Archive for September 2nd, 2016

Singapore Zika cases top 150; China steps up arrivals checks

Singapore Zika cases top 150; China steps up arrivals checks

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:45 AM

China intensified its checks on people and goods arriving from Singapore on Thursday, as an outbreak of the Zika virus in the small city-state was confirmed to have spread to [...]
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Asia shares slip, crude steadies; US jobs in focus

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Asian shares dipped on Thursday after lower crude oil prices dented Wall Street and a pair of Chinese manufacturing surveys did little to inspire investors as markets waited [...]
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Asia swaps trading stutters amid confusion over margin rules

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Trading in Asia’s over-the-counter (OTC) swaps market has ground to a near halt as dealers are sitting on the sidelines amid confusion over new derivatives trading [...]
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HK prepares for first big vote since 2014 protests

HK prepares for first big vote since 2014 protests

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kongers head to the polls Sunday to choose candidates for the semiautonomous city’s legislature, in the first major election since 2014′s pro-democracy [...]
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HK votes: Is this the world’s weirdest election?

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Millions of Hong Kongers go to the polls Sunday to elect the city’s parliament… sort of. The Legislative Council, or LegCo, election is easily one of the [...]
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Chinese visitors to HK scoop up insurance products in Q2

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

New insurance premiums from mainland Chinese visitors in Hong Kong surged to HK$16.9 billion ($2.18 billion) in the second quarter, more than double the volume for the same [...]
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China’s Hard Line Toward HK Democracy Faces Election Test

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Since thousands of Hong Kong students blocked city streets two years ago to protest a restrictive plan for promised elections, the government’s response to democratic [...]
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UPDATE 1-HK home prices rise for 4th straight month in July – govt index

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

August 31 Hong Kong home prices increased by the largest margin in four months in July, climbing 1.9 percent from the month before, government data showed on Wednesday, [...]
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War of Words Over Independence Heats Up Ahead of HK Election

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

As campaigning intensified in the run-up to Sunday’s Legislative Council (LegCo) elections in Hong Kong, embattled chief executive Leung Chun-ying has been accused of [...]
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Education chief suggests Basic Law discussions, not independence

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | The Standard | 6:00 AM

Education Secretary Eddie Ng says rather than holding discussions in schools about Hong Kong’s independence, they should do more to help students understand the [...]
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Can HK break free of China?

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | The Week | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is a historical accident. China had to give up what was then a mostly empty island to Britain after losing the First Opium War in 1842. The tiny island grew to [...]
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Taiwan, Marshall Islands seal fishery agreement

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The Republic of China (Taiwan) has forged a bilateral fishery cooperation agreement with the Marshall Islands, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said. The pact was [...]
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Taiwan’s National Wellbeing index rated best in Asia

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan has received the highest score in Asia for the mechanism it has adopted to measure its people’s wellbeing, taking reference from the “Your Better Life [...]
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Taiwan budgets for 12-year, $2.9 billion advanced jet trainer programme

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Taiwan aims to spend NT$68.6 billion (S$2.9 billion) over 12 years from 2017 to develop its own jet trainers, according to budget data seen on Wednesday (August 31), [...]
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China’s military capable of taking offshore islands: report

02-Sep-2016 Intellasia | The China Post | 6:00 AM

China’s military has the capability to seize Taiwan’s offshore islands and is looking to complete deployments by 2020 to ready its troops for cross-strait war at [...]
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