Archive for December 6th, 2018

Business Briefs 06 Dec 2018

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | | 9:01 AM

* Sai Gon Thuong Tin Real Estate Company (SCR) has approved a plan to issue VND300 billion of secured non-convertible bonds via a private placement in 2018 or 2019 in at [...]
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Asia shares sink after Wall Street sell-off

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

- Global stock prices tumbled Wednesday after Wall Street plunged amid confusion about what Washington and Beijing agreed to in a tariff cease-fire. KEEPING SCORE: In early [...]
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Asian markets track Wall St rout as confusion, uncertainty reign

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets fell Wednesday following a rout on Wall Street, as investors were bombarded by a “perfect storm” of problems that erased the positivity seen at the [...]
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P2P lending can plug Southeast Asia’s $175B business finance gap

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

While P2P lending is relatively young in Southeast Asia, there is still ample room for growth Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has emerged as a popular alternative financing option [...]
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Carrie Lam’s Legco question and answer session ends in chaos, with three pro-democracy lawmakers expelled over protest

Carrie Lam’s Legco question and answer session ends in chaos, with three pro-democracy lawmakers expelled over protest

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A short question and answer session with Hong Kong’s leader at the Legislative Council ended in chaos on Wednesday, with three pro-democracy lawmakers expelled after [...]
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HK customs monitoring travel website Trivago accused by Australian watchdog of misleading ads

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong customs is looking into a case by the Australian consumer watchdog against travel website Trivago, accused of misleading users into thinking its search results [...]
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Retired HK bishop Joseph Zen defends Occupy leaders in court, praising them for preaching peace

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

An influential figure of Hong Kong’s Catholic Church defended founders of the 2014 Occupy protests in court on Wednesday, saying the civil disobedience movement would [...]
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HK cardinal defends Occupy protest leaders in court

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An outspoken Hong Kong cardinal Wednesday defended leading democracy campaigners on trial over massive 2014 rallies which paralysed parts of the city, praising their [...]
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Fewer than half of HK companies give workers paid time off for volunteer work, poll finds

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Fewer than half of Hong Kong companies give employees paid time off for volunteer work, a survey has found, as advocates call for bosses to take the lead in donating time for [...]
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HMV shares slump 89 per cent over two days as landlords file suits seeking more than HK$5m in overdue rent

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

HMV Digital China Group’s shares have tumbled 89 per cent over the past two trading days, amid concerns the company may liquidate or dispose of its loss making retail [...]
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No payment needed proof that Patrick Ho intended to offer bribes could be enough to convict, US judge tells jurors in $2.9 million corruption trial

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The authorities needed only to show that Patrick Ho Chi-ping had intended or helped to offer bribes to African officials for jurors to find the former Hong Kong minister [...]
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Financial burdens, cramped living quarters and less sex: are these the reasons so many HK women are undecided about having children?

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Some 15 per cent of Hong Kong women say they are undecided about having children a 30-year high that has fuelled concerns about population levels in the city. More than 67 [...]
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Airbnb elevates Mike Orgill to GM of Southeast Asia, HK, Taiwan

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Prior to joining Airbnb, Orgill led Google’s public policy efforts for emerging markets in Asia Mike Orgill Airbnb, a global online marketplace and hospitality services [...]
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44pct of Taiwanese mistakenly believe most of Taiwan’s energy comes from nuclear power

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Survey finds nearly 44 percent of Taiwanese erroneously believe majority of Taiwan’s energy comes from nuclear power A survey published by the Risk Society and Policy [...]
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12 suspects arrested in central Taiwan for alleged telecom fraud

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Twelve people were arrested recently in central Taiwan on suspicion of telecommunications fraud that targeted ethnic Chinese expatriates in the United States, the Criminal [...]
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