Archive for November 19th, 2018

Business Briefs 19 November 2018

19-Nov-2018 Intellasia | | 8:49 AM

* HCMC Infrastructure Investment Company (CII) has cooperated with a bond guarantor to lengthen its debt maturity profile and lower its interest costs. According to Viet [...]
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HK economy cools as trade tension mounts

19-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Wsfa | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s economic growth sank to a two-year low in the latest quarter and the government warned it will face headwinds from US-Chinese trade tension, weakening [...]
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Taiwan’s islets of green proof of its commitment to environmental protection

19-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s (Formosa) best-kept secret is hidden in plain sight: islets of green dotting the crystal blue of Taiwan Strait. Its white-sand coasts and majestic basaltic [...]
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Taiwan’s November 24 vote on same-sex marriage could be a marriage equality first in Asia

Taiwan’s November 24 vote on same-sex marriage could be a marriage equality first in Asia

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

Banking and technology giants including JPMorgan, Google and Microsoft on Friday threw their support behind a campaign for same-sex marriage in Taiwan, days before a [...]
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N Korea’s stable exchange rates confound economists

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

It’s a question that nags at North Korea economy watchers: How has the country been able to maintain stable exchange rates and avert hyper-inflation despite intense [...]
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US top diplomat thanks N Korea, Sweden for working to secure American’s release

US top diplomat thanks N Korea, Sweden for working to secure American’s release

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo thanked North Korea and Sweden for cooperating to secure the release of a US citizen, Bruce Byron Lowrance, who has been detained by [...]
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US must open talks on N Korea sanctions relief to get progress on denuclearisation, former US diplomat says

US must open talks on N Korea sanctions relief to get progress on denuclearisation, former US diplomat says

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

If the US wants North Korea to take concrete steps towards removing its nuclear weapons, it must begin discussing the possibility of lifting sanctions on the hermit state, a [...]
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N. Korea swiftly expels US citizen amid nuclear talks

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

North Korea said Friday it had expelled a US citizen who tried to enter illegally, an unusually swift resolution of a case that could have further complicated reconciliation [...]
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N Korea to release US citizen Bruce Byron Lawrence, state media claims

N Korea to release US citizen Bruce Byron Lawrence, state media claims

19-Nov-2018 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

An American citizen will be released from North Korea, state media in the country reported. Bruce Byron Lowrance, had been reportedly been arrested for allegedly illegally [...]
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N Korea running low on TB meds, experts fear epidemic

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

The withdrawal of a major international aid organisation threatens to leave tens of thousands of tuberculosis patients in North Korea without the medication they need and [...]
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New battery can double the operational time of submarines, says Korea

New battery can double the operational time of submarines, says Korea

19-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:00 AM

South Korea says it has developed lithium-ion batteries that can double the operational hours of submarines compared to those with lead-acid batteries. The lithium-ion [...]
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India, China should boost military exchanges: Chinese defence minister

India, China should boost military exchanges: Chinese defence minister

19-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

India and China should boost military exchanges and improve mutual trust and properly manage and control any “disparities”, Chinese State Councillor and Defence [...]
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Trump opens door to trade deal with China soon

Trump opens door to trade deal with China soon

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

President Donald Trump said Friday that China was ready to make a deal to defuse trade tensions, so he might not have to punish the country with more import tariffs. A deal [...]
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China’s Xi makes push into Pacific; scores ‘own goal’ with block on media

China’s Xi makes push into Pacific; scores ‘own goal’ with block on media

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

President Xi Jinping made a push to expand China’s influence in the Pacific on Friday, holding a forum with leaders of eight small island countries in Papua New Guinea. [...]
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Trump on China: ‘Can’t have trade that’s meant for stupid people’

19-Nov-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

President Donald Trump on Friday raised the prospect of ending his escalating trade war with China, but signaled US negotiators still want more a few more concessions from [...]
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