Archive for January 2nd, 2019

Business Briefs 02 January 2019

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | | 7:39 PM

1. Procuring agency: Vietsovpetro Name of procurement package: Coating service for Gas pipeline and Gaslift pipeline (CT01-GTC1; GTC1- BK14), Oil Field Development Project [...]
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US trade war forces businesses to rethink Chinese investments amid fears dispute will drag on into new year

US trade war forces businesses to rethink Chinese investments amid fears dispute will drag on into new year

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:11 AM

The US trade war has prompted some overseas companies to rethink whether they should invest in new plants and equipment in China, despite the temporary pause in hostilities. [...]
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Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte Suggests He Sexually Assaulted Maid As A Teen

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte Suggests He Sexually Assaulted Maid As A Teen

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | HuffPost | 7:09 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reportedly admitted to sexually abusing his maid when he was a teenager. Duterte, a controversial figure known for his inflammatory [...]
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HK authorities seize more than 230 tonnes of endangered wood this year five times that of last year’s total

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong authorities confiscated more than 230 tonnes of endangered wood from Central America and South Asia between January and November this year, about five times that of [...]
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HK actor Eric Tsang Chi-wai says policeman’s car was ‘totally out of control’ in Japan Christmas Day crash, reveals his ribs fractured

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang Chi-wai has shed light on a road accident in Japan last week that left a top policeman from the city seriously injured, saying the officer’s [...]
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HK rounds out worst year since 2011 with gains

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Hang Sengwhich is set to end the year down 14 percent, the worst since 2011shrugged off disappointing Chinese economic data to gain more than one percent in morning trade [...]
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The mainland Chinese tourists visiting HK, Macau and Zhuhai for just 50 yuan each

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Qin Zhihong, 50, was on his tenth tour to Hong Kong in the past five years. The Henan province native paid just 50 yuan (US$7) for a five-day trip to the city, as well as [...]
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Don’t bring HK independence banners to New Year march, protesters told

Don’t bring HK independence banners to New Year march, protesters told

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The organiser of Hong Kong’s annual New Year protest march says it has been ordered by officials to prevent demonstrators from displaying pro-independence banners [...]
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HK brokers brace for hard times in 2019, urge regulators to speed up access to Greater Bay Area

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong brokers brace for hard times in 2019, urge regulators to speed up access to Greater Bay Area Hong Kong’s smaller brokerages have lobbied local regulators to [...]
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Real-life inspiration for ‘Kee Gor’ mascot on HK’s MTR, operations chief Francis Li, to retire

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Real-life inspiration for ‘Kee Gor’ mascot on Hong Kong’s MTR, operations chief Francis Li, to retire Most Hongkongers will not recognise Francis Li [...]
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HK leader Carrie Lam failing on youth poverty, says children’s group

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s leader has failed miserably to improve the lives of the city’s poor children this year, a community youth group said on Sunday, giving the government [...]
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All dressed up and nowhere to go… except to landfills: fast consumer fashion habits add to HK’s textile waste

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong shoppers are poised to splash out on apparel this holiday season, with more than HK$5 billion in sales rung up last December at boutiques around town. As new [...]
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No N. Korea ballistic missile, nuclear test in 2018, 1st in 7 years

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:00 AM

North Korea did not carry out any ballistic missile or nuclear test in 2018 for the first time in seven years, underscoring Pyongyang’s seriousness about putting more [...]
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N Korea’s Kim wants more summits with Moon next yearBlue House

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wants to hold more summits with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in next year to achieve the goal of denuclearisation of the Korean [...]
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N. Korea’s Kim vows more summits with South next year: Seoul

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to meet the South’s President Moon Jae-in “frequently” next year to discuss denuclearisation of the peninsula in a [...]
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