Archive for December 28th, 2018

Business Briefs 28 Dec 2018

28-Dec-2018 Intellasia | | 8:54 AM

* LDG Investment Company (LDG) last week started construction on Thanh Do smart urban area in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho with the total investment of over VND350 [...]
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Former Sinochem general manager Cai Xiyou jailed for 12 years for corruption; latest official to fall in China’s crackdown

Former Sinochem general manager Cai Xiyou jailed for 12 years for corruption; latest official to fall in China’s crackdown

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

A Chinese court has found Cai Xiyou, the former general manager of state-owned Sinochem Group, one of the world’s largest chemical conglomerates, guilty of corruption [...]
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Asian markets climb after bumper US session

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

Japanese shares surged nearly four percent on Thursday, with investors heartened by Wall Street’s best performance in nine years after the White House said Fed Chair [...]
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New 3D mapping system with one-stop data source allows HK planners to build urban sites SimCity style

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

A new 3D-mapping system has allowed Hong Kong authorities to plan and visualise the dense urban environment in a faster and easier way, much like in the computer game [...]
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More than 100 new automated immigration channels to make the processing of cross-boundary travellers at HK checkpoints smoother

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

More than 100 upgraded automated immigration clearance channels have been installed at Hong Kong’s two recently opened cross-boundary control points at a cost of about [...]
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HK’s pork prices likely to rise as pig supplies from mainland China drop sharply due to swine fever outbreak

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

Pork prices in Hong Kong are set to go up with one local Michelin-starred restaurant cutting back on one of its dishes as the number of mainland Chinese pig farms halting [...]
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As ‘Big Four’ move into legal sector, HK firms left to ponder independence, fair competition

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

Inroads into Hong Kong’s legal sector by EY, PwC, KPMG and Deloitte, the “Big Four” international accounting and audit firms, are raising questions about [...]
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Activist fund Argyle asks Toshiba to exit TEC business to boost margins

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

Hong Kong-based activist fund Argyle Street Management asked Japan’s Toshiba Corp on Thursday to exit more non-core businesses such as office machinery company Toshiba [...]
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Two HK activists charged for trespassing in Japan over protest at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine

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

Two Hong Kong activists arrested in Tokyo over a protest at a war shrine were charged for trespassing on Wednesday, and their first trial could take place in February, [...]
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Taiwan immigration brigade launches hunt for 152 missing Vietnamese tourists

28-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Special Taiwan National Immigration Agency unit searches for 152 Vietnamese missing from tour groups in Kaohsiung After news broke yesterday that 152 Vietnamese tourists had [...]
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8 students from NSP nations missing in Taiwan: education ministry

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

A total of eight international students from countries covered by Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy (NSP) studying in the country have gone missing over the past year, a [...]
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Taiwanese launch yellow vest movement to protest taxes

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

Thousands of Taiwanese, taking a page from France’s yellow vest movement, protested Thursday for the third time in a week to demand lower taxes and the fair handling of [...]
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Taiwan asked China 5 times for ASF outbreak updates: official

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

Taiwan has asked Beijing five times for updates about the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in China, but those requests have fallen on deaf ears, a Taiwanese official [...]
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Investments pledged for Taiwan up 25pct in 2018: MOEA

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

Investments pledged for Taiwan grew about 25 percent from a year earlier in 2018, indicating the government’s efforts to encourage foreign and local firms to invest [...]
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Terrifying Thought: N Korea Could Sink a Navy Aircraft Carrier

28-Dec-2018 Intellasia | National Interest | 6:00 AM

Listen to the greats: “Clausewitz counsels that chance and uncertainty help constitute the climate surrounding warfare, and that the wisest military sage can do little [...]
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