Archive for February 25th, 2019

Alibaba CEO rules out layoffs this year despite China’s slowing economy

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

Alibaba expects to avoid layoffs this year despite China’s economic slowdown, CEO Daniel Zhang said on Friday. The comments contradict Chinese media reports and market [...]
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25 million tonnes of US soybeans will go unsold this year as a direct consequence of the trade war with China

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

The trade war between Washington and Beijing has had a major impact on the US agricultural space over the past two years with the latest US department of agriculture (USDA) [...]
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The Latest: Trump raises prospect of dropping Huawei charges

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

The Latest on the US-China trade talks in Washington (all times local): 4:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says the possibility of dropping criminal charges against Huawei [...]
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US and China extend trade talks; Xi-Trump meeting may follow

US and China extend trade talks; Xi-Trump meeting may follow

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

US and Chinese negotiators agreed Friday to extend high-level trade talks through the weekend, and President Donald Trump said he hoped to meet next month at his Florida [...]
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Morgan Stanley: China’s debt is set to worsen, but there’s less risk from shadow banking

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

China’s debt problem is set to worsen this year, according US investment bank Morgan Stanley but Beijing is expected to better manage the risks of people borrowing from [...]
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Trump to meet with Chinese vice Premier Liu He as China-US trade talks wrap up

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

President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Chinese vice Premier Liu He on Friday as China and the US end another week of trade talks. Liu has been named special envoy [...]
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Saudi Arabia strikes $10bn China deal

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) got a tour of The Great Wall and China got a great deal as Saudi Aramco signed off on a $10bn refinery and [...]
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The US keeps demanding actions on the yuan that China wants to take anyway

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

US negotiators are reportedly demanding China not devalue the yuan as a condition for any potential trade deal. Such a measure is likely to encounter little resistance from [...]
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US-China trade dispute puts a chill on American natural gas export boom

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

The natural gas market is emerging from winter relatively unscathed despite potentially disruptive Chinese tariffs on US gas. But the ongoing trade dispute is still putting a [...]
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China’s stimulus appears to be ‘finally kicking in’ as new loans hit record high, experts say

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

New loans in China surged to a record high in January and analysts say it could be a sign that government stimulus is “finally kicking in,” which may be good news [...]
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Trump says could include Huawei and ZTE in trade deal

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

US President Donald trump said on Friday he may or may not include Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp in the trade deal being negotiated [...]
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China’s Orwellian ‘social credit’ system blocked 17.5M people from buying airline tickets last year

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | National Post | 6:00 AM

Authorities have experimented with “social credit” since 2014 in areas across China. Points are deducted for breaking the law or, in some areas, offences as minor [...]
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China has agreed to buy up to $1.2 trillion in US goods: CNBC

China has agreed to buy up to $1.2 trillion in US goods: CNBC

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

China has agreed to buy up to $1.2 trillion in goods from the United States as part of the current negotiations to end the trade war between the countries, CNBC reported on [...]
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China’s CRISPR twins might have had their brains inadvertently enhanced

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Technologyreview | 6:00 AM

New research suggests that a controversial gene-editing experiment to make children resistant to HIV may also have enhanced their ability to learn and form memories. he [...]
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Okinawa vote on US military base tests security ties with Japan

Okinawa vote on US military base tests security ties with Japan

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Voters are expected to vent their anger this weekend at the heavy concentration of American military bases in Okinawa. The strategically important chain of islands southwest [...]
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