Archive for October 5th, 2018

Business Briefs 05 Oct 2018

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | | 7:55 AM

* Phuc Hung Holdings Construction Company (PHC) started trading 20.8 million shares on the Hochiminh Stock Exchange yesterday, with the reference price set at VND16,300, [...]
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Shinzo Abe reshuffle leaves just one woman in Japanese cabinet

Shinzo Abe reshuffle leaves just one woman in Japanese cabinet

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:21 AM

Prime minister says Satsuki Katayama has ‘presence of two or three women’ Japan’s prime minister, Shinzō Abe, has appointed just one woman to his new [...]
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European shares track Asia’s decline after Treasurys surge

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

European shares followed Asian markets lower Thursday after yields on US Treasury bonds surged to multi-year highs as US central bank officials expressed confidence in the [...]
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HK’s economy to wobble as US-China trade war, high interest rates take their toll, says Standard Chartered

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Standard Chartered downgraded Hong Kong’s full-year economic growth forecast from 3.8 per cent to 3.6 per cent on Wednesday. The bank cited the US-China trade war, the [...]
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Help HK businesses weather US-China trade war with quicker free-trade deals, government urged

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong businesses badly need new markets as the China-US trade war rages on, a business leader has said, urging the government to help them export. Jimmy Kwok Chun-wah, [...]
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29-month-old boy in critical condition after being given six times the prescribed dose of heart medication at HK public hospital

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A 29-month-old boy with heart problems was in a critical condition on Wednesday night after being injected with six times the prescribed amount of a medication at Hong [...]
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HK-Zhuhai-Macau mega bridge may fail to drive taxi business, cabbies say

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The long-awaited opening of southern China’s 55km bridge between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau is set to trigger a lucrative boost in business for many firms, but opinion [...]
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HK bishop fears Chinese Catholic ‘suppression’ to continue despite Vatican pact

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s leading Catholic cleric said on Wednesday that he feared continued suppression of Catholics in mainland China despite a landmark accord struck last month [...]
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Top Beijing official delays retirement to help rein in pro-independence calls in HK

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Despite reaching retirement age last year, a top Beijing official has been asked to stay on at the central government agency overseeing Hong Kong affairs to handle legal [...]
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Two arrested and HK$1.3 million in suspected crack cocaine seized in drug raid by HK police

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong police arrested two suspected drug traffickers following the seizure of HK$1.3 million (US$166,000) worth of suspected crack cocaine from a village house near the [...]
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Online scammers bet it pays to be a HK politician as more fake Facebook profiles uncovered impersonating high-profile names

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong politicians are seemingly in high demand, at least among online scammers. The city’s former commerce minister Greg So Kam-leung has joined ex-lawmaker James [...]
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Koreans visiting N Korea for summit anniversary

Koreans visiting N Korea for summit anniversary

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean government delegation arrived in North Korea on Thursday for a joint celebration of the anniversary of a 2007 summit and to possibly hold further peace talks. [...]
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Taiwan to send rescue squad, aid to Indonesia after catastrophic earthquake

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Taiwan to send rescue squad of 36, relief supplies ready to ship Taiwan is preparing to send a rescue team and aid to Indonesia following the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that [...]
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EVA Air takes delivery of Taiwan’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

EVA Air, one of Taiwan’s largest airlines, received delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner passenger aircraft at Boeing’s South Carolina Delivery centre [...]
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Taiwan to enforce financial measures in response to US-China trade war

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Digi Times | 6:00 AM

The government in Taiwan will take financial stabilisation measures to help industries cushion the impact of the escalating US-China trade disputes, according to premier [...]
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