Archive for January 4th, 2019

Thousands of Thais seek shelter as first tropical storm in decades nears coast

Thousands of Thais seek shelter as first tropical storm in decades nears coast

04-Jan-2019 Intellasia | | 4:25 PM

Thailand’s first tropical storm in three decades killed one person on Friday as it arrived on the south coast, knocking down trees and blowing off roofs in its path, [...]
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China and U.S. to hold trade talks in Beijing on Jan 7-8

China and U.S. to hold trade talks in Beijing on Jan 7-8

04-Jan-2019 Intellasia | | 4:17 PM

China and the United States will hold vice ministerial level trade talks in Beijing on Jan. 7-8, as the two sides look to end a dispute that is inflicting increasing pain on [...]
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Asia markets mostly lower as tech firms soured by Apple

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

Most Asian markets extended the previous day’s sharp losses Thursday with technology firms tumbling after Apple slashed its revenue forecasts blaming slowing China [...]
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Asia markets stage slight recovery but tech firms soured by Apple

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

Most Asian markets rose Thursday after the previous day’s sharp losses but technology firms fell after Apple slashed its revenue forecasts blaming slowing China sales. [...]
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Wave of HK triad violence prompts police crackdown

Wave of HK triad violence prompts police crackdown

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

A wave of triad-linked violence in Hong Kong has forced police to crack down on local gangsters and step up intelligence gathering, a senior officer said on Thursday. [...]
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Apple-related stocks hammered in China, HK markets after US smartphone giant cuts revenue outlook

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

Hong Kong and Chinese stocks struggled for direction in early Thursday trading, with Apple suppliers hammered after the smartphone giant slashed revenue outlook based on [...]
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China tobacco monopoly’s global unit plans HK IPO

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

The international wing of the world’s largest cigarette makera Chinese state-owned tobacco monopolyplans to list on the Hong Kong stock exchange, filing documents [...]
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Airline to honor $16,000 first-class fares it accidentally sold for $675: ‘We made a mistake’

04-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo Lifestyle | 6:00 AM

Typically, Cathay Pacific would charge around $16,000 for first-class or business-class tickets from Vietnam to New York. However, a few lucky customers will be flying in [...]
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HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge named China’s top technological advancement of 2018

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

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge has been named as China’s greatest technological advancement of last year by the country’s top scientists and engineers. The [...]
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March organiser could be banned from ‘Civic Square’ over ‘failure to stop separatist’ display at forecourt of HK government headquarters

March organiser could be banned from ‘Civic Square’ over ‘failure to stop separatist’ display at forecourt of HK government headquarters

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

A key pro-democracy group could be barred from an iconic space outside the Hong Kong government’s headquarters over its “failure to stop separatists” from [...]
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Why HK justice chief Teresa Cheng’s handling of CY Leung case is so controversial and how she could have done things differently

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

The Department of Justice (DOJ) chose not to prosecute former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying who received part of a HK$50 million (US$6.4 million) payment from Australian [...]
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HK’s leading property broker Centaline cries foul as Sino Land sets below market commission rate

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

The ties between Hong Kong’s property developers and sales agents are fraying, as declining prices in a cooling market crimps profit margins, causing the two former [...]
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A first class gaffe: Cathay to honour cheap ticket error

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

Scores of savvy travellers will be sipping heavily discounted champagne in first class recliners on Cathay Pacific flights this year after the airline agreed to honour [...]
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HK Catholic leader Michael Yeung Ming-Cheung, 73, ‘in a stable condition’ in hospital following social media reports of imminent death

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

Hong Kong’s Catholic Church leader Reverend Michael Yeung Ming-cheung died on Thursday afternoon. He was 73. The city’s Catholic diocese released a statement [...]
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2018, HK’s second-best year for property sales at $93 billion, ended with a whimper in December

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

Hong Kong recorded its second-best year for property sales in 2018 on the back of a red hot first half, in which transactions worth HK$403.7 billion (US$51.5 billion) were [...]
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