Archive for May 12th, 2018

Most Asian markets end healthy week on a positive note

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Asian markets built on the past week’s gains Friday following another rally in New York as traders welcomed a below-forecast US inflation read that dampened [...]
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Asian stocks near three-week top, dollar eases after US inflation

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian shares rallied on Friday as risk appetite got a boost from soft US inflation, helping alleviate worries of faster rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, while investors [...]
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HK should be praised by US, not dragged into trade war, Civic Party head Alan Leong says in Washington

12-May-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A vocal critic of China’s handling of Hong Kong affairs has surprisingly spoken out in defence of Beijing over the US-initiated trade war at a seminar in Washington. [...]
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Ousted HK lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching convicted for storming Legco meeting

Ousted HK lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching convicted for storming Legco meeting

12-May-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Two ousted Hong Kong pro-independence lawmakers were found guilty on Friday of storming a Legislative Council meeting as they attempted to force their way in to take an oath [...]
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Pro-democracy activist Avery Ng found guilty of disclosing details of ICAC probe against top HK civil servant Betty Fung

12-May-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A pro-democracy activist in Hong Kong is facing jail time after he was convicted on Friday of disclosing details of an investigation by the city’s graft buster [...]
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Hundreds evacuated in HK after third WWII bomb found this year

12-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of people were evacuated Friday after a World War II bomb was found at a Hong Kong construction site, police said, the third such discovery in the territory this [...]
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As flat prices soar in HK, investors park money down in the lot

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Esther Fan’s nest egg is tucked away in an old residential complex on the outskirts of Hong Kongtwo parking spaces in a dimly-lit lot alongside dozens of luxury cars [...]
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Legendary HK tycoon Li Ka-shing hands corporate reins to son

12-May-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Billionaire Li Ka-shing one of the world’s richest men is set to retire on Thursday ahead of his 90th birthday later this year, capping a career as one of Asia’s [...]
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HK’s Economy Continues to Defy Gravity

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s economy continues to defy gravity, for now. The world’s least-affordable property prices continue to hold up, tourism and shopping have rebounded as [...]
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US House Committee approves NDAA bill which will improve Taiwan’s defensive capability

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

The NDAA bill for defense spending in 2019 was passed by the Armed Services Committee in a vote of 60 to 1 Legislation for the US National Defense Authorisation Act for the [...]
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Taiwan to conduct live-fire drills in May, June, to counter threat from China

Taiwan to conduct live-fire drills in May, June, to counter threat from China

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

The live-fire drills will be conducted in areas where Chinese military jets have been reported entering Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone In the wake of mounting [...]
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China has Taiwan removed from biography of speaker at US university

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Confucius Institute was behind the pressure: Foreign Policy contributor In the latest example of a Chinese campaign directed against mentions of Taiwan, the name of the [...]
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Taiwan makes good on plan to replace nuclear power with wind

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Owjonline | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s government is making good on longstanding plans to close nuclear power plants and invest heavily in offshore wind energy Late April 2018 saw the authorities in [...]
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Taiwan, US hold 1st defense forum amid regional tensions

12-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The first Taiwan-US Defense Business Forum was held in Taiwan on Thursday amid tensions between China and Taiwan and between the two contending superpowers. The forum, [...]
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Taipei archbishop says will invite pope to visit Taiwan

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Roman Catholic archbishop of Taiwan said on Thursday that he will invite Pope Francis to visit the country for a Church congress next year, a trip that would likely [...]
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