Archive for September 1st, 2018

Thailand’s military junta may at last be ready to call an election

Thailand’s military junta may at last be ready to call an election

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Economist | 6:19 AM

SEPTEMBER will sizzle with political intrigue in Thailand. The prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, has announced that his military government will shortly begin discussions [...]
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Asia markets broadly lower following news that Trump supports trade war with China

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Asia markets were lower in morning trade on Friday as Wall Street ended its four-day winning streak in the last session, following a report that US President Donald Trump [...]
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HK is boosting its links to Chinese banks but there are risks involved

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s burgeoning financial links with China hold enormous opportunities but they carry risks for its banking sector as well. Compared to Hong Kong’s, [...]
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Court rejects former HK leader Donald Tsang’s appeal against misconduct conviction

Court rejects former HK leader Donald Tsang’s appeal against misconduct conviction

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong court on Friday threw out jailed former city leader Donald Tsang Yam-kuen’s second attempt to appeal against his conviction for misconduct in public office. [...]
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It’s easier for blockchain experts to move to HK now

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | QZ | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is opening its doors to blockchain professionals. The government this week updated a list of criteria for its points-based migration programme so it now awards [...]
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Beijing studying possibility of Hongkongers serving in People’s Liberation Army

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Authorities in Beijing are considering allowing Hong Kong residents to serve in the national military, the defence ministry has said. The news on Thursday came after [...]
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Mainland China will only be charged HK$1,000 per year for HK high-speed rail terminus

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong will charge mainland Chinese authorities only HK$1,000 (US$127) annually for using a 1.1 million sq ft port area at the high-speed rail link terminus in West [...]
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A HK Professor Has Been Charged With Murder After His Wife’s Body Was Found Inside a Suitcase

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

A university professor in Hong Kong has been charged with murder after his wife’s body was discovered inside a suitcase, the latest case of a gruesome killing in a city [...]
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HK’s digital banking push pits tech newcomers against old-guard lenders

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

At least a dozen banks, fintechs and telecom firms are lining up to get a piece of Hong Kong’s retail and small business banking market as the regulator prepares to [...]
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HK home prices hit another record but seen cooling as rates rise

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong private home prices rose to another record in July, government data showed on Friday, but the prospect of rising interest rates was expected to cool one of the [...]
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Heavy rain pounds HK for fourth consecutive day

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Locals warned to avoid steep slopes as landslide risk remains high. Torrential rain has been lashing Hong Kong over the past few days. The downpours have been so severe that [...]
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Hongkongers working in mainland China face being taxed on their global income

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hongkongers living or working in mainland China could face a bigger tax bill as an amendment proposed by the Ministry of Finance was approved on Friday. The amendment, which [...]
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Taiwan’s last African ally holds out despite overtures by China

Taiwan’s last African ally holds out despite overtures by China

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

While China meets African leaders at a major summit in Beijing next week, the king of eSwatini, self-ruled Taiwan’s last remaining ally on the continent, will be [...]
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United Airlines made a tiny concession to recognise Taiwan, and China is furious

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | This is Insider | 6:00 AM

United Airlines made a small concession to recognise Taiwan amid China’s ongoing attempts to wipe it off the map and Beijing is furious. The airline recently enabled a [...]
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Taiwan’s population trending toward faster decline than predicted

01-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Taiwan to be ‘super-aged society’ by 2026, country could shrivel to 16 million by 2065 The latest estimate by the National Development Council (NDC) shows that [...]
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