Archive for February 2nd, 2019

Asian markets mixed as China, US agree to further trade talks

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets mostly rose Friday, with investors treading carefully as China-US trade talks ended with no deal but with both sides sounding notes of optimism and setting up [...]
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HK seizes record eight tonnes of pangolin scales

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A record eight tonnes of pangolin scales found in a container from Nigeria was unveiled by Hong Kong officials Friday, underscoring the city’s central role in the [...]
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HK customs seize record haul of pangolin scales bound for Vietnam

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong customs busted a massive endangered species smuggling operation from Africa, seizing a record quantity of pangolin scales along with more than 1,000 ivory tusks, as [...]
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HK’s annual visitor number soars to 65 million in 2018

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

The tourist arrivals to China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region soared to a record high of around 65.1 million in 2018, said Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) [...]
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Development of Hakka village in HK gets government approval despite fears over impact on surrounding area

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A plan to expand a revitalisation project in Hong Kong’s best-preserved Hakka village has been given government approval, despite opposition from villagers fearing [...]
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Construction on HK’s Sha Tin-Central rail link allowed to proceed without required forms as workers were in a rush, senior MTR Corp manager says

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s embattled railway operator drew more fire on Friday over a construction scandal gripping its most expensive project, with the suggestion that its on-site [...]
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University students in HK fume over influx of mainland Chinese visitors taking campus tours

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Students from several universities in Hong Kong are angry over a recent influx of mainland Chinese tour groups, which they say are disrupting their daily lives on campus. The [...]
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Transgender men fail in legal bid to be listed as male on HK ID card

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Three transgender men lost their legal bid on Friday to be recognised as male on their Hong Kong identity cards without having a full sex change, in a setback for the LGBT [...]
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Niece of top HK judge arrested again, this time for driving while disqualified and not having any insurance

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A woman with a familiar family name whose past brushes with the law made her an instantly recognisable figure in Hong Kong is in trouble again, the Post has learned. Amina [...]
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HK dollar pressured as local yields tumble

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

* HKD could hit 7.85 per dollar band within weeks * Hong Kong rates lag US most since financial crisis * Softer Chinese economy, dovish Fed the main culpritsExcess cash in [...]
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Bring home the bacon: the Taiwanese woman living with four pet pigs

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Every year is the Year of the Pig in Jenny Tsai’s ninth-floor apartment in Taiwan’s Taichung City which she shares with one fellow human and four pampered porcine [...]
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Taiwan to defy referendum results, phase out nuclear power by 2025

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

The government does not plan to extend the life of active plants, nor to reactivate the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant Taiwan will reduce its energy generated by thermal power [...]
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Bank of Taiwan opens representative office in Manila

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Taiwan (BOT) officially opened a representative office in Manila, capital of the Philippines Thursday as part of its efforts to help Taiwanese businesses enter [...]
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US charges G Nova of Taiwan with price fixing conspiracy; Netbrands settles

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The US government is pursuing charges against Taiwanese company G Nova Corp and its chief executive over allegations of fixing prices for promotional items marketed on the [...]
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Manufacturing sector shows contraction for 2nd straight month

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

The local manufacturing sector showed signs of contraction for the second consecutive month in December, at a time when the pace of the global economy continued to moderate, [...]
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