Archive for January 22nd, 2019

Business Briefs 22 January 2019

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | | 8:36 AM

* PetroVietnam Ca Mau Fertilizer Company (DCM) targets a net profit of VND240 billion this year, down 50% against 2018, due to new gas prices and risk prevention related to [...]
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Asia stocks trade higher as China says its economy grew 6.6pct in 2018

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

* Asia Pacific markets traded higher as investors digested the release of important Chinese economic data that would provide further insight into the health of the [...]
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Asian markets post fresh gains, China growth slows to 28-year low

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

Asian markets on Monday built on last week’s rally as investors cheered a report that China had offered to eliminate its massive trade surplus with the United States, [...]
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Above the concrete canopy: HK from the sky

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

A giant container ship sailing under a suspension bridge; Chinese cemeteries as densely packed as the housing blocks their occupants once lived in; lush rows of paddy [...]
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HK government urged to give subsidies to families to treat ADHD, as affected kids face long wait in public health care

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

Long waiting times for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment at public hospitals have driven parents into financial hardships, and advocacy groups are [...]
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Pedestrian killed in busy HK street after window falls out of 16th-floor room of hotel made famous by Edward Snowden

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

A 25-year-old woman from mainland China has died after being hit by a window that fell out of room on the 16th floor of a Hong Kong hotel. The victim, who a police source [...]
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Nearly half of Chinese, HK companies have gone ahead with deals despite compliance concerns, survey says

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

Almost half of companies in Hong Kong and China have acquired or made investments in firms with serious compliance issues, according to a new survey by the law firm Baker [...]
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Curtain raised on HK’s new Chinese opera venue but row over high rents for Xiqu Centre strikes sour note

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

Hong Kong’s new performing arts venue dedicated to Xiqu, or Chinese opera, hit a sour note, with a row over prohibitive rents getting louder as theatre raised the [...]
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HK Tramways’ 115th anniversary proves too good a photo opportunity for Japanese artist to miss

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

Japanese artist Koichi Matsuda has taken as many as 10,000 photos of Hong Kong’s iconic trams over the past five years but at no time did he expect his pictures to one [...]
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Top court denies last-ditch appeal bid by ex-HK policeman Frankly Chu, who was jailed for hitting bystander during Occupy protests

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

A retired senior police officer who was jailed for striking a bystander with a baton during Hong Kong’s 2014 Occupy protests has lost his last-ditch bid to appeal [...]
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Protesting HK nurses demand action over manpower shortages, saying public hospitals need more staff not money

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

Hong Kong authorities must hire more nurses to tackle an ongoing manpower crisis at public hospitals, according to the city’s largest nursing guild. More than 100 [...]
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Travellers on United flight to HK delayed for 20-plus hours by unfortunate events

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Passengers on a United Airlines international flight that departed New Jersey Saturday afternoon had spent more time on tarmac than they had in the air as of Sunday morning [...]
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McDonald’s Taiwan ad angers Chinese netisens

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Interactive | 6:00 AM

McDonald’s Taiwan has sparked controversy with the launch of a new ad, as Chinese netisens claim it supports Taiwanese independence. Promoting one of the brand’s [...]
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Fuel prices in Taiwan to rise NT$0.3 per litre

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Gasoline and diesel prices in Taiwan will increase by NT$0.3 (US$0.01) per litre this week, continuing a rising streak for the third consecutive week, due to a surge in [...]
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Taiwan’s traditional medicine stores struggle on life support

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

Traditional medicine store owner Gu Cheng-pu knows her dispensary can only stay open as long as her ailing father-in-law lives, their careers hostage to a quirk in Taiwanese [...]
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