Archive for October, 2017

Asian shares trade mixed after China GDP meets expectations

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Major indexes in Asia were mixed on Thursday trade as investors digested a barrage of economic data releases out of China. The Nikkei 225 climbed 0.37 percent, extending [...]
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Asian markets mixed as data shows China growth slowed

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after Wall Street closed at record highs. Data showed that China’s quarterly growth slowed slightly but was in line with [...]
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Most Asia stocks rally after fresh Wall St records

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The seemingly unending run of records on Wall Street continued to help fan gains in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo also buoyed by a weaker yen while Shanghai slipped after data [...]
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HK-Macau Greater Bay eyes regional tourism

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | A Times | 6:00 AM

In 2016, 58 percent of 122 million Chinese tourists crossing the border chose Hong Kong and Macau as their ultimate destination Chinese cross-border tourists are maintaining [...]
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HK mulls making drivers report accidents involving cats and dogs

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is considering amending its traffic laws to require drivers who run over cats and dogs to make a police report. Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan [...]
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Beautiful HK is pulsating with life and culture

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Tbo.com | 6:00 AM

“Ah money, money, money!” the cabdriver exclaimed with no small sense of sarcasm in his Cantonese-accented English as he waved in the direction of the spectacular [...]
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HK skyscraper sold for $5.15 bn

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Hindu | 6:00 AM

City’s booming property sector shows no sign of slowing down A landmark skyscraper owned by Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing has sold for a record of more than [...]
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UK summons Chinese ambassador after British activist barred from HK

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Foreign Office says it has contacted Beijing following decision to deny entry to Benedict Rogers earlier this month The Foreign Office has summoned China’s ambassador [...]
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HK startup Prenetics raises $40M to use DNA testing for a healthier life

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

The investment was led by Beyond Ventures and Alibaba’s Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund Prenetics, a Hong Kong-based startup that is using genetic testing to help people [...]
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Is Taiwan’s 20 per cent renewable energy target a political pipe dream?

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Eco-business.com | 6:00 AM

Taiwan wants one fifth of its energy to come from renewable sources by 2025. Is this a realistic ambition or political hyperbole? The President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen said on [...]
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Taiwan chipmaker TSMC’s third-quarter net profit falls 7.1pct, beats estimates

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Apple Inc supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd on Thursday said net profit fell 7.1 percent in the three months through September, slightly better than analyst [...]
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Taiwan raises 2025 offshore wind ambition to 5.5GW

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Recharge News | 6:00 AM

Taiwan has signalled plans to raise its 2025 offshore wind goal to 5.5GW from the 3GW previously targeted. Economy minister Shen Rongjin said Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy [...]
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Taiwan urges new model for cross-strait ties

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Leaders on the two sides of the Taiwan Strait should show wisdom, determination and patience to forge a new model for bilateral ties and lay a solid and long-lasting [...]
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Less intervention gets Taiwan off US currency watch list: official

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The United States’ removal of Taiwan from its currency watch list can be attributed to the central bank’s efforts to reduce its intervention in currency markets, [...]
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China’s Xi swears to ‘defeat separatist attempts’ from Taiwan at Communist party congress

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China has the resolve, confidence and ability to thwart any attempt by self-ruled Taiwan to declare independence, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, prompting [...]
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