Archive for February 9th, 2018

Business Briefs 09 February, 2018

09-Feb-2018 Intellasia | | 12:21 PM

* Masan Beverage Co Ltd has raised its stake at Vinacafe Bien Hoa Company (VCF) to 98.94 percent by acquiring nearly eight million shares in the coffee firm. Earlier, the [...]
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Duterte’s brutal drug war finally gets the International Criminal Court’s attention

Duterte’s brutal drug war finally gets the International Criminal Court’s attention

09-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Vice | 9:46 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte stands accused of killing thousands of people in his years-long campaign to rid the Philippines of drugs. Now those accusations have drawn the [...]
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N. Korea has ‘no intention’ to meet US in South: KCNA

N. Korea has ‘no intention’ to meet US in South: KCNA

09-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:50 AM

North Korea has no intention to meet US officials during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, Pyongyang’s state media said Thursday — but did not rule it [...]
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Asian traders battle to recover as volatility hits world markets

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

Most Asian markets on Thursday struggled to get a firm footing after February’s volatile start with traders spooked by heavy selling and warnings of more upheaval to [...]
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Asian shares mixed in skittish trading after Wall St decline

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

Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday with some benchmarks erasing early morning gains. Investors remained skittish after this week’s financial turmoil and overnight [...]
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HK High Court Warns Against Protest Marches

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

A Hong Kong court sent young activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders to prison Thursday for their roles in the pro-democracy “Umbrella Movement”, in [...]
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There May Be a Hidden Agenda in HK’s Ruling to Spare Joshua Wong From Prison

09-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

While a decision by Hong Kong’s highest appeals court to drop prison sentences for prominent democracy activists was welcomed by human rights advocates and legal [...]
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HK shuts schools in response to flu outbreak

09-Feb-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong school children will be getting an early start to their Lunar New Year holiday as the city’s education authorities ordered the [...]
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HK Property-Loan Pipeline Heats Up, Resisting HKMA Curbs

09-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The pipeline for property-related loans in Hong Kong has ballooned to $13.2 billion as developers scramble to boost funding, countering policy makers’ efforts to rein [...]
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Aftershocks rattle Taiwan as quake toll rises to 10, 58 missing

Aftershocks rattle Taiwan as quake toll rises to 10, 58 missing

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

Scores of aftershocks hampered rescue efforts on Thursday as emergency personnel combed through collapsed buildings in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake killed [...]
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22 foreigners injured and one Chinese in critical condition: official updates

09-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

6 dead, 258 injured, and 67 missing so far from the Hualien earthquake late Tuesday night Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) [...]
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Taiwan earthquake survivors recall tales of escape: ’4th floor became the 1st floor’

09-Feb-2018 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

Survivors shared harrowing tales of rescue Wednesday as emergency personnel in the Taiwanese city of Hualien feverishly scrambled to save lives amid the wreckage of a [...]
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Taiwan eyes cooperation with Indonesia in biomedical industry

09-Feb-2018 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

The Taiwanese government has expressed interest in working with Indonesia in the biomedical industry as the latter is home to several global biomedical manufacturers. Taiwan [...]
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Rescuers are still working to reach dozens of missing people after the strong earthquake that hit Taiwan

Rescuers are still working to reach dozens of missing people after the strong earthquake that hit Taiwan

09-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Post-gazette | 6:00 AM

Rescuers worked Wednesday to free people trapped after a strong earthquake near Taiwan’s east coast caused several buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously. At least [...]
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Rescuers In Taiwan Brave The Big Quake’s Trembling Aftermath

09-Feb-2018 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

It had been just about 24 hours since a magnitude 6.4 earthquake rattled Taiwan’s east coast, crumbling walls and knocking tall buildings askew, when rescue workers [...]
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