Archive for December 2nd, 2016

Indonesia blasphemy protest swells to crowd of 200,000

Indonesia blasphemy protest swells to crowd of 200,000

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 3:41 PM

At least 200,000 conservative Muslims rallied in the Indonesian capital on Friday in the second major protest in a month against its minority Christian governor who is being [...] » More

Energy stocks fuel market surge

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNA | 1:48 PM

Oil and gas stocks lifted the market on December 1 as global oil prices surged after the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members finally reached a [...] » More

Business Briefs December 2

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | | 1:47 PM

* Thanh Vu Tay Ninh Company has registered to sell seven million shares in Bamboo Capital Company (BCG) to reduce its ownership from 11.9 percent to 5.4 percent in nearly one [...] » More

Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand’s new king

Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand’s new king

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 9:21 AM

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn became the king of Thailand late Thursday, opening a new chapter for the powerful monarchy in a country still mourning the death of his [...] » More

The bizarre political scandal bringing down Korea’s president

The bizarre political scandal bringing down Korea’s president

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Vox | 7:10 AM

While Americans watch the Twitter-fueled drama surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s efforts to build his new Cabinet, South Koreans thousands of miles away are [...] » More

Asian markets higher after China factory data

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

Asian stock markets moved higher on Thursday as upbeat factory data from China boosted investor sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 jumped 1.1 percent to [...] » More

ADB’s Nakao: don’t expect Fed policy to have lasting impact on capital flows

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

Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao said on Thursday he does not think US Federal Reserve policy will have a lasting impact on capital flows between emerging [...] » More

Asian factories show growth in November, but outlook clouded

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

China’s factories notched their strongest growth in activity in two years and Japanese firms order books rose in November, masking concern about the protectionist [...] » More

Icy reception for Disneyland’s $1.4bn ‘Frozen’ reboot in HK

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

City government to defer support for theme park expansion Disney’s plans for a $1.4bn Frozen-themed reboot of loss-making Hong Kong Disneyland has met with an icy [...] » More

Beijing threat as HK top in freedoms

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

Hong Kong is in danger of losing its top rank as the “freest” jurisdiction in the world in the near future as it has no democracy, international think tanks say. [...] » More

How HK’s Patchy Sex Work Laws Enable Predatory Cops

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | vice | 6:00 AM

The lurid saga of Rurik Jutting came to an end in Hong Kong early this month when the former British banker was convicted of murdering two Indonesian women at his luxury [...] » More

HK stocks rebound but gains capped ahead of OPEC meeting

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

Hong Kong stocks followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday but gains were limited as investors were reluctant to buy shares ahead of an OPEC meeting and Italy’s [...] » More

Double Whammy Slams HK Developers

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

ong Kong developer stocks have gone from being the top performers to the worst, slammed by home price curbs and the expectation of rate hikes following Donald Trump’s [...] » More

New Silk Road still open for Taiwanese firms despite tensions, Beijing says

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

But President Tsai Ing-wen’s reluctance to recognise 1992 consensus is blamed for clouding other cross-strait economic opportunities Beijing said Taiwan’s entry [...] » More

Indonesian president meets Taiwanese business delegation

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

Indonesian President Joko Widodo met with a Taiwanese business delegation Wednesday and expressed gratitude for Taiwan’s investment in his country over the years, while [...] » More