- Yen Falls as BOJ’s Fukui Says No Preset Time for Rate Increase [Bloomberg]
The yen fell against all 16 of the most-active currencies as Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui said there was no set time for raising interest rates.
- Survey shows Singapore is Asia’s most desirable city to live in [Channel News Asia]
According to the latest Country Brand Index, Singapore is the top Asian city to live in. It was also ranked third globally for shopping, fine dining and environmental consciousness.
- Pakistan – Bhutto’s party starts protest without her [Channel News Asia]
Supporters of Benazir Bhutto began a protest without her on Tuesday as dozens of cars set off from Lahore while she remained under house arrest, her party and police said.
- Australian PM sets timetable for quitting [AFP]
Australian Prime Minister John Howard on Tuesday indicated for the first time a timetable for his retirement if he wins re-election next week.
- Monkeys rampage in Indian capital [AFP]
Just weeks after the Indian capital’s deputy mayor toppled to his death fighting off a pack of monkeys, the animals are back on the attack, sparking fresh concerns about the simian menace.
- North Korea’s Kim Jong Il ‘most flexible man’ [AP]
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is the most flexible man in the communist country, South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun said Sunday as he recalled his summit last month with the reclusive leader.
- Thai senator jailed for sex offences against teens [AP]
A prominent former Thai senator accused of sex crimes against four underage girls was sentenced to 36 years in prison on Tuesday, when an appeals court stiffened the sentence of a lower court.
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