Archive for February 22nd, 2019

Business Briefs 22 February 2019

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | | 9:37 AM

* Development Investment Construction Corporation (DIG) will close its shareholder list on March 1 to issue an additional 47.6 million shares at a 0.188-for-1 ratio. The [...] » More

Asian markets mixed after Fed minutes, eyes on trade talks

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

Asian markets mostly rose Thursday on growing optimism that China and the US will finally resolve their long-running trade war, with a report saying the two sides were [...] » More

Problems parents face and how to solve the language question for ethnic minority pupils in HK

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

The Ombudsman has released an investigation report into the Hong Kong government’s support for non-Chinese-speaking pupils. The government watchdog hit out at the [...] » More

Knife attack: three masked assailants slash man in HK McDonald’s

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

A man is fighting for his life after a knife attack at a Hong Kong McDonald’s on Thursday morning. The 26-year-old was in the 24-hour outlet on the junction of Hing Wah [...] » More

HK Exchange to buy majority stake in Chinese financial tech firm

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

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX), the stock exchange operator in the Asian financial hub, has agreed to buy a majority stake in a Chinese financial technology [...] » More

3 Filipino tourists imprisoned in HK over bank scam

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The Filipino tourists, all call centre employees, ‘were sentenced to 5-month imprisonment,’ says the Department of Foreign Affairs Three Filipino tourists were [...] » More

HK sets up reference standards for 299 Chinese traditional medicines

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua Net | 6:00 AM

China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) has published reference standards on safety and quality for 299 commonly used Chinese materia medica, or Chinese [...] » More

HK pastor denies sexual harassment

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | UCA News | 6:00 AM

Complaint by female staff member results in his removal as Methodist school supervisor A prominent Methodist pastor in Hong Kong has been removed as the supervisor of three [...] » More

Taiwan unveils long-awaited gay marriage bill

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

Taiwan’s ruling party unveiled its latest attempt to create Asia’s first gay marriage law on Thursday, a bill offering same sex-couples “permanent [...] » More

Taiwan expands hand luggage checks to more Southeast Asian nations

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

The hand luggage of travellers arriving from Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar is being inspected at seaports and airports across Taiwan as part of an intensifying effort to [...] » More

Taiwan’s military secrets revealed on Google Maps

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | 9 News | 6:00 AM

Google’s latest 3D-rendered maps have revealed some of Taiwan’s most sensitive military sites. The extension of Google’s original satellite mapping promised [...] » More

US Agriculture Department to send first trade mission to Taiwan

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

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will send its first-ever trade mission to Taiwan in April, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Tuesday. Citing a USDA press [...] » More

Deadly brawl aboard Taiwan fishing boat sparks rescue operation

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

A rescue operation was under way after a knife fight broke out aboard a Taiwanese fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean, with one worker killed and several thrown overboard, [...] » More

EU-Taiwan bilateral investment accord possible

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

The European Union will not rule out the possibility of signing a bilateral investment agreement (BIA) with Taiwan, even though it upholds the “one China” policy, [...] » More

Taiwan reports first imported case of Zika fever for 2019

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

A junior high school student who recently returned from Vietnam has been confirmed to be infected with the Zika virus, which is the first imported case this year, the Centers [...] » More