Archive for January 25th, 2019

Business Briefs 25 January 2019

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | | 9:19 AM

* The PAN Group (PAN) will close its shareholder list on February 1 to issue around 34 million shares to facilitate its capital hike plan. Shareholders will receive 25 new [...]
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If China wants to quieten Belt and Road critics, it must meet global investing rules says Xiao Gang, ex-chief of Chinese securities watchdog

If China wants to quieten Belt and Road critics, it must meet global investing rules says Xiao Gang, ex-chief of Chinese securities watchdog

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:11 AM

China should make sure its investment and financing projects meet international standards to quell overseas criticism of its Belt and Road Initiative, a former head of [...]
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Indonesia flood, landslide death toll rises to 26

Indonesia flood, landslide death toll rises to 26

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:10 AM

The death toll from flash floods and landslides in Indonesia jumped to 26, a disaster agency official said Thursday, as rescuers race to find still-missing victims. Thousands [...]
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Malaysian royals to pick new king after historic abdication

Malaysian royals to pick new king after historic abdication

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:09 AM

Malaysia’s royal families will elect a king Thursday after the last monarch abdicated following his reported marriage to a Russian ex-beauty queen, with a sports-loving [...]
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Thailand sets March election date after 5-year military rule

Thailand sets March election date after 5-year military rule

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:08 AM

Thailand’s Election Commission on Wednesday announced that the nation’s first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup will be held on [...]
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Philippines Navy to join Chinese naval ships at anniversary celebration amid maritime row

Philippines Navy to join Chinese naval ships at anniversary celebration amid maritime row

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 7:07 AM

The Philippines has accepted an invitation from China to attend the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese navy, amid a maritime dispute over the South China Sea. [...]
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Renault board meets to choose successor to Ghosn

Renault board meets to choose successor to Ghosn

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:06 AM

Renault’s board will meet on Thursday to replace Chair and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn, in a move that could help ease tensions with alliance partner Nissan following [...]
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N Korea’s Kim ‘believes in’ Trump ahead of second Trump summit  KCNA

N Korea’s Kim ‘believes in’ Trump ahead of second Trump summit KCNA

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:05 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spoke highly of US President Donald Trump, state media said on Thursday, and expressed satisfaction over the results of talks between [...]
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Kim ‘satisfaction’ over Trump letter as talks approach

Kim ‘satisfaction’ over Trump letter as talks approach

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:04 AM

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has expressed “great satisfaction” after receiving a letter from US President Donald Trump ahead of a second summit between the [...]
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Former top S. Korean judge arrested in power abuse probe

Former top S. Korean judge arrested in power abuse probe

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:03 AM

A former South Korean chief justice was arrested Thursday on allegations of abuse of power for allegedly meddling in trials to curry favour with now-ousted president Park [...]
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Korea: Next US-N Korea summit must ‘deliver concrete results on denuclearisation’

Korea: Next US-N Korea summit must ‘deliver concrete results on denuclearisation’

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Thehill | 7:02 AM

South Korea’s top diplomat on Wednesday said that the next nuclear summit between the US and North Korea must “deliver concrete results on [...]
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Korea condemns Japanese patrol flight over ship as ‘provocation’

Korea condemns Japanese patrol flight over ship as ‘provocation’

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

A Japanese patrol aircraft made an “intimidating” pass over a South Korean warship on Wednesday, in what South Korea’s military said was a “clear [...]
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Australia demands China treat detained national ‘fairly’

Australia demands China treat detained national ‘fairly’

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:59 AM

China said Thursday that Chinese-Australian author and democracy advocate Yang Hengjun was detained on national security grounds, becoming the latest Western citizen to face [...]
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Hackers terrify US family by broadcasting warning of incoming N Korean missiles through home surveillance camera

Hackers terrify US family by broadcasting warning of incoming N Korean missiles through home surveillance camera

25-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:57 AM

A California family reportedly received the shock of their lives when their home surveillance camera started blasting out a warning that North Korean missiles were heading [...]
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Asian shares mixed on worries over US-China trade talks

25-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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