In Friday's Asia papers

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

ASAHI SHIMBUN, Japan

 

Front page

 

Land prices falling in prime locations

While Tokyo's Ginza district and other blue-ribbon addresses keep getting pricier, a survey released Wednesday has found land values for many of Japan's prime urban locations are falling.

 

Business & Industry

 

No new updates

 

CHINA DAILY, China

 

Front page

 

British PM defends Games visit

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said that he looked forward to celebrating the Olympic spirit in Beijing, hitting back at a political rival who questioned his decision to attend the Games.

 

NDRC to focus on balanced growth

China's top economic planner will see the focus of its work shifted to ensuring balanced economic growth and the number of its leading officials more than halfed, according to a plan approved by the central government Thursday.

 

Business & Industry

 

No new updates

 

TAIPEI TIMES, Taiwan

 

Front page

 

Chinese soldiers kill 140 Tibetans, Dalai Lama says

The Dalai Lama accused Chinese soldiers yesterday of firing on a crowd in Tibet this week and killing a reported 140 people, as he warned that Beijing was planning the long-term “repression” of his people.

 

Russia, US spar over Abkhazia

The US will work with allies to ensure that Abkhazia and South Ossetia remain part of Georgia, US President George W Bush said on Wednesday.

 

Business & Industry

 

FITEL pressured to raise cash

On Wednesday, the company held a press conference at the request of the NCC to clarify why it had not paid NT$40 million in fees and royalties

 

Prosecutors target former Far Eastern Air executives

The Civil Administration confirmed that the airline owes a total of approximately NT$160 million in airport landing fees and other charges

 

KOREA HERALD, South Korea

 

Front page

 

Housing market gets a shot in the arm

The government yesterday announced a package of measures to bolster the struggling construction industry and the slumping housing market.

 

Moon's fate hanging in the balance

Whether or not the parliament will approve the arrest of Moon Kook-hyun, head of the minor Renewal of Korea Party, is drawing keen attention.

 

Business & Industry

 

Housing stimulus short of expectations

Amid rising credit risk, the government yesterday announced supply-focused housing policy measures. Experts say that without a major revamp in tax and home financing rules, the package of measures may not have significant effects on the slowing economy.

 

Portal regulations spark controversy

The Korean government and ruling party are scurrying to regulate Web portals in the wake of the recent candlelight vigils against imports of U.S. beef.

 

NEW STRAITS TIMES, Malaysia

 

Front page

 

Transport firms dragging their feet

A FEW years ago if you ask a car owner if he or she would take a bus or train to work, their answer would be a resounding no. Back then, public transport service was for the low income group.

 

Rail operators promise action

The increase in the number of public transport users has led to capacity problems, but transport operators are taking steps to address these.

 

Business & Industry

 

IJM Plantations confident of good results

Twelve months ago, the crude palm oil price was RM2,000 per tonne and the company had a good year, so at RM2,400, IJM is still good, says a company official

 

Overseas ambition

Bursa Malaysia-bound Vastalux Energy aims to become a preferred engineering company for oil and gas and petrochemicals in the region

 

BUSINESS TIMES, Singapore

 

Front page

 

Key barometer signals deeper US gloom

In a sign of further US economic unravelling, the index of leading US economic indicators plummeted 0.7 per cent in July to the lowest level in nearly four years.

 

Two new faces in Singapore billionaire list

Singapore now has seven US-dollar billionaires, up from five last year, according to the latest list of the 40 richest people here published by Forbes.

 

Business & Industry

 

Stanchart launches transparent home loan pegged to Sibor

STANDARD Chartered Bank has upped the ante in the mortgage market here with a new transparent home loan pegged to the Singapore interbank offered rate (Sibor). The loan comes with an offset feature where customers can use the interest earned on their deposits to reduce the interest payable on their home loan.

 

Singapore's best and brightest honoured at NSTA dinner

SEVENTEEN of Singapore's best and brightest received awards from Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang yesterday at the Singapore 2008 National Science and Technology Awards (NSTA) presentation dinner.

 

BANGKOK POST, Thailand

 

Front page

 

Bombs rock South

A reporter was killed and about twenty others, including a police superintendent, were wounded when two bombs went off at a restaurant in the southern province of Narathiwat late Thursday.

 

Passport protest 

About 1,000 supporters of People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) demonstrated in front of the Foreign Ministry Thursday, demanding that the government take away the passports of ousted premier Thaksin Shianwatra and his wife Potjaman.

 

Business & Industry

 

No new updates

 

JAKARTA POST, Indonesia

 

Front page

 

No new updates

 

Business & Industry

 

No new updates


By: Staff Reporter
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