Archive for March 5th, 2019

Brand a differentiator in banking

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | VN Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Branding is becoming increasingly critical in Vietnam’s banking industry. Changes to brand identity have been seen more often in Vietnam’s banking industry than [...] » More

Microfinance sees bright prospects due to rising demands

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM

Amidst the growing demands for microfinance in Vietnam, the potential of expansion for the sector is high, but experts have advised that microfinance organisations should [...] » More

Over 18.8 trillion VND raised from G-bond auctions in February

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM

The State Treasury of Vietnam raised more than 18.8 trillion VND (809.9 million USD) via 10 government bond (G-bond) auctions on the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) in February, [...] » More

China says defence spending rise to be ‘reasonable and appropriate’

China says defence spending rise to be ‘reasonable and appropriate’

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

China will keep up a “reasonable and appropriate” increase in defence spending to satisfy its national security and military reforms, a government spokesman said [...] » More

Huawei CFO suing Canada over December arrest

Huawei CFO suing Canada over December arrest

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

The lawyers for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou are suing the Canadian government, its border agency and federal police, alleging their client was detained, [...] » More

China’s Xinhua presents news using robot news anchor

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

China’s Xinhua state news agency on Sunday (March 3) used a lifelike robotic news anchor that mimics human facial expressions and mannerisms to present a story about [...] » More

After Trump walked out on Kim Jong Un, don’t expect a US-China trade deal

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

* A large part of the solution to the Korean problem is in Beijing. * Washington will have to unlock that by finding a tolerable peaceful coexistence with China. * The trade [...] » More

Missing Chinese rights lawyer returns home but ‘still not free’: wife

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer has reappeared two days after going missing following his release from a jail sentence for state subversion, his wife said Sunday. [...] » More

A US-China trade deal does not slow China’s rise

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Conversation | 6:00 AM

The original March 1 deadline has passed as the United States and China hash out a trade deal amid deadlocked negotiations. Any US-China trade deal likely falls short [...] » More

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou lodges complaint against Canada authorities: lawyers

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, has filed suit against Canadian authorities for violating her constitutional rights when she was [...] » More

China vows ‘fundamental change’ for foreign investors

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s legislature will vote next week on a highly-anticipated bill that will bring “a fundamental change” for foreign investors, an official said Monday, [...] » More

From camps to factories: Muslim detainees say China using forced labour

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

As Gulzira Auelkhan toiled stitching gloves in a factory in China’s troubled Xinjiang region, her managers made no secret of where her production would be sold. [...] » More

Yanxi Gong in Beijing’s Forbidden City gets $20m from Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation

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

In the 720,000 sq m Forbidden Citythe former imperial palace in the heart of Beijing officially known as the Palace Museumthere is a courtyard with a distinctively exotic [...] » More

China’s censors pull BBC broadcast from the air as it mentioned Uyghur Muslims

05-Mar-2019 Intellasia | News.com.au | 6:00 AM

Beijing censors have abruptly pulled a BBC reporter off the air after he dared to mention a topic China doesn’t want anyone talking about. Last week, the BBC’s [...] » More

Huawei CFO suing Canada, its border agency and the RCMP

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

An executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is suing the Canadian government, its border agency and the national police force, saying they detained, searched and interrogated [...] » More