Archive for September 7th, 2018

Toll from Japan quake rises to 16 as hopes fade for survivors

Toll from Japan quake rises to 16 as hopes fade for survivors

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | | 3:44 PM

Japanese rescue workers with bulldozers and sniffer dogs scrabbled through the mud Friday to find survivors from a landslide that buried houses after a powerful quake, as the [...]
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Business Briefs 07 Sep 2018

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | | 8:58 AM

* Phuong Nam Cultural Company (PNC) has received approval from its shareholders to divest its remaining 7.5% stake in CJ CGVVietnam, a subsidiary of South Korean CJ Group, [...]
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Asian stocks mixed as comment period for US tariffs ends

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets were mixed Thursday on fears that the US would soon impose tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese goods, as public consultations drew to a close. KEEPING [...]
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Asian investors fight to recover after emerging market rout

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

Asian equities suffered fresh losses Thursday, extending the previous day’s rout as concerns about contagion from emerging markets fray investor nerves, while sentiment [...]
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Online romance scam record for HK as Wan Chai businesswoman loses $23 million to ‘British engineer’

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Pos | 6:00 AM

A 66-year-old businesswoman has become Hong Kong’s biggest victim of an online romance scam after being duped out of HK$180 million (US$23 million) over four years by [...]
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Prosecution of at least 15 HK smartphone cases on hold for months, court document shows

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

Court proceedings for at least 15 smartphone-related cases in Hong Kong must be adjourned for months after a judge ruled that prosecutors erred in pressing a commonly used [...]
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Proposed artificial island near Lantau in HK could suffer same fate as Jebi-hit Osaka airport, green groups warn

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

Extreme weather could flood a proposed artificial island in Hong Kong just as Typhoon Jebi had shut down Osaka’s airport, which was built on reclaimed land 24 years [...]
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Ho Ming-sze: influential Hongkonger who fought Japanese, and brought city’s tycoons and China’s Deng Xiaoping together dies, aged 95

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

Ho Ming-sze, a former high-ranking Communist Party official in Hong Kong and a top adviser to late tycoon Henry Fok Ying-tung, died on Wednesday. He was 95. Ho reportedly [...]
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What’s next for HK houseboat community facing eviction from Discovery Bay Marina Club?

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

On August 31, some 200 boat owners, most of whom also live on board, were told they only had four months to ship out of Hong Kong’s Discovery Bay marina, leaving [...]
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Taiwan President touts closer links with Guatemala

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

Taiwan’s collaborative programmes in infrastructure construction, medical services and education in Guatemala, as well as visits by high-ranking officials in recent [...]
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US senators introduce bill to help Taiwan keep its allies

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

Republican and Democratic US senators introduced legislation on Wednesday to discourage Taiwan’s few remaining allies from switching their allegiance to China, after El [...]
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Former Marine arrested in brutal machete killing in Taiwan left service as a private

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

A former Marine arrested last month in connection with a grisly drug-related homicide on Taiwan has ties to the nearby island of Okinawa and may have been disciplined prior [...]
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Smartphone slowdown tests new leadership at Taiwan’s chip champion

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

In late August, the new chair of chip-making titan Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (2330.TW), Mark Liu, got the sort of news that would make any boss smile: his biggest [...]
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Taiwan’s military police to buy shoulder-launched missiles

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Atimes | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s Military Police Command is discussing a plan to buy up to 445 locally produced portable anti-tank missile launchers. Sources say the lightweight, close-range [...]
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Taiwan’s monthly minimum wage to increase by 5pct in 2019

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

Taiwan’s monthly minimum wage to increase by 5 percent, while hourly wage to rise by 7.14 percent on January 1, 2019 The monthly minimum wage will officially be [...]
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