Archive for May 17th, 2018

Business Briefs 17 May, 2018

17-May-2018 Intellasia | | 1:47 PM

* Viet Capital Securities Company (VCI) has decided to sell 23,500 treasury shares to employees at VND20,OOO each, way below the market price of around VND101,OOO. The shares [...]
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NKorea moves, weak Japan GDP data pull Asian shares lower

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

Share prices fell Wednesday in Asia after losses in technology and health care companies snapped an eight-day winning streak for the Dow Jones industrial average. North [...]
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Top HK disease researchers welcome news that mainland Chinese cash will be made available to city at Xi Jinping’s instruction

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

Thirteen years ago, a national laboratory was launched at the University of Hong Kong to do groundbreaking research on emerging infectious diseases as the city got back on [...]
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Chinese army promotes new political commissar at HK garrison

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

A senior role overseeing ideological work at the Chinese army’s Hong Kong garrison has been filled, after almost half a year vacant. Major general Cai Yongzhong has [...]
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Two elderly HK sisters arrested for allegedly running prostitution ring out of luxury Mid-Levels flat

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

Hong Kong police have arrested two elderly sisters suspected of running a prostitution ring after raiding their luxury Mid-Levels home, believed to have served as a 24-hour [...]
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Construction labour squeeze propels HK into third spot among most expensive cities globally to build

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

Hong Kong’s construction labour costs have vaulted 25 per cent in the last 12 months, elevating the city into the third spot among the most expensive to build globally, [...]
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HK journalist handcuffed and dragged into police van in Beijing while covering hearing of human rights lawyer Xie Yanyi

HK journalist handcuffed and dragged into police van in Beijing while covering hearing of human rights lawyer Xie Yanyi

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

A Hong Kong video journalist was bloodied, handcuffed and dragged into a van by police in Beijing while trying to cover a hearing involving a human rights lawyer on [...]
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3.51 million-USD central government funding in place for HK research institutions

17-May-2018 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

The first batch of funding, totalling 22 million Chinese yuan (about 3.51 million US dollars), from China’s central government to support research institutions in Hong [...]
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HK journalist beaten covering 10-year anniversary of Sichuan earthquake

17-May-2018 Intellasia | Cpj.org | 6:00 AM

Chinese authorities must investigate and bring to justice those responsible for an attack on i-Cable TV reporter Chan Ho-fai in Sichuan Province, the Committee to Protect [...]
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Taiwan-based crypto exchange platform raises $10 million within hours

17-May-2018 Intellasia | Technode | 6:00 AM

BitoEX, a Taiwanese cryptocurrency platform that launched its ICO (Initial Coin Offering) on May 2, claimed to have raised $10 million in 5 hours and sold-out 175 million [...]
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Taiwan asks allies to talk to WHO on press access to annual assembly

17-May-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday that its representative office in Geneva will ask Taiwan’s allies and like-minded countries to talk with the World [...]
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Tourism Bureau unveils subsidies to promote tourism in south Taiwan

17-May-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The Tourism Bureau announced Tuesday that it has set aside NT$40 million (US$1.34 million) to subsidise tour operators who offer tour packages to five national scenic areas [...]
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Taiwan’s first island energy grid activated

17-May-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

New smart microgrid in Penghu harnesses solar energy, and next year, wind energy Taiwan’s newest smart electrical supply network, the Penghu Chimei Smart Microgrid, is [...]
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Taiwan unveils proposal to attract mid-level foreign staff

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

Salary levels will play a major role in determining who can stay: reports Premier William Lai (???) on Tuesday unveiled a proposal for a “New Economic Migrant [...]
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In Taiwan, another former president is sentenced to prison

17-May-2018 Intellasia | LA Times | 6:00 AM

Former Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou was sentenced Tuesday to four months in prison on charges he leaked classified information, making him the island’s second [...]
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