Archive for November 22nd, 2018

Business Briefs 22 November 2018

22-Nov-2018 Intellasia | | 9:25 AM

* The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BID) has passed a plan to issue over 603.3 million shares for South Korea’s KEB Hana Bank via a private placement. [...]
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Energy firms track plunge in oil as Asian markets retreat

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

Energy companies suffered further losses on Wednesday following a collapse in oil prices while most Asian markets fell, but with the sharp losses witnessed in the morning [...]
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The Guardian view on HK protest trials: a test of freedoms

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

The city has been under growing pressure since the ‘umbrella movement’ convulsed it four years ago Nine pro-democracy campaigners are on trial in Hong Kong over [...]
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Last Call for HK’s Rule of Law

22-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Foreign Policy | 6:00 AM

On March 27, 2017, the leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong turned themselves in to the police. The group included founders of the movementBenny Tai, a [...]
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From Deng Xiaoping’s double win and fleshing out ‘one country, two systems’: how 40 years of reform and opening up in China saw HK be both friend and foe

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

Cooking oil, biscuits, peanuts, stockings and soap were the most popular gifts that travellers from Hong Kong took with them when they headed to mainland China back in 1979. [...]
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China’s vice-premier Han Zheng praises HK civil servants for making ‘huge contributions’ to city

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

China’s vice-premier Han Zheng has praised the Hong Kong government for improving its quality and ability of governance under Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s [...]
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New cancer cases in HK projected to rise by up to 40 per cent by 2030

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

The number of new cancer cases in Hong Kong is projected to rise by up to 40 per cent over the next decade or so, while there may already be more women than men with the [...]
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US Navy to make HK port call after earlier refusal by China

22-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Navy Times | 6:00 AM

China is allowing a US Navy aircraft carrier and its battle group to make a port call in Hong Kong after it earlier turned down a similar request amid tensions with [...]
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Influx of bridge and rail visitors from mainland China could boost retail leasing in HK, say experts

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

On Saturday, 103, 231 mainland Chinese visitors crossed the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge on their way to the city, according to the Immigration Department, and this has led [...]
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US carrier in HK after bombers fly over S. China Sea

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

A US aircraft carrier docked in Hong Kong on Wednesday, days after a pair of American B-52 bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea. The arrival of the USS Ronald [...]
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Why Taiwanese Firms Are Scaling Back Their China Operations

22-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s New Kinpo Group has been shifting its manufacturing operations out of China for years, a move that’s said to be paying off now as the world’s two [...]
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Number of migrant workers in Taiwan exceeds 700,000: Labour ministry

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

The number of migrant workers in Taiwan surpassed 700,000 in October for the first time in 15 years, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) reported Tuesday. As of the end of October, [...]
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US to deport Taiwan student who threatened to shoot up Pennsylvania school

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

US immigration officials were preparing on Tuesday to deport a Taiwanese exchange student who pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to shoot up the Catholic high school he [...]
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China using the global stage to diminish Taiwan

22-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 6:00 AM

All Taiwan wanted to do was to host rugby teams from around the region for a series of matches. Instead, Chinese representatives challenged its proposal this summer, saying [...]
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Divided Taiwan to vote in key test for ruling party

Divided Taiwan to vote in key test for ruling party

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

When Taiwan goes to the polls Saturday in local elections, it will not only be a test for President Tsai Ing-wen’s embattled government but a crucial vote on divisive [...]
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