Archive for January 15th, 2019

Asian shares decline as China reports slowdown in exports

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

Shares were lower in Asia on Monday, extending the latest losses on Wall Street, as China reported a slowdown in exports. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index [...]
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All the rage: Beijingers vent their stress in ‘anger room’

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

It took Smash customer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a baseball bat to wreck what looked like an old car radio, after which two friends battered telephones, audio [...]
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China says its 2018 trade surplus with the US was the highest in more than a decade

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

* China’s trade surplus with the US closely watched amid a bitter trade dispute between the two countries grew 17 percent from a year ago to hit $323.32 billion in [...]
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Why the US-China dispute is about so much more than a trade imbalance

Why the US-China dispute is about so much more than a trade imbalance

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

As the trade war between China and the United States rumbles on, its focus has shifted from deficits and surpluses towards more technological matters. Washington is not only [...]
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Canadian risks harsher sentence at China drug retrial

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

A Canadian man accused of drug smuggling in China faced a new trial Monday after an upper court called for a harsher sentence in a case that could further strain ties between [...]
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Samsung to launch India-first smartphones to counter Chinese rivals

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

Samsung plans to launch a budget smartphone series in India ahead of a global release, aiming to regain ground ceded to Chinese rivals such as Xiaomi in the world’s [...]
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China car sales hit reverse for first time since 1990s

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

* China car sales contract for the first time in two decades * China car sales fell for sixth straight month in December * NEV sales jumped 61.7 percent in 2018 to 1.3 [...]
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Australian premier plans Fiji, Vanuatu visit to offset China influence

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

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison said on Monday he will visit Fiji and Vanuatu this week as part of a push to offset China’s growing influence in the South [...]
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Chinese Lothario faces court after flirtatious phone calls betray his life with three spouses and children

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

A man in eastern Jiangsu province who married three women in three years, fathered a child with each, and arranged for them all to live within a kilometre of each other has [...]
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Bumpy ride ahead for automakers in China after tough 2018, stimulus eyed

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

Car makers in China are bracing for zero to tepid growth in sales this year, after a tough 2018 when the world’s top auto market probably contracted for the first time [...]
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OPEC secretary general worried about trade war effect on China and India, oil demand’s ‘bright spots’

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

India’s booming growth is set to see it overtake China as the country with the world’s largest demand for oil by 2024, according to a recent report by energy [...]
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China’s overseas investment into North America and Europe falls 73pct in 2018, survey shows

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

* Chinese foreign direct investment into North America and Europe fell by 73 percent to a six-year low in 2018, Baker and McKenzie said. * That’s as the United States [...]
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China’s first ‘cyber-dissident’ faces trial

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

China’s first “cyber-dissident”, whose website reported on sensitive topics including human rights, is expected to go on trial on Monday amid fears he is in [...]
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China doubles quota for foreign investors, paving way for global funds to get bigger bite of A-shares amid stock market slump

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

China will double the quota for overseas investors in the country’s equities, opening the way for global funds to get a bigger bite of A-shares traded in Asia’s [...]
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China to roll out measures to maintain stable employment: Xinhua

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

China will roll out a series of measures to maintain stable employment this year, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, citing the country’s human [...]
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