Archive for November 9th, 2018

Business Briefs 09 November 2018

09-Nov-2018 Intellasia | | 9:02 AM

* Taseco Group, the parent and largest shareholder of Taseco Air Services Company (AST), has registered to buy an additional 1.5 million shares of AST, equivalent to a 4.7% [...]
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Asian markets rally as investors see positive in US gridlock

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

Asian markets climbed Thursday, building on a global rally as investors bet that gridlock in Washington will clip Donald Trump’s wings, preventing him from driving [...]
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Asian markets track Wall St gains, positives seen in US gridlock

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

Asian markets mostly rose Thursday, building on a global rally as investors bet that gridlock in Washington will clip Donald Trump’s wings, preventing him from driving [...]
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Chinese dissident author Ma Jian’s talks at HK’s Tai Kwun arts centre cancelled

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

A Chinese dissident author’s appearances at a Hong Kong arts venue have been cancelled days after he revealed several publishers in the city refused to print the [...]
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HK arts centre cancels Chinese dissident author event

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

A Hong Kong arts centre hosting the city’s high-profile literary festival has cancelled appearances by exiled Chinese writer Ma Jian, the author said Thursday, as [...]
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Two weeks on, why does chaos follow the HK$120 billion HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge?

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

Two weeks after the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge opened to traffic, chaos lingers. The mega bridge commenced operations on October 24 after two years of delays and budget [...]
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Localist lawmaker Eddie Chu takes fight to HK village patriarchs with alliance to contest rural elections

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

A leading localist lawmaker in Hong Kong will helm an alliance of six and take the fight to village patriarchs who have long held political power in the New Territories, by [...]
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HK’s first European-style floral garden moves step closer as company submits proposal on project to government

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

Hong Kong has moved closer to launching its first European-style floral garden on a reserved plot of reclaimed land on Lantau Island. The company behind the project, Kaleido [...]
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HK-based social media publishing platform PressLogic raises $10M from Meitu

09-Nov-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

By analysing popular topics in each interest community, PressLogic’s MediaLens platform suggests specific content that are likely to go viral for the specific interest [...]
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HK organisations rush to piggyback on viral success of Anyone mascot on social media

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

Government departments, non-profit groups and even the French consulate in Hong Kong are piggybacking on the viral success of the fire service’s mascot Anyone by making [...]
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HK primary school suspends some classes after hand, foot, and mouth disease outbreak leaves boy in critical condition and sickens 8 others

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

A primary school in Hong Kong on Wednesday said it would suspend some classes for two weeks after an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) infected nine pupils [...]
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‘We won’t retreat an inch’: Taiwan enlists US-made submarine hunters to repel Beijing threats

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

Taiwan’s navy has commissioned two former US Perry-class guided missile frigates to boost the self-ruled island’s anti-submarine defences, with the island’s [...]
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Taiwan navy adds two new warships as China tensions grow

Taiwan navy adds two new warships as China tensions grow

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

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen vowed Thursday that the island would not “concede one step” in defending itself as she inaugurated two frigates bought from the [...]
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Trump expects Kim summit early next year despite Pompeo postponement

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

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he expects to meet again with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un early next year and that a meeting between US Secretary of State [...]
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Korea trade mission results in $30m in new trade

09-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Feedsuffs | 6:00 AM

Nearly 50 US agribusinesses, farm groups and state departments of agriculture spent November 5-8 in South Korea to enhance trading relationship. An estimated $3 million in [...]
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