Archive for October 29th, 2018

Indonesian plane with 189 aboard crashes into sea near Jakarta, wreckage found

Indonesian plane with 189 aboard crashes into sea near Jakarta, wreckage found

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | | 1:07 PM

An aircraft with 189 people on board is believed to have sunk after crashing into the sea off Indonesia’s island of Java on Monday, soon after takeoff from the capital, [...]
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Business Briefs 29 Oct 2018

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | | 8:46 AM

* Saigon Water Infrastructure Company (SII) has announced to halt a scheme to issue 37.4 million shares for existing shareholders at VND16,900. The firm earlier set the [...]
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HK science and tech hub set to deploy US$1.3B focussed on startups

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | e27 | 6:00 AM

Here is how Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation plans on building the city’s ecosystem Hong Kong Science and Technology Park CEO Albert Wong In the Pearl [...]
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Former HK securities regulator gives China investment a ‘wide berth’

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Market Watch | 6:00 AM

China’s economic growth is “a fiction” and the country’s stock-market rout will get worse from here, according to the former head of Hong Kong’s [...]
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Retail sales in Taiwan hit September high

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s retail sector recorded the highest ever September revenue last month due to stable domestic demand growth, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs [...]
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Military tensions around Taiwan could make it harder to resolve the trade war

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Chinese authorities hate the word “independence.” But whether spoken by fringe figures in Hong Kong or marchers demonstrating in Taiwan, they are hearing it all [...]
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Taiwan’s gay pride parade calls for ‘Votes for Equality’

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

Thousands of people gathered in Taipei on Saturday for Taiwan’s annual gay pride parade — Asia’s biggest — to demand equal rights to marriage for [...]
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US releases new imagery of N Korea-linked illicit STS oil transfers

US releases new imagery of N Korea-linked illicit STS oil transfers

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | NK News | 6:00 AM

State Department says UN must “formally recognise” breach of caps on refined petroleum transfers The US State Department on Friday released a series of notated [...]
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Escaped worker fears N Korea stepping up forced labour

Escaped worker fears N Korea stepping up forced labour

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

A North Korean who said he escaped round-the-clock labour in the Middle East and Russia voiced fears Friday that Pyongyang was sending more forced workers abroad and appealed [...]
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Can Abe Solve Japan’s ‘N Korea’ Dilemma?

Can Abe Solve Japan’s ‘N Korea’ Dilemma?

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | 38north | 6:00 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was reelected for the third term as the president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on September 20, lengthening his tenure as prime [...]
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Canada prepared to stall trade deal with China until its behaviour is ‘more reasonable’

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | CBC | 6:00 AM

Federal ministers travelling to Beijing in November to push Canadian trade, business interests Canada’s ambassador to China says a trade pact with Canada likely [...]
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China to expel disgraced former Interpol chief from advisory body

China to expel disgraced former Interpol chief from advisory body

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

China will expel former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei from a high profile though largely ceremonial advisory body to parliament, state media reported, after the Chinese [...]
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China, Japan to forge closer ties at ‘historic turning point’

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

China and Japan on Friday pledged to forge closer ties as both countries stood together at an “historic turning point”, signing a broad range of agreements [...]
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Japan is China’s partner and no longer its aid donor, says Abe

29-Oct-2018 Intellasia | New York Times | 6:00 AM

It has been eight years since China overtook Japan as the world’s second-largest economy. Yet the Japanese government has continued to provide China with development [...]
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Pentagon succesfully tests US-Japan missile interceptor

Pentagon succesfully tests US-Japan missile interceptor

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

The US military successfully shot down a medium-range ballistic missile Friday in a test of a new interceptor system, which is being co-developed with Japan and has been [...]
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