Archive for July 5th, 2018

Business Briefs 05 July 2018

05-Jul-2018 Intellasia | | 7:50 AM

* The awaplastic Industries (Saraburi) Co., Ltd, has acquired more than 118,000 shares of Binh Minh Plastic Company (BMP) out of the total volume of nearly 1.2 mill on shares [...]
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Asian shares mostly lower as China-US tariffs moves loom

05-Jul-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

World shares were mostly lower on Wednesday as European shares tracked losses in Asia and on Wall Street, where tech shares were hit by worries over trade tensions between [...]
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Asian markets down as trade fears linger

05-Jul-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets were down Wednesday as trade tensions between the US and China continued to weigh on investor sentiment ahead of the imposition of new tariffs. Wall Street [...]
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HK residents more upbeat about ‘one country, two systems’ policy but concerns grow over freedom of speech, survey finds

05-Jul-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong residents’ perceptions about the “one country, two systems” policy under which China governs the city have improved in the past six months [...]
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Rising oil prices stall Virgin Australia’s bid to win passengers from Cathay Pacific and Qantas on HK routes

05-Jul-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

Virgin Australia’s bid to win passengers from Cathay Pacific Airways and Qantas with cut-price fares could prove short-lived after oil prices rose to a four-year high [...]
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HK court grants British lesbian right to spousal visa

05-Jul-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s top court ruled on Wednesday that a British lesbian should be granted a spousal visa in a landmark judgment that could open the door for expatriate same-sex [...]
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British lesbian wins landmark dependant visa case in HK court

05-Jul-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

A British lesbian won the right to live and work in Hong Kong with her partner in a landmark decision Wednesday by the top court in the city, where same-sex unions are not [...]
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Insatiable HK shoppers in HK$40.5 billion spending spree as city records fourth straight month of double-digit growth

05-Jul-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong shoppers spent a whopping HK$40.5 billion (US$5 billion) in May as the city’s retail sector recorded its fourth consecutive month of double-digit growth. The [...]
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HK seeks bigger role in BRI

05-Jul-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

Asia’s financial centre is betting on a green Belt and Road but there are concerns over ‘greenwashing’, reports Kayleigh Long International demand for [...]
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US makes risky military moves with Taiwan

US makes risky military moves with Taiwan

05-Jul-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

Bonnie Glaser, director of the China Power Project at centre for Strategic and International Studies, recently tweeted that “Taiwan will join US navy drill in Solomon [...]
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Korea’s foreign reserves top 400 billion USD for 1st time

05-Jul-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s foreign currency reserves topped 400 billion US dollars for the first time in June, keeping a record-breaking trend for the fourth consecutive month, [...]
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Korea monitoring N Korea after missile launcher report

Korea monitoring N Korea after missile launcher report

05-Jul-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff says it is monitoring North Korea’s missile equipment production, after a recent press report suggested North Korea may be [...]
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Despite Anonymous Carping, USN Korea Talks Continue

Despite Anonymous Carping, USN Korea Talks Continue

05-Jul-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

Just as I arrived in South Korea’s capital to report on the Korea peace process after Singapore on the last day of June, my Twitter feed exploded with outraged comments [...]
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Beijing Won’t Allow Pyongyang to ‘Drift Away’ Toward Washington  Korea Analyst

Beijing Won’t Allow Pyongyang to ‘Drift Away’ Toward Washington Korea Analyst

05-Jul-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

North Korean officials arrived in China this wee to hold high-level talks on the DPRK’s exit from international isolation in Beijing, just days ahead of US Secretary of [...]
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Trump’s Investment in N Korea

Trump’s Investment in N Korea

05-Jul-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

The president may be a diplomatic wrecking ball, but he believes his investment in Korea is too big to fail. That’s a good thing. Donald Trump loves to tell the [...]
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