Archive for April 14th, 2018

Trump considers re-joining Pacific trade pact he once spurned

Trump considers re-joining Pacific trade pact he once spurned

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump has directed senior aides to explore re-joining the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership if a “better deal” can be reached, the White House [...]
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Witness in HK body-in-cement murder trial did not go to police ‘because she feared defendants would kill her too’

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Witness in Hong Kong body-in-cement murder trial did not go to police ‘because she feared defendants would kill her too’ A young woman feared she and her [...]
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HK journalist group slams ‘rude’ behaviour of two men who kissed reporter on air

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

i-Cable News reporter Diamond Kwok was kissed on both cheeks by two male spectators during coverage of international rugby tournament The head of a Hong Kong [...]
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How HK Bitcoin Traders Defend Against Scams

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Like other currencies and commodities, bitcoin are commonly traded on exchanges and over the counter (OTC). The latter is especially common in places where exchanges cannot [...]
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Public fears pressure from Beijing is leading to end of press freedom in HK

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Pressure from Beijing is a major contributing factor in public confidence in the freedom of Hong Kong press dropping to an all-time low, an annual survey has revealed. The [...]
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Lesbian expat in HK court case gets backing from Goldman Sachs, 31 other major groups

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A lesbian woman fending off Hong Kong authorities in a final court appeal for her spousal right to remain in the city has picked up strong backing from major banks, law firms [...]
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Warburg Pincus in talks to invest in Ant’s $8 billion funding round: sources

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Warburg Pincus LLC [WP.UL] is in talks to invest in a fundraising round for China’s Ant Financial Services Group [ANTFIN.UL] expected to be worth at least $8 billion, [...]
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Uber HK boss Kenneth She Chun-chi says it’s business as usual despite regional upheaval

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Uber’s Hong Kong team says it is “working really hard” to prove to US senior management that the business has a future in the city, following the [...]
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Dozens of large banks, law firms join in fight for HK gay spouse visas

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

More than a dozen large banks and law firms from the US, Europe and Asia are joining forces on behalf of a British lesbian in a landmark case for LGBT rights in Hong Kong. [...]
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HK Billionaire Stanley Ho to Step Down From Casino Empire, Aged 96

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Stanley Ho became the latest Hong Kong billionaire to step away from the empire he built, passing along the top roles at casino operator SJM Holdings Ltd to his heirs. [...]
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Monetary authority buys more HK dollars amid weakening

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Fidelity | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority said Friday that it bought Hong Kong dollars for the second time this week, as it continues to defend the currency’s nearly 35-year old [...]
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HK steps into money markets to defend local dollar

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s de facto central bank stepped in to prop up the local currency Friday, as the city’s dollar hovered around its lowest level in 33 years. The Hong Kong [...]
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Duterte apologises to HK for Manila hostage crisis

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Bworldonline | 6:00 AM

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday, April 12, “formally” apologised to the government of Hong Kong for the August 23, 2010 hostage crisis in Manila that led [...]
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Japan, Taiwan close in on Singapore as top non-OIC destinations for Muslim travellers

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Ttgasia | 6:00 AM

Japan and Taiwan have raced into the top five in a ranking of non-Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) destinations in Asia for Muslim travellers, the latest [...]
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Foreign student work permit application process in Taiwan simplified

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

The process to apply for a foreign student work permit in Taiwan has been streamlined for an estimated 40,000 students The process to apply for work permits for foreigners, [...]
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