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Asia fastest high-speed undersea data cable to link Tokyo to Singapore
A new optical fibre system at 40 gigabits per second can download a DVD in two seconds. Its route is as straight as possible to speed data transfer. Quake-prone area around Taiwan is avoided. For experts, even a fraction of a second can make a difference for success.
Pirates attack ship in Malacca Strait
This is the second attack by pirates in the area since the tsunami. The armed men kidnapped a ship's captain and two engineers. Negotiations for their release are underway.
15/01/2007 PHILIPPINES – ASEAN
ASEAN members fear Chinese juggernaut
The economies of ASEAN’s ten member states are experiencing an invasion of Chinese goods and services. Many are concerns that any new free-trade zone will favour India but especially China. Participants agree to greater anti-terrorism cooperation. Today 2nd East Asia Summit opens.
Avian flu blocks poultry exports
Philippines Stock Exchange considers sharia-inspired investments
An index is being considered that would be dedicated to stocks that conform to Koranic law. It is a means for attracting investment from the Islamic market. Islamic equity indexes already exist in Southeast Asia, on the exchanges of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore, and one will be launched next month in Thailand.
Robotic soldiers: the new frontier of weapon
Urban warfare requires specialised forces, new tactics and a complex mix of psychological warfare and information operations.
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