Archive for December 13th, 2018

Business Briefs 13 Dec 2018

13-Dec-2018 Intellasia | | 9:32 AM

* Nam Viet Corporation (ANY) has estimated its net profit at VND600 billion this year. Its 2018 revenue may rise 35.6% against the previous year to VND4 trillion. ANY expects [...]
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Asian markets stage rally on upbeat China-US trade news

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

Asian markets rallied Wednesday on much-needed good news on the China-US trade talks, while the pound extended losses as it emerged that prime minister Theresa May will face [...]
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Bank of China HK is first to allow mobile payments in mainland without a Chinese bank account

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

Hongkongers will for the first time be able to use their mobile phones to make payments in mainland China without having to hold a bank account there, thanks to a new feature [...]
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Leaders of banned HK National Party to face three-man Exco panel for appeal

Leaders of banned HK National Party to face three-man Exco panel for appeal

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

The leaders of the outlawed Hong Kong National Party will get to appeal against the ban before a three-member committee of Executive Council members on January 14, the Post [...]
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Lukewarm response as HK releases new HK$1,000 banknotes

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

The city’s new HK$1,000 banknotes appeared to receive a lukewarm response from the public on the day of their release, failing to draw crowds with their improved [...]
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Corruption allegations against construction firm at heart of Hung Hom station scandal left out of public report by MTR Corp

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

Corruption allegations made against the firm accused of cutting corners in building part of Hong Kong’s most expensive rail project were reported to authorities by the [...]
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Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou’s three HK passports due to name changes, husband confirms with Canadian court

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

Huawei Technologies chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou held three Hong Kong passports because of name changes, a Canadian court has been told, confirming an earlier [...]
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HK’s Ocean Park posts HK$236.5 million loss, marking third straight year in the red

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

Hong Kong’s iconic Ocean Park suffered losses of HK$236.5 million (US$30.3 million) last year, its third straight year in the red, according to its latest annual report [...]
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Japan disappointed over Taiwan referendum result: envoy

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

Japan’s top envoy to Taiwan expressed Tuesday his government’s disappointment over a referendum result voted by Taiwan’s public in late November to maintain [...]
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Everyone’s a winner: Taiwan’s claw crane craze

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

As Taiwan’s economy stagnates, claw crane arcades where customers lower a grabber to try to pick up a prize from a glass box are booming as affordable entertainment, [...]
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Taiwanese deportee lands in Taiwan, taken for questioning

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

A Taiwanese student who was deported from the United States after threatening to shoot up his school landed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Tuesday and was [...]
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Taiwan hopeful of Canadian foreign investment protection agreement

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

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) expressed welcome and gratitude Tuesday after Canada said last week that it is considering signing a bilateral foreign investment [...]
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US imposes new sanctions on three N Korea officials, including Kim Jong Un’s right-hand man

US imposes new sanctions on three N Korea officials, including Kim Jong Un’s right-hand man

13-Dec-2018 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

The United States imposed new sanctions on three top North Korean officials including Kim Jong Un’s right-hand man over the country’s continuing human rights [...]
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Koreas verify removal of frontline bunkers

Koreas verify removal of frontline bunkers

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

Soldiers from North and South Korea crossed into each other’s territory peacefully for the first time on Wednesday, Seoul said, as they began checking the dismantlement [...]
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Korean tourists injured in bus accident officers believe was drug-related

13-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:00 AM

Eighteen tourists and a tour bus driver were injured after the vehicle they were in skidded and overturned going down a steep road in Kota Belud, Sabah, yesterday afternoon. [...]
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