Archive for January 14th, 2019

Business Briefs 14 Jan 2019

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | | 9:04 AM

* Vietcombank (VCB) has issued over III million shares via a private placement for GIC Private Limited, an investment fund from Singapore, and Mizuho Bank Ltd, one leading [...]
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South Korea steps up on the Korean Peninsula

South Korea steps up on the Korean Peninsula

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | East Asia Forum | 6:30 AM

Under President Moon Jae-in’s administration, South Korea is proactively drawing North Korea out of diplomatic isolation and onto the path of international engagement. From [...]
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Trade war update: U.S. and China hold talks in Beijing

Trade war update: U.S. and China hold talks in Beijing

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Axios | 6:27 AM

The U.S. and China held deputy-level trade talks in Beijing earlier this week. The discussions lasted one day longer than planned and both sides issued vague but mildly [...]
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How to burn $6 million in 10 days in HK’s housing market

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A mystery buyer has forfeited a HK$36 million (S$6.2 million) deposit after walking away from plans to buy a home in Hong Kong’s most prestigious neighbourhood. The [...]
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Small crocodile discovered in HK thought to have been released from illegal pet trade

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

Bride’s Pool in Tai Po is well known as a picturesque idyll, popular with hikers and photographers. But it played host to a different kind of snapper this week, when a [...]
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Chinese fishing boat fined after trying to fish in Taiwan’s waters

Chinese fishing boat fined after trying to fish in Taiwan’s waters

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

A Chinese fishing boat was ordered to leave Thursday after attempting to poach in Taiwan’s waters and paying a fine of NT$1.6 million (NT$51,950), the Coast Guard [...]
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Taiwan GDP growth to slow to less than 3pct in 2019

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Digi Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth will likely slow to less than 3 percent in 2019, a performance lower than 2018, requiring major government efforts to [...]
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Top Taiwanese chemist cleared on corruption charges

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Chemistry World | 6:00 AM

Allegations of insider trading and corruption ended led to Wong Chi-huey resigning as head of the nation’s academy Wong Chi-huey, the former president of Academia [...]
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Taiwan donates $200,000 for relief work on victims of tropical depression ‘Usman’

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

The government of Taiwan on Friday donated $200,000 to help the victims of tropical depression “Usman” which hit the Philippines recently. The donation ceremony [...]
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US to Ease Limits on Humanitarian Aid to N Korea

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Foreignpolicy | 6:00 AM

Aid groups welcome the move, but it’s not likely to unlock stalled nuclear negotiations. he US State Department has decided to ease some of its most stringent [...]
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UN expert: N Korea nuclear talks should include human rights

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Tribtown | 6:00 AM

A UN rights investigator said Friday that negotiations on North Korea’s denuclearisation must also include its abysmal human rights situation. Tomas Ojea Quintana told [...]
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N Korea’s harsh human rights record could undermine US nuclear deal, UN official says

N Korea’s harsh human rights record could undermine US nuclear deal, UN official says

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

As momentum builds for another summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the harsh reality of North Korean human rights issues threatens to [...]
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France to join N Korea surveillance at sea

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

France will Friday (January 11) agree to join Japanese navy patrols off North Korea in a fresh sign of efforts to deepen ties and military links between Tokyo and Paris, [...]
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Japan-Korea ties chill further over forced labour issue

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Tokyo accuses Seoul of trying to pass the buck with Japan firms facing compensation rulings Japan slammed South Korea yesterday for trying to pass the buck on the issue of [...]
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Moon Jae-In Seeks Sanctions Exemptions to Restart N Korea Projects

Moon Jae-In Seeks Sanctions Exemptions to Restart N Korea Projects

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in suggested Thursday that he’ll push for sanction exemptions to restart dormant economic cooperation projects with North Korea. The [...]
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