Archive for July, 2014

Business Brief July 31

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | | 6:09 PM

* Vietnam Airlines will sell discount airfares from 199,000 dong (some $9 exclusive of taxes and surcharges) for some international flights from August 8 to 22 as part of its [...]
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Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 18

Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 18

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AP | 8:37 AM

Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people as it swept away scores of houses and [...]
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Uighur group says nearly 100 casualties in China clash

Uighur group says nearly 100 casualties in China clash

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | | 8:09 AM

A clash in Xinjiang, home to China’s mostly Muslim Uighur minority, left nearly 100 people dead or wounded, an exile group said Wednesday after what authorities called [...]
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Asia: Markets rise ahead of US data

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | | 7:40 AM

Asia’s markets mostly rose yesterday Wednesday July 30, extending a recent rally, with a weaker yen boosting Tokyo while investors await the release of key United States [...]
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China puts powerful former security chief under investigation

China puts powerful former security chief under investigation

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:50 AM

China’s ruling Communist Party said Tuesday it has launched an investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang – one of its most powerful figures – [...]
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Asian shares hit six and a half year high, dollar steady before Fed

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

Asian shares touched a six-and-half-year peak on Wednesday and the dollar was steady, with investors waiting for second quarter US growth data as well as a US Federal Reserve [...]
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Honda’s quarterly profit up on Asian sales growth

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Honda’s quarterly profit surged nearly 20 percent on demand for remodelled cars in Japan and elsewhere in Asia. The Japanese automaker also raised its full-year profit [...]
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Asia stocks rise on earnings, await US growth data

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian stocks rose Wednesday ahead of US economic data and as cheery earnings from major Japanese companies such as Honda Motor Co. countered a lower close on Wall Street. [...]
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Indonesian Migrant Workers in HK Denied Vote

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

On the afternoon of Tuesday, July 22, the Indonesian general Elections Commission officially announced the result of the presidential election: Joko Widodo (popularly known [...]
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‘Shades of Life’ criticised for distorting HK’s image

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

TVB has recently received a huge amount of complaints over their new weekly drama, “Shades of Life”. As reported on HK Channel, the Hong Kong Communications [...]
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First review: Jamie Oliver opens doors to HK restaurant Jamie’s Italian

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

The highly anticipated Jamie’s Italian officially opened its doors yesterday, with streams of diners coming in from the late afternoon to evening to sample what the [...]
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HK leader says Occupy protest would be ‘illegal’

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

Hong Kong’s leader declared a planned occupation of the city’s financial district by pro-democracy campaigners illegal Tuesday, and warned senior officials not to [...]
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HK’s CEO Signs Up for Trouble

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

Leung Chun-ying’s next signature could be a politically costly one, for both Hong Kong and for China. Few in the city of 7.2 million imagined that Beijing’s [...]
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WH Group Raises $2.05 Billion in HK IPO

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

Pork producer WH Group Ltd raised $2.05 billion in its second attempt at an initial public offering amid a recent rally in Asian shares. The Chinese company, which bought [...]
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Students push for action in HK democracy battle

Students push for action in HK democracy battle

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

Hong Kong’s student activists have become local celebrities thanks to televised confrontations with officials as they demand reform – but their frustration with [...]
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