In Thursday's Asia papers

21 August 2008 02:00  [Source: ICIS news]

ASAHI SHIMBUN, Japan

 

Front page

 

Medics applaud ruling that recognizes risks of job

Medical circles breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday over the Fukushima District Court's decision to acquit the obstetrician at the center of a case involving professional negligence resulting in death.

 

Business & Industry

 

Appliance makers to cut recycling fees

Major household appliance makers are set to slash consumer recycling charges for products such as air conditioners from November, sources said.

 

CHINA DAILY, China

 

Front page

 

French politicians urged not to damage China-France relations

China yesterday urged French politicians not to take any steps that could harm relations between the two countries, responding to reports that two French ministers will meet the Dalai Lama Friday.

 

KFC raises prices in China on higher costs

US fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) raised its prices in China for the second time this year due to mounting commodity costs.

 

Business & Industry

 

Stocks rise 7.6% on positive news

Shanghai - Stocks jumped 7.63 percent on Wednesday, the highest in almost four months, on investor confidence that the government would introduce a package to boost the economy.

 

TAIPEI TIMES, Taiwan

 

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Chen did not seek Wang to cut a deal, say staffers

Former president Chen Shui-bian’s office yesterday dismissed allegations that Chen attempted to ask Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng to broker a deal with the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) to settle Chen’s alleged money laundering scandal.

 

Medvedev commits to withdrawal

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has issued a fresh commitment to withdraw almost all Russian troops from Georgia before the weekend as NATO-Russia relations plunged to their lowest ebb in years.

 

Business & Industry

 

Financial mergers to be investigated

Former DPP chairman Shih Ming-teh claims that Taishin’s bid for Chang Hwa may have been illegal and could have involved kickbacks

 

Top executives less than upbeat on Ma

Three months after President Ma Ying-jeou took office, a majority of executives from the nation’s top 500 corporations assigned his administration a neutral score, with a sizable number bearish about their business prospects, a survey released yesterday showed.

 

KOREA HERALD, South Korea

 

Front page

 

Lee gears up for aggressive policy push

President Lee Myung-bak is set to put his key economic reform drive into high gear.

 

City police bill to be proposed

Local governments could start operating their own police forces as early as next July.

 

Business & Industry

 

Daewoo Shipbuilding bidding starts

A three-way bidding race for the nation's largest-ever takeover deal officially begins tomorrow.

 

Hyundai considering two locations for Brazilian plant

Hyundai Motor Co. is considering either Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro as the site of its South American plant, company officials said yesterday.

 

NEW STRAITS TIMES, Malaysia

 

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'A lesson' for Pakatan

Barisan Nasional Youth chief Datuk Hishammuddin Hussein felt the arrests of the Pakatan Rakyat executive councillors would be politicised in the run-up to the Permatang Pauh by-election.

 

CCM may push back revenue target to 2010

COMPOUND fertiliser and pharmaceutical product manufacturer Chemical Co of Malaysia Bhd (CCM) said it may have to push back its RM2 billion revenue target to 2010

 

Business & Industry

 

First-day blues for Perwaja

Many of Kinsteel shareholders who got Perwaja's shares at RM2.23 are selling to take profit in this uncertain market condition, says an analyst

 

July new car sales up 10pc; players remain cautious

The rise was due to the good sales of smaller engine-sized cars of Proton and Perodua, says the Malaysian Automotive Association

 

BUSINESS TIMES, Singapore

 

Front page

 

Takeover would be good for Hapag: NOL chief

GERMAN shipping group Hapag-Lloyd would benefit from a takeover by rival Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), as did US container group APL when it was bought by the Singapore firm, the Financial Times yesterday quoted NOL's CEO as saying.

 

PwC set to undergo radical reorganisation

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is reorganising its vast network of firms into three regions as part of a plan to bring partners in different countries closer together and ensure a consistent standard of service.

 

Business & Industry

 

Portal to help investors keep track of funds

IF you're feeling lost amid a plethora of funds, an enhanced fund portal covering unit trusts and investment-linked insurance funds may help.

 

Energy sector can fuel manufacturing growth

SINGAPORE is well-placed to take advantage of the sustainable energy sector to fuel future manufacturing growth.

 

BANGKOK POST, Thailand

 

Front page

 

No new updates

 

Business & Industry

 

No new updates

 

JAKARTA POST, Indonesia

 

Front page

 

Climate negotiators reconvene this week in Ghana

Negotiators meet in Ghana this week to resume work on a new climate change treaty and discuss ways to prod developing countries to join the fight against global warming.

 

Business & Industry

 

No new updates


By: Staff Reporter
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