Archive for January 5th, 2019

Japanese shares skid, Shanghai climbs after Wall St sell-off

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

Japanese shares tumbled and Shanghai’s benchmark climbed Friday as Asian markets steadied following a technology-led sell-off on Wall Street. The Nikkei 225 index [...]
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Asia markets rebound from early losses, Tokyo sinks on 2019 debut

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

Most Asian markets rose Friday, reversing early losses, though Tokyo tanked more than two percent while technology firms were hit further by Apple’s shock revenue [...]
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HK$65 million in illicit goods seized by HK customs over festive season in anti-smuggling operation

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

About HK$65 million (US$8.3 million) worth of illicit goods ranging from cocaine to cigarettes were confiscated with 147 people arrested as Hong Kong customs stepped up [...]
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HK Airlines, Osaka Airport and Tokyo Haneda Airport Lead the Way in Asia Pacific for Punctuality in 2018

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Business Wire | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong Airlines once again claims the title as the most punctual airline in Asia Pacific, and the third most punctual worldwide, according to the OAG Punctuality League [...]
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China, HK benchmarks rebound, defying big sell-offs in region over Apple train wreck

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

China and Hong Kong stocks defied big sell-offs in Asia in Friday trading, with the Shanghai Composite capping its biggest gain in a month, as suspected state buying and [...]
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Insurer drops collapse cover for travellers with HNA’s HK Airlines

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

A Hong Kong insurance provider is to stop offering cover against the possibility of HNA-controlled Hong Kong Airlines folding, according to a notice issued by the insurer to [...]
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Tougher measures proposed for overstayers with jobs and employers of illegal workers as HK government seeks to deter economic migrants

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

The Security Bureau wants tougher penalties for employers that hire illegal workers as it seeks to deter economic migrants from coming to Hong Kong. On Thursday, authorities [...]
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Developer likely to get go-ahead to demolish historic Maryknoll House in Stanley after HK government gives plan the nod

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

A proposal to turn a historic block for Catholic missionaries in Hong Kong into luxury flats by its private owner could get the go-ahead from planning authorities on Friday, [...]
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Catholic Church holds off choosing interim leader for HK after death of Reverend Michael Yeung Ming-cheung

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

A new leader of Hong Kong’s Catholic Church will only be chosen after the funeral next Friday of predecessor Reverend Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, auxiliary bishop Joseph [...]
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How can HK’s poor beat poverty when work doesn’t pay?

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

Even before the sun rises, Ah Wing is out on the streets collecting garbage, and he does not return home until midnight. It is his daily routine except for the one day a [...]
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Gay couple sue for right to marry in HK

Gay couple sue for right to marry in HK

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Pinknews | 6:00 AM

A gay couple have filed a lawsuit to legalise equal marriage in Hong Kong. The two men, aged 21 and 31, lodged a claim at Hong Kong’s high court, arguing that not [...]
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Beijing ‘will keep military pressure on Taiwan’ after Xi Jinping’s call for unification

Beijing ‘will keep military pressure on Taiwan’ after Xi Jinping’s call for unification

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

Beijing is unlikely to reduce its military pressure on Taiwan despite Chinese President Xi Jinping’s call on Wednesday for “peaceful reunification”, [...]
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Top Taiwan court revokes conviction of ex-leader Ma, orders retrial

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s top court Thursday (January 3) ordered a new trial of former president Ma Ying-jeou, revoking his conviction in a political leaks case, one of a raft of [...]
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China will not rule out reclaiming Taiwan using military force, Xi Jinping has warned

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | News | 6:00 AM

This small island could be the trigger point of a massive war to our north, with a leading world power warning it will stop at nothing to reclaim it. Xi Jinping has warned [...]
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Taiwanese Navy flexes its missile muscles

Taiwanese Navy flexes its missile muscles

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Atimes | 6:00 AM

The Hsiung Feng-3 is reportedly being upgraded to boost its range and payload capacity The Taiwanese navy on Wednesday made public footage of drills involving its formidable [...]
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