Archive for January, 2015

SE Asia Stocks -Philippine shares set to lead January gains

31-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 8:48 AM

Most Southeast Asian stock markets edged higher on Friday January 30, with the Philippine index heading for its biggest monthly gain in almost a year but the Thai benchmark [...]
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Asian shares edge up after Wall Street gains

31-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Employees of a foreign exchange trading company work under monitors displaying the exchange rates between the Japanese yen and the US dollar, yen against the euro, and [...]
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Asia stocks mostly higher after Japan data shows improvement

31-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after economic data suggested Japan is pulling out of recession while Chinese shares fell ahead of a manufacturing report. [...]
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Asian shares mixed after Japan inflation slows

31-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian stock markets were mixed Friday, with Tokyo’s main index rising after Japanese traders shrugged off data showing inflation slowing in December and household [...]
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HK home supply highest in 8 years

31-Jan-2015 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

New private housing supply in Hong Kong rose to an eight-year high of 15,700 units last year, shows latest government data. Analysts said the sharp increase in supply stemmed [...]
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BOC HK Considering Sale of Units

31-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Lender BOC Hong Kong Holdings Ltd is considering a sale of subsidiary Nanyang Commercial Bank (NCB) that could fetch about $6 billion, in a bid to stop cannibalising the [...]
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Exclusive: BOC HK considering sale of $6 billion bank unit – sources

31-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Lender BOC Hong Kong Holdings Ltd (2388.HK) is considering a sale of subsidiary Nanyang Commercial Bank (NCB) that could fetch about $6 billion, in a bid to stop [...]
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Taiwan’s new defense minister takes office

Taiwan’s new defense minister takes office

31-Jan-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Kao Kuang-chi (???) took office as Taiwan’s new defense minister at a ceremony Friday, replacing Yen Ming (??) who resigned recently to give way to “younger [...]
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Uber racks up fines of over NT$23 million in Taiwan

31-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Want China Times | 6:00 AM

The ridesharing service company Uber and its participating drivers have been fined a total of NT$23.2 million (US$730,000) so far for violating Taiwan’s laws, the [...]
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Taiwan’s GDP Growth Misses Economists Estimate in Fourth Quarter

31-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s economy grew slower than economists estimated last quarter after a food scandal weighed on demand. Gross domestic product rose 3.17 percent from a year earlier [...]
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Cross-Strait economic talks open in Taipei

31-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

The Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Committee (ECC) on Thursday morning opened its seventh regular meeting in Taipei to review the implementation of a landmark trade [...]
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Taiwan, China aim to help SMEs benefit from free trade deal

31-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Taiwan government said on Thursday it and China will set up a task force for small- and medium-enterprises (SMEs) for the first time to allow such businesses to benefit [...]
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Taiwan oil scandal tycoon bailed from prison

31-Jan-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Scandal-plagued Wei Ying-chun, the former chair of Ting Hsin Group’s Oil and Fat subsidiary in Taiwan, has been released on a $3 million bail. Taiwanese food giant Ting [...]
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Taiwan’s Fourth-Quarter Growth Slows

31-Jan-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s economy expanded more slowly in the fourth quarter, as falling oil prices hurt petrochemical exports, though demand for electronics remained strong. [...]
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Ceiling collapse kills one on Martin Scorsese set in Taiwan

Ceiling collapse kills one on Martin Scorsese set in Taiwan

31-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

One person died and two were injured on Thursday when a ceiling collapsed on the set in Taiwan of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film “Silence,” a spokeswoman [...]
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