Archive for March 12th, 2019

Business Briefs 12 March 2019

12-Mar-2019 Intellasia | | 8:40 AM

* PetroVietnam Power Corporation (POW) has won Government approval for the pre- feasibility study for the 1,300 MW Nhon Trach 3 and 1,760 MW Nhon Trach 4 projects. The two [...]
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Asia markets mixed after last week’s hefty losses

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

Asian markets were mixed Monday as bargain-buying from last week’s sharp losses was offset by a weak US jobs report and ongoing concerns about the global economy. [...]
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MSCI, HKEX to launch futures contracts on China share index

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

* MSCI, HKEX sign agreement on A-share futures launch * New product subject to market approval (Adds HKEX CEO comments, more context) Global index publisher MSCI and the Hong [...]
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UBS, StanChart agree to settle 2009 HK IPO misconduct case: regulator’s counsel

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

UBS Group AG and Standard Chartered PLC have agreed to settle a case of alleged misconduct related to a 2009 IPO in Hong Kong, in a move expected to end uncertainty about the [...]
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HNA Group to sell stake in HK firm to Blackstone for $894 million

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

China’s HNA Group is selling a controlling stake in its Hong Kong-listed construction firm to Blackstone Group for HK$7.02 billion ($894.31 million), according to a [...]
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US says religious freedom in China could boost trust in Taiwan

US says religious freedom in China could boost trust in Taiwan

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

The US ambassador for religious freedom on Monday again urged China to give its people religious freedom, a move he said could help gain trust from self-ruled Taiwan, an [...]
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YouTuber’s quest to visit Taiwan’s dwindling allies

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

From battling a storm in the Solomon Islands to consulting a witch doctor in eSwatini, Ben Wu has trekked some of the world’s less-trodden paths as he embarks on a [...]
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Taiwan could receive new F-16V jets as soon as 2020

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

Taiwan could begin to receive 66 new F-16V jets as soon as late 2020 Taiwan could begin to receive its first batch of 66 new F16V fighter jets from the US as soon as the end [...]
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Trump adviser: some time may pass before a third N Korea summit

Trump adviser: some time may pass before a third N Korea summit

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

US President Donald Trump is open to a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but some time may have to go by before this takes place, Trump’s national [...]
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Seoul closely monitoring N. Korea for ‘missile launch’: military

Seoul closely monitoring N. Korea for ‘missile launch’: military

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

South Korea’s military said Monday it was closely monitoring North Korean facilities after a series of satellite images triggered international alarm that Pyongyang [...]
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Korea’s high-speed train that’s engineered to reach 305kmh

12-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Stuff | 6:00 AM

As I enter Seoul Station, I have half an eye out for zombies. A week before flying to the South Korean capital I watched Train to Busan, the excellent 2016 movie about a [...]
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Malaysia court frees woman in N Korea murder case

Malaysia court frees woman in N Korea murder case

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

An Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother was freed Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her, in [...]
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US-N Korea tensions approach boiling point

US-N Korea tensions approach boiling point

12-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

The Trump administration which canceled two large-scale spring war games between the United States and South Korea in an effort to move along nuclear disarmament talks with [...]
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US and Korea reach new cost-sharing agreement on US troops

US and Korea reach new cost-sharing agreement on US troops

12-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Digital Journal | 6:00 AM

On Friday, Harry Harris US Ambassador to South Korea and the South Korean Foreign minister signed a new cost-sharing agreement for US troops deployed in the country at a [...]
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Timeline of events in the Kim Jong Nam assassination

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

Malaysian prosecutors Monday unexpectedly dropped a murder charge against an Indonesian woman who had been accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea’s [...]
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