Archive for February 19th, 2019

Business Briefs 19 February 2019

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | | 8:37 AM

* Hoang Huy Investment Financial Services Company (TCH) is planning to issue VND1.2 trillion worth of convertible bonds this year at the par value of VND1 million each via a [...]
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Asian stocks rally on hope of further China-US trade talks

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday as traders looked forward to the continuation of trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week. South [...]
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HK economy stalls amid trade dispute: finance chief

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

Hong Kong’s economy stalled last year as the ongoing China-US trade dispute and retail woes dragged down local business, the city’s financial chief said Sunday. [...]
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Male privilege: The rural HK men who have special rights

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

Sitting in the spacious courtyard of an 18th-century ancestral hall belonging to his clan, William Liu defiantly rejects a lucrative birthright that his special status as one [...]
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E-cigarettes, facing HK ban: a healthy way to quit tobacco or a risk in themselves?

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

Vaping could soon be all but banned in Hong Kong. Under a change to the law set to face its first reading at the Legislative Council next Wednesday, anyone who imports, [...]
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MTR Corporation orders contractors to dig up paperwork at every site along HK’s Sha Tin-Central rail link after missing forms scandal

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

Hong Kong’s beleaguered MTR Corporation has ordered contractors to dig up paperwork at every construction site along the Sha Tin-Central rail link, amid an escalating [...]
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Eswatini minister of economic planning and development visits Taiwan

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

Thambo Gina, minister of economic planning and development for the Kingdom of eSwatini, Taiwan’s only diplomatic ally in Africa, arrived in Taiwan Sunday for a [...]
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Taiwan concerned about Spain sending fraud suspects to China again

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

Taiwan on Sunday expressed grave concern and serious regret after Spain deported another two Taiwanese citizens suspected of involvement in telecoms fraud to China last [...]
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European Parliament Taiwan Friendship Group visits Taiwan

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

Werner Langen, chair of the European Parliament Taiwan Friendship Group (TFG), and his delegation arrived in Taiwan for a six-day visit. They will be received by President [...]
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Canadian envoy seeking to increase his country’s visibility in Taiwan

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

Canada’s representative to Taiwan Jordan Reeves said during a visit to the Central News Agency on Monday that he is working to raise his country’s profile and [...]
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Taiwan’s secret military sites, including Patriot missile facilities, revealed in Google Maps update

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

The latest Google Maps update has revealed the most detailed imagery of cities and terrain for major cities in Taiwan, but has also exposed some of the military’s most [...]
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Taiwan’s secret military sites, including Patriot missile facilities, revealed in Google Maps update

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

The latest Google Maps update has revealed the most detailed imagery of cities and terrain for major cities in Taiwan, but has also exposed some of the military’s most [...]
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More Taiwan employees consider job change due to low salary: survey

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

A total of 153,000 employees in Taiwan considered seeking a new job within one month prior to the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday which ended last week, 15,000 more than the [...]
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Taiwan ranked 24th for global connectivity

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

Taiwan is the world’s 24th most connected country, according to the latest edition of the DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI), a detailed analysis of globalisation, [...]
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Google is building a solar power project above fishing ponds in Taiwan, its first in Asia

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Google recently signed its first green deal in Asia, a solar project to be built above fishing ponds in Taiwan. * Building solar projects over water is becoming more common [...]
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