Archive for September 11th, 2018

Business Briefs 11 Sep 2018

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

* The Pan Group Company (PAN) has received approval from its shareholders for a plan to issue 14.86 million sharesin a private placement to its Japanese partner, Sojitz [...]
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Asian markets hit by fresh trade fears after Trump comments

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

Hong Kong and Shanghai led a broad sell-off across most Asian markets Monday after Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on all Chinese imports, ramping up fears of an [...]
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Asia markets lower in morning as US-China trade jitters linger

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

Asian markets were mixed on Monday afternoon as trade tensions between the US and China remain in focus. Both the Nikkei 225 and South Korea’s Kospi extended their [...]
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Asian stocks mixed on fears of more US tariffs on China

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

Asian shares were mostly lower on Monday after US President Donald Trump declared he was considering tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese goods, ratcheting up [...]
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Vietnam denies entry to human rights campaigner to attend World Economic Forum

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

Vietnam has refused entry to the Secretary general of the International Federation for Human Rights, Debbie Stothard, to attend the World Economic Forum to be held in the [...]
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Independent panel to begin public preliminary hearing in late September over HK’s Sha Tin-Central rail link scandal

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

An independent panel of experts investigating the construction scandal in Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project will launch an open preliminary hearing later this [...]
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Piling work for offshore HK gas plant could cause hearing loss in finless porpoises, conservation group WWF warns

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

Noisy piling works from the construction of a planned offshore gas receiving facility off Hong Kong’s southern Lantau Island could cause hearing loss in finless [...]
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Was HK’s high-speed rail line to mainland China worth all the sacrifices?

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

New Territories farmer Fung Yu-chuk remembers the pain and protests a decade ago as if they were yesterday. The 450 long-time residents of Choi Yuen, a quiet Yuen Long [...]
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Buyers face payment hiccups as hundreds queue up for high-speed rail tickets in HK on first day of sale

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

More than 300 people were standing in line for tickets to the first high-speed trains departing from Hong Kong by the time they went on sale at 8am on Monday, with some of [...]
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HK bus driver jailed 20 months over driving while ill and killing woman in crash

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

A Hong Kong bus driver who passed out at the wheel and killed a pedestrian in a crash was on Monday jailed for 20 months and disqualified from driving for five years. The [...]
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Flooding downpours threaten Taiwan in advance of potential impacts from Mangkhut

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Accuweather | 6:00 AM

A slowly organising tropical low near southern Taiwan will threaten the country with flooding downpours in advance of potential impacts from Mangkhut. While currently not [...]
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The fight for marriage equality in Taiwan

11-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Redflag | 6:00 AM

When gay activist Chi Chia-Wei stepped into the Taipei District Court in 1986 demanding the notarisation of his marriage licence, he was thrown out and not long after [...]
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Typhoon Mangkhut expected to be closest to Taiwan by weekend

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

Typhoon Mangkhut predicted to be closest to Taiwan by September 15 or 16 Typhoon Mangkhut, the 22nd tropical storm of the year, may intensify into a strong typhoon and be [...]
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Panama asks US to ‘respect’ Taiwan snub

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

Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela on Sunday asked the United States to respect his country’s sovereignty after the US recalled its envoys from three regional [...]
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Taiwanese firms losing interest in China: MOEA

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

Ministry of Economic Affairs sees marked decrease in China inquiries, increase in Southeast Asia inquiries According to statistics by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic [...]
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