Archive for January 16th, 2019

Business Briefs 16 Jan 2019

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

* Century Real Estate Company (CRE) has passed a share issuance scheme to spur its chartered capital from VND5OO billion to VND800 billion within the first quarter of 2019. [...]
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US, N Korea to hold talks this week after nuclear standoff: media

US, N Korea to hold talks this week after nuclear standoff: media

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:12 AM

The United States and North Korea plan to hold high-level talks in Washington as soon as this week to discuss a second summit of their leaders, following a prolonged [...]
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Asia markets trade higher as investors wait on crucial Brexit vote

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

* Asia Pacific markets mostly traded higher Tuesday despite lingering concerns over an economic slowdown in China, which dampened sentiment at the start of the week. * Gains [...]
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Asian markets resume rally as pound holds ground ahead of vote

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

Asian markets on Tuesday rebounded from the previous day’s sharp losses, with Hong Kong and Shanghai lifted by Chinese plans to slash taxes to boost the economy, while [...]
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Asia Pacific markets fall as investors react to China’s trade data

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

* Asia Pacific markets started off the trading week mostly on the back foot as major indexes in South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Singapore tumbled. * Investors reacted to [...]
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Former HK leader Donald Tsang says time with wife is top priority as he walks free after completing 12-month jail term for misconduct in public office

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

Disgraced former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang Yam-kuen tasted freedom again on Tuesday after completing a 12-month jail term for misconduct in public office, saying that he [...]
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HK’s rural hinterland could hold key to chronic land crunch

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

Major developers are sitting on 1,000 ha of agricultural land, according to government estimates HONG KONG’S government says that it needs to build billions of [...]
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Microapartments are dying in one of the world’s most expensive cities, and it could be part of a troubling trend for owners

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

As prospective buyers in Hong Kong, Andy Knight and Michelle Tennant were faced with a familiar trade-off: shell out massive amounts of money for a few additional square [...]
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Upgrade us to deal with Uber war and bad image: taxi industry to HK government on premium franchise trials

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

Hong Kong’s taxi industry has made a desperate appeal to the government for an operations upgrade as competition from a proposed premium taxi scheme looms, on top of a [...]
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HK’s top judge Geoffrey Ma reveals plan for changes to procedures as soaring number of refugee claims puts extra strain on stretched courts

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

Hong Kong’s top judge said the judiciary is planning changes to procedures to speed up the handling of refugee claims amid a surge in such cases that has put much [...]
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Health officials investigate death of 60-year-old male patient after liver biopsy at HK hospital

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

A 60-year-old man bled heavily and died in Princess Margaret Hospital after a procedure to extract liver tissue, prompting an investigation by Hong Kong medical officials. [...]
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HK scientists claim ‘broad-spectrum’ antiviral breakthrough

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

Hong Kong scientists claim they have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the fight against infectious diseasesa chemical that could slow the spread of deadly viral [...]
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HK ex-leader Tsang released after serving sentence

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

Hong Kong’s former top leader Donald Tsang was released Tuesday after serving time in prison for failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury apartment from a [...]
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HK government planning a new electronic tolling system for all its tunnels by 2023

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

A new electronic tolling system could be introduced at all government-owned tunnels by 2023, starting with a new tunnel linking Lam Tin and Tseung Kwan O, set to start [...]
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What is HK’s role in a new economic world order as supply chains shift amid US-China trade war?

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

Hong Kong would need to be nimble and find a new role as the global supply chain realigns and manufacturing bases across the border move out amid the US-China trade war, [...]
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