Archive for February, 2015

Fitch to Host Asia Sovereign Briefings 17 & 18 March

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Fitch | 6:00 AM

Fitch Ratings will host sovereign credit briefings in Hong Kong and Singapore in the first quarter of 2015. Tony Stringer, Managing director and Chief Operating Officer, [...]
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Asian markets largely flat in morning trade

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets were largely stronger Friday after US inflation data renewed speculation of an interest rate hike, advancing despite disappointing Japanese figures that [...]
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Asian stock markets lackluster after Wall Street decline

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian stocks were lackluster Friday after US markets drifted lower and Japan reported faster growth in factory output but weaker retail sales. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s [...]
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HK’s aging master tailors need a stitch in time

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bill Clinton did it. So did Boris Johnson, the mayor of London. For many tourists, even if they are not former US presidents, a trip to Hong Kong isn’t over till they [...]
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More HK university students back independence  –  poll

More HK university students back independence – poll

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A growing number of Hong Kong students support independence for the former British colony, amid sliding confidence in the “one country, two systems” formula under [...]
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HK woman jailed for six years for abusing Indonesian maid

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong mother of two who punched her maids, beat them with mops and threatened to kill their relatives was jailed for six years on Friday in a case that triggered [...]
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HK Budget Addresses Causes and Effects of Occupy Protests

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Two months after protesters were cleared from the streets, the Hong Kong government announced on Wednesday a budget with tax breaks and other economic support for lower- and [...]
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H.K. Regulator Wins Approval to Wind Up China Metal Recycling

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s securities regulator won court approval to liquidate China Metal Recycling Holdings Ltd, once ranked the nation’s biggest scrap metal recycler. The [...]
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HK tycoon warns of ‘big losers’ if limited democracy rejected

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asia’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, said on Thursday Hong Kong people would be “big losers” if legislators reject a government proposal for limited democracy, [...]
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HK tycoon Li’s firms say profits nearly doubled in 2014

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing’s two main companies Thursday said earnings nearly doubled in 2014 to their highest point this century, in their last results ahead of a [...]
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Britain says HK may yet take ‘meaningful’ step to democracy

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Britain’s foreign secretary on Thursday said Hong Kong could still take a “meaningful step” towards democracy after mass protests posed the most serious [...]
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Taiwan’s freeway tolls bring in NT$21.2 billion

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The Taiwan government collected NT$21.2 billion (US$698.52 million) in revenue from freeway tolls in 2014, the first year of a new distance-based electronic toll system, the [...]
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Taiwan Tower project probed on suspicion of corruption

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Want China Times | 6:00 AM

Taichung mayor Lin Chia-lung on Thursday referred the Taiwan Tower project to the Agency Against Corruption for investigation. Lin said that the project, initiated by his [...]
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Taiwan Tower’s swollen budget spurs graft probe

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 6:00 AM

Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (???) yesterday referred the Taiwan Tower project to the Agency Against Corruption for investigation. Lin said that the project, initiated by his [...]
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Taiwan Bonds Fall This Month as US Rate Outlook Cuts Demand

28-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s 10-year government bonds declined this month by the most since September as appetite for debt waned amid speculation the US will soon raise interest rates. US [...]
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