Archive for October 19th, 2018

Business Briefs 19 Oct 2018

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | | 8:42 AM

* Licogi 16 Company (LCG) and Nikko Indonesia have signed a cooperation agreement in Bali to implement three projects worth US$300 million in Indonesia and Vietnam, of which [...]
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Asian markets dive with Fed set for more rate hikes

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

Asian markets resumed their downtrend on Thursday as investors contemplated more interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, while Washington added to China-US frictions and [...]
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Asia shares sag after retreat on Wall St, weaker Japan data

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

Shares fell Thursday in Asia after a retreat on Wall Street driven by sell-offs of technology shares, homebuilders and retailers. A report of weaker Japanese exports in [...]
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Asian markets head down with Fed rates set to rise more

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

Asian markets resumed their downtrend on Thursday as investors contemplated more interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, while Washington added to China-US frictions and [...]
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HK takes 7th place for global competitiveness but lags Singapore in 2018 World Economic Forum study

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

Hong Kong has outperformed Singapore in entrepreneurship but fallen short in innovation by taking seventh place in a study of global competitiveness by the World Economic [...]
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China propaganda chief warns HK media over interference: Reports

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

China’s propaganda chief has reportedly warned Hong Kong’s senior media executives not to allow the city’s newsrooms to “become a base for interfering [...]
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How changes to Schengen Area entry policy will affect Hongkongers

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

Travel to Europe is about to get more complicated for Hongkongers. From 2021, holders of Hong Kong passports will no longer be able to simply hop on a plane and arrive in [...]
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Law Society may plug loophole that allows foreign lawyers to work in HK, prompting fears of an exodus

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

Hong Kong’s professional body of solicitors is seeking to plug a loophole that allows foreign and mainland Chinese lawyers to work “back door” on local [...]
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IndiGo to launch Bengaluru-HK flights from December

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Budget carrier IndiGoNSE -3.69 percent Wednesday announced the launch of its services to Hong Kong form Bengaluru, starting December. The bookings for the new flights have [...]
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HK journalist group urges local media chiefs to explain why reports carrying controversial remarks were removed

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

The Hong Kong Journalists Association has urged three news outlets as well as a group of local media chiefs visiting Beijing to explain the “highly unusual” [...]
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Software glitch may have disrupted HK train services: MTR

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

It was not the testing of a new signalling system that brought down four key arteries of Hong Kong’s mass transit network on Tuesday, the rail operator said yesterday [...]
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S. Korea’s last polar bear dies ahead of British retirement

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

The last polar bear kept in South Korea has died of old age only weeks before his planned departure to better living conditions in Britain, zoo officials said Thursday. [...]
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HK mega bridge launch announcement sparks backlash

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

China has finally announced the opening ceremony for the world’s longest sea bridge, which will connect Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland, but critics hit back Thursday [...]
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Taiwanese with mainland residence permits may be banned from public office

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

Taipei is considering barring Taiwanese with mainland residence permits from running for public office, one of two measures it may take to deter people from going to live [...]
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Interpol against Taiwan’s efforts to seek participation

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

The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), sent a message Wednesday that states unequivocally that it is not in favour of Taiwan’s efforts to seek [...]
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