Archive for January 3rd, 2019

Business Briefs 03 Jan 2019

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | | 9:12 AM

* PetroVietnam Transport Corporation’s (PVT) 2018 preliminary business results show its revenue rises 26% against the previous year to VND7.7 trillion and its pre-tax [...]
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Asian stocks skid after weak China factory readings

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian stock markets tumbled Wednesday as 2019 trading began, after surveys showed Chinese manufacturing weakening. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.1 [...]
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China, HK stocks kick off 2019 with losses amid fresh data adding to slowdown concerns

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

China and Hong Kong stock markets kicked off the new year with losses, as two gauges showing manufacturing slipped into contraction in the world’s second-largest [...]
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University of HK students and staff united in desire to remove city’s leader as chancellor

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

Students and staff at Hong Kong’s oldest university started the new year with a joint appeal to the governing council to remove the chancellor’s powers to appoint [...]
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Burglars strike at HK home of billionaire businesswoman Angela Leong and escape with HK$20,000 of bags and jewellery

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

The Repulse Bay home of Angela Leong On-Kei, fourth wife of casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun, has been burgled for the second time in 21/2 years. On Tuesday, a 54-year old [...]
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Disclosing medical blunders is ‘HK standard’ of doing things: head of HKU-Shenzhen Hospital champions transparency

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

Disclosing medical blunders is ‘Hong Kong standard’ of doing things: head of HKU-Shenzhen Hospital champions transparency The head of a Shenzhen hospital run by [...]
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HK welcomes 2019 with five newborns after midnight three girls and two boys

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

Hong Kong’s hospitals ushered in the new year with five newborns three girls and two boys as they announced their arrival to the world with loud, hearty cries just [...]
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HK’s search for land: public opinion ‘misrepresented’ by official task force, INGO says

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

The landmark report on how to source more land for space-starved Hong Kong has failed to accurately reflect public opinion, a land concern group claims. A look into the final [...]
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HK distributor of popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand Xing Fu Tang shocks customers by suddenly shutting store amid bitter court battle with founding firm

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

The Hong Kong distributor of a popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand shocked customers on Tuesday, announcing it would close its Causeway Bay store from Wednesday amid a bitter [...]
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Anti-triad police seize pistol, 700 rounds of ammunition and 18 imitation firearms during raid targeting HK gangs

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

Police have seized a pistol, 700 rounds of ammunition, and a host of imitation firearms during raids targeting organised crime in Hong Kong. Seven people were also arrested [...]
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HK, Shenzhen multibillion-dollar land reclamation plans may be on collision course

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

Industry experts and academics have warned attempting to undertake two major land reclamation’s in Hong Kong and Shenzhen at the same time could strain the resources of [...]
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Cathay Pacific customer who bought first class ticket at economy price during apparent glitch says booking cancelled

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

At least one Cathay Pacific Airways customer who bought a first class ticket at a huge discount had his booking cancelled by the airline, as others who took advantage of an [...]
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Cathay Pacific sells first and business class tickets to North America for economy prices in apparent error but will airline honour deal?

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

Cathay Pacific Airways sold first and business class tickets for as cheaply as it would cost to fly in economy, in what appears to have been an error by the airline. The [...]
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Thousands march in HK against China ‘repression’ after grim 2018

Thousands march in HK against China ‘repression’ after grim 2018

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

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Hong Kong on Tuesday to demand full democracy, fundamental rights, and even independence from China in the face of what many see as a [...]
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HK democracy camp kicks off 2019 with protests

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

Hong Kong’s embattled democracy advocates kicked off 2019 with a large street rally on Tuesday, lamenting what they said had been a grim year for freedoms and steeling [...]
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