Archive for February 15th, 2018

Global shares mostly higher ahead of US inflation data

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

Global stocks turned higher Wednesday as investors awaited the release of US inflation data. Trading was winding down in China ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays. KEEPING [...]
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HK police arrest 14 people and seize more than HK$600,000 in raid on illegal gambling den

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

Police arrested 14 people and seized more than HK$600,000 (US$76,704) in betting chips and cash when they raided a Hong Kong flat used as an illegal gambling den on Tuesday [...]
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Judge quashes foreign domestic worker’s bid for change to ‘live-in’ rule in HK

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

A domestic helper on Wednesday lost Hong Kong’s first judicial review of the government requirement that she and 350,000 workers like her must live with their [...]
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HK rallies in mixed Asia trade ahead of US inflation

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

European stock markets rebounded on Wednesday, as traders digested solid German growth data and awaited key US inflation figures. Around 1000 GMT, London’s benchmark [...]
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Late Rally Spurs HK Shares to Biggest Gain Since May 2016

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

Hong Kong’s benchmark equity index posted its biggest daily gain since May 2016, as shares in the city continued to recover some of last week’s losses. The Hang [...]
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Taiwan EPA sets timeline for ban on plastic straws

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

Taiwan EPA will start to ban the use of plastic straws by food and beverage businesses starting in 2019 Taiwan’s government is planning on banning the use of single-use [...]
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Tsai reiterates commitment to upholding Taiwan military capabilities

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

President Tsai Ing-wen said February 13 the government remains committed to safeguarding national security, peace and stability as well as the safety of the Taiwan people, [...]
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Taiwan’s Traffic Lights Just Got a Romantic Redesign for Valentine’s Day

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

Pedestrian crossing signals in southern Taiwan received a romantic redesign this week; a traditional lone walker symbol was joined by a sweetheart just in time for [...]
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Taiwan to continue ‘Agricultural Ambassador’ programme for a second year

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

In the first year, the programme was incredibl After a very successful inaugural year the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA )and the Council of Agriculture (COA) have [...]
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Korea vows firm action against ‘illegal’ and unfair cryptocurrency trading

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

South Korea said on Wednesday it will take firm action against illegal and unfair acts in cryptocurrency trading after a petition with 280,000 signatures was sent to the [...]
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Korea union says GM plant closure move is ‘death sentence’, threatens strike

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

General Motors’ (GM.N) workers at a South Korean plant staged a protest on Wednesday against its planned closure, calling the move by the US automaker a “death [...]
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N Korea an ‘increasing threat’ despite charm offensive, warn top intelligence officials

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

North Korea won’t give up its nukes and Americans shouldn’t fall for the regime’s recent charm offensive, top intelligence said Tuesday. “North Korea [...]
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Winter Olympics 2018: Korea to pay for North’s delegation

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

South Korea has approved a plan to pay the cost of hosting North Korea’s delegation to the Winter Olympics. The 2.86bn Korean won ($2.64m, GBP 1.9m) will come from the [...]
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What this ‘casual’ photo tells us about N Korea

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

North Korean state media on Tuesday reported its leader Kim Jong-un’s delight with the outcome of his country’s attendance at the Winter Olympics. Released [...]
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Kim Jong Un’s half brother was assassinated with nerve poison one year ago here’s how it went down and the remaining unsolved mysteries

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

It’s been one year since the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assassinated at a Malaysian airport but the much of the case remains a mystery. Kim [...]
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