Archive for October 24th, 2018

Business Briefs 24 October 2018

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | | 11:37 AM

* Vietcombank (VCB) has submitted documents to the State Securities Commission seeking approval to issue 359.8 million shares, equivalent to 10 percent of its current volume [...]
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Asian shares tumble as Chinese growth concerns sink in

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

A sharp drop in Chinese stocks led global markets broadly lower on Tuesday, as investors digest the impact of trade tensions on the country as well as other geopolitical [...]
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China’s president inaugurates HK-mainland mega bridge

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

China’s President Xi Jinping officially opened the world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China Tuesday, at a time when Beijing is [...]
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China launches HK-mainland mega bridge

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

The world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China will be launched Tuesday at a time when Beijing seeks to tighten its grip on its [...]
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HK’s tech dreams are becoming a nightmare

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

HONG KONG’S latest plan to become a listing destination for the region’s tech companies is off to a rocky start. In April, the bourse changed a long-standing rule [...]
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HK media should quell talk of independence by-election hopeful Chan Hoi-yan says, and insists Mallet case has nothing to do with press freedom

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

Former television anchor turned election hopeful Chan Hoi-yan on Tuesday insisted the Hong Kong government’s denial of a journalist’s visa had nothing to do with [...]
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HK activist groups decry worker deaths and drop in dolphin population caused by construction of mega bridge

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

Labour rights and conservation activists highlighted the deaths of workers and the destruction of dolphin habitats in construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge as the [...]
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Veteran HK actor Benz Hui is now a resident in Yishun

24-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore | 6:00 AM

He is a familiar face in classic Hong Kong television drama serials and movies. Now, veteran actor Benz Hui could become a familiar sighting around the Yishun neighbourhood. [...]
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China’s Xi opens world’s longest sea bridge linking HK, Macau

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

China opened the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge and tunnel on Tuesday, linking the financial centre of Hong Kong, the gambling hub of Macau and western reaches of [...]
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Lawmaker Ted Hui pleads not guilty to three charges over phone-snatching incident in HK Legislative Council

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

Hong Kong opposition lawmaker Ted Hui Chi-fung denied on Tuesday all three charges he faced over a phone-snatching incident in the legislature in April. Hui, 36, pleaded not [...]
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Bungling robber flees empty-handed from HK 7-Eleven after staff ignore bomb threat and his demand they put HK$15,000 into WeChat Pay account

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

A bungling criminal fled a Hong Kong 7-Eleven empty-handed on Tuesday after trying to force staff to transfer HK$15,000 into a WeChat Pay account HK$5,000 more than the [...]
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Taiwan’s President Calls for Investigation After the Worst Train Crash in Decades

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

Taiwan’s president pressed for a quick, transparent probe into the cause of the island’s worst train crash in nearly three decades as the search of the derailed [...]
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Taiwan gets first F-16 Viper, maintenance centre planned

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

The Taiwanese Air Force has just received the first revamped Lockheed Martin F-16 “Viper” jet fighter, with three more tipped to join the island’s F-16 [...]
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Driver in fatal Taiwan train crash suspected of speeding: court

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

A train that derailed and killed 18 people in Taiwan was speeding when it flipped off the tracks, a court said Tuesday, with the driver suspected of “professional [...]
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 strikes Taiwan: USGS

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

An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck Taiwan, the United States Geological Survey said on Tuesday, and witnesses said it set buildings shaking in the capital Taipei. There [...]
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