Archive for December 21st, 2018

Business Briefs 21 Dec 2018

21-Dec-2018 Intellasia | | 9:02 AM

* Vietnam Electrical Equipment Corporation (GEX) has registered to transfer its entire 46.7 million shares, or 54.78%, in South Logistics Company (STG) to Gelex Logistics [...]
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N. Korea says it won’t denuclearise unless US removes threat

N. Korea says it won’t denuclearise unless US removes threat

21-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AP | 7:08 AM

North Korea said Thursday it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the United States first removes what Pyongyang called a nuclear threat. The [...]
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Duterte’s Philippines drug war death toll rises above 5,000

Duterte’s Philippines drug war death toll rises above 5,000

21-Dec-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 7:07 AM

The official death toll from Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs in the Philippines has risen above 5,000 people, authorities have said. Derrick Carreon, a spokesman [...]
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Philippines urged to end attacks vs human rights defenders

Philippines urged to end attacks vs human rights defenders

21-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 7:02 AM

An independent expert of the United Nations has raised concern over the safety of human rights advocates in the Philippines, citing cases of killings, intimidation and [...]
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Asian markets slump after Fed hikes rates

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

Asian markets slumped Thursday, tracking big losses on Wall Street after the Fed defied unprecedented pressure from Donald Trump and raised interest rates, sparking fears the [...]
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HK tracks Fed hike but flags risks from trade

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

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) on Thursday warned of increasing downside risks to the economy from uncertainty over the Sino-U.S trade dispute, urging residents to [...]
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Academic stalked in HK hits out at China

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

An Australian academic who was followed for a week by a state-owned newspaper in Hong Kong has suggested Beijing could be behind the intimidation and has vowed not to be [...]
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Home-grown digital insurer Bowtie receives HK’s first virtual insurance licence

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

Hong Kong’s insurance watchdog has issued its first virtual licence to an online-only insurer, as the government makes strides to boost the city’s internet [...]
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Survey reveals Hongkongers lack an understanding of dwarfism, reflected in prejudice against little people

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

Some Hongkongers still believe dwarves are slow learners who will never grow old, a new study has shown. The survey, carried out for the Equal Opportunities Commission by the [...]
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African swine fever edges closer to HK putting authorities on alert as 11 infected pigs are destroyed just across the border in mainland China

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

The first cases of African swine fever have been found in pigs in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, prompting Hong Kong authorities to crack down on meat being [...]
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Former HK chief executive Donald Tsang given the go ahead to lodge final appeal

Former HK chief executive Donald Tsang given the go ahead to lodge final appeal

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

Jailed former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang Yam-kuen on Thursday got the green light from the city’s top court to lodge a final legal bid to clear his name. His appeal [...]
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BTS concert ticket sales in HK suspended over ‘unauthorised acts’; K-pop fans vent anger at ‘bots’

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

Sales of tickets for world-conquering K-pop act BTS’ four concerts in Hong Kong next March were suspended for several hours on Thursday due to what is believed to have [...]
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Fast cars, a mansion and cash from the sky: who is HK’s ‘Coin Young Master’, the man linked to banknotes tossed off Sham Shui Po building?

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

A flashy car, a flamboyant mansion and cash for show a young cryptocurrency promoter left a strong impression on Hongkongers on Saturday, after he was linked to at least [...]
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HK gives first online-only insurance licence to Sun Life-backed firm

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

Hong Kong has awarded Bowtie Life Insurance, a company backed by Sun Life Financial’s Hong Kong unit, the first online-only insurance licence under the city’s [...]
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Demand for prime office space in HK to cool further as trade war weighs on companies

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

Rising interest rates and lingering uncertainty over the US-China trade war are denting demand for prime office space in Hong Kong, with rents likely to fall in Central, the [...]
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