Archive for May 27th, 2017

Asian energy firms sink as OPEC output deal disappoints

27-May-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Energy firms took a hit on Friday after crude prices plunged almost five percent the previous day as traders were left disappointed by OPEC’s latest output cuts. Keenly [...]
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What We Can Expect From The Future Of HK’s Fintech Scene

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

One of the buzzwords in the startup community for the last several years has been “fintech.” This hot topic covers a broad subject area but the actual meaning of [...]
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High-stakes moves by Taiwan, US and the USS Dewey in South China Sea

27-May-2017 Intellasia | News.com.au | 6:00 AM

CHINA has protested a US Navy patrol that sent a guided missile destroyer near a group of man-made islands in the South China Sea as Taiwan practised repelling a simulated [...]
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Taiwan firms for B&R

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Global Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwan firms are welcome to join in construction projects under the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative, a Chinese mainland spokesperson said Thursday. “We actively [...]
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Taiwan delegation holds fruitful bilateral talks on sidelines of WHA

27-May-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s Health minister Chen Shih-chung (???) said Thursday that his delegation has held 51 bilateral talks with 28 countries and 23 organisations on the sidelines of [...]
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Fast Asia Open: Japan consumer price inflation, Taiwan GDP

27-May-2017 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump has scolded his Nato allies for what he called their “chronic underfunding” of the alliance in a blunt message at a ceremony in Brussels. Trump, who [...]
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Taiwan mulls entry ban on Chinese human rights violators

27-May-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s government is considering adopting measures to prohibit blacklisted Chinese human rights violators from entering the country in response to the detention of a [...]
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US Urges China to Release Jailed Taiwanese INGO Worker

27-May-2017 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

After the Chinese government detained her husband on March 19, Ching-yu Lee, wife of Taiwanese nongovernmental organisation worker Ming-che Lee, dedicated herself to a rescue [...]
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Taiwanese-Canadians celebrate landmark same-sex marriage ruling

27-May-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s Constitutional Court has ruled unconstitutional a law barring same-sex marriage Taiwanese-Canadians are celebrating a landmark ruling from the island [...]
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Taiwan Gay Marriage Ruling Widens Political Divide With China

Taiwan Gay Marriage Ruling Widens Political Divide With China

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s historic court ruling this week did more than make it the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples wed: It also widened the political gap with China. The [...]
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Why Entrepreneurs Come To Korea – And Why They Don’t

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

If you build it, will they come? That was the belief of the South Korean government as it heralded a “creative economy drive” in 2012 to foster a startup scene [...]
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Cautious optimism as China and US team up against N Korea

27-May-2017 Intellasia | AFR | 6:00 AM

You don’t have to look far these days to find dire warnings of the risks posed to global financial markets by nuke-toting, trigger happy North Korean president Kim [...]
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Here’s why the US would have to be insane to attack N Korea

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

Despite reports of US and Chinese military buildups, North Korea’s increased pace of provocations, and the Trump administration’s claims that “all options [...]
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China, the King of Coal, Is Getting Gassy

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

With factories and power plants across China burning half the world’s coal, the government’s latest targets for using more natural gas to ease the country’s [...]
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Bank of Korea Backs Moon’s Plans on Spending, Household Debt

27-May-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Korea endorsed plans from President Moon Jae-in to contain household debt while increasing fiscal stimulus, as it held its benchmark rate at a record low again. [...]
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