Archive for August, 2014

SE Asia Stocks – Indonesia, Philippines weak as outflows hit large caps

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 12:42 PM

Southeast Asian stock markets mostly fell on Friday, with Indonesia’s key index hitting a near three-week closing low and the Philippines slipping amid foreign-led [...]
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slump as Ukraine tensions flare

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian shares slumped on Friday, pulling back from a more than six-year high touched this week, after flaring Ukraine tensions spoiled investor risk appetite. But [...]
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Japan stocks lead Asian declines after weak data

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Tokyo stocks led declines in most Asian markets on Friday after Japanese economic data showed that the region’s second biggest economy is struggling to recover from a [...]
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Asian Futures Drop as Yen Rebounds With Gold on Ukraine

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Business Week | 6:00 AM

Asian stocks fell, with the regional index set for its first monthly drop since April, while silver and Australian bonds climbed as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine [...]
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Asian shares slump as Ukraine tensions flares

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian shares slumped in early trading on Friday, after flaring Ukraine tensions ruined investors’ appetite for risk and bolstered the safe-haven yen. Ukraine’s [...]
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Democracy battle: Beijing set to dismay HK

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s simmering summer of discontent gets even hotter Sunday when Beijing is expected to recommend restricting the first direct elections for the [...]
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HK Lawyers to Offer Pro Bono Aid to Pro-Democracy Protesters

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

About 30 Hong Kong Lawyers Plan to Offer Free Legal Aid in Case of Arrests Dozens of Hong Kong lawyers are lining up to offer pro bono assistance to pro-democracy protesters, [...]
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No Weekend for HK-Shanghai Brokers on Link Tests

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

For stockbrokers in Hong Kong and Shanghai, tomorrow’s just another day at the office. Kingston Financial Group Ltd (1031), Guotai Junan International Holdings Ltd [...]
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China Drafts Rules for HK Elections

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s legislature, has drafted a set of rules for Hong Kong’s chief executive election in [...]
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China Dashes HK’s Democratic Hopes

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Free Beacon | 6:00 AM

China appears set to deny fully democratic elections to Hong Kong in 2017, according to Reuters. The communist government’s top legislature is meeting this week to [...]
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HK media magnate’s home searched

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Anti-corruption police raid homes of Jimmy Lai and his aide days before Beijing decides on key voting reform in region. Hong Kong’s anti-corruption police have searched [...]
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Anti-graft officers raid HK media tycoon’s home

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong anti-corruption officials early Thursday raided the home of Jimmy Lai, an outspoken mogul whose media empire is often fiercely critical of Beijing. The swoop comes [...]
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HK urged to accept ‘imperfect’ democracy

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kongers must accept Beijing’s version of democracy even if they think it is imperfect because the interests of the city’s business community have to be [...]
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Macau to ‘re-elect’ leader as democratic rumblings, mirroring HK, are stifled

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Macau chief executive Fernando Chui is widely expected to be “re-elected” on Sunday after the pro-China government stifled an unofficial referendum on democracy, [...]
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Taiwan’s Five-Year Bonds Rise This Week on Europe Stimulus Bets

30-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s five-year bonds headed for a weekly gain on speculation the European Central Bank will add stimulus, potentially boosting fund flows to the island’s [...]
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