Archive for August 12th, 2017

Global stocks, dollar extend slide as US, North Korea tensions intensify

12-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian equity markets extended a global slide on Friday as tensions ramped up between the United States and North Korea, sending investors fleeing to less risky assets such [...]
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Asia stocks, dollar extend slide as US, North Korea tensions intensify

12-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian stocks slumped on Friday as tensions ramped up between the US and North Korea, sending investors into less risky assets such as gold, the yen and US government bonds. [...]
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In Hong Kong, a row over land rights reflects a bitter divide

12-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

HONG KONG’S serried ranks of high-rises, stuffed with small flats, are the epitome of modern city living. Yet more than half of the 1,100-square-km territory is green: [...]
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Hong Kong housing market set for consolidation

12-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Ejinsight | 6:00 AM

Various figures show that housing prices in Hong Kong continued to scale new heights in the recent past. New-home market has been red-hot, and starter-homes in New [...]
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Hong Kong politician raises air-con rule for housekeepers

12-Aug-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong district councillor has spoken out about a need for employers to introduce rules over whether domestic workers in the region can use air conditioning, it’s [...]
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Hong Kong charges reporter with contempt for covering 2014 protest

12-Aug-2017 Intellasia | CPJ | 6:00 AM

Authorities in Hong Kong should immediately drop all charges against reporter Mak Ying-sheung, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mak testified at Hong [...]
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Hong Kong scoops up 158 tonnes of palm oil; may reopen some beaches

12-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong may reopen some of its 13 beaches closed since last Sunday following a palm oil spill, after authorities collected more than 150 tonnes of acrid-smelling clumps in [...]
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Hong Kong Stocks Rattled by North Korea Tensions

12-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Barrons | 6:00 AM

Bellicose rhetoric between North Korea and the US triggered more jitters in Hong Kong trading Friday. The city’s benchmark Hang Seng Index sank more than 1.5 percent [...]
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Exim Bank raises $400 m from Taiwanese bond sale

12-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Indiatimes | 6:00 AM

Mumbai, August 10 () In a first, the Exim Bank has successfully concluded its maiden Formosa bond sale, netting UDS 400 million in 5-year notes from the Taiwanese market [...]
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China ranks 134th in global internet speed while Taiwan comes in 3rd

12-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Shanghaiist | 6:00 AM

While China may be a global superpower capable of teleportation and growing mangos in space, its internet still really sucks. In a recent global survey of broadband speeds in [...]
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Taiwan and India sign MOU on business and marketing

12-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Taiwannews | 6:00 AM

The MOU was signed by Jennifer Makhecha, head of the TCCM, and IMC Chair Lalit Kanodia On August 5, the Taiwan Chamber of Commerce Mumbai (TCCM) signed a Memorandum of [...]
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Trump Adds Volatility To A Long History Of North Korean Threats

Trump Adds Volatility To A Long History Of North Korean Threats

12-Aug-2017 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:00 AM

Tensions surrounding North Korea escalated this week after reports surfaced on Tuesday that the country had reached a key milestone in its nuclear programme, spurring a [...]
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Kim’s Secretive `Office 39′ Hit by Sanctions on North Korea Inc.

12-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The United Nations’ latest sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear programme extend beyond the conventional exports cited in the Security Council resolution — [...]
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A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now

12-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to US bombers. If [...]
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Trump issues stern warning to North Korea and its leader

Trump issues stern warning to North Korea and its leader

12-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric toward North Korea and its leader on Thursday, warning Pyongyang against attacking Guam or US allies after it disclosed plans [...]
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