Archive for September 15th, 2018

China economy shows weakness as investment growth hits new low

China economy shows weakness as investment growth hits new low

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:31 AM

The Chinese economy revealed fresh signs of softness Friday with data showing the pace of investment slowing to record lows while retail spending and industrial production [...]
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Korea has high hopes for stalled nuclear talks

Korea has high hopes for stalled nuclear talks

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:20 AM

South Korea has high hopes that the upcoming inter-Korea summit will achieve a decisive breakthrough in the stalled nuclear talks, when their leaders sit down to discuss [...]
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StanChart to part ways with three senior Asia bankers in coverage revamp sources

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

Standard Chartered is parting ways with three senior Asia-focused bankers and possibly with some mid- and junior-level bankers, as the British lender moves ahead on a plan to [...]
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Asian markets build on trade talks rally, Turkish lira holds up

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

Asian markets extended their gains Friday on hopes for China-US trade talks, while Turkey’s lira held up after a shock hike in the country’s interest rate and a [...]
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Asia markets mixed as US-China trade tensions linger

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

Asia markets were mixed on the morning of the final trading day of the week as trade tensions continued to linger. The Nikkei 225 lost some of its earlier gains but was still [...]
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The future of HK International Airport

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

Though bigger and swankier airports continue to open around the globe every year, the 20-year-old Hong Kong International Airport is still regarded as one of the best and [...]
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Ease of transaction a necessity in HK’s emerging e-sports economy

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

It’s predicted that annual revenues in the Hong Kong gaming industry will reach HK$7.8 billion by 2021, according to Paypal’s report. The study unveiled that 48 [...]
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Retired senior policeman jailed for hitting Occupy protest bystander with baton loses appeal and is sent back to HK jail

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

A retired senior police officer jailed for striking a bystander with a baton during Hong Kong’s 2014 Occupy protests was ordered to return to prison after losing his [...]
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HK’s leader has to make decisions she doesn’t like, former finance chief John Tsang says in rare show of sympathy for Lam

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

Hong Kong’s former financial secretary, in a rare show of sympathy for his ex-political rival Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, has said anyone in the top job [...]
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Taiwan courts security ties with bigger friends as Beijing snatches allies

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

As Beijing intensifies its effort to further isolate Taiwan diplomatically, Taipei is actively but discreetly broadening security ties with regional powers beyond its [...]
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Apple hurts Chinese feelings by placing HK and Taiwan on par with China at launch event

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Shanghaiist | 6:00 AM

In its annual September press conference yesterday night, Apple unveiled not one, not two, but three new iPhones, devices that it hopes will help the company to recapture [...]
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Chinese media cries foul when Apple lists Taiwan as country at conference

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

Chinese-state-run media mouthpiece cries foul when Apple listed Taiwan as a country at its September press conference Apple’s annual September press conference on [...]
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US imposes N Korea-related sanctions on Russian, Chinese tech firms

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

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its North Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to North [...]
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US accuses Russia of covering up breaches of N Korea sanctions

US accuses Russia of covering up breaches of N Korea sanctions

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

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused Moscow on Thursday of seeking to cover up breaches of UN sanctions on North Korea by Russians after it pushed for [...]
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At summit, Korea’s Moon seeks to play ‘chief negotiator’ between Kim, Trump

At summit, Korea’s Moon seeks to play ‘chief negotiator’ between Kim, Trump

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

Next week’s inter-Korean summit will test whether South Korean President Moon Jae-in can pull off his role of mediator and salvage stalled nuclear talks between [...]
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