Archive for September 8th, 2018

Asian markets fall as US, China renew tariff threat

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

Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as the US and China moved closer to imposing tariffs on billions of dollars of each other’s goods, sounding a call of caution [...]
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Why a stronger Indonesia is still Asia’s most fragile market

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

Notwithstanding solid economic growth, low inflation and a proactive central bank, Indonesia finds itself in the same uncomfortable position it had during the 2013 emerging [...]
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Asian markets mostly down on China tariff fears

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

Most Asian equities sank on Friday as investors fret that the US will ramp up its trade war with China by imposing fresh tariffs, while chip-makers were among the biggest [...]
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Asian markets mostly down on China tariff fears

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

Most Asian equities sank on Friday as investors fret that the US will ramp up its trade war with China by imposing fresh tariffs, while chip-makers were among the biggest [...]
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Pro-democracy activists freed by HK’s highest court on grounds they suffered a grave injustice after jailing for ‘extremely violent’ protest

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

Thirteen pro-democracy activists jailed over an “extremely violent” 2014 protest against development in the New Territories were freed on Friday, after Hong [...]
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‘Living in the cracks of society’: a day on the road with HK’s scavenging ‘cardboard grannies’

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

At the crack of dawn, 67-year-old Au Fung-lan and her husband, 77, start their back-breaking daily routine. The couple, though well past retirement age, insist on collecting [...]
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HK now has more super-rich people than any other city

08-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

New York is no longer the city with the biggest super-rich population. Hong Kong overtook the Big Apple to become the top destination for the planet’s wealthiest people [...]
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Guangzhou-Shenzhen-HK Express Rail Link tickets to go on sale Monday at 8am, MTR says

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

Tickets for trains on Hong Kong’s new high-speed rail line to mainland China will be available for sale from Monday through online platforms, a telephone hotline and [...]
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Yoga ball murder trial: Malaysian professor a clever man who knows how to take care of things, HK court hears

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

A Malaysian professor accused of murdering his wife and daughter with a gas-filled yoga ball was described by his friend as a devoted family man who is “very [...]
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HK’s dismal display in expat life survey sees it trail Singapore, Burma and Mexico

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

Hong Kong’s high cost of living, long working hours and scarcity of childcare have made the city one of the least preferred destinations for expats, according to a new [...]
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HK top court frees 13 pro-democracy activists

HK top court frees 13 pro-democracy activists

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

Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal on Friday quashed jail sentences for 13 pro-democracy activists who stormed the city’s legislative council in a dramatic 2014 [...]
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Four more ‘hidden’ spaces in HK express rail terminus revealed by officials amid controversy over secret underground level

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

Four previously undisclosed areas covering 27,300 square metres at Hong Kong’s new high-speed rail terminus were revealed by the government late on Thursday night, days [...]
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Trump is failing to counter China’s diplomatic assault on Taiwan

08-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

The Chinese government is ramping up its worldwide effort to strip Taiwan of its international recognition, legitimacy and economic freedom, but the United States seems [...]
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Ex-president urges Taiwan independence referendum

08-Sep-2018 Intellasia | A Times | 6:00 AM

Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian, currently on medical parole, views deteriorating ties between China and the US as an opportunity for Taiwan to improve ties with [...]
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Taitung County has Taiwan’s best air, Taipei City sixth-best: academic

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

Tsuang Ben-jei reveals Taiwan’s best and worst places for air pollution Tsuang Ben-jei, Professor of Environmental Engineering at National Chung Hsing University has [...]
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