Archive for September 3rd, 2016

Singapore reports 38 new cases of Zika virus

Singapore reports 38 new cases of Zika virus

03-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:39 AM

Singapore reported 38 new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection on Friday. Authorities in Singapore, a regional financial centre and transit hub, said they had [...]
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Philippines explosion hits Davao City market

Philippines explosion hits Davao City market

03-Sep-2016 Intellasia | | 7:36 AM

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said an explosion in Davao City that killed at least 15 people Friday night was an act of terrorism and he placed the country on [...]
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IMF’s Lagarde warns G20 to avoid ‘low-growth trap’

03-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The head of the International Monetary Fund on Thursday called on global leaders to take “forceful” action to revive the world economy, sounding a stark warning [...]
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China pressures HK to squash independence calls ahead of poll: sources

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

China pressured the Hong Kong government to disqualify six candidates who advocated independence from a crucial citywide election, as part of a campaign to bolster its [...]
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Daughter of missing HK bookseller told not to travel to Asia

03-Sep-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Angela Gui, daughter of Swedish citizen Gui Minhai who disappeared in Thailand and appeared on Chinese state television confessing to a crime, says she would like the Swedish [...]
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HK independence up for discussion before elections

03-Sep-2016 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is staging a watershed election for its Legislative Council on Sunday, when for the first time the full range of positions on the city’s future is being [...]
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HK government Hacked by Chinese Cyberspies, FireEye Says

HK government Hacked by Chinese Cyberspies, FireEye Says

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

Two Hong Hong government agencies have come under attack from cyberspies originating in China in the month leading up to Sunday’s legislative elections, according to a [...]
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Billionaire Li’s Victory in Italy Snaps String of Deal Setbacks

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

The approval of billionaire Li Ka-shing’s plan to merge his Italian telecommunications assets with those of VimpelCom Ltd snaps a string of setbacks the Hong Kong [...]
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HK auction set for 2,000 vintage Bouchard burgundies

03-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Some 2,000 bottles of vintage French burgundy wine from the venerable Maison Bouchard Pere et Fils, including one dating from 1846, will go under the hammer in Hong Kong on [...]
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Taiwan’s Inaugural Kaohsiung International Maritime and Defence Expo Debuts September 14 to 17, 2016

03-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Marketwired | 6:00 AM

The Kaohsiung International Maritime & Defence Expo to be held in Kaohsiung City from September 14 – 17, 2016 will be the first international shipbuilding, marine [...]
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Sikorsky Wraps Up Taiwan’s Black Hawk Order

03-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:00 AM

Aircraft manufacturer Sikorsky has been awarded a $135.4 million foreign military sales contract for 24 UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters for Taiwan’s Air Cavalry [...]
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American International Recalibrates, Sells Taiwan Business

03-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Zacks | 6:00 AM

American International Group, Inc. (AIG – Analyst Report) announced the completion of the sale of AIG Taiwan Insurance Co. Ltd’s consumer and small and mid-sized [...]
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PH is Taiwan’s major partner

03-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Manila Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has made the Philippines a major partner of Taiwan under the recently launched New Southbound Policy, Taiwan’s representative to [...]
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Taiwan plans to cut taxes to retain foreign talent

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

Taiwan’s government is studying a plan to attract and retain high-caliber foreign talent by providing them with preferential tax treatment, the deputy head of the [...]
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Opinion: Bolster Taiwan’s Defenses To Counter China’s Assertiveness

03-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Aviationweek | 6:00 AM

At a time when China is increasingly assertive militarily, Taiwan’s political and strategic value to the US is reaching new heights. If deterrence is to be sustained on [...]
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