Archive for December, 2015

Business Brief December 31

31-Dec-2015 Intellasia | | 3:05 PM

* Dong Nai Province-based Industrial Urban Development Company No.2 (D2D) has chosen January 19, 2016 as the ex-dividend date to pay a 2015 first round dividend in cash for [...]
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South Korea Comfort Women Rally Against Japan Settlement

South Korea Comfort Women Rally Against Japan Settlement

31-Dec-2015 Intellasia | VOA News | 9:12 AM

The World War II sexual slavery settlement reached between Japan and South Korea was met with sharp criticism Wednesday as some surviving Korean “comfort women” and [...]
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South China Sea Aggression Pushing Vietnam Towards US

South China Sea Aggression Pushing Vietnam Towards US

31-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 7:05 AM

The relationship betweenVietnamandChinais strained overBeijing’s aggressive assertion of its maritime territorial claims, pushingVietnam’s Communist Party toward [...]
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Asian stock erase gains as crude oil rebound fizzles

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

Asian shares unwound early gains on Wednesday, as weakness in Chinese stocks continued and investors turned cautious following renewed selling in recently battered crude oil [...]
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Asian market rally fizzles on oil price retreat

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

Most major Asia-Pacific stock markets turned lower Wednesday after a brief morning rally, as another slump in oil prices dented buying sentiment. The reversal came after Wall [...]
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HK retail sales slump with fewer Chinese tourists

31-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Market Watch | 6:00 AM

Once a shopping mecca for mainland Chinese seeking Swiss watches and luxury handbags, Hong Kong is expected to record its biggest annual decline in retail sales since the [...]
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For HK’s ‘one country, two systems’ formula to work there needs to be give-and-take on both sides

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

Beijing and the people in Hong Kong must be receptive to each other’s views on how best to carry out the city’s unique system of governance The chief [...]
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Stick to HK for investment ‘sunshine’

31-Dec-2015 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Citic tribunal hearing shines light on transparency gulf between Hong Kong and mainland China When Mark Steward was head of enforcement at Hong Kong’s Securities and [...]
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The rise of ‘localist politics’ in HK

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

Localist or nativist politics is expected to play a bigger role in Hong Kong in 2016. Beijing is worried that localism is a becoming a threat to its sovereignty, but some in [...]
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Taiwan seeking to expand markets in Southeast Asian nations

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

Taiwan is launching a strategic partnership programme with Taiwanese businesses operating in member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), aimed at [...]
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Taiwan, China launch hotline after historic summit

Taiwan, China launch hotline after historic summit

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

The first hotline between China and Taiwan was launched Wednesday, in a move designed to build ties between the two sides following a historic summit between their leaders. [...]
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Dengue fever outbreak waning in Taiwan

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

The dengue fever outbreak in Taiwan, which began in May, is showing signs of abating as fewer weekly cases have been reported over the past five consecutive weeks in [...]
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China, the US and the Coming Taiwan Transition

31-Dec-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The implications for US policy of China’s New Counterbalance in Asia and Taiwan’s election. Chinese President Xi Jinping is a man in a hurry, presiding over a [...]
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President Ma counters criticism of his flexible diplomacy

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

President Ma Ying-jeou (???) on Tuesday touted the achievements of his flexible diplomacy, rebutting criticism by opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential [...]
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‘Comfort women’: Taiwan tells Japan to extend compensation

31-Dec-2015 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Japan must apologise and compensate Taiwanese women used as wartime sex slaves, the island’s government says. President Ma Ying-jeou demanded Japan “return [...]
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