Archive for December 19th, 2018

Asian markets sink with Wall St on global outlook fears

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

Asian markets mostly fell Tuesday following a sharp retreat on Wall Street fuelled by increasing worries about the global economy, while investors await the Federal Reserve [...]
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Asian markets tumble with Wall St on global outlook fears

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

Asian markets mostly fell Tuesday following a sharp retreat on Wall Street fuelled by increasing worries about the global economy, while investors await the Federal Reserve [...]
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HK Occupy activist Raphael Wong loses final bid to overturn contempt of court conviction

HK Occupy activist Raphael Wong loses final bid to overturn contempt of court conviction

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

Hong Kong’s top court on Tuesday rejected an Occupy activist’s bid to overturn a contempt of court conviction, saying he knew full well the consequences of [...]
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HK university graduates take home less pay than counterparts 30 years ago and one in six ends up in unskilled job, study finds

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

A degree in Hong Kong can no longer guarantee a decent income, with one in six university graduates taking on low-paid, unskilled work, a study has found. Fresh university [...]
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HK’s Avenue of Stars to reopen in January with host of new attractions and five new handprints from famous people

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

A popular tourist attraction showcasing Hong Kong’s film culture is to reopen at the end of January after more than three years of renovation. The Avenue of Stars on [...]
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China’s ‘pent up demand’ may prop up HK’s property market in 2019

19-Dec-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Traditionally volatile Hong Kong property prices are in correction mode but there is no danger of an all-out crash, experts say. * Hong Kong’s “pretty [...]
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Once-treasured CD-seller HMV Retail of HK is winding up, stores not open

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

Debt-ridden HMV Digital China Group is winding up its 25-year-old music and DVD chain HMV Retail, marking what may be the final chapter of the once-treasured Hong Kong [...]
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Shoppers turned away as HMV winds up 25-year-old HK retail chain

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

About 50 shoppers were turned away at the HMV flagship store in Causeway Bay on Tuesday as the entertainment giant announced that its 25-year-old retail chain was facing [...]
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HK’s telecom regulator announces plans for 5G spectrum auctions

19-Dec-2018 Intellasia | RCR Wireless | 6:00 AM

The regulator said it will start offering a total of 4,500 megahertz in different bands next year Hong Kong’s Communications Authority (CA) has unveiled its plans for [...]
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Hongkongers promised free tour of Maldives in return for smuggling 7kg of cocaine into city, police say

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

Three Hongkongers were arrested for trying to smuggle 7kg of suspected cocaine into the city after being promised a free tour of the Maldives in return, police said on [...]
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Green group slams HK’s air quality goals, saying they are too conservative and ‘a numbers game’

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

Proposals to tighten maximum concentrations of two key pollutants fine suspended particles and sulphur dioxide as part of Hong Kong’s new set of “air quality [...]
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Woman threatens to jump from HK building over HK$200,000 in unpaid wages, prompting 20-hour stand-off

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

A woman threatened to jump from a Hong Kong building over unpaid wages, resulting in a day-long stand-off with police and firefighters. Police received a report from the [...]
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Does the bacteria in your baby’s intestine tell you anything about her future health development? Chinese University of HK aims to find out

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

A study of about 100,000 Hong Kong and mainland Chinese newborns will explore how microorganisms in the intestine might affect health development, including the growth of [...]
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Almost 2,000 visitors unaccounted for after visa free entry to Taiwan

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

Nearly 2,000 people from countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia and Oceania who entered Taiwan visa free between August 1, 2016 and March 31 this year cannot be accounted [...]
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Heavier fines to be imposed on meat smuggled into Taiwan

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

The Council of Agriculture (COA) has announced stiffer fines on people smuggling meat into Taiwan to prevent African swine fever (ASF) from being spread inside the country. [...]
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