Archive for July, 2015

Asian stocks mixed after Fed leaves rates unchanged

31-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AP | 7:18 AM

Chinese stocks held steady Thursday following this week’s turbulence while other Asian markets were mixed after the US Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at [...]
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Shanghai rebounds after sell-off, other Asian markets mixed

31-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 7:18 AM

Shanghai stocks recovered Wednesday after plunging more than 11 percent in the past three sessions but there were mixed results for other Asian markets, with some unable to [...]
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Most Asian Futures Rise on Fed Ambiguity as Oil Extends Rebound

31-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:18 AM

Japanese shares drove gains in Asia amid better-than-estimated company earnings. The dollar extended its advance after the Federal Reserve talked up the job market and oil [...]
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HK’s Hang Seng Repeats as World’s Strongest Bank

31-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:18 AM

The Hong Kong-based lender is one of six Asian banks in the top 20 – five of them in the top 10. Hang Seng Bank can offer some advice to its ailing parent, HSBC [...]
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HK students ‘storm meeting’ after council fails to appoint liberal to key post

31-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Time Shighe Reducation | 7:18 AM

Council member accused of ‘diving like a cheating soccer player’ as continued delay in decision on pro vice-chancellor candidate sparks chaotic scenes A [...]
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Universities are the new battleground for democracy in HK

31-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 7:18 AM

Hong Kong’s quiet did not last long. The tents are gone from Admiralty, and the government’s proposal for electoral reform was defeated, but now the focus is on [...]
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Mid-air emergency diverts Los Angeles-bound flight to Alaska

31-Jul-2015 Intellasia | LA Times | 7:18 AM

An international flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles was diverted to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska early Wednesday after the crew declared a mid-air emergency. Cathay [...]
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Students storm HKU council meeting after controversial vote

31-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Ejinsight | 7:18 AM

A dozen students barged into a meeting of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) council Tuesday after it affirmed its decision to delay the appointment of a pro vice chancellor. [...]
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Taiwan in talks with South Africa on changes to visa rules

31-Jul-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 7:18 AM

Taiwan has been in talks with South Africa on the African country’s new visa regulations, which require in-person visa applications and have reportedly resulted in a [...]
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Taiwan’s CTBC Financial to set up securities JV in Fujian with China partners

31-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:18 AM

The brokerage unit of Taiwan’s CTBC Financial Holding Co Ltd will invest 392 million yuan ($63.14 million) to set up a joint venture brokerage with two state-backed [...]
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Taiwan still negotiating over foreign workers’ pay

31-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 7:18 AM

Taiwan is still negotiating with Indonesia and the Philippines over their “unilateral” decisions to raise wages for domestic helpers in Taiwan, the Ministry of [...]
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Indonesia demands monthly bonus for fishermen in Taiwan

31-Jul-2015 Intellasia | China Post | 7:18 AM

Indonesia said Wednesday it will no longer allow Taiwanese fishing boats to hire Indonesian crew members unless employers pay the workers a monthly bonus of NT$1,000 [...]
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Taiwan donates to US memorial project

31-Jul-2015 Intellasia | TSaipeitimes | 7:18 AM

Taiwan on Tuesday pledged to donate $1 million to a project to help construct a memorial honoring former US president Dwight D. Eisenhower. The pledge showed Taiwan’s [...]
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Taiwan’s first newspaper commemorates 130 years

31-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 7:18 AM

To celebrate its 130th anniversary, the Chinese-language Taiwan Church News – the first newspaper in Taiwan – launched a commemorative pen as a tribute to British [...]
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Korea Ratings Deteriorate Most in Decade as Export Engine Stalls

31-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:18 AM

The creditworthiness of South Korean companies is worsening at the fastest pace in at least a decade as the export-led economy falters. Korea Ratings Corp., the local [...]
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