Archive for January 29th, 2019

Asian markets gain after US suspends government shutdown

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

Shares rose in Asia on Monday after President Donald Trump temporarily re-opened the US government. Japan was the main regional outlier, as the Nikkei 225 index lost 0.5 [...]
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Asian markets fall back on caution over China-US trade talks

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

Asian shares fell back Monday from early gains as caution over looming trade talks between Washington and Beijing displaced relief over the end of the partial US government [...]
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Asian markets mixed as traders prepare for crucial week

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

Asian markets were mixed Monday as investors look ahead to a week chock-full of crucial events, including high-level trade talks between China and the United States. Hopes [...]
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Most Asian markets climb at start of crunch week

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

Asian markets mostly rose Monday as investors look ahead to a week chock-full of crucial events including the high-level trade talks between China and the United States. [...]
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‘Rampant bullying’ among HK public hospital staff adds to tensions in sector reeling from manpower shortage

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

Staff members of Hong Kong’s public hospitals are calling on authorities to set up policies against “rampant” workplace bullying, with 82 medical workers [...]
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HK prepares for Beijing’s 14th five-year plan earlier than usual, marking proactive approach to role in country’s development

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

Hong Kong is preparing for Beijing’s 14th five-year plan earlier than usual, marking a proactive approach towards securing a bigger role for the city in the [...]
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Heartfelt appeals and an apology on day HK health chiefs meet 100 doctors over deadly flu crisis

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

Hong Kong health chiefs on Saturday offered an apology and assurances as more than 100 doctors made a painful appeal for extra manpower at public hospitals amid a deadly [...]
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Wildlife smugglers still at large after HK’s biggest ivory seizure in 30 years results in zero prosecutions

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

Investigations into Hong Kong’s largest ivory seizure in 30 years have failed to produce a single prosecution, meaning the syndicate behind the smuggling operation is [...]
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Dublin to build on popularity among Chinese tourists, wants more direct flights to HK

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

Ireland is keen to expand the number of flights between Hong Kong and Dublin this summer, with the aim of attracting more Chinese tourists, Michael D’Arcy, minister of [...]
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HK widens electric car scheme after just 268 motorists trade in old vehicle for HK$250,000 tax break

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

Securing a tax break by trading in a petrol car for an electric model just got easier after the Hong Kong government said on Monday it had relaxed the eligibility criteria. [...]
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Taiwan at risk of paralysing cyberattacks from mainland China, security think tank warns

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

Taiwan’s internet system is vulnerable to attacks from mainland China that could paralyse the self-ruled island, a government think tank has warned. In the latest [...]
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Abe vows Kim meeting to ‘break shell of mutual distrust’

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

Japan’s prime minister vowed Monday to “break the shell of mutual distrust” with North Korea by meeting leader Kim Jong Un face-to-face and restoring [...]
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S Korean navy top brass cancels visit to Japan amid strained ties

S Korean navy top brass cancels visit to Japan amid strained ties

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:00 AM

The commander of the South Korean navy’s First Fleet has called off a planned trip to Japan next month amid strained bilateral ties over alleged low-altitude flybys by [...]
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Saudi Aramco doubles down on Korea with $1.6 billion bet on Hyundai Oilbank

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

State-owned Saudi Aramco plans to invest up to $1.6 billion for a nearly 20 percent stake in South Korean refiner Hyundai Oilbank, expanding its foothold in one of its [...]
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N Koreans ‘face execution’ for watching South TV

N Koreans ‘face execution’ for watching South TV

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

The North Korean authorities have reportedly reminded citizens that they could face execution if they indulge in watching South Korean television shows. According to Radio [...]
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