japan
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Dozens dead after fatal fire at KyoAni animation studio in Japan

A massive blaze engulfed animation studio KyoAni in Kyoto on Thursday morning (Jul 18), killing…

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Police suspect arson in fire that killed at least 20 in Japanese anime studio
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Police suspect arson in fire that killed at least 20 in Japanese anime studio

Kyoto police were looking into arson as the possible cause of a fire that razed…

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Philippine officials hit back at critics of war on drugs
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Philippine officials hit back at critics of war on drugs

Philippine government officials hit back at critics of the so-called war on drugs. They said…

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Transnational crime expanding aggressively in Southeast Asia and beyond: UN report
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Transnational crime expanding aggressively in Southeast Asia and beyond: UN report

Transnational crime in Southeast Asia expanded “aggressively” in the region and beyond, with groups raking…

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Meritocracy not to blame for Singapore’s inequality: Indranee Rajah | Full speech
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Meritocracy not to blame for Singapore’s inequality: Indranee Rajah | Full speech

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Indranee Rajah on Thursday (Jul 18) spelt out the…

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Fire at Japan animation studio
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Fire at Japan animation studio

A fire broke out at the Kyoto Animation studio in Japan on Thursday (Jul 18),…

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300 cleaning robots to be deployed by March 2020
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300 cleaning robots to be deployed by March 2020