Archive for January 30th, 2019

European shares drift lower ahead of key US-China trade talks as it happened

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 8:21 AM

Chinese vice premier Liu He heads to Washington this week and Fed is expected to hold rates steady 17h ago 14:56 Signing off for today. We’ll be back tomorrow. [...]
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Fintech companies raised a record $39.6 billion in 2018: research

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:20 AM

Venture capital-backed financial technology companies raised a record $39.57 billion from investors globally in 2018, up 120 percent from the previous year, according to [...]
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China executes man who killed 15 people in car attack

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 8:20 AM

Chinese authorities on Tuesday executed a man who killed 15 people after ramming a car into a crowded square in central Hunan province last year. Last September, Yang Zanyun [...]
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China must tread fine line as US fires latest salvo against Huawei in ‘new Cold War’

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 8:19 AM

The US charges against China’s Huawei are the latest salvo in an escalating “new Cold War” that is developing between the two superpowers. In a move that [...]
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The Latest: China urges US to withdraw extradition request

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 8:19 AM

The Latest on US allegations against Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies (all times local): 4 p.m.: China’s foreign ministry has called on Washington to withdraw its [...]
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Chinese activist jailed for five years: rights groups

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 8:18 AM

The founder of a prominent Chinese civil and human rights website was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for inciting state subversion, according to human rights [...]
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China waves off speculation it will send in cavalry for shaky property market

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 8:18 AM

China’s central and local officials have a message for the all-important property market: don’t expect the cavalry. During these rocky times for the sector, [...]
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Wife of jailed Taiwan activist condemns China visitation ban

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 8:17 AM

The wife of a Taiwanese democracy activist jailed in China condemned Beijing on Tuesday after she was banned from visiting him in prison for three months in a case that has [...]
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Taiwan’s economy shows signs of contraction in December

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 8:13 AM

Taiwan’s economy continued to weaken as the key economic indicators for December 2018 flashed a “blue” light for the first time since April 2016, indicating [...]
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Taiwan pledges to work with Paraguay on trade, infrastructure

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 8:12 AM

Taiwan expects to work hand in hand with Paraguay to advance bilateral trade and investment and develop public infrastructure to create a win-win situation for both [...]
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Taiwan arrests 15 over alleged cryptocurrency investment scam

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Coingeek | 8:12 AM

Cryptocurrencies are still proving rife for scamming opportunities. Fifteen suspects have been arrested by the New Taipei police for a multi million dollar scam, reports [...]
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New Missile Launchers Won’t Save Taiwan’s Navy

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | National Interest | 8:12 AM

Taiwan has acquired vertical launchers that could enhance the firepower of its warships. But in pouring precious resources into conventional weaponry such as the Mk. 41 [...]
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TSMC says chemical defect hurts production

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:11 AM

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, contract chipmaker for Apple Inc and Qualcomm, said on Monday a defect of chemical used in manufacturing chips hit production at [...]
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Kim Bok-dong, the vocal Korean ‘comfort woman’ who demanded justice for other victims, dies aged 92

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 8:11 AM

Kim Bok-dong, one of South Korea’s most prominent survivors of wartime sexual slavery under Japanese rule, has died aged 92, further galvanising Seoul’s [...]
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N Korea’s push to use more coal clouds environmental future

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:11 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sees coal as a key way to boost the economy, but burning more coal may worsen pollution in a country already choking on some of the [...]
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