Archive for October 11th, 2018

Business Briefs 11 Oct 2018

11-Oct-2018 Intellasia | | 9:06 AM

* Vincornrnerce, a consumer retail unit of conglomerate Vingroup (VIC), has taken over Fivimart. Following the merger, all Fivimart stores will be converted into the VinMart [...]
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Asian markets cautious after US volatility

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

Asian stocks were mostly trading up Wednesday, after a volatile session for US equities and as yields on Treasury bonds retreated from a seven-year peak. Japanese shares [...]
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HK leader defends journalist’s expulsion as FT says will appeal

11-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Edition | 6:00 AM

The Financial Times says it will appeal the controversial refusal of a working visa to one of its journalists in Hong Kong, as the city’s leader continued to refuse to [...]
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HK will ‘fearlessly take action’ against independence talk

HK will ‘fearlessly take action’ against independence talk

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

Hong Kong will “fearlessly take action” against independence calls and protect China’s interests, leader Carrie Lam said Wednesday, as concerns grow that [...]
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HK to ban e-cigarettes, other new smoking products

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

Hong Kong plans to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products to protect public health, the leader of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory said Wednesday. Carrie Lam [...]
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Punishment awaits HK independence advocates amid efforts to make Article 23 passage more likely, Carrie Lam says

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

Hong Kong’s leader has vowed to punish separatist attempts more seriously under existing laws amid efforts to cultivate a favourable environment for highly [...]
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Carrie Lam’s policy address 2018: land development to maternity leave, five key takeaways from city leader’s blueprint for HK

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor presented her second policy address in the Legislative Council on Wednesday. Her speech was short, lasting about 40 minutes, [...]
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Two elderly victims injured by wild boar at HK public housing estate

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

Two elderly people were sent to hospital after being bitten by a wild boar at a public housing estate in Hong Kong on Wednesday. A 65-year-old woman, who works as a security [...]
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Some HK lawmakers walk out of policy address over media ‘persecution’

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

Some Hong Kong lawmakers walked out of the Legislative Council as city leader Carrie Lam was about to give her annual policy address on Wednesday, protesting against the [...]
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HK leader promises more land to ease housing shortage

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

Hong Kong’s leader promised on Wednesday to ease the city’s chronic housing shortage by boosting the supply of land through reclamation and redevelopment projects [...]
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Britain condemns HK’s banning of UK journalist

11-Oct-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Victor Mallet, a senior Financial Times editor, had visa renewal denied after chairing event where independence activist spoke The British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has [...]
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Taiwan pledges to enhance national security amid China pressure

Taiwan pledges to enhance national security amid China pressure

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

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Wednesday to boost national security, saying her government would not submit to Chinese suppression as Beijing ramps up pressure to [...]
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Magnitude 4.4 quake rocks southeastern Taiwan

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

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolted southeastern Taiwan at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the quake was located at sea about [...]
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President to lay out strategies for Taiwan in National Day speech

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

President Tsai Ing-wen will lay out three major strategies in her National Day speech to strengthen Taiwan’s resilience amid the changing environment with the aim of [...]
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‘I will make Taiwan indispensable’ says President Tsai Ing-wen in national day address

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

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has vowed to turn the self-ruled island into an indispensable member of the world as she blamed mainland China for being a ‘source of [...]
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