Archive for January 24th, 2019

Business Briefs 24 January 2019

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

* The Hochiminh Stock Exchange has announced a new stock basket for the VN30-Index. Accordingly, EIB, HDB, TCB, and VHM will be added while BMP, KDC, HSG, and PLX will be [...]
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Asian shares mixed on worries over US-China trade talks

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

World markets were mostly lower on Wednesday as news of possible hiccups in US-China trade talks ratcheted up growth worries. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX gave up 0.5 [...]
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Asian markets swing as dealers battle uncertainty

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

Asian markets were mixed Wednesday following a negative lead from Wall Street as investors grow nervous about the chances of success in China-US trade talks ahead of a crunch [...]
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HK to unveil bill making mocking of China’s anthem a crime

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Critics say proposal that includes jail terms of up to three years and hefty fines raises fears over freedom of speech. Hong Kong has introduced a controversial bill to [...]
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HK’s legislature takes up China national anthem bill

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

Hong Kong’s legislature took up a controversial bill Wednesday that would punish anyone who “publicly and intentionally insults” the Chinese national anthem [...]
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Huge increase in investigations by HK authorities into suspected breaches of UN sanctions in last five years

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

Investigations by Hong Kong authorities into suspected breaches of United Nations sanctions have multiplied by 14 in recent years, from 13 cases in 2014 to 181 last year. But [...]
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Man walks free from HK court after daughter admits making up rape allegations against him

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

A man accused of repeatedly molesting and raping his teenage daughter walked free from a Hong Kong court on Wednesday, two days after the girl admitted making up the [...]
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Luxury home sales in HK hit record $24.6 billion last year, says Centaline report

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

Sales of luxury homes in Hong Kong smashed all previous records last year, according to research by Centaline Property Agency. But whether that momentum can be maintained in [...]
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Lawyers’ group calls on HK justice minister to delegate prosecution decisions

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

The city’s professional body for barristers has called on the justice minister to establish protocol and delegate prosecution decisions to the top prosecutor, after her [...]
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Pro-democracy activists stage flash mob protest outside HK’s Legislative Council during first reading of Chinese national anthem law

Pro-democracy activists stage flash mob protest outside HK’s Legislative Council during first reading of Chinese national anthem law

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

Pro-democracy activists from a youth group staged a guerilla protest at government headquarters on Wednesday, unfurling a black banner against a bill being tabled in the [...]
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Chinese military flies Su-30 fighter jet, Y-8 surveillance plane close to Taiwan in latest show of strength

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

Chinese military aircraft flew close to Taiwan on Tuesday as Beijing once again flexed its muscle in the region, Taipei reported. A Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet and a Shaanxi Y-8 [...]
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Google expands renewable energy investments into Taiwan

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Zdnet | 6:00 AM

The internet giant will be the first corporation to take advantage of new Taiwanese laws enabling non-utility companies to directly buy renewable energy. Google on Tuesday [...]
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Taiwan gives $500,000 to Indonesia for post-tsunami relief work

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

Taiwan on Tuesday made another $500,000 donation to Indonesia to support relief efforts following a deadly tsunami that left hundreds dead last December. The donation was [...]
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Famous ‘Bikini Hiker’ Gigi Wu Freezes to Death on Her Solo Hike in Taiwan

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Latestly | 6:00 AM

People who are passionate about mountaineering have their own ways of scaling the peaks. But in an effort to be unique, it can be risking the lives to great dangers. As in [...]
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Taiwan arrests seven over Vietnam group disappearances

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

Seven suspected members of a human trafficking ring have been arrested in Taiwan over the disappearance of a group of 152 Vietnamese who came to the island to work illegally, [...]
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