Archive for October 31st, 2018

Korea asks US for ‘maximum flexibility’ on Iran sanctions waiver

Korea asks US for ‘maximum flexibility’ on Iran sanctions waiver

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

South Korea has asked the United States for “maximum flexibility” on its request for a waiver to prevent South Korean companies from being affected by renewed US [...]
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Spy chief wanted ban on China telecoms from Australian 5G

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

Australia’s critical infrastructure including electricity grids, water supplies and hospitals could not have been adequately safeguarded if Chinese-owned [...]
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China’s OnePlus, backed by Qualcomm and T-Mobile, launches smartphone in U.S

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

A Chinese smartphone company whose high-end products are little known outside a tech-savvy niche entered the US market on Monday with the backing of two key local [...]
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Apple Watch supplier under fire over China student labour

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

Apple is investigating a factory in southwest China after a labour rights group said the tech giant’s supplier forced student workers to work “like robots” [...]
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Forget trade wars, US and China compete for most billionaires

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

* The total number of billionaires climbed to 2,158 in 2017, according to a new report. * At the same time, billionaire wealth grew to a record $8.9 trillion. * While the US [...]
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China’s finance ministry calls out Xiaomi over accounting errors

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

Chinese authorities on Tuesday said smartphone maker Xioami Corp made errors in its accounting, sending the company’s Hong Kong-listed shares down amid a wider sell-off [...]
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US imposes restrictions on Chinese tech firm

US imposes restrictions on Chinese tech firm

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

The US Commerce Department on Monday targeted a Chinese tech company with restrictions to cut off access to US technology, saying the firm could harm US security. President [...]
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US tariffs could hit remaining Chinese goods, including tech products

31-Oct-2018 Intellasia | The Verge | 6:00 AM

The US is preparing tariffs against all Chinese imports that still remain untaxed, in the event that President Donald Trump’s talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping fall [...]
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Investors are zeroing in on a Chinese sector ‘entirely not affected by the trade war’

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

* Investors say China’s still underdeveloped education sector is destined to expand and offers opportunities unaffected by the ongoing trade war. * Hong Kong-based [...]
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US-China trade deal and market rally will happen by end of the year, predicts investment strategist

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

* State Street Global Advisors’ Michael Arone expects the market to bounce after the midterm elections. * He also predicts the US and China will come to terms on a [...]
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US reportedly planning tariffs on remaining $257 billion in Chinese goods if Trump-Xi talks fail

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

* The US is preparing new tariffs against all remaining Chinese imports if talks between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping fail, according to Bloomberg. * The new round [...]
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US limits tech exports to Chinese firm on security grounds

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

The Trump administration has imposed restrictions on technology exports to a state-supported Chinese semiconductor maker, citing national security grounds amid a mounting [...]
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I’ll see you and raise youmaybe not in China as Beijing blocks multiple mobile poker gambling apps

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

Multiple Texas hold’em poker mobile gambling apps have been blocked in China as Beijing widens its crackdown on illicit online activities and clean-up of content it [...]
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Huawei poses security threat to Australia’s infrastructure, spy chief says

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

Australia’s spy chief has explained why China’s Huawei or ZTE could not be allowed to help build Australia’s new 5G mobile network, saying a potential [...]
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Japan, India leaders agree to step up defense, economic ties

Japan, India leaders agree to step up defense, economic ties

31-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:00 AM

The leaders of Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their cooperation in defense, trade and a range or other areas amid China’s growing influence in the region. In [...]
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