Archive for January 15th, 2019

Business Briefs 15 Jan 2019

15-Jan-2019 Intellasia | | 9:32 AM

* Two executives of Sunstar Investment JSC (SJP) have registered to buy a combined six million shares of SJP from January 14 to February 12. Of the amount, Nguyen Tri Thien, [...]
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China’s A shares, world’s worst performers last year, are ‘most investible’ in 2019, says fund house

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

After holding the title as the world’s worst performing market for two straight years, China’s A shares would be among the “most investible” assets [...]
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Asian markets hit by profit-taking, more weak China data

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

Hong Kong led a sell-off across Asian markets Monday as profit-takers moved in following a six-day rally, while dealers were also spooked by another disappointing batch of [...]
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Leader of outlawed HK National Party refuses to answer panel’s questions after it refused to switch date of meeting so his lawyers could be present

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

The leader of the outlawed pro-independence Hong Kong National Party refused to take any questions during his appeal against its ban on Monday, in protest against the [...]
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Express rail train taken out of service after passenger intercepted in HK with suspected Mers symptoms

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

An express rail train was taken out of service on Sunday night after a passenger suspected to be suffering from the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) was [...]
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HK’s Chinese University successfully completes clinical trials of ‘single-port’ robotic arm for surgery and patients find system a cut above as well

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

By the time she was 76, Cheng Choi-yuk had had enough of hospital visits. She was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer in 2005. Then she suffered a stroke. In July 2017, a [...]
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Corrected: HK’s rural hinterland could hold key to chronic land crunch

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

Hong Kong’s government says it needs to build billions of dollars’ worth of artificial islands to give the city’s glittering skyline room to grow, but [...]
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Former HK leader Donald Tsang taken to hospital ahead of release from prison

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

Jailed former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was taken to hospital ahead of release from prison on Tuesday. A source confirmed Tsang, 74, was admitted to Queen Mary [...]
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Chinese, HK companies falling behind in appointing women to board seats, new research shows

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

Asian companies continue to lag behind in appointing women as directors, having the most all-male boards worldwide, according to new research by the investment research and [...]
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Can premature ejaculation spray rescue the sagging fortune of this HK firm and improve the sex lives of Asian men?

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

Regent Pacific Group, a Hong Kong-listed company that transformed itself three times over three decades, said it had secured regulatory approvals and a licence to sell a [...]
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HK police arrest man over attack on wife with hammer and paper cutter in front of son, 5

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

A man in Hong Kong was arrested for attacking his wife with a hammer and paper cutter in their public housing flat on Monday, hurting the mainland Chinese woman in front of [...]
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Hongkongers who won’t qualify for elderly welfare payments after age threshold change will receive support, minister vows

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

Hong Kong’s welfare chief has pledged to provide support for needy residents who will no longer qualify for elderly welfare payments after a controversial change in age [...]
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Small crocodile discovered in HK thought to have been released from illegal pet trade

15-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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HK residents fed up with influx of mainland Chinese tourists call on government to stop them visiting more than once a month

HK residents fed up with influx of mainland Chinese tourists call on government to stop them visiting more than once a month

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

The number of mainland Chinese tourists allowed to visit Hong Kong must be capped, concern groups and residents in districts frequently disturbed by them said on Sunday. The [...]
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Driver killed, 16 passengers injured after green minibus flips onto side on HK motorway

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

A green minibus driver was killed and 16 passengers injured after the vehicle flipped onto its side on a motorway in Hong Kong’s New Territories on Monday morning. The [...]
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