Archive for March 1st, 2019

Business Briefs 01 March 2019

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | | 9:24 AM

* Sacombank has hired PwC Vietnam to help upgrade its as-set-liability management system. This is expected to help the bank manage liquidity and interest rate risks and build [...]
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Shares decline after Trump-Kim summit halts without a deal

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Shares fell Thursday in Europe and Asia, with South Korea’s benchmark sinking 1.8 percent, after talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong [...]
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Killer falling window at The Mira HK was no freak accident, government reveals

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A falling hotel window that killed a young woman in Hong Kong last month was not a freak occurrence, it transpired on Wednesday, when a government minister revealed a pane [...]
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HK finance minister Paul Chan defends budget amid criticism that it does too little to address health care and housing issues

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s finance chief defended his latest budget on Thursday against criticism from residents who said he had not done enough to help tackle the city’s [...]
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Customs arrangement with HK to benefit New Zealand trade: official

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

The implementation of a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) between New Zealand and China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) will bring significant [...]
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HK economy expected to grow 2pct3pct in 2019

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Marketwatch | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s export-oriented economy is projected to expand 2 percent to 3 percent this year after the city’s fourth quarter economic growth eased to over a [...]
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HK economy is predicted to grow 3pct from 2020 to 2023

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s economy is expected to average growth of 3 percent from 2020-2023, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said on Wednesday, as he announced his budget for [...]
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HK hands out reliefs as trade war hits growth

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong unveiled a less expansionary budget for fiscal year 2019/20 on Wednesday, though with relief measures for individuals and businesses at a time of economic [...]
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HK home prices rise for first time in 6 months

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong private home prices posted their first monthly on month rise in six months in January, as sales rebounded in one of the world’s least affordable property [...]
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HK leader asked to hand in report to China on banned party, stresses no Beijing interference

HK leader asked to hand in report to China on banned party, stresses no Beijing interference

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has been tasked to hand in a report to Beijing on the outlawing of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party, a decision she stressed had [...]
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‘Farewell, so long’: Video of Taiwanese TV host’s assisted suicide fires up euthanasia debate

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A video of Taiwanese TV host Fu Da-ren’s death by assisted suicide at a clinic in Switzerland has gone viral, raising the profile of the debate on euthanasia in China [...]
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Former AIT head cautions against partisan divide in Taiwan

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

China is the biggest beneficiary of a divided Taiwan and the major political parties in Taiwan should seek consensus in addressing the challenges the country faces, according [...]
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Chinese bombers fly training missions near Taiwan: MND

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Wednesday that it closely monitored the movements of a number of Chinese military aircraft operating near Taiwan earlier in the [...]
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China reacts with FURY after US sails warships through strategic Taiwan Strait

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM

US NAVY chiefs sailed two warships through the Taiwan Strait as the Pentagon stepped up the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from [...]
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The Latest: NK media: Kim shared sincere opinions with Trump

01-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Thursday North Korean state media says leader Kim [...]
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