Archive for December, 2016

Tokyo down again as Asian markets end volatile year

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

Tokyo retreated again Friday despite Toshiba’s shares ending their three-day free fall as Asian markets prepared to bring the curtain down on a volatile 2016. With Wall [...]
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Asia stocks to end 2016 on buoyant note, euro calms after early spike

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

Asian stocks looked set to end 2016 on an upbeat note, while profit-taking weighed on the dollar and the euro held near a two-week high after spiking early in the day. [...]
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HK home prices reach record high after 8-month ascent

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

Hong Kong home prices struck record highs in November, surpassing the previous peak set in September 2015 after climbing for eight consecutive months, government data [...]
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HK women caught stealing seafood from Taiwan restaurant

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Ejinsight | 6:00 AM

Three Hong Kong women have pleaded guilty to a charge of theft in a court in Taipei after they stole expensive seafood from a famous local restaurant. They were spared jail [...]
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Regina Ip: The ‘Iron Lady’ who wants to lead HK

Regina Ip: The ‘Iron Lady’ who wants to lead HK

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Regina Ip wants to become Hong Kong’s most powerful politician – and she’s not shy about it. The BBC’s Helier Cheung profiles the straight-talking [...]
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HK Car Park May Fetch $2.2 Billion in Commercial Sale

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

Hong Kong’s government has announced the first sale of commercial land in the city’s central business district in more than 20 years. The site, currently used as [...]
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Taiwan prisoners turn artisan chefs as ‘jail food’ takes off

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

If it were not for the locked doors, knives chained to the table and uniformed staff, the food factory inside Taoyuan women’s prison would resemble any commercial [...]
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Chinese Official Dealing With Taiwan Accused of Bribery

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Wire | 6:00 AM

China’s state prosecutor on Friday formally accused a former deputy head of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office with bribery and abuse of power, setting the stage for [...]
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Taiwan stocks up, look set for 10 pct gain in 2016

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

Taiwan stocks rose on Friday in the last trading day of the year, with the main index looking set to post an annual gain of just over 10 percent, outperforming most of its [...]
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Taiwan’s Tsai to Transit Through US Next Month, Ministry Says

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

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will transit through the US en route to Central America next month, a routine stopover that has taken on added significance after [...]
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Beijing blasts Taiwan, HK independence supporters

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

Quoting a poem by the founder of Communist China Mao Zedong, China’s government said on Wednesday that the efforts by Hong Kong and Taiwan independence supporters to [...]
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Taiwan leader urges reflection over Nazi parade row

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Times of Israel | 6:00 AM

Images of smiling students in mock WWII German uniforms holding swastika banners sparked international condemnation Taiwan’s president on Thursday urged educators to [...]
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China warns US against allowing Taiwan leader’s stopover

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Presstv.ir | 6:00 AM

Beijing has called on Washington to reject the Taiwanese leader’s request to make a stopover in the United States in January and possibly meet the new administration. [...]
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Taiwan has measures to deal with drop in Chinese tourists

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

Taiwan has measures in place to deal with the precipitous fall-off in the number of Chinese tourists in the wake of increasingly strained cross-strait relations, a Mainland [...]
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N Korea’s Kim Jong Un Faces A Rebellion? Slaves, Purges, Nuclear Threats Define Five Years Of Rule

N Korea’s Kim Jong Un Faces A Rebellion? Slaves, Purges, Nuclear Threats Define Five Years Of Rule

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Friday marked five years since Kim Jong Un succeeded his father as North Korea’s ruler, but reports say the young leader’s grip on the reclusive, authoritarian [...]
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