Archive for November 29th, 2018

Business Briefs 29 November 2018

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

* PAN Food Company, a member of The Pan Group (PAN), has registered to buy over 825.000 shares, or a 7.18% stake, of Ben Tre Aquaproduct Import and Export Company (ABT) [...]
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Asia markets mixed as Trump-Xi takes centre stage

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

Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday on hopes for a positive outcome from Donald Trump’s high-stakes trade talks with Xi Jinping, while dovish comments from the Federal [...]
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HK closes gap with Singapore on prosperity index, with institute saying residents enjoy greater level of personal freedom

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

Hong Kong has closed the gap on Singapore with the city’s residents enjoying greater levels of personal freedom, safety and security this year than before, according to [...]
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Safe sex still best way to avoid HIV infection, says top HK doctor as he questions He Jiankui’s claim of genetically edited babies being immune

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

Hong Kong’s top HIV doctor has said safe sex remains the best way of avoiding infection by the virus that causes Aids, despite reports of the world’s first [...]
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75,000 doses of Sanofi Pasteur flu vaccine from batch containing impurities have been used in HK

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

About 75,000 doses of imported flu vaccine belonging to a batch containing impurities have been administered in Hong Kong, the city’s health authorities disclosed on [...]
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Beijing should adopt HK’s free market economy and turn Greater Bay Area into largest free-trade zone in China, says former top Shenzhen official

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

Beijing should adopt a European approach to the Greater Bay Area and turn it into the largest free-trade zone in China, a former top Shenzhen official said on Tuesday. Zhang [...]
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Lee Cheuk-yan calls on HK’s pan-democrats and localists to work together after Kowloon West by-election loss

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

Defeated election candidate Lee Cheuk-yan called on Hong Kong’s pan-democrats and localists to work together in future polls after a loss that revealed shrinking [...]
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HK’s finance sector M&A deals fall prey to China crackdown

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

Mergers and acquisitions targeting Hong Kong financial firms have slumped this year, with insurance sector deals particularly hard hit, as China’s moves to tighten [...]
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Vitasoy told to take responsibility for recycling after sample shows 74 per cent of drinks cartons in HK landfills from firm

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

Most of the drinks cartons piling up in Hong Kong’s landfills come from just one producer and it is high time the firm takes responsibility for recycling the [...]
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Taiwan President travels to Kaohsiung to discuss election results

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

DPP played poor first half, but can still play positive second half: Tsai In her first public appearance since last Saturday’s local elections, President Tsai Ing-wen [...]
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Taiwan plays up potential as gateway for Asean trade

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | BIV | 6:00 AM

With B.C. increasingly trying to diversify its trade with future high-growth markets like Southeast Asia, officials from one Asian economy are urging Canadian small and [...]
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HK lawmaker Eddie Chu’s pledge of allegiance to China challenged by Exco member Ronny Tong ahead of village elections

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

A pledge of allegiance to Chinese sovereignty by a Hong Kong lawmaker has been challenged by a member of the city’s Executive Council. Ronny Tong Ka-wah, who is also a [...]
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Meet the engineering professor who got Taiwanese voters to support nuclear power

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

Taiwanese voters have rejected the island’s policy to phase out nuclear energy. In a referendum held on Saturday, 59 percent of voters supported overturning legislation [...]
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US beef exports to Taiwan to exceed $500m in 2018

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Feedstuffs | 6:00 AM

Consumers in Taiwan now more comfortable cooking US beef at home than when promotion first began. Joel Haggard, US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) senior vice president for [...]
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US biologist: Gene-editing work a failure of self-regulation

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

Leading scientists see even more reasons to worry and have more questions than answers after a Chinese scientist attended an international conference Wednesday and repeated [...]
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