Archive for December 15th, 2018

Asian markets sink as profit-takers move in, pound resilient

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

Asian markets fell on Friday, putting the region on course to end a broadly positive week on a sour note with China showing more signs of weakness, while traders took their [...]
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Asian shares fall on poor Chinese economic data

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

Asian markets tumbled on Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world’s second largest economy. [...]
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Democrats ponder next move after justice department ends investigation into former HK leader CY Leung

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

Democrats in Hong Kong are considering asking for a judicial review of the Department of Justice’s decision not to prosecute former chief executive Leung Chun-ying. The [...]
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HK lacking in leadership to deal with climate change, report warns, with no dedicated authority to tackle issue, unlike Singapore, Seoul and Tokyo

HK lacking in leadership to deal with climate change, report warns, with no dedicated authority to tackle issue, unlike Singapore, Seoul and Tokyo

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

Hong Kong lacks a dedicated climate change authority to spearhead and keep the subject high on the policy agenda, leading to a “dilution of leadership” despite [...]
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HK$6 billion in scammed funds transferred through HK bank accounts in past 15 months

15-Dec-2018 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Close to HK$6 billion (US$768 million) swindled from victims of various online and phone scams in Hong Kong and around the world was transferred through bank accounts in the [...]
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HK’s ILS work continues, targets 2019-20 legislative session

15-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Artemis | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong continues to work towards establishing a local market for insurance-linked securities (ILS), with the regulator and government working together to develop the [...]
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Cafe de Coral, Fairwood and Maxim’s use 180 million pieces of disposable plastic a year in HK, Greenpeace study finds

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

Three Hong Kong fast-food giants between them used 180 million items of disposable plastic for both eat-in and takeaway meals last year, according to a green group. Cafe de [...]
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China’s WuXi AppTec ends flat on HK debut

15-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Shares of Chinese medical tech platform WuXi AppTec 2359.HK ended flat on their first day of trading in Hong Kong on Thursday, joining a list of subdued debuts in the city [...]
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Life sentences handed to four Hongkongers in Philippines on drug charge

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

Four Hongkongers were on Friday sentenced to life in prison by a Philippine court for possession of half a kilogram of methamphetamine. The men were arrested at sea in July [...]
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Tourists are flooding Asian cities, and 15 of their favourite hotspots now rank among the most-visited in the world

15-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

Asian cities are dominating the global tourism scene. Euromonitor International released its annual list of the most popular cities for international tourists last week, and [...]
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Breakthrough by HK students could provide a cheap and easy way for people to tell if they have the flu

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

A small, portable self-testing tool that can detect flu viruses in just 30 minutes has been developed by a dozen Hong Kong university students, potentially providing the [...]
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Binding power of decisions by China’s top legislative body on HK still open to debate despite court ruling on joint checkpoint, legal experts say

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

A Hong Kong court may have concluded that allowing mainland Chinese laws to be enforced at the West Kowloon high-speed rail terminus is legally sound, but experts said the [...]
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Taiwan, US to hold joint workshop on humanitarian and disaster aid

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

A workshop organised by Taiwan and the United States will be held in the central county of Nantou on Friday to train professionals in the Indo-Pacific region in the areas of [...]
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Taiwan, Indonesia to sign MOU on migrant worker rights

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

Indonesian minister of Manpower (MOM) Hanif Dhakiri is expected to arrive in Taiwan later Thursday to meet with Labour minister Hsu Ming-chun and witness the signing of a [...]
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11 allies support Taiwan Interpol participation: MOFA

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

Eleven diplomatic allies of the Republic of China (Taiwan) have voiced their support for the country’s participation in the International Criminal Police Organisation [...]
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