Archive for February 20th, 2019

Western Areas Releases FY2019 Half Year Financial Results

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | | 5:16 PM

Western Areas Ltd (ASX: WSA, “Western Areas” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the Company’s financial results for the half year ended 31 December 2018 [...]
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Business Briefs 20 February 2019

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | | 5:06 PM

* Nguyen Tri Thien, chair of Sao Thai Duong Investment Company (SJF), bought over one million shares out of the total volume of three million shares registered for purchase [...]
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Thai junta shoots down proposal to slash defence spending

Thai junta shoots down proposal to slash defence spending

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:15 AM

Thailand’s junta defended its $7 billion defence budget and annual draft on Monday after political opponents proposed slashing military spending by 10 percent and [...]
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Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:14 AM

The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on [...]
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Was the US on the brink of war with N Korea before Trump? A review of the evidence

Was the US on the brink of war with N Korea before Trump? A review of the evidence

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Politifact | 7:10 AM

Was the United States on the verge of war against North Korea during the presidency of Barack Obama? Donald Trump has said he thinks so. “If I had not been elected [...]
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HK the latest airport to report weak start to the year for cargo

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AirCargo News | 6:00 AM

The world’s busiest airport for cargo, Hong Kong, saw freight volumes decline by 4.2 percent in January to 401,000 tonnes. “Uncertain global economic conditions [...]
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HK govt testing hi-tech monitoring systems for ‘smart’ prisons

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | OpenGov Asia | 6:00 AM

Prisons across the city are testing wristband trackers, video monitoring tech and drug-detecting robots. According to a recent report, Hong Kong prisons are testing a variety [...]
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China Plans to Turn HK and Macau Into a Silicon Valley Rival

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

China unveiled a sweeping plan to link Hong Kong and Macau with cities in southern China to create a so-called Greater Bay Area, aiming to transform the coastal region into a [...]
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Ways available for domestic enterprises to list in HK

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Vantage Asia | 6:00 AM

The year 2018 witnessed a new record in the number of domestic enterprises that listed in Hong Kong in recent years. This column describes the main ways available for [...]
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Taiwan changes rules on passport validity for draft-eligible males

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

Taiwan has decided to extend the passport validity for young males who have yet to perform their mandatory military service to 10 years from the existing five years, the [...]
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Taiwan top-ranked country in Asia for gender equality: DGBAS

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

Taiwan ranks first in Asia and eighth worldwide in terms of gender equality, mainly due to its higher female participation in politics, the directorate-General of Budget, [...]
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Canadian envoy seeking to increase his country’s visibility in Taiwan

20-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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Former President Ma to host energy conference in March

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

A power and energy conference is set to be held next month to discuss how Taiwan can ensure an adequate supply of electricity in the future, the chief executive officer (CEO) [...]
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European Parliament members decorated for Taiwan-EU contributions

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

A group of visiting European Parliament (EP) members praised Taiwan’s democracy Monday as an example for the region as they were awarded medals by Foreign minister [...]
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N. Korean envoy en route to Hanoi ahead of Trump-Kim summit: Yonhap

N. Korean envoy en route to Hanoi ahead of Trump-Kim summit: Yonhap

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

The North Korean special representative for the US arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, apparently en route to Vietnam to meet his Washington counterpart ahead of a second summit [...]
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