Archive for January 20th, 2018

Asian shares mixed as US government shutdown threat looms

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street’s retreat as the threat of a US federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. [...]
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Asian Currency Gains Could Fuel the Rally in Local Bonds

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The rally in Asia’s local-currency bonds still has juice and the strength in the region’s currencies will support further gains by countering the impact of [...]
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Asia markets mostly up, traders nervously eye US funding row

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets mostly rose Friday after another positive week across trading floors but investors’ desire for more buying was being tested by profit-taking and worries [...]
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HK’s Red-Hot Home Market Set to Defy Rate Hikes

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Why are official warnings of the threat that rising interest rates pose to Hong Kong’s red-hot housing market falling on deaf ears? The Hong Kong Monetary Authority and [...]
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HK Airlines Expanding In US Market With Affordable Luxury Flights

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong Airlines, which is expanding in the US market, is quietly becoming one of the world’s best airlines. It was recently ranked the second best regional carrier [...]
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HK pro-independence protest leader appears in court for ‘rioting’

HK pro-independence protest leader appears in court for ‘rioting’

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A young protest leader calling for Hong Kong’s independence from China appeared in court on the rare charge of rioting on Thursday as two co-defendants failed to show [...]
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48 Taiwanese in Poland arrested for fraud

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Poland announced a crackdown on a fraud ring comprised of 48 Taiwanese and two Poles, who have been arrested and could face up to 15 years in prison. The ring was said to [...]
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Mayor promotes cashless payment at traditional markets in Taipei

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

‘Banknotes are dirty things’ and Taipei should serve as a model for cashless payment across Taiwan: Mayor Ko A special press conference was held January 18 at [...]
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Letters: China’s new aviation routes threaten aviation safety in Taiwan Strait

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Vancouversun | 6:00 AM

Reneging on a previous agreement with Taiwan, the People’s Republic of China unilaterally launched the northbound M503 flight route and three east-west extension routes [...]
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Taiwan denies permits for Chinese airlines using M503 aviation route

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

176 cross-strait flights scheduled over the coming Lunar New Year have been denied access by Taiwan’s civil aeronautic authority Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics [...]
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US academics oppose nuclear weapons for Taiwan

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Developing its own nuclear weapons would harm relations with US: experts Developing nuclear weapons of its own will bring Taiwan no benefits and might even disrupt its [...]
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US academic condemns China over M503 flight route close to Taiwan

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Bonnie Glaser of CSIS calls on Beijing to discuss the issue with Taipei China should talk to Taiwan about the former’s unilateral launch of the contested M503 flight [...]
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UPDATE: Kazakhstan tells N Korea to abandon nuclear ambitions

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

2:10 p.m. Kazakhstan’s president is calling on North Korea to follow his country’s path and give up its nuclear ambitions. Nursultan Nazarbayev tells the UN [...]
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Some cryptocurrency traders in Korea took the bitcoin ‘bloodbath’ to a whole new level

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

Cryptocurrency trading in South Korea, the world’s third-largest digital-currency market, is a huge deal. So huge, in fact, that when authorities last week raided the [...]
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N Korea crisis: Rogue state ‘likely to test nuke over the PACIFIC’ by end of 2018

20-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM

NORTH Korea will test more nuclear and ballistic missiles this year and could be planning to demonstrate the full force of its deadly arsenal by detonating a nuke over the [...]
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