Archive for March 7th, 2019

Business Briefs 07 March 2019

07-Mar-2019 Intellasia | | 9:32 AM

* The Ministry of Construction will auction over 80.57 million shares of Viglacera Corporation (VGC) with the starting price not lower than VND23,000. The bidding is [...]
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Asian markets mixed, traders await movement on China-US talks

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

Asian markets fluctuated Wednesday as investors await the latest news on the China-US trade talks, though Australian stocks rose and the local dollar fell as weak economic [...]
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HK suspends stock connect purchases in Chinese firm

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

Hong Kong’s stock exchange has suspended share purchases of Han’s Laser Technology made from overseas through the city’s stock connect with the Shenzhen [...]
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HK man who raped and molested domestic helper jailed for 11 years

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

A Hong Kong man who raped his domestic helper and was exposed because the woman kept a sample of his semen as evidence was jailed for 11 years on Tuesday. Sentencing Tsang [...]
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HK port cargo throughput down 8.2 pct in 2018

07-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s total port cargo throughput in 2018 dropped 8.2 percent compared with 2017 to 258.5 million tonnes, official data showed on Tuesday. Within this total, [...]
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Fatal crash: HK motorist sounded alert on stopped truck 15 minutes before Citybus double-decker slammed into it

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

A member of the public has revealed that he sounded an alert on a broken-down truck in the middle of a Hong Kong highway about 15 minutes before a double-decker bus slammed [...]
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Will retail investors be sidelined by HK’s proposed licensing regime on cryptocurrency trading?

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

Cryptocurrency exchanges in Hong Kong are taking steps to reorganise their operations by offering separate trading platforms for professional investors, as they heed calls [...]
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HK pro-democracy group travels to Taiwan to discuss fugitive extradition proposal, risking wrath from Beijing

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

Pro-democracy politicians and activists who oppose a Hong Kong government proposal for a fugitive extradition agreement with mainland China, Taiwan and Macau have taken their [...]
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Same-sex marriage moves forward at Taiwan Legislative Yuan

07-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Third and final reading unlikely before April 9 A government proposal to legalise same-sex unions moved one step forward at the Legislative Yuan Tuesday, with the next phase [...]
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Chinese general lists 10 ‘privileges’ Taiwan will ‘enjoy’ under ‘one country, two systems’

07-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Chinese general lists 10 ‘privileges’ Taiwan will ‘enjoy’ after surrendering to ‘one country, two systems’ framework In a recent interview [...]
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Mainland’s Taiwan affairs chief: Reunification of China is inevitable

07-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CGTN | 6:00 AM

“Reunification of the motherland” is an inevitable trend, the Chinese mainland’s Taiwan affairs chief said on Tuesday, calling on people on both sides of [...]
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US senators offer N Korea sanctions bill, backed by Warmbier parents

US senators offer N Korea sanctions bill, backed by Warmbier parents

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

Two US senators sought to dial up pressure on North Korea on Tuesday by reintroducing a bill to impose sanctions on any bank that does business with its government, with the [...]
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Korea court grants bail for ex-president Lee

Korea court grants bail for ex-president Lee

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

Jailed former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was granted bail on Wednesday, nearly a year after he was arrested over corruption charges. The CEO-turned president, who [...]
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N Korea hackers targeting US ‘critical infrastructure,’ cybersecurity firm says

N Korea hackers targeting US ‘critical infrastructure,’ cybersecurity firm says

07-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

A group of North Korean hackers is believed to be actively targeting US businesses and “critical infrastructure,” a report released this week by cybersecurity [...]
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N Korea restoring part of launch site it promised Trump to dismantle

N Korea restoring part of launch site it promised Trump to dismantle

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

North Korea has restored part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with US President Donald Trump last year, South [...]
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