Archive for November 16th, 2018

Business Briefs 16 November 2018

16-Nov-2018 Intellasia | | 9:27 AM

* The State Treasury raised only VND5.4 trillion from a VND21.8 trillion government bond sale in October, a 34% month-on-month drop. As of October 31, the lO-year and 15-year [...]
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Asian markets mixed but traders on edge, pound holds ground

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

Asian investors moved nervously Thursday as they struggled in the face of multiple headwinds, while oil prices resumed their drop and the pound struggled to hold its gains. [...]
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Feng shui issues and fears of disturbing the dead stump HK officials dealing with illegal graves, Ombudsman says

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

Excuses about feng shui and concerns over disturbing the dead were stumping officials trying to deal with illegal graves on public land, Hong Kong’s government watchdog [...]
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Students at Chinese University of HK use graduation ceremony for protest against activist jailings

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

Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong used their graduation ceremony on Thursday to protest against the jailing of local democracy activists and an incoming law [...]
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HK freedoms under scrutiny as ‘Occupy’ democracy leaders face trial

HK freedoms under scrutiny as ‘Occupy’ democracy leaders face trial

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

Nine leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 civil disobedience “Occupy Central” movement go on trial on Monday at a time when the Chinese-ruled financial hub’s [...]
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HK, Shanghai lead most Asia markets up, pound strengthens

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

Asian markets mostly rose Thursday, with Hong Kong and Shanghai rallying on hopes for an easing of the China-US trade war, while energy firms also enjoyed a much-needed [...]
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Tencent shares jump over 4 per cent in early HK trading after better-than-expected earnings

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

Tencent Holdings increased 4.3 per cent to open at HK$284 on Thursday in Hong Kong trading, after China’s internet giant posted better-than-expected third quarter [...]
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Would-be buyers take heart as HK property market finally begins to cool

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

Potential homebuyers priced out of Hong Kong’s stratospheric property market may now feel more hopeful as housing prices finally begin to cool after a bullish stampede [...]
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HK to ban under-18s buying alcohol in shops

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

Hong Kong youngsters will no longer be allowed to buy alcohol from shops when a new law kicks in on the last day of this month. But youngsters will still be able to drink [...]
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Leighton managers don’t remember being told workers were cutting corners when building HK’s most expensive rail link

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

Two managers at Leighton Contractors (Asia) have told a commission of inquiry they do not remember hearing about allegations in 2015 of workers cutting corners during the [...]
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Taiwanese puppet master fights to save dying art

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

At 87 years old, Taiwanese glove puppeteer Chen Hsi-huang is the star of a new documentary which reflects his determination to revive the dying traditional craft and a [...]
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Korea dismantles guard posts with dynamite, excavators

16-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Korea exploded a front-line guard post Thursday, sending plumes of thick, black smoke into the sky above the border with North Korea, in the most dramatic scene to date [...]
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US urges sustained sanctions pressure on N. Korea

US urges sustained sanctions pressure on N. Korea

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

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will likely meet again after New Year, the US vice president said Thursday, but insisted his government would not repeat past mistakes where [...]
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Japanese, Korean trawlers collide in Sea of Japan, 13 rescued

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

A South Korean trawler and a Japanese fishing boat collided in the Sea of Japan on Thursday about 330 km (205 miles) northeast of an island claimed by both countries, [...]
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China appears to relax N Korea sanctions: report to US Congress

China appears to relax N Korea sanctions: report to US Congress

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

A US congressional commission said on Wednesday that China appears to have relaxed enforcement of sanctions on North Korea and called on the Treasury Department to provide a [...]
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