Archive for January 17th, 2019

Business Briefs 17 Jan 2019

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | | 9:30 AM

* Southern Seed Corporation (SSC) will pay an interim dividend of VND2,000 per share for 2018 on the record date of January 23. The firm will make the payment on February 28. [...]
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HK and China stocks edge lower led by Xiaomi and smartphone suppliers

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

Hong Kong and China stocks edged lower in Wednesday trading, as a slide in smartphone maker Xiaomi and component suppliers knocked the wind out of a strong rally on Tuesday [...]
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Tens of thousands in HK to have their DNA sequenced in government-backed genome project

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

Tens of thousands of Hongkongers will have their entire genetic code decrypted in a government-backed project aimed at building a database to boost diagnoses of rare [...]
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Men beaten and robbed in HK after trying to buy 92 tickets to Jacky Cheung concerts

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

Two mainland Chinese men were beaten and robbed of HK$141,000 (US$17,978) in Hong Kong in the early hours of Wednesday after being lured to the city to buy Canto-pop star [...]
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HK’s backlog of torture claimants cleared a year early helped by pilot scheme with revised lawyer pay

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

A pilot scheme paying lawyers fixed fees instead of hourly rates to advise torture claimants has helped Hong Kong’s Immigration Department overcome a backlog of cases a [...]
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Mega project for 9,500 private flats in Sai Kung given go-ahead by HK Planning Department

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

An ambitious proposal for a 9,500-flat private residential development on a converted piece of farmland in Hong Kong’s countryside area of Sai Kung has been given the [...]
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From sizzle to fizzle: HK’s red-hot property market cools

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

For young Hong Kongers like Wilson Leung getting a foothold on the city’s property ladder has long been a near impossible task but with the notoriously overpriced [...]
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HK ex-leader Tsang released after serving sentence

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Sfgate | 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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Laws to tackle aggressive sales tactics in HK could be expanded beyond gym and beauty salon industries, says commerce chief Edward Yau

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

Hong Kong’s commerce chief has said the government may consider expanding legislation that introduces a cooling-off period in industries dogged by aggressive sales [...]
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Activists call for overhaul of CSSA, with Hongkongers on welfare payments struggling to get by

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

When Yeung Suen was about 36 years old working for a factory making plastic bags, he injured his back at work making him unable to continue his job. For over 20 years, the [...]
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Trump’s trade war tariffs send firms to HK for a little-known legal loophole

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

There were a few worried faces on the 23rd floor of a skyscraper in the business hub of Hong Kong’s Taikoo Place last Wednesday afternoon. One of the most worried faces [...]
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Defense intel report fuels worries of China attack on Taiwan

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

Amid increasing tensions with Beijing, the Pentagon on Tuesday released a new report that lays out US concerns about China’s growing military might, underscoring [...]
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US eyes Taiwan risk as China’s military capabilities grow

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

The United States is closely watching Chinese intentions toward Taiwan, concerned that Beijing’s growing military prowess may increase the risk it could one day [...]
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‘At any cost’: China warns US Navy over Taiwan

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

A senior Chinese military official warned the US Navy on Tuesday (January 15) against any “interference” in support of Taiwan’s independence, saying that [...]
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Commentary: Prospects for China-Taiwan unification? Hear what Taiwanese themselves say

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

For instance, polls in Taiwan show the Taiwanese value the ability to choose their leaders, says Singapore University of Social Sciences’ Yew Chiew Ping. In [...]
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