Archive for February 27th, 2019

The Latest: US-Vietnam deals signed for airline industries

The Latest: US-Vietnam deals signed for airline industries

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | | 1:29 PM

The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:45 a.m. US President Donald Trump and Vietnamese [...]
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Trump meets Vietnamese president before second N Korea summit

Trump meets Vietnamese president before second N Korea summit

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | | 1:24 PM

US President Donald Trump met Vietnam’s president, Nguyen Phu Trong, in Hanoi on Wednesday, hours before Trump was due to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for their [...]
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Business Briefs 27 February 2019

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | | 7:37 AM

* Mobile World Investment Group (MWG) has decided to inject VND1 trillion into Bach Hoa Xanh grocery store chain in the first quarter of 2019. Bach Hoa Xanh has been [...]
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China defence budget likely to defy slowing economy due to Taiwan worries

China defence budget likely to defy slowing economy due to Taiwan worries

27-Feb-2019 Intellasia | | 7:11 AM

A slowing economy is unlikely to crimp China’s 2019 defence budget rise, as Beijing earmarks more spending for modernisation and big-ticket items like stealth jets, and [...]
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Asian shares lower as tariffs delay rally fades

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

Shares declined Tuesday, backtracking from Monday’s rally spurred by news that President Donald Trump had pushed back a deadline for raising tariffs on imports from [...]
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HK baby dies after undergoing BCG vaccination a day earlier

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

A Hong Kong baby boy died on Tuesday morning after receiving a vaccination a day earlier. The infant’s parents told police the 18-month-old received the Bacillus [...]
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China liaison office increases its HK property portfolio to more than 280 flats after its latest purchase

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

The Chinese government’s liaison office in Hong Kong, which is exempted from stamp duties, has increased its property portfolio in the city to more than 280 flats, [...]
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Standard Chartered’s 2018 results miss analysts’ forecasts after taking a massive charge for penalties over past conduct

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

Standard Chartered, one of three banks licensed to print Hong Kong’s currency notes, missed analysts’ estimates with its full-year financial results after taking [...]
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More than two-thirds of Hongkongers are unaware obesity is considered a clinical disease, survey says

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

More than 70 per cent of adults in Hong Kong are unaware obesity has been considered a disease by the world’s health watchdog for almost two decades, a new survey has [...]
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HK university launches probe into Taiwan flag issue

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

A Hong Kong university has launched an investigation into an incident in which the Republic of China (ROC) national flag displayed by the school’s Taiwanese students [...]
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Change tax and money transfer rules to help HK youth embrace Greater Bay Area plan, local groups say

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

Beijing should let Hong Kong residents transfer more money from mainland China, as current restrictions deter young people from embracing the “Greater Bay Area” [...]
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HK think tanks have had plenty of support over years with millions of dollars from the government for studies, says policy office chief Betty Fung

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

The head of the Hong Kong government’s policy office has dismissed suggestions that authorities have not been supportive enough of local think tanks, saying the [...]
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Taiwan’s 2019 GDP growth expected to be no less than 2pct: DGBAS

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

25 (CNA) While Taiwan is faced with the challenges of a slower pace of global economic growth, the country is expected to maintain gross domestic product (GDP) growth for [...]
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Taiwan concerns mean China defence budget likely to defy slowing economy

Taiwan concerns mean China defence budget likely to defy slowing economy

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

A slowing economy is unlikely to crimp China’s 2019 defence budget rise, as Beijing earmarks more spending for modernisation and big-ticket items like stealth jets, and [...]
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China defence budget likely to defy slowing economy due to Taiwan worries

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

A slowing economy is unlikely to crimp China’s 2019 defence budget rise, as Beijing earmarks more spending for modernisation and big-ticket items like stealth jets, and [...]
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