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Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian palm oil stocks could drop 14 percent by the end of 2014 from 2.09 million at the end of last month, a senior official of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) said, as export demand and domestic food and fuel needs pick up. Inventories are seen drawing down to 1.8 million tons […]
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A student with his face painted eats lunch before a Halloween party at a school in Bangkok on Oct. 31, 2014. (Reuters Photo/Athit Perawongmetha)
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New Delhi. India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters. The World Health Organization (WHO) in August called for stiff regulation of e-cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, in the latest bid to control the booming […]
3:04 pm October 31, 2014 | No Comment
Jakarta. Appointing a permanent leadership at Indonesia’s graft-tainted energy regulator will be a top priority for the new government of Southeast Asia’s largest oil producer, the energy and mineral resources minister said on Friday. Earlier this year, the former head of Indonesia’s energy regulator SKKMigas, Rudi Rubiandini, was sentenced to seven years in prison for […]
2:55 pm October 31, 2014 | No Comment
Singapore. Frontier and deepwater exploration in Asia will be among high-cost energy projects most at risk from an oil price slump that has knocked 25 percent off the top of global crude prices. Asian companies embarked on a raft of new projects, including marginal fields, as oil prices held above $100 a barrel for most […]
2:20 pm October 31, 2014 | No Comment
Tokyo. Japan’s Sony reported a second-quarter operating loss on Friday that was narrower than analysts had estimated, as blockbuster sales of its PlayStation 4 games console reduced the impact of a sluggish smartphone division. The result – unexpected after Sony took an impairment charge of 176 billion yen ($1.58 billion) on its mobile division – […]
2:06 pm October 31, 2014 | No Comment
Beijing. China’s shadow banking sector continued to grow at breakneck speed in 2013 and now ranks as the third largest in the world, a report released by the Financial Stability Board showed on Friday. The FSB’s report nevertheless appears to underestimate China’s sprawling shadow banking sector, although analysts said this type of debt is not […]
1:36 pm October 31, 2014 | No Comment
Seoul. Samsung Electronics unveiled two new mid-tier handsets with a premium design as it prepared to deliver a riposte to its low-priced Chinese rivals and reclaim its title as the top brand in the world’s biggest smartphone market. The Galaxy A3 and A5 will be Samsung’s first devices to feature fully metal bodies and its […]
1:27 pm October 31, 2014 | No Comment
  Shanghai. China’s central bank has put investors on edge in October, setting aside transparency in favor of covert monetary policy operations as regulators balance the need to revive productive investment against the risk of reanimating high-risk credit growth. The strategy has two prongs. On the one hand, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has […]
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