Archive for January 17th, 2017

Asian shares mostly lower amid Brexit worries, Takata falls

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about Britain’s exit from the European Union. Takata’s shares fell in Tokyo after the air bag maker agreed to a [...]
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Turkish cargo plane from HK crashes into Kyrgysstan homes

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

A Turkish cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgysstan, killing at least 32 people, most of them on the ground, say officials. The Boeing 747 TC-MCL aircraft [...]
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Activist Joshua Wong returns safely to HK after Taiwan visit marred by multiple protests

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Student activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung has returned safely to Hong Kong from Taiwan after a visit marred by anti-independence protests in both cities. “Back safe now in [...]
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Kyrgysstan plane crash: Dozens killed when 747 hits village

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

At least 37 people were killed when a Turkish cargo plane crashed into a village in Kyrgysstan, according to a statement from Kyrgysstan’s Ministry of Emergency [...]
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Australian energy group backs Li Ka-shing takeover

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Li Ka-shing’s Cheung Kong Infrastructure on Monday moved a step closer to a more than Aus$7 billion (US$5.2 billion) takeover of Australian energy group Duet after a [...]
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HK activists declare ‘war’ after appeal bid snub

HK activists declare ‘war’ after appeal bid snub

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An appeal bid by two anti-China lawmakers against their disqualification from Hong Kong’s parliament was rejected Monday, as the activists declared “war” on [...]
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Job cuts, fewer flights? HK airline Cathay set for overhaul

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cathay Pacific Airways (0293.HK) is expected to announce job cuts, cost reductions and to shift flights to its short-haul arm when it unveils the results of a key review this [...]
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Billionaire Li Ka-Shing Sweetens Duet Offer to $5.5 Billion

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Billionaire Li Ka-shing agreed to buy Duet Group in a A$7.4 billion ($5.5 billion) deal, sweetening an earlier offer, as the Hong Kong tycoon seeks to expand his [...]
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HK Stocks May Get Boost From China’s Clampdown on Outflows

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

As China tightens its grip on capital controls, one state-sanctioned haven from a weakening yuan is drawing attention. Mainland investors will turn to buying Hong Kong stocks [...]
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Taiwan cannot afford to buy friends

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

One well-known political quip in the United States is: When facing a domestic trouble, the president goes abroad. President Richard M. Nixon did so quite often, but finally [...]
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No reason for S’pore to stop military training in Taiwan

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A letter bearing the headline “Exercise Starlight should be terminated” and published in Malaysian Chinese-language daily Nanyang Siang Pau on January 7 made some [...]
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President back in Taiwan after 4-nation tour in Central America

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen (???) arrived back in Taipei late Sunday and pledged that Taiwan will maintain its cooperation projects with its allies but that they will be carried [...]
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Taiwan’s president visits Twitter while in San Francisco

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen visited Twitter HQ during a stopover in San Francisco to promote Asian Silicon Valley plan President Tsai Ing-wen (???) opened a new twitter account [...]
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Tsai sees textiles at core of new Central America trade plan

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen (???) believes textiles should be at the heart of Taiwan’s thinking in developing new global trade arrangements and strategies, the Presidential [...]
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Taiwan leader concludes America tour amid Beijing harassment

17-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Meanwhile, Trump again hints he may ditch One China policy Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Saturday completed a short transit in the US and headed home, following a [...]
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