Archive for October 17th, 2018

Business Briefs 17 Oct 2018

17-Oct-2018 Intellasia | | 9:12 AM

* The State Treasury raised VND 15. 7 trillion from government bond sales in September, down slightly by 2.2% month-on-month, but the winning rate advanced to 63.3% from [...]
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Asian shares gain, but inflation drags on Chinese benchmarks

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

World markets were mostly higher Tuesday ahead of a US Treasury report that will likely steer clear of labeling China as a currency manipulator, a status that could trigger [...]
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‘Calm before storm’ as Asian stocks drift higher

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

Asian shares drifted marginally higher on Tuesday following another volatile session on Wall Street but a perfect storm of risks hovering over the global economy curbed [...]
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Pro-Independence Student Activists in HK Call on US to Protect the City’s Freedoms

Pro-Independence Student Activists in HK Call on US to Protect the City’s Freedoms

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

Members of a student group that advocates for Hong Kong’s independence from China camped out in front of the city’s US Consulate Sunday night to demonstrate [...]
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We never build what we can’t afford, HK leader says amid criticism of 1,700 hectare artificial islands plan

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

Hong Kong’s leader on Tuesday insisted the city was not committing to unaffordable infrastructure projects amid criticism of her proposal to create artificial islands [...]
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HK MTR suffers signalling glitch on 3 lines, delaying trains for up to 40 mins

17-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Today Online | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s metro trains suffered delays on Tuesday (October 16) due to an unprecedented simultaneous signaling glitch on four of its major lines, causing chaos at [...]
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HK: thousands protest at plan to build new artificial islands

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

Residents say ‘Lantau Tomorrow Vision’, the city’s largest land reclamation project, is costly and will kill marine life Thousands of Hong Kong residents [...]
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HK’s government tightens grip, moves closer to China

17-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong officials turn to police force’s Security Wing as they crack down on dissent in semi-autonomous territory. Hong Kong’s government has deployed an elite [...]
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HK’s MTR Corp investigating if power supply issue was to blame for unprecedented six-hour disruption

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

Hong Kong’s railway operator is investigating whether a power supply issue at its control centre in Tsing Yi was behind an unprecedented service disruption to four rail [...]
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Severe delays hit four MTR lines during morning rush hour in HK

17-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Millions of commuters were affected after Hong Kong’s MTR service suffered delays due to a rare, simultaneous signalling glitch on four major lines during the morning [...]
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Taiwan war game to mimic Chinese aircraft carrier attack

17-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Atimes | 6:00 AM

Taiwan will hold a war game on Tuesday aimed at simulating an attack by China’s only operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. Taiwan’s army has juggled several [...]
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3 Taiwanese arrested in Korea for drug smuggling

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

South Korean authorities have arrested six members of a drug trafficking syndicate, including three Taiwanese, in connection with smuggling 112 kilograms of methamphetamine [...]
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These are the deadly US weapons Taiwan really wants to counter China

17-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

A senior official Pentagon official’s comments last week that the United States is moving towards a “more normal foreign military sales relationship” with [...]
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Pope Francis responds favourably to invitation to visit Taiwan: VP

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

Pope Francis has responded favourably to an invitation to visit Taiwan, vice President Chen Chien-jen said Tuesday upon his return from a trip to the Holy See. The main [...]
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A look at Taiwan’s smallest military post

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

Shiyu is a tiny islet of Kinmen less than 1 square kilometer in size Taiwan’s Kinmen County, which consists of a number of outlying islands, is well-known for its [...]
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