Archive for August, 2016

At least 11 dead as Typhoon Lionrock floods northern Japan

At least 11 dead as Typhoon Lionrock floods northern Japan

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AP | 2:52 PM

 At least 11 people were found dead in Japan on Wednesday, most of them elderly residents at a nursing home, as heavy overnight rain from Typhoon Lionrock left towns flooded [...]
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Malaysia arrests 3 IS militants suspected of planning terror attacks

Malaysia arrests 3 IS militants suspected of planning terror attacks

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 2:30 PM

The Malaysian police announced on Wednesday (Aug 31) they have arrested three suspected Islamic State (ISIS) militants who were planning attacks on entertainment outlets, [...]
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VN-Index rises to six-week high

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | VNA | 12:16 PM

Shares rose for the third consecutive day on the HCM Stock Exchange on August 30 as investors continued to focus on large-cap stocks in expectation of further market growth. [...]
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Business Briefs Aug 31

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | | 12:14 PM

* Everpia Company (EVE) has issued 13.9 million shares to pay a 2015 dividend, raising its total outstanding volume to 41.9 million shares. The new shares will be tradable on [...]
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Typhoon hits Tohoku, causing blackouts, traffic chaos

Typhoon hits Tohoku, causing blackouts, traffic chaos

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Japan Today | 10:08 AM

A typhoon slammed into the Tohoku region of Japan on Tuesday evening, threatening to bring floods to an area still recovering from the 2011 tsunami. Typhoon Lionrock made [...]
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Pimco to Hire 20 People to Target $17.4 Trillion Asian Wealth

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Pacific Investment Management Co. is seeking to expand in an increasingly affluent Asia. The $1.5 trillion money manager is in the process of hiring more than 20 people in [...]
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Asia markets track Wall St up, US jobs in focus

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets rose on Tuesday, with Tokyo largely recovering from initial losses as expectations of a US interest rate rise and talk of more Japanese monetary easing pushed [...]
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Asian stocks mostly rise on hopes for higher US rates

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as hopes continued for a US Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 was [...]
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Asia stocks bounce as investors second-guess Fed again

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian shares bounced modestly on Tuesday as doubts the Federal Reserve would hike interest rates next month restrained the dollar, while investors continued to count on more [...]
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Southeast Asia’s Most Valuable Startup Running Toward an IPO

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Li Xiaodong was attending a college English class when the American lecturer asked each student to come up with a Western name. Many chose Michael, after the basketball [...]
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In Asia, Obama faces trade pact test amid US opposition

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

When President Barack Obama travels to Asia next week, he will try to reassure leaders in the region that he still has the clout to deliver US approval for the sweeping [...]
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Shenzhen-HK Link Expected to Start in November, CSRC Says

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The long-awaited link between stock markets in Hong Kong and the mainland city of Shenzhen is expected to start in mid- to late November, according to China’s markets [...]
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The young reshape Legco poll campaign in HK

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

For at least two hours every day, Ms Starry Lee Wai King would park herself outside a metro station as early as dawn so she could catch commuters on their way to work. With [...]
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Leaders of HK’s Umbrella Movement find it hard to resonate with voters

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Two years after staging a mass protest that shut down central Hong Kong for months, the leaders of the Umbrella Movement find it hard to resonate with voters. Campaigning for [...]
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HK July retail sales fall for 17th straight month

31-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s retail sales fell for the 17th straight month in July, hurt by fewer big-spending tourists, persistently weak consumer sentiment and a strong local dollar. [...]
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