Archive for May, 2014

Asia: Mostly down as investors await data

31-May-2014 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 7:05 AM

Asian markets mostly fell yesterday Friday May 30, with Tokyo hit by a stronger yen and data that showed household spending tumbling after a sales tax hike, while investors [...]
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian share gains fizzle, dollar under pressure

31-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian shares saw their gains unravel on Friday after rising on another record Wall Street close, while the dollar groaned under the pressure of slumping US yields. A similar [...]
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares higher in early trade, dollar inches lower

31-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian shares rose in early trading on Friday, buoyed by another record close on Wall Street, while the dollar groaned under the pressure of slumping US yields. The S&P [...]
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Former Infosys President BG Srinivas to join HK-based PCCW as Group MD

31-May-2014 Intellasia | The Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Infosys President BG Srinivas will join Hong Kong-based diversified group PCCW as Group Managing director in July, after ending his 15-year old stint with India’s [...]
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Christie’s HK Spring Auction Results Lackluster

31-May-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Earlier this month in New York, Christie’s held its biggest ever art auction, selling $745 million worth of contemporary and modern works by Western artists in one [...]
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HK to Relay Concern to China Over Auditing Ban Proposal

31-May-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong government plans to meet Chinese officials to discuss concerns over a proposal to ban foreign accounting firms without a mainland partner from auditing Chinese [...]
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Taiwan businessperson dies of stroke after returning from Vietnam

31-May-2014 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

A Vietnam-based Taiwanese businessperson has died from a stroke possibly caused by post traumatic stress, after he narrowly escaped angry anti-China protesters who attacked [...]
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FPG Chair calls on Vietnam government to punish mobsters

31-May-2014 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

Formosa Plastics Group (FPG,) Chair William Wong has urged Vietnam to punish rioters as soon as possible, saying it’s sad that the Vietnam-China conflict over South [...]
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Taiwan, US maintain close military ties: President Ma

31-May-2014 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

President Ma Ying-jeou said Thursday that despite the absence of formal diplomatic relations, the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the United States have close cooperation in [...]
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Anti-China riots cost Taiwan insurers at least $10 million

31-May-2014 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The Vietnamese subsidiaries of Cathay Financial Holdings’ Property Insurance Co. and Fubon Property Insurance Co. on Thursday estimated that their preliminary losses [...]
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German envoy sad to leave Taiwan

31-May-2014 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Germany’s envoy to Taiwan expressed sorrow Thursday over his imminent departure, saying that he looks forward to coming back again soon. “Although we love our [...]
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Taiwan aiming to advance ties with EU under new parliament

31-May-2014 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan has extended congratulations to the newly elected members of the European Parliament and aims to continue its effort to improve ties with Europe under the new European [...]
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Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture seeking to attract more Taiwan tourists

31-May-2014 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

A delegation from Japan’s Ibaraki Prefectural Assembly arrived in Taiwan Thursday on a visit to promote tourism and discuss the possibility of launching chartered [...]
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Taiwan’s Acer launches software ‘cloud’ service drive

31-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s Acer on Thursday unveiled its cloud service centre as the struggling computer maker seeks to revive its fortunes by diversifying away from the low-margin [...]
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Taiwan Affairs Office responds to ‘broad one-China’ framework

31-May-2014 Intellasia | Want China Times | 6:00 AM

The Taiwan Affairs Office of China’s State Council says cross-strait relations are not state-to-state relations and that all suggestions on how to resolve the political [...]
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