Archive for November 28th, 2018

Business Briefs 28 November 2018

28-Nov-2018 Intellasia | | 9:10 AM

* Tien Phong Bank (TPB) has got approval to raise its foreign ownership limit from 24.9% to 30%. Ending September, the lender reported over VND1.6 trillion in pre-tax profit, [...]
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Asian markets mixed as Trump threatens to ramp up trade war

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

Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as dealers focused on crunch G20 talks between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, with the US president warning he will ramp up his trade war with [...]
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Most Asia markets up, pound dips on Trump comments

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

Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday but traders remain on edge after Donald Trump warned he will ramp up his trade war with China if he does not reach a deal with Xi Jinping at [...]
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Beloved HK bull Billy found dead with stomach full of plastic bags, prompting call for beach-goers to take their trash home

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

Hong Kong beachgoers have been urged to take their trash home, after one of the city’s most beloved bovines was found dead with a stomach full of plastic. Billy, an [...]
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Ex-HK minister Patrick Ho’s $2.9 million corruption trial opens, as defence calls it a ‘bribery case with no bribes’

Ex-HK minister Patrick Ho’s $2.9 million corruption trial opens, as defence calls it a ‘bribery case with no bribes’

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

This is a bribery case with no bribes, a lawyer for former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho Chi-ping told the court as his $2.9 million corruption trial opened in New York on [...]
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Casino operator soars 45 per cent in HK as missing boss returns

28-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Shares in an Asian casino operator soared more than 40 per cent in Hong Kong on Tuesday (November 27) after it said its tycoon head, who suddenly went missing in August, had [...]
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HK summit on human gene editing to discuss regulation in wake of claim by Chinese scientist He Jiankui that he edited genes of newborn twins

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

International experts gathered at a summit in Hong Kong that opens Tuesday will discuss how gene editing should be regulated, as a mainland scientist claimed he had helped [...]
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Bribery trial of former HK home affairs minister Patrick Ho begins in New York, as jurors say they hold no bias against China

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

Twelve jurors with the fate of detained former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho Chi-ping in their hands have told a US court they hold no bias against China. They were [...]
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HK leader Carrie Lam says Legco by-election result won’t change how she governs or handles controversial legislation

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

Hong Kong’s leader said the pro-establishment camp’s victory in Sunday’s Legislative Council by-election would have no effect on her governance or on the [...]
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Trump and Xi to reach trade war ‘truce’ at G20, says HK scholar with close ties to Beijing

Trump and Xi to reach trade war ‘truce’ at G20, says HK scholar with close ties to Beijing

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

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are likely to agree to a truce in the trade war when they meet in Buenos Aires this week, but ironing out the [...]
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Speeding blamed for fatal train crash in Taiwan

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

Taiwan’s government said Monday (November 26) that speeding was the main cause of a train derailment that killed 18 people last month in the first official report on [...]
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Analysis: Strong opposition results challenge Taiwan’s Tsai

28-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

A strong showing by Taiwan’s opposition Nationalist Party in local elections over the weekend presents a major challenge to independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen [...]
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Taiwan poll defeat was a message from the electorate for the DPP, but will Tsai Ing-wen heed what they said?

Taiwan poll defeat was a message from the electorate for the DPP, but will Tsai Ing-wen heed what they said?

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

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen will have to review her policies in running the self-ruled island, including the highly sensitive cross-strait strategy watched closely by [...]
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N Korea’s top diplomat to visit Vietnam

28-Nov-2018 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

North Korea Foreign minister Ri Yong Ho is to visit Vietnam for four days this week, according to a Vietnamese news service. VN Express reported Monday Ri’s state visit [...]
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Korea becomes first country in East Asia to legalise medical marijuana

28-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Mjbiz Daily | 6:00 AM

South Korea became the first country in East Asia to legalise medical cannabis, marking a significant milestone in the global industry and a potential turning point in how [...]
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