Archive for October 10th, 2018

Business Briefs 10 Oct 2018

10-Oct-2018 Intellasia | | 9:29 AM

* Tien Phong Bank (TPB) has got approval from the State Bank of Vietnam to raise its chartered capital from VND 6.7 trillion to over VND 8.5 trillion via payments of dividend [...]
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Asian markets cautious amid US-China tensions

10-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The sell-off in Asian markets slowed on Tuesday, with most markets seeing little movement as ongoing US-China tensions simmer. A testy public interaction between Chinese [...]
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Brownfield site development for New Territories North town plan to be brought forward in HK leader’s policy address

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

Hong Kong’s leader is set to fast-track plans for a massive new town, which would see 200 hectares of brownfield land being released to build flats, as she responds to [...]
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Has cross-border high-speed rail created new pool of visitors to HK as ‘golden week’ arrivals jump 20 per cent?

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

Hong Kong’s recently opened high-speed rail link had little impact on the number of people using other cross-border transport services over the “golden [...]
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Time for HK government to get smart about modernising city, think tank says

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

The general public’s limited understanding of what it means to be a smart city is just one of the things slowing Hong Kong’s development, according to a report [...]
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HK can make full transition to renewable energy by 2050, says Lui Che Woo Prize winner Hans-Josef Fell but only if city ‘really wants it’

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

Falling costs and technological advances mean a 100 per cent transition to renewable energy in Hong Kong will be possible by 2050, an award-winning environmentalist has said. [...]
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HK leader refuses to explain journalist visa denial

HK leader refuses to explain journalist visa denial

10-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s leader Tuesday refused to say why the city had denied a visa to a leading Financial Times journalist, despite escalating demands for an explanation of the [...]
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Journalists Protest After HK Denies Visa to a Financial Times Editor

Journalists Protest After HK Denies Visa to a Financial Times Editor

10-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Media associations in Hong Kong said they were “shocked and deeply concerned” after city immigration authorities denied a work visa to a prominent journalist in a [...]
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Top lawyers demand HK government explain legal basis for denying British journalist’s visa

10-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s top lawyers have questioned the government’s legal basis to deny a British journalist’s work visa, saying a controversial talk he moderated [...]
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HK’s iconic Excelsior hotel to shut in March 2019 for redevelopment into offices

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

The Excelsior, the iconic waterfront hotel built on the very first plot of land sold during the British colonial era, will shut at the end of March next year for [...]
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HK leader to set out 250-point vision of future that includes more housing, help for the elderly and technological advances

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

Hong Kong’s leader will unveil nearly 250 initiatives addressing burning issues such as housing, land supply, health care, elderly care and welfare in her policy [...]
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AirAsia to launch flights from Taiwan to Boracay

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

Low cost airline AirAsia announced that Monday it will reinstate flights from Taiwan to Boracay on October 26 Low cost airline AirAsia announced on Monday that it will launch [...]
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Taiwan to hold referendum on special law for same-sex marriage

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

Taiwan will hold a public vote on whether the island’s civil law should recognise same-sex marriage, two election officials told Reuters on Tuesday, reviving a debate [...]
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China reprimands US for trade dispute, Taiwan

10-Oct-2018 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

China’s top diplomat urged the United States to put an immediate end to unjust actions on Mondaya reference to the ongoing bilateral trade dispute and US exchanges with [...]
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IMF raises Taiwan GDP growth forecast for 2018, 2019

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

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its forecasts for Taiwan’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2018 and 2019 while lowering its projection for [...]
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