Archive for December 23rd, 2016

All indexes down on low liquidity

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Vneconomictimes | 12:48 PM

All main indexes on Vietnam’s stock market closed down on lower liquidity on December 22. On HSX the VN Index fell 2.79 points (0.42 per cent) and the VN30-Index 0.08 [...] » More

Vinamilk pulls down VN Index

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNA | 12:47 PM

Shares declined on December 22 on the two exchanges after foreign sells on heavyweight stocks reignited investors’ fears about a possible downturn. The benchmark VN [...] » More

Business Briefs December 23

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | | 12:47 PM

* The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Ministry of Transport on December 21 signed an agreement to provide transaction advisory services for a third ring road project [...] » More

Japan sends troops to fight massive fire

Japan sends troops to fight massive fire

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 9:53 AM

A rapidly-spreading fire engulfed more than 100 buildings and sparked evacuations in a northern Japanese city on Thursday, leaving two people injured and forcing authorities [...] » More

Cambodia seizes huge haul of ivory and animal parts

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Cambodian customs have seized some 1.3 tonnes of African elephant tusks and other exotic animal parts destined for China Cambodian officials have seized 1.5 tonnes of illegal [...] » More

Lifting US jade sanctions ‘a mistake’: Burma minister

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

The minister in charge of mining in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden state of Kachin says it was a mistake for the United States to lift sanctions on the country’s [...] » More

HK Stocks Poised to Enter Correction as Insurers Retreat

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

Hong Kong stocks fell, with the benchmark index poised to enter a correction, as energy producers and financial companies retreated amid dwindling The Hang Seng Index slid [...] » More

Chinese FM meets China’s HKSAR chief executive

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CCTV | 6:00 AM

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi on Wednesday met with Leung Chun-ying, chief executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, to discuss the Belt and Road Initiative [...] » More

How will China redefine democracy in HK and why?

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Ejinsight | 6:00 AM

The Election Committee sub-sector election finished last week and a 1,200-member panel is in place to pick Hong Kong’s next chief executive in March. But the waiting [...] » More

HK takes no-visa policy away for Indian travellers

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | ETN | 6:00 AM

In a surprise move, Hong Kong has withdrawn the no travel visa policy for Indians from January next year. Now, Indian tourists will have to pre-register to enter the SAR [...] » More

Taiwan president to make CentrAm visit amid US-China tensions

Taiwan president to make CentrAm visit amid US-China tensions

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, is to visit Guatemala next month amid US-China tensions spurred by US president-elect Donald’s Trump speaking by telephone with [...] » More

India steps up parliamentary ties with Taiwan

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

Relations between Taiwan and India have moved up a notch with India’s recent formation of the India-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Forum (ITPAF), Taiwan’s [...] » More

Taiwan sees hottest winter solstice in 67 years

23-Dec-2016 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

Global warming naysayers will have a hard time explaining the heat that Taiwan experienced this winter solstice. According to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), [...] » More

WTO rules largely in favour of Taiwan in steel row with Canada

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

A dispute panel of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) largely ruled in favour of Taiwan on Wednesday on its complaint over anti-dumping duties imposed by Canada on some of [...] » More

After losing Sao Tome, Taiwan to review aid to other allies

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

President Tsai Ing-wen (???) on Wednesday issued a directive for the foreign ministry to review all of Taiwan’s current aid programmes with its diplomatic allies, after [...] » More