Archive for November 2nd, 2018

Business Briefs 02 Nov 2018

02-Nov-2018 Intellasia | | 7:24 AM

* The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BID) is seeking shareholder approval to issue over 603.3 million shares in a private placement for South Korea’s [...]
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Asia’s Rich From Massage Chair King to Telecom Tycoon Delay IPOs

02-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

By George Smith Alexander and Ben Scent Tycoons ranging from an Indian telecom billionaire to Singapore’s king of massage chairs are delaying initial public offerings [...]
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HK Stock Exchange Partners With Blockchain Firm to Improve Post-Trade Process

02-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Coin Telegraph | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) has partnered with blockchain firm Digital Asset to accelerate the post-trade process, financial news agency Finextra [...]
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HK literary giant Louis Cha ‘Jin Yong’ was ever ready to voice unpopular opinions

02-Nov-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Louis Cha Leung-yung may have been best known as a prolific writer of martial arts novels, but he was also a colourful, influential figure in journalism and politics. He had [...]
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Warm welcome for likes of cultural giant Louis Cha ‘Jin Yong’ unlikely in today’s HK, observers fear

02-Nov-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Martial arts novelist Louis Cha Leung-yung’s death on Tuesday has meant the loss of another cultural giant who had settled in Hong Kong during the peak of political [...]
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Chinese troops in HK and Macau ‘will join more overseas war games’

02-Nov-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Troops stationed at the PLA garrisons in Hong Kong and Macau will take part in more overseas drills as they try to improve their skills, military analysts say, after soldiers [...]
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HK securities regulator to propose ‘sandbox’ for crypto exchanges

02-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) will propose a regulatory regime known as a “sandbox” for crypto exchanges in the Asian financial hub, [...]
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HK securities regulator to propose ‘sandbox’ for crypto exchanges

02-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) will propose a regulatory regime known as a “sandbox” for crypto exchanges in the Asian financial hub, [...]
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HK ranked world’s 4th easiest place to do business

02-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong was ranked the fourth globally on the ease of doing business, moving up one place from being the fifth last year, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region [...]
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Rule of law and freedom of speech going strong in HK, city leader tells Japanese media

02-Nov-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s leader has assured Japan of the city’s rule of law and freedom of speech, after being bombarded with questions over a political storm associated with [...]
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HK climbs to No 4 on World Bank’s list of easiest places to do business

02-Nov-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong rose one place to fourth in the World Bank’s latest ranking of the easiest places to do business, while mainland China shot up 32 places to 46th. For three [...]
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HK’s new tourism ad slammed as ‘creepy’ amid calls for it to be removed

02-Nov-2018 Intellasia | News | 6:00 AM

WHAT was intended as a cute love story to promote a great city has sparked outrage on social media as people demand it’s pulled down. A new tourism ad for Hong Kong [...]
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Uruguay grants visa-free privileges to Taiwan

02-Nov-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Uruguay has decided to allow Taiwanese travellers visa-free entry for stays of up to 90 days, which makes it the 169th country or territory across the world to offer that [...]
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Driver of fatal Taiwan train crash apologises to relatives

02-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The driver of a train that derailed and killed 18 people this month apologised to victims’ families at an emotional memorial service in southern Taiwan on Wednesday [...]
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Taiwan climbs to 13th in World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ rankings

02-Nov-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan has climbed two spots to reach the 13th position among 190 economies in the latest “Doing Business 2019″ rankings, according to the international economic [...]
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