Archive for December 28th, 2016

Facebook safety check helped spread false reports of Thailand explosion

Facebook safety check helped spread false reports of Thailand explosion

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 2:24 PM

Company claimed one-man protest involving ‘giant firecrackers’ led to activation, but it also promoted a link to a false report of a major ‘explosion’ A Facebook [...]
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Business Brief December 28

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | | 1:48 PM

* Sea & Air Freight International (SFI) has announced January 4 as the ex-dividend date to  pay a provisional dividend at 10% for 2016. The  firm said it would make [...]
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Vinatex to trade on UPCoM

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Vneconomictimes | 1:43 PM

Vietnam National Textile & Garment Group to list 500 million shares when it joins UPCoM on January 3. The Vietnam National Textile & Garment Group (Vinatex) will [...]
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Japan’s Abe offers ‘everlasting condolences’ at Pearl Harbor

Japan’s Abe offers ‘everlasting condolences’ at Pearl Harbor

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 8:45 AM

In a historic pilgrimage, the leaders of Japan and the United States took to the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor on Tuesday to prove that even the bitterest enemies can [...]
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Chinese warships enter South China Sea near Taiwan in show of force

Chinese warships enter South China Sea near Taiwan in show of force

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 8:42 AM

Beijing’s only aircraft carrier cruises past Taiwan’s Pratas Islands in an exercise state media said showed the country’s improving combat capabilities A group of [...]
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Impeachment Controversy Stokes Uncertainty Ahead of South Korean Election

Impeachment Controversy Stokes Uncertainty Ahead of South Korean Election

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Daily Signal | 8:37 AM

The next South Korean presidential election is scheduled to be held on or before Dec. 20, 2017. However, there is a possibility that South Korea will have its election in [...]
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Asian stocks mixed in light trading ahead of New Year

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

Shares are mixed in Asia as the last week of trading for the year began Tuesday after most markets were closed for Christmas. Most benchmarks stayed in a narrow range. [...]
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Asia stocks mixed in muted session, dollar recovers some losses

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

Asian stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday, in thin trade and with little to guide them as most major markets were closed on Monday for Christmas holidays, while the dollar [...]
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Asian stocks lower in light trading after Christmas

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

Stock markets in Japan and China declined Monday in light trading after Christmas with most other Asian markets closed. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.8 [...]
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HK banks should carefully monitor regulatory developments around blockchain technology – Report

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Econotimes | 6:00 AM

In its “Hong Kong Banking Outlook 2017″ report, KPMG said that it expects the fintech market in Hong Kong to flourish in 2017, with more cooperation between [...]
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HK, where history has become a battleground for Beijing

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Stepping off the subway in his army uniform, Victor Yu prepared to face the onslaught ahead. Instead of charging into a crowd armed with rifles, he was met with smartphones, [...]
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Taiwan takes key step to marriage equality

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

An amendment to the Civil Code was approved by a legislative committee Monday in a major step toward the legalisation of same-sex marriage, as thousands-strong dueling [...]
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Taiwan teacher asks for second chance after his students dress up as Nazis for high school parade

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Shanghaiist | 6:00 AM

A high school teacher in Taiwan has asked for a second chance for his students after photos went viral over the weekend showing them dressed up as Nazis at a school event on [...]
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South China Sea: Beijing Sends A Strong Message To America And Taiwan

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

One month after telling America to stay away from its “own” South China Sea, China is sending another strong message to America. The message has another [...]
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Chinese aircraft carrier, 5 warships pass Taiwan on way to S. China Sea drills

28-Dec-2016 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

A Chinese aircraft carrier along with five other vessels has passed through waters south of Taiwan on its way to what are reportedly the carrier’s first blue water [...]
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