Archive for March 8th, 2019

Business Briefs 08 March 2019

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

* Hoa Sen Group (HSG) is seeking approval from shareholders to raise VND500 billion to VND1 trillion by issuing rights to existing shareholders or through a private placement [...]
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Xi Jinping says revival of Chinese economy must not be bought at expense of the environment

Xi Jinping says revival of Chinese economy must not be bought at expense of the environment

08-Mar-2019 Intellasia | SCMP | 7:07 AM

President joins delegates from Inner Mongolia at National People’s Congress, telling them not to ‘attempt to breach the red line of ecological protection’ While a [...]
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North Korea: Trump voices disappointment at missile-site activity

North Korea: Trump voices disappointment at missile-site activity

08-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 7:03 AM

New evidence of activity reported after US president said it was too early to tell what was happening Fresh reports have emerged of missile-related activity in North Korea, [...]
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Vietnam jails 15 over anti-China protests

Vietnam jails 15 over anti-China protests

08-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:57 AM

Vietnam on Thursday (Mar 7) jailed 15 people for “causing public disorder” after violent demonstrations last year over a proposed investment project that [...]
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Judgment day for Thai party that nominated princess for PM

Judgment day for Thai party that nominated princess for PM

08-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Edge Markets | 6:55 AM

Thai authorities beefed up security around the Constitutional Court on Thursday ahead of a ruling on whether to ban an opposition party for nominating the king’s sister as [...]
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Greater Bay Area integration the only way for HK to resolve its long-standing problems, says Beijing’s chief official on city’s affairs

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

Beijing’s “Greater Bay Area” project to integrate Hong Kong with 10 neighbouring cities is the only way the former British colony can resolve its [...]
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HK allows fleeing Saudi sisters to stay another month lawyer

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

Two Saudi sisters fleeing what they described as beatings and repression in their home country have been granted an extension to stay in Hong Kong until next month, their [...]
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Fired cancer patient exposes plight of HK’s foreign maids

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

The case of a Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong who was sacked after being diagnosed with cervical cancerleaving her without healthcareshines a light on the exploitation [...]
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PolyU disciplinary measures: how universities have reacted to messages on campus advocating HK independence

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

Polytechnic University has been embroiled in controversy since last week, when it imposed the severest penalties in recent years on four students involved in a campus dispute [...]
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When it comes to financial planning, most HK women leave it to spouses ‘as they know better’

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

Women still have much progress to make before being equal or taking charge of life-changing financial decisions with a partner, according to a UBS survey released ahead of [...]
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Is HK’s most expensive property ever to go up for sale too costly for any single developer?

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

Is Hong Kong’s most expensive property ever to go up for sale too costly for any single developer? The city’s hottest prime commercial site sitting atop the West [...]
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HK diplomats visit China’s Greater Bay Area as Pearl River Delta seeks new image

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

A diplomatic tour organised by China’s foreign ministry commissioner’s office in Hong Kong, which included delegates from 20 consulates in the city, paid a [...]
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Seoul: Increased vehicle movement at NKorea’s ICBM centre

Seoul: Increased vehicle movement at NKorea’s ICBM centre

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

South Korea’s military said Thursday it is carefully monitoring North Korean nuclear and missile facilities after the country’s spy agency told lawmakers that new [...]
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Trump still hopes for N Korea deal after ominous report

Trump still hopes for N Korea deal after ominous report

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

Satellite photos showing new activity at a North Korean rocket launch site raised fresh doubts Wednesday that Kim Jong Un will ever give up his drive for nuclear weapons, yet [...]
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N Korea documentary focuses on Kim-Trump relationship not summit breakdown

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

North Korea has released a film on leader Kim Jong Un’s second summit with US President Donald Trump last week in which talks broke down over how to dismantle [...]
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