Archive for May 14th, 2018

Business Briefs 14 May, 2018

14-May-2018 Intellasia | | 1:46 PM

* The Hochiminh Stock Exchange saw its revenue in 201′;’ soaring 68 percent against the previous year to VND828 billion, with 89 percent contributed by [...]
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Family of 6 suicide bombers, including 2 kids, attacks Indonesia churches

Family of 6 suicide bombers, including 2 kids, attacks Indonesia churches

14-May-2018 Intellasia | AP | 12:43 PM

A coordinated suicide bomb attack carried out by members of the same family struck three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city on Sunday, police said, as the [...]
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Young HK legislators found guilty over oath-taking incident

14-May-2018 Intellasia | CBC | 6:00 AM

Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching, who were barred from the legislature, will be sentenced in June A Hong Kong court on Friday found two pro-independence activists guilty of [...]
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HK GDP strongest in nearly 7 years

14-May-2018 Intellasia | Market Watch | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s economy grew by a faster-than-expected 4.7 percent in the first quarter from a year ago, the strongest quarterly growth in nearly seven years, buoyed by [...]
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Two Ex-HK Lawmakers Convicted of Unlawful Assembly, Further Sapping Dissent Movement

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

A Hong Kong court on Friday found two pro-independence activists guilty of unlawful assembly inside the legislature while they were still lawmakers, dealing a further blow to [...]
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HK democracy activists facing three years in jail

HK democracy activists facing three years in jail

14-May-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Yau Wai-Ching and Sixtus ‘Baggio’ Leung found guilty of unlawful assembly when they tried to take their oaths as legislators in 2016 A Hong Kong court has found [...]
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China jets again fly around Taiwan

China jets again fly around Taiwan

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

Bombers and fighter jets from China’s air force conducted encirclement drills around Taiwan yesterday, the latest round of increasingly frequent military manoeuvres [...]
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88pct of employees in Taiwan interested in working overseas: poll

14-May-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

About 88 percent of office and factory workers in Taiwan are interested in working overseas, with a majority of them eyeing the higher pay levels found in foreign markets, a [...]
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N Korea’s nuclear test site more damaged than previously thought, study finds

N Korea’s nuclear test site more damaged than previously thought, study finds

14-May-2018 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

The damage to North Korea’s nuclear test site after its latest missile firing is believed to be worse than previously thought, it has been reported. Space-based radar [...]
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Pompeo: US and N Korea ‘in complete agreement’ on goals of Trump-Kim summit

14-May-2018 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

The US and North Korea have a “shared vision” for the future of the Korean peninsula and are in “complete agreement” on the objectives for President [...]
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US vows to make N Korea rich if it gives up nukes

US vows to make N Korea rich if it gives up nukes

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

The United States promised Friday that it would work to rebuild North Korea’s sanctions-crippled economy if Kim Jong Un’s regime agrees to surrender its nuclear [...]
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2 trips to N Korea with top US diplomat, 18 years apart

2 trips to N Korea with top US diplomat, 18 years apart

14-May-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

It began with quiet words from State Department officials: Apply for a new passport immediately. You may soon be going to a country for which ordinary US passports are not [...]
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Pompeo promises N Korea future ‘brimming with prosperity’ if it denuclearises

Pompeo promises N Korea future ‘brimming with prosperity’ if it denuclearises

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

North Korea can look forward to “a future brimming with peace and prosperity” if it agrees to quickly give up its nuclear weapons, US Secretary of State Mike [...]
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Trump, Kim summit in Singapore presents logistical challenges for N Korea

Trump, Kim summit in Singapore presents logistical challenges for N Korea

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s trip to Singapore for talks with US President Donald Trump poses logistical challenges that are likely to include using Soviet-era [...]
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Korea says trying to verify complaints by N Korea waitress ‘defectors’

Korea says trying to verify complaints by N Korea waitress ‘defectors’

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

Several North Korean waitresses who arrived in South Korea in 2016 in a group of 13 defectors have said they were coerced into leaving, and a South Korean ministry that [...]
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