Archive for September 19th, 2018

Business Briefs 19 Sep 2018

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | | 10:02 AM

* Thanh Thanh Cong Investment Company has purchased 16 million shares of Thanh Thanh Cong – Bien Hoa Company (SBT) to spur its holding to over 123.5 million shares, or [...]
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Vietnam-based B2B logistics startup EcoTruck raises $1.7M in Pre-Series A round

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Investors include Access Ventures, FuturePlay, Nextran, Viet Capital Ventures, and three angel investors Vietnam-based B2B logistics startup EcoTruck has bagged $1.7 million [...]
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Asian shares recover after Trump orders new Chinese tariffs

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

Many Asian markets turned higher on Tuesday after President Donald Trump’s move to place tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods was not immediately met [...]
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Asian markets bounce on talks hopes after Trump tariff threat

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

Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday after Donald Trump said he would thump China with another round of tariffs but give some room for talks before jacking them up to the [...]
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Asian markets mixed after Trump guns for more China imports

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

Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday after Donald Trump said he would thump China with another round of tariffs but give some room for talks before jacking them up to the [...]
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Historic giant banyan tree in HK falls victim to Typhoon Mangkhut

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

A century-old giant banyan tree was seen stricken on Tuesday after being felled as Typhoon Mangkhut swept through Hong Kong. The tree, near the Heritage 1881 site in Tsim Sha [...]
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Soggy, but not discouraged, HK homebuyers overcome typhoon aftermath to snap up flats on Monday

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

Property sales postponed until Monday as a result of the disruption caused by Typhoon Mangkhut over the weekend received a mostly positive response, even as homebuyers [...]
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Typhoon Mangkhut: police investigate whether man found dead in HK waters was thrown into sea by storm

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

The body of a middle-aged man has been found in Hong Kong waters, prompting police to investigate whether he was thrown into the sea when Typhoon Mangkhut hit on Sunday. The [...]
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Breakthrough for LGBT rights as HK to recognise same-sex partnerships in spousal visa applications

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

Hong Kong will for the first time recognise overseas same-sex partnerships when granting dependant visas, the government announced on Tuesday. The new policy, to come into [...]
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HK and China stocks decline after Washington unveils additional 10 per cent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods

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

Hong Kong and mainland China markets bounced back from earlier losses to finish higher on Tuesday after the US unveiled a new round of tariffs on $200 billion worth of [...]
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Typhoon Mangkhut: classes at all HK schools to resume on Wednesday after two days of cleaning and maintenance

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

Classes will resume at all Hong Kong schools on Wednesday, according to the Education Bureau, after two days of cleaning and maintenance work on campuses in the aftermath of [...]
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Typhoon Mangkhut: M’sians in HK, Macau safe, says Wisma Putra

19-Sep-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said no Malaysians in Hong Kong, Macau or Guangdong, China were injured when Typhoon Mangkhut swept through the region on Sunday and Monday. [...]
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HK to allow dependent visa for same-sex couples after landmark ruling

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

Hong Kong said on Tuesday it will recognise overseas same-sex partnerships when granting dependent visas, more than two months after the city’s top court ruled that a [...]
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Three HK workers injured by falling fence while removing trees toppled by Typhoon Mangkhut

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

Three workers were injured on Tuesday when a fence fell on them as they were removing trees uprooted by Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. The trio, who were among more than [...]
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Young HK girl and her aunt fighting for their lives after car ploughs into family in Australia

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

A four-year-old Hong Kong girl and her aunt were fighting for their lives in hospital in Australia on Monday after the pair and the girl’s parents were struck by a car [...]
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