Archive for April 15th, 2017

Planned rules to shake up Asia wealth managers’ fee-sharing business

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong and Singapore are set to launch new disclosure rules for wealth managers on what they are paid by funds to sell their products, moves aimed at revealing conflicts [...]
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Asian markets lower, rattled by rising tensions in Koreas

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian stocks were lower on Friday as investors fretted over rising geopolitical tensions and the situation on the Korean Peninsula. Many markets were closed for public [...]
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Why are India’s superstars descending on HK this weekend?

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is used to hosting a variety of events, international and regional. But this weekend, the island city will witness something unique. Bollywood megastar Salman Khan [...]
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Everbright International plans to list greentech business in HK

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Nasdaq | 6:00 AM

China Everbright International said on Thursday it plans to spin off and separately list its greentech subsidiary, in a deal that could value the business at up to $1.5 [...]
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‘A first-world city with third-world air quality’: HK loses ground on expat liveability ranking

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s socio-political tensions and chronic air pollution are dragging the city further down global liveability rankings for Asian expatriates, allowing regional [...]
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Why are HK students committing suicide?

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Dw.com | 6:00 AM

With long study hours and heavy workloads, it is easy to blame the education system for a recent spate of student suicides. But experts say there are more fundamental causes [...]
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Cathay Pacific shares rise after management shakeup

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Shares in Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific were up Thursday, a day after the airline announced a management shakeup on the heels of its first loss in eight years. Last month [...]
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UPDATE 1-Taiwan asks insurers to adjust forex hedging as local currency strengthens

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s financial regulator has asked local insurers to adjust their foreign exchange hedging to reduce the impact of the strengthening local currency against the US [...]
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Editorial: Clear the sky above the Taiwan Straits by freeing Lee now

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

On March 19, a Taiwanese citizen crossed from Macau into the Chinese province of Guangdong, carrying documents to help his mother-in-law look for suitable medical treatment. [...]
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Taiwan halves Chinese plastic surgery visa validity date

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Visa effective validity for Chinese visitors coming to Taiwan for plastic surgery to be shortened to three months A new proposal in Taiwan will slash the visa validity date [...]
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Taiwan, US ‘exchanged views on detained activist’

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

Taiwan and US have exchanged views on the case of a Taiwanese human rights activist who has been detained by the Chinese government, a Taiwan government official said [...]
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Report says N Korea stole bitcoin from Korea for years

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

North Korean hackers stole about 100 million Korean won, or $88,000, worth of bitcoin from South Korean exchanges every month from 2013 to 2015, Yonhap News Agency reports, [...]
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Is US really in N Korea’s ‘nuclear sight’?

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Kim Jong Un, the reclusive leader of North Korea, is reportedly “desperate.” The rogue regime is now openly suggesting its “nuclear sight” is focused [...]
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How to Make the Korea Problem Worse: Unification

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | National Interest | 6:00 AM

For centuries Koreans have lived in the shadow of great powers; among their greatest fears has been that their fate will be determined by surrounding powers. At the end of [...]
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US May Launch Strike If N Korea Reaches For Nuclear Trigger

US May Launch Strike If N Korea Reaches For Nuclear Trigger

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

The US is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through [...]
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