Archive for December 16th, 2017

Babytree CEO Meets Barack Obama at GES

Babytree CEO Meets Barack Obama at GES

16-Dec-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 9:14 AM

BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global education industry’s most prominent figures gathered in Beijing, China last month for the 2017 Global Education Summit (GES) [...]
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Asian markets slip with Wall Street as tax reform fears bite

16-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets mostly fell on Friday following a sell-off on Wall Street as traders fear US lawmakers will fail to pass much-vaunted tax cuts. Tokyo’s Nikkei was among [...]
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Asian stocks mostly lower as US tax bill uncertainty weighs

16-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday as uncertainty about the progress of a sweeping US tax revamp outweighed an optimistic Japanese economic survey. KEEPING SCORE: [...]
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Asian shares edge up, on track for weekly gain

16-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian shares edged higher on Friday, on track for weekly gains, though sentiment was kept in check by Wall Street’s weakness on concerns about the progress of US tax [...]
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HK ‘milkshake’ murderer challenges her life sentence

16-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

An American serving a life sentence in a Hong Kong jail for the 2003 “milkshake” murder of her Merrill Lynch banker husband made a fresh challenge against her [...]
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HK’s Li & Fung set to open up 6.6 pct on $1.1 billion divestment

16-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Shares of Li & Fung Ltd were set to open up 6.6 percent on Friday after the global exporter said it would divest its furniture, beauty and sweaters businesses for $1.1 [...]
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HK authorities reprimand, fine FXCM Asia Ltd

16-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has reprimanded and fined FXCM Asia Limited (HK FXCM) HK$2 million ($256,118) for regulatory breaches and internal [...]
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HK movie producer and former Weinstein associate accused of sexual misconduct

16-Dec-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

A former associate of disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women in the Hong Kong film industry. Seven women have [...]
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Taiwan shares rise on Fed interest rate hike decision

16-Dec-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Shares in Taiwan closed higher Thursday driven by gains posted by large-cap stocks and the US Federal Reserve’s decision a day earlier to raise short-term interest [...]
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Black Hawk set to become Taiwan’s key contingency helicopter

16-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Atimes | 6:00 AM

The versatile utility helicopters, bought from the US, will complete a vital ‘security shield’ against possible Chinese aggression, analysts say The Taiwanese [...]
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11 Taiwanese to face Indonesian firing squad next year

16-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

11 Taiwanese sentenced to death for drug offenses are set to face the firing squad in January of 2018 Despite a brief reprieve this month, the 11 Taiwanese citizens who have [...]
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PLAAF sends fighters, bombers on ‘regular patrol exercise’ around Taiwan

16-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Janes | 6:00 AM

China’s People Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) on 11 December sent several aircraft on what it referred to as a “regular patrol exercise” over two [...]
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Report: Taiwan loses top spot to Korea in semiconductor market

16-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

The Semiconductor Equipment Forecast reveals a new record high sale in 2017 with Korea at top Taiwan is losing its status as the world’s largest semiconductor [...]
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Taiwan suspends cooperation project with Ecuador

16-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Latin American country wants to resume oyster project Taiwan has suspended a development cooperation project with Ecuador after the Latin American country demanded the [...]
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China opposes Taiwan-related military clauses signed into US law act

16-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

China on Thursday opposed Taiwan-related terms in the National Defense Authorisation Act of the United States for the 2018 fiscal year, which was recently signed into law by [...]
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