Archive for November 23rd, 2018

Business Briefs 23 November 2018

23-Nov-2018 Intellasia | | 9:18 AM

* The Hochiminh Stock Exchange has put An Giang Fisheries Import Export Company (AGF) under special control, limiting the trading of AGF shares to afternoon sessions alone. [...]
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Shares fall in Europe and Asia on Brexit, growth worries

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

Global shares were mostly lower Thursday ahead of a Thanksgiving break, as investors focused on slow Brexit negotiations and discouraging data from the United States. KEEPING [...]
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Asian markets see modest gains as US takes a break

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

Asian equities chalked up modest gains Thursday in light trading ahead of the US Thanksgiving holiday, following a rebound in energy and tech stocks on Wall Street. But [...]
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HK women are the most willing in Asia to quit their jobs for family, HSBC study finds

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

Just over a quarter of Hong Kong’s working women would quit their jobs to take on family responsibilities if needed, more than anywhere else in Asia, according to a [...]
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HK finds humans contracted hepatitis carried in rats

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

Researchers said Wednesday they have found a second patient in Hong Kong who contracted a strain of hepatitis carried by rats, in what appears to be the first known human [...]
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US carrier visits HK amid heightened China tensions

US carrier visits HK amid heightened China tensions

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

An American warship and carrier strike group visited Hong Kong on Wednesday (November 21) in a move seen as a conciliatory gesture by China ahead of next week’s crunch [...]
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What we know about cancer in HK and how government plans to tackle rising number of cases

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

Cancer is seen as a growing health threat both locally and internationally. In Hong Kong, the annual number of new cases of the disease is expected to rise by about 30 to 40 [...]
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Former HK justice chief Wong Yan-lung remembers ‘godfather of local politics’ Chung Sze-yuen as a man of integrity with the city in his heart

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

Hong Kong’s former justice chief has paid tribute to the “godfather of local politics” Chung Sze-yuen as keeping the city’s interests in his heart in [...]
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Prenetics is first HK firm to take genetic test kit for cancer risk direct to consumers

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

Prenetics, a Hong Kong-based biotechnology start-up, is about to become the first home-grown company to sell genetic profiling kits that test for the risk of cancer directly [...]
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Apple’s iPhone assembler Foxconn to cut costs for 2019 ahead of tough times

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

Apple’s iPhone assembler Foxconn Technology Group is cutting expenses for 2019 in anticipation of tougher conditions, according to a person familiar with the matter. [...]
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How Taiwan became the most LGBT-friendly country in Asia

23-Nov-2018 Intellasia | QZ | 6:00 AM

As far as Asian countries go, Taiwan is not very big. It is home to about 23 million people, compared to 127 million in Japan, and, you know, 1.4 billion in China. Even so, [...]
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CHINESE GENERAL HOPES MILITARY WILL TAKE BACK TAIWAN BEFORE NEXT GENERATION’S HAIR TURNS GRAY

CHINESE GENERAL HOPES MILITARY WILL TAKE BACK TAIWAN BEFORE NEXT GENERATION’S HAIR TURNS GRAY

23-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

An aging Chinese general who dedicated half a century to serving his country said he hoped that the next generation would not have to wait as long to witness reunification [...]
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Taiwanese scientists fight construction of a new port they say would damage a unique reef

23-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Sciencemag | 6:00 AM

Taiwanese scientists and environmental groups are fighting to stop the planned construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal off the coast of Datan borough [...]
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Sex, lies and heated debate: Taiwan prepares to vote in gay marriage referendum

Sex, lies and heated debate: Taiwan prepares to vote in gay marriage referendum

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

Taiwan is in the final days of a battle over the future of equality in the country, with conservatives campaigning fiercely against LGBT advocates over a referendum on [...]
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Kim Jong Who? Korea revamps the way students study N Korea

Kim Jong Who? Korea revamps the way students study N Korea

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

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/kim-jong-south-korea-revamps-way-students-study-230242242.htmlA year of warming relations between North and South Korea has raised the prospects of [...]
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