Archive for September 12th, 2018

Super Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on the Philippines and Hong Kong

Super Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on the Philippines and Hong Kong

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | | 3:09 PM

As the US east coast braces for Hurricane Florence, an even stronger super typhoon is barreling down on southeast Asia, with Hong Kong and Macau square in its path. Super [...]
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Business Briefs 12 Sep 2018

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | | 8:56 AM

* HAGL Agriculture Company (HNG) plans to sell over 87.4 million shares via a private placement at the price ofVND16,000 each. The firm expects to raise VND1.4 trillion from [...]
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Asian investors wary as trade tensions weigh, pound holds gains

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

Asian investors trod uneasily on Tuesday as concerns over trade and emerging markets dragged on confidence but the pound held on to gains after optimistic remarks from the [...]
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In HK, it’s cheaper to die in a nursing home than a hospital, study finds

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

End-of-life care for people spending their last days in a nursing home costs almost a fifth less than for those who die in hospital, a study has found. The findings prompted [...]
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HK’s tourism board spends HK$12 million to promote ‘traditional and trendy’ Sham Shui Po to visitors

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

The Hong Kong Tourism Board has splashed out more than HK$12 million (US$1.5 million) on a series of improvements and marketing activities to promote one of the city’s [...]
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HK tutor found guilty of kicking, punching and spraying student, 10, with detergent

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

A Hong Kong private tutor was on Tuesday found guilty of assaulting and spraying her 10-year-old student with detergent when he did not finish his homework and scored poorly [...]
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Free rail tickets and occupation before full payment among goodies being offered by developers to speed up sales after vacancy tax hits home

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

Developers are coming up with more buyers’ sweeteners in an effort to offload completed Hong Kong residential projects since a tough new “vacancy tax” and [...]
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Why Phase Scientific, a biotech start-up backed by Bill Gates, chose HK over Silicon Valley as a launch pad for its global ambitions

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

A medical diagnostics start-up which is about to launch a $10 tooth decay risk detection kit has chosen to locate its global headquarters to Hong Kong in the hope of gaining [...]
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Pro-Beijing politician’s remarks calling HK judges ‘sinners of society’ for freeing activists earn rebuke from city leader Carrie Lam

Pro-Beijing politician’s remarks calling HK judges ‘sinners of society’ for freeing activists earn rebuke from city leader Carrie Lam

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

Hong Kong’s leader on Tuesday described a pro-Beijing politician’s disparaging remarks about the city’s judges as “unacceptable”, after he [...]
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Be understanding about high-speed rail issues, HK leader Carrie Lam urges public after bumpy start to ticket sales

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor called on the public to be more understanding about issues faced by the city’s new high-speed railway, a day after ticket [...]
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Taiwan students in Norway protest visa title

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Pie News | 6:00 AM

My Name, My Right’ is a group formed of Taiwanese students in Norway seeking to lobby the government to label them officially as Taiwanese, rather than from China. The [...]
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Flooding downpours threaten Taiwan in advance of potential impacts from Typhoon Mangkhut

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | ACCU Weather | 6:00 AM

A tropical depression near southern Taiwan will threaten the country with flooding downpours in advance of potential impacts from Typhoon Mangkhut. This depression [...]
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Taiwan President pledges to support small and medium businesses

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

Tsai commits to continue supporting Taiwan’s SMEs to foster more jobs and economic dynamism Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen pledged to continue to support Taiwan’s [...]
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China Prepared to Resist if US Adds Support for Taiwan’s Foreign Relations

12-Sep-2018 Intellasia | VOA | 6:00 AM

China is expected to use its economic strength to counter any US actions aimed at helping Chinese political rival Taiwan regain a world diplomatic foothold after losing much [...]
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Trump open to meeting N Korea’s Kim again despite lack of denuclearisation progress

Trump open to meeting N Korea’s Kim again despite lack of denuclearisation progress

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

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday that President Donald Trump is open to another meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un despite national security [...]
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