Archive for January 12th, 2019

Asian markets settle after rallying on US-China trade hopes

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

Asian markets were mostly lower Thursday as US and Chinese officials wrapped up three days of talks in Beijing without significant breakthroughs. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s [...]
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HK, China stocks steady even as trade talks end without concrete results

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

Hong Kong and mainland markets bounced back to just about hedge earlier losses on Thursday, with traders seeming less than wowed by the results of three days of US-China [...]
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Asia markets end strong week on positive note

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

The upbeat tone that characterised this week helped Asian markets to fresh gains on Friday, with Hong Kong chalking up a sixth straight day of rises. Investors globally have [...]
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HK Airlines shrugs off cash flow concerns and says ‘it’s business as normal’ despite being under growing financial strain

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

Hong Kong Airlines has insisted it will be able to meet its financial obligations, despite sources saying it had been under growing strain over the past 12 months. Over that [...]
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Legco closes down inquiry into misconduct allegations against CY Leung, for want of first-hand information

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

Hong Kong’s legislature decided on Thursday to wrap up its inquiry into the misconduct allegations against former chief executive Leung Chun-ying, after admitting it [...]
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Highest figures of hazardous ozone in two decades recorded in HK in 2018, despite overall improved air quality

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

Hong Kong saw its highest average annual concentrations of hazardous ozone in nearly two decades last year, officials have said. People in Yuen Long, Tuen Mun and Tung Chung [...]
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Chemical compound discovered by HKU-led team could open the way for a new antiviral drug with broad application

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

Researchers in Hong Kong have discovered a chemical compound that helps stave off multiple viruses, including the deadly Sars virus, raising hopes of a drug that can work [...]
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Dangerous conditions including zero visibility for HK divers searching oily, wreckage-strewn cargo holds for 2 missing Vietnamese sailors in blast-hit tanker

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

Hong Kong divers were searching for two missing Vietnamese sailors on Thursday in greasy, wreckage-strewn water with zero visibility. The divers were negotiating the [...]
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New China national anthem law leaves HK schools in a quandary over whether to report pupils that insult song

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

Hong Kong schools are facing a potential struggle over whether to report any abuse of China’s national anthem on their campuses, and how to handle complaints about [...]
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Buyer of house on The Peak in HK walks away from deal loses $4.6 million deposit

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

A buyer has walked away from the purchase of a luxury house on The Peak, losing a deposit of some HK$36.09 million (US$4.6 million) in the latest sign of trouble in Hong [...]
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Top officials join HK Catholics in packed cathedral for Bishop Michael Yeung’s funeral mass

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

Hong Kong’s top leaders streamed into a packed cathedral for Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung’s funeral mass on Friday morning, before the late reverend was to be [...]
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HK’s bus drivers given 1,000 warnings about speeding in past six months, but union claims faulty detection system is to blame

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

A bus union has called on KMB to withdraw about 1,000 warning letters to its drivers for speeding over the past six months, saying they were wrongly accused because the new [...]
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HK’s new anthem law: what you can and cannot do

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

Hong Kong’s government has proposed a controversial bill to criminalise abuse of China’s national anthem. Any person who misuses March of the Volunteers for [...]
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Taiwan appoints new premier after resignations over poll defeats

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

Taiwan on Friday appointed the former chair of its ruling pro-independence party as premier, after the incumbent resigned along with the entire cabinet, in response to local [...]
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Canadian MP signals support for Taiwan after China’s recent threat

12-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Canadian parliamentarian Judy Sgro has expressed support for Taiwan in a Facebook post and on Twitter, after China warned that unification with Taiwan is inevitable. China [...]
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