Archive for December 12th, 2018

Business Briefs 12 Dec 2018

12-Dec-2018 Intellasia | | 8:57 AM

* State-owned lender Agribank has announced to issue four million 10-year bonds worth a total ofVND4 trillion to the public. The coupon will be 1.1 percentage points higher [...]
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Asian shares mixed on concerns over trade, economic outlook

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

Asian markets were mixed Tuesday in narrow trading on doubts that US and China can manage to resolve their festering trade dispute. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark [...]
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Asian markets mixed, pound stuck around 20-month low

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

Asian equities were mixed Tuesday as investor attempts to track gains in New York are weighed by a perfect storm of issues that have hammered global markets, while the pound [...]
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MTR Corp employee admits inspection team backdated key checklist for platform on scandal-hit HK rail project but can’t remember whose idea it was

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

MTR Corporation employees backdated a key checklist given to the government following a construction scandal on Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project after the main [...]
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Super expensive HK tops the global list for super-rich home buyers

12-Dec-2018 Intellasia | QZ | 6:00 AM

The world’s super-rich collectively spent $6.6 billion in a recent 12-month period on homes worth $25 million or more, according to new research by Knight Frank, the [...]
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Nine people, including seven primary school pupils, hurt as school bus hits concrete divider on HK highway

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

Nine people, including seven primary school pupils, were hurt when a school bus hit a concrete divider on the Kwun Tong Bypass in Kowloon East early on Tuesday morning. It [...]
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To reduce plastic use, Swire Coca-Cola HK to produce more cans and glass bottles under HK$150 million plan

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

In a shift away from plastic containers, Coca-Cola’s Hong Kong distributor will produce more drinks in cans and glass bottles, and roll out hundreds of water dispensers [...]
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HK Democratic Party lawmakers Lam Cheuk-ting and Andrew Wan Siu-kin plead not guilty to obstruction charges over Legislative Council protest against high-speed rail plan

HK Democratic Party lawmakers Lam Cheuk-ting and Andrew Wan Siu-kin plead not guilty to obstruction charges over Legislative Council protest against high-speed rail plan

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

Two Hong Kong Democratic Party lawmakers on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges of obstructing and assaulting security guards during a protest inside the legislature [...]
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Chinese military official: ‘We should be ready to take over Taiwan’

Chinese military official: ‘We should be ready to take over Taiwan’

12-Dec-2018 Intellasia | News | 6:00 AM

A Chinese military official says rising tensions in the South China Sea could prompt the country to make a move that could plunge us into war. A Chinese military official [...]
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Taiwan is model of women’s empowerment in politics: AIT chief

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

Taking President Tsai Ing-wen as an example, the de facto US ambassador to Taiwan said Monday that Taiwan is a model in terms of empowering women as leaders in politics. [...]
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Chinese military official: ‘We should be ready to take over Taiwan’

12-Dec-2018 Intellasia | News | 6:00 AM

A Chinese military official says rising tensions in the South China Sea could prompt the country to make a move that could plunge us into war. A Chinese military official [...]
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Taiwan’s interest rates to remain intact in 2019: Standard Chartered

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

Taiwan’s central bank is expected to leave its key interest rates unchanged for 2019 because the global economy is expected to face some downside risks amid trade [...]
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China engaged in spreading fake news in Taiwan: NSB official

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

Although there is no evidence China meddled in Taiwan’s November 24 local elections, Beijing and foreign-based forces frequently spread fake news in Taiwan, a National [...]
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Taiwan admitted into Apec privacy system

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

Taiwan has been admitted into the Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system under the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum, the National Development Council (NDC) [...]
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Taiwan remains in 5th place in Asian corporate governance rankings

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

Taiwan has taken fifth place in the 2018 Asian corporate governance (CG) watch rankings conducted by the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA). The ranking was [...]
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