Archive for February 7th, 2018

Business Briefs 07 February, 2018

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | | 11:06 PM

* Binh Chanh Construction Investment Shareholding Company (BCI) has announced to delist from theHCMCitymarket Dn February 23 to merge with Khang Dien House Trading and [...]
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Scores missing after deadly 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan

Scores missing after deadly 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 11:53 AM

At least four people are dead and 225 injured — including tourists — after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck just off the east coast of Taiwan late Tuesday, local [...]
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Asia markets awash with red as rout spreads globally from Wall St

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A collective sigh of relief swept across global trading floors on Tuesday as bargain hunters swooped on Wall Street stocks, stemming a hemorrhage that had been spreading [...]
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HK activists have jail sentences overturned

HK activists have jail sentences overturned

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Three prominent Hong Kong democracy activists have won an appeal in the territory’s highest court against jail sentences relating to the 2014 “umbrella [...]
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HK Court Throws Out Protest Leaders’ Prison Sentences

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Three leaders of protests that filled Hong Kong streets for weeks had their prison sentences thrown out by Hong Kong’s highest court on Tuesday, in a case that has [...]
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HK volatility spikes as much as 50pct as greater China markets tumble

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Stock indexes in the greater China region fell significantly on Tuesday, tracking steep losses seen overnight on Wall Street. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index closed down [...]
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Extra land ‘not enough’ to solve HK’s housing crisis without more subsidised homes

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Increasing land supply will not be enough to solve Hong Kong’s housing crisis if more subsidised flats are not built, experts said on Monday as construction work began [...]
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Government estimate of how many houses could be built on exclusive HK golf course ‘is reasonable’

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The chair of a task force on land supply defended the government’s lower-than-expected estimate on the number of homes that could be built on an exclusive golf course [...]
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Former HK official denied bail in US corruption charges

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A US judge on Monday refused to release a former Hong Kong government official on bail while he faces charges that he took part in a scheme to bribe officials in Chad and [...]
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Distinguished scholar Jao Tsung-i, the ‘pride of HK’, dies at age 100

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Tributes poured in from Chinese personalities and cultural elite across the globe on Tuesday for Professor Jao Tsung-i, the world’s most distinguished sinologist, [...]
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HK businessperson sues Next Digital after HK$500 million magazine deal collapses

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong businessperson sues Next Digital after HK$500 million magazine deal collapses A businessperson who tried to buy Hong Kong’s top news magazine has sued Next [...]
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Cathay Pacific reviews state of emergency as Maldives political crisis deepens

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Cathay Pacific Airways is reviewing a 15-day state of emergency in the Maldives, hours after a political crisis in the Indian Ocean island nation deepened. Adding uncertainty [...]
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Bail denied for HK businessperson charged with bribery

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A New York judge rejected a bail request Monday for a prominent Hong Kong businessperson charged in a United Nations-linked bribery scandal, saying he was too great a risk to [...]
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Taiwan nuclear power plant seeks to restart reactor

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said Monday that it had applied to Taiwan’s atomic energy authority to restart the second reactor at the No. 2 nuclear power plant, which [...]
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Pentagon issues correction after document labels Taiwan as part of China

07-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Supchina | 6:00 AM

Chinese officials aren’t the only ones sensitive about labeling/mislabeling Taiwan as an independent territory/part of mainland China. The US Department of Defense [...]
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