Archive for May 16th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Enjoy A Good Dram At The Third Edition Of The DFS Whiskey Festival

16-May-2018 Intellasia | Press Release | 4:35 PM

DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, is to host the third edition of The Whiskey Festival at Singapore Changi Airport. Taking place from now until June [...]
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Business Briefs 16 May, 2018

16-May-2018 Intellasia | | 4:14 PM

* Hau Giang Pharmaceutical Company (DHG) looks to make VND4 trillion in revenue in 2018, down 1  percent versus the previous year, and VND768 billion in pre-tax profit, up 7 [...]
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Asian markets down as attention turns back to trade talks

16-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese vice Premier Liu He is due in Washington for fresh talks aimed at heading off a trade war with the United States Asian markets mostly fell on Tuesday as trade moves [...]
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HK Exchange Fund Q1 investment income hits HK$26.1 billion HKMA

16-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s Exchange Fund, which is used to back the Hong Kong dollar, posted investment income of HK$26.1 billion ($3.32 billion) in the first quarter of 2018, the [...]
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Male model and Australian man arrested as customs seize date rape drug GBL intended for HK party district Lan Kwai Fong

16-May-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A male model was arrested and a large quantity of a date rape drug, believed to be intended for Hong Kong’s nightlife district Lan Kwai Fong, was seized on Monday. An [...]
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HK scientists told to love China if they want state support, but leader Carrie Lam calls President Xi’s offer ‘breakthrough’

16-May-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Plans by President Xi Jinping to offer Hong Kong scientists greater access to state funding are a “breakthrough” and underscore the central government’s [...]
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HK gears up for another $10 billion IPO with planned China Tower flotation

16-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China Tower, the world’s biggest operator of mobile phone towers, has applied to list its shares in Hong Kong in what could become the city’s second $10 billion [...]
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HK shares jump after Trump tweets on China’s ZTE

16-May-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, with Hong Kong shares surging after President Donald Trump said he wanted to help a sanctioned Chinese tech giant, signaling a [...]
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China successfully influenced an Australian council to paint over students’ flags of Taiwan

16-May-2018 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

The mayor of an Australian city has admitted that, at the request of a Chinese official, its local council got rid of a Taiwanese flag that some school students painted as [...]
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Taiwan ex-leader Ma convicted in political leaks case

Taiwan ex-leader Ma convicted in political leaks case

16-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Taiwanese court Tuesday found former president Ma Ying-jeou guilty in a political leaks case, his first conviction in a raft of lawsuits brought against him since he [...]
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Taiwan: Taipei Bank Launches First Blockchain Payment System In The Country

16-May-2018 Intellasia | Coin Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Privately-held Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank has reportedly become the first bank in Taiwan to deploy a blockchain-based payment system, local media Taipei Times reports May [...]
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Taiwan’s CTCI lands a $240 million natural gas project in India

16-May-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

India’s Adani Group announced on Monday that the $240 million (NT$7.2 billion) liquefied natural gas receiving station in the Dhamra Port on India’s east coast [...]
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Ministry of Economic Affairs announces new ‘Invest Taiwan’ Office

16-May-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

The office aims to facilitate foreign investment in Taiwan, and create a network for talent cultivation in the country Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has [...]
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Taiwan’s average total salary in Q1 reached a record high of NT$59852: vice premier

16-May-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s average total salary, which includes irregular earning such as the end of the year bonus, reached a record high of NT$59,852 in the first quarter of this year, [...]
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Defense minister: Taiwan Is Seeking F-35 Stealth Fighter

16-May-2018 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s defense minister has recently reiterated his country’s interest in procuring the fifth-generation fighter jet from the United States. Taiwan’s [...]
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