Archive for November 21st, 2018

Business Briefs 21 November 2018

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

* Hai Phat Investment JSC (HPX) plans to issue 27.5 million shares for bonus giving to its shareholders at the 16-for-100 ratio later this year, raising its registered [...]
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Southeast Asia internet economy, including Malaysia, seen at $240 billion by 2025

21-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

Southeast Asia’s internet economy is expected to exceed $240 billion by 2025, a joint study by Google and Temasek Holdings showed, a fifth more than previously [...]
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HK falls six places to 18th in global talent ranking, trailing Singapore

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

Hong Kong has fallen six places to rank 18th in attracting and fostering talent, partly due to concerns over public investment in education, according to a global study by [...]
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World’s second case of rat hepatitis E in humans reported in HK, two months after local resident revealed as first patient

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

A 70-year-old Hong Kong woman was revealed on Monday to be the world’s second case of rat hepatitis E infection in humans, two months after another local resident [...]
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Toothbrush harder to build than Mars rover part is ‘breakthrough’ in dental care, HK inventor says

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

The Hong Kong inventor who created a space tool for a Mars rover has co-designed a “breakthrough” that he says can revolutionise toothbrushing. Dr Ng Tze-chuen, [...]
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HK police seize HK$35 million worth of cannabis plants from village houses converted to indoor farms

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

Hong Kong police seized more than 1,700 cannabis plants on Monday during raids on two village houses that had been turned into indoor marijuana farms. The plants, which [...]
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HK’s Occupy leaders on trial: who they are and what they’re accused of

HK’s Occupy leaders on trial: who they are and what they’re accused of

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

Nine key figures accused of organising the Occupy protests in 2014 were put on trial on Monday, four years after the 79-day pro-democracy sit-in brought part of Hong Kong to [...]
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Officials in HK and mainland China disagree over fate of white dolphins in Pearl River

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

The population of Chinese white dolphins in the Pearl River estuary is “basically stable” despite nearly a decade of disruptive marine construction works on the [...]
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HK’s burgeoning e-cigarette industry on the precipice as city mulls total ban

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

In just over two years Thomas McRae watched his business expand from an online shop to three stores in Kowloon and on Hong Kong Island. He sells e-cigarettes, which have [...]
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China’s Oscars: Beijing cuts live coverage after winner calls for independent Taiwan

21-Nov-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

The Chinese-language version of the Oscars, the Golden Horse Awards, have become the latest flashpoint in tense relations between China and Taiwan after a film director [...]
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Taiwanese student accused of school threat to be deported

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

A Taiwanese exchange student accused of threatening to “shoot up” his high school near Philadelphia was spared additional time in prison at his sentencing Monday, [...]
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Korean ‘Hangeul’ not replacing Filipino in school curriculum DepEd

21-Nov-2018 Intellasia | UNTV | 6:00 AM

The Department of Education (DepEd) clarified that Korean language is not a replacement for Filipino language in school curricula. Reports said 10 selected schools in the [...]
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S. Korea’s Jeju Air in $4.4 bn 40-plane Boeing order

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

South Korean budget carrier Jeju Air has ordered 40 airplanes from US manufacturer Boeing for $4.4 billion, the airline said on Tuesday, one of the country’s [...]
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Korean shipbuilders’ lock on LNG tanker market to hold for years

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

South Korean shipyards have boxed out their Japanese rivals from the market for building large ships carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG), winning all of the orders for the [...]
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Seoul: N Korea destroys 10 guard posts to lower tensions

Seoul: N Korea destroys 10 guard posts to lower tensions

21-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Fox8live | 6:00 AM

North Korea on Tuesday blew up some of its front-line guard posts as part of an agreement to ease tensions along its heavily fortified border with South Korea, Seoul’s [...]
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