Archive for February 13th, 2019

Business Briefs 13 February 2019

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | | 8:50 AM

* Truong Hai Auto Corporation (THA) will consult its shareholders over a plan to issue 30.3 million shares, accounting for 1.82% of its outstanding shares, to raise funds for [...]
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Refugee footballer makes triumphant return to Australia

Refugee footballer makes triumphant return to Australia

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:17 AM

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi made a triumphant return to Australia Tuesday, ending a two month ordeal that saw him jailed in Thailand and threatened with forced return [...]
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Japan protests call for emperor to apologise to Korean ‘comfort women’

Japan protests call for emperor to apologise to Korean ‘comfort women’

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NDTV News | 6:14 AM

Relations between Japan and South Korea, both U.S. allies, have amid an intensifying row over their wartime history. Japan said on Tuesday it had lodged a complaint with [...]
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North Korea may have made more nuclear bombs, but threat reduced: study

North Korea may have made more nuclear bombs, but threat reduced: study

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:12 AM

North Korea has continued to produce bomb fuel while in denuclearization talks with the United States and may have produced enough in the past year to add as many as seven [...]
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Asian markets rise on trade hopes, weak yen

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

Asian shares were mostly up Tuesday as investors watched key US-China trade talks aimed at averting punitive tariffs which could slow the global economy, and a weak yen [...]
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Regina Ip’s proposal to cap shop rents at HK public housing estates run by Link Reit is labelled communist

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

Capping rent rises for shops at public housing estates would undermine Hong Kong’s status as the world’s freest economy, lawmaker Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee was warned [...]
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HK’s ‘Dumpling Queen’ Chong Kin-wo, Wanchai Ferry company founder, dies aged 73

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

Chong Kin-wo, the “Dumpling Queen” who started selling snacks at a Hong Kong ferry pier about 40 years ago and eventually built up the internationally famous food [...]
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Arrival of mainland Chinese tourists brings hope to struggling HK border mall The Boxes

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

Shops at a struggling mall near the Shenzhen border are finally seeing signs of hope as mainland Chinese tourists are being diverted there for meals, a move expected to help [...]
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Two porpoise carcasses found on separate HK shores, bringing number of cases this year to 15 an alarming trend, green groups warn

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

Two porpoise carcasses were found on separate Hong Kong shores on Sunday, bringing the total number of stranded cases involving the marine animal to 15 this year a figure [...]
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One-third of new applicants for HK elderly welfare payments stand to lose out on thousands per month because of rise in age threshold

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

About one in three new applicants for Hong Kong’s basic social assistance for those aged 60 to 64 will get a few thousand dollars less in subsidies after the age [...]
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New MTR boss must restore public faith in rail operator following string of scandals on Sha Tin-Central link, says HK leader Carrie Lam

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

The new boss of Hong Kong’s beleaguered rail operator must restore public confidence following a string of scandals on the Sha Tin-Central link, the city’s leader [...]
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Gotta gram ‘em all: must-snap locations testing HK’s patience

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

For smartphone-wielding hordes of tourists, Hong Kong boasts a host of must-have Instagram locationsbut crowds of snap-happy travellers are testing local patience and [...]
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CAL cancels 26 flights in Taiwan as pilot strike enters 5th day

CAL cancels 26 flights in Taiwan as pilot strike enters 5th day

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

Taiwan’s China Airlines pilot strike enters 5th day, 26 more flights canceled After the second round of negotiations between Pilots Union Taoyuan and China Airlines [...]
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Tsai urges Taiwan businesses in China to move back home

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

President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday called on Taiwanese businesses operating in China to move their manufacturing bases back to Taiwan. Returning to Taiwan will allow them to [...]
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Taiwan President calls for support to polish ‘Made in Taiwan’ brand

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

Tsai vows to turn ‘Made by Taiwanese companies’ into ‘Made in Taiwan’ The government of Taiwan will seek to provide assistance to Taiwanese businesses [...]
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