Archive for March 23rd, 2019

Asian stocks mixed on doubts over US-China trade deal

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

Asian markets were mixed on Friday as caution set in ahead of US-China trade talks in Beijing next week. The Shanghai Composite index was 0.1 percent lower at 3,097.81 while [...] » More

Former separatist leader Edward Leung found not guilty of additional Mong Kok riot charge

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

One of the faces of Hong Kong’s small pro-independence movement was found not guilty on Friday of rioting during unrest that gripped a popular shopping district three [...] » More

Beijing-friendly Taiwanese mayor Han Kuo-yu arrives in HK for historic meeting

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

The new Beijing-friendly mayor of Taiwan’s third-largest city has arrived in Hong Kong for a rare visit to meet with top officials and promote trade. Han Kuo-yu, a star [...] » More

US voices concern over Beijing’s ‘increased intervention’ in HK, but will maintain special trading status

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

The United States has decided to carry on treating Hong Kong separately from the rest of China as a special trading partner, although it raised concerns the city’s [...] » More

Li Ka-Shing’s son stumbles in year since father’s retirement

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Following in his father’s footsteps was always going to be a challenge for CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd’s Victor Li. Li Ka-shing, the self-made billionaire who over [...] » More

HK home prices are back on the rise, stoked by dovish Fed

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

Property watchers across Hong Kong are scrambling to keep pace with what appears to be a resurgent property market, as anecdotal evidence emerges that some sellers are [...] » More

US warns China meddling in HK hurting business confidence

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

The United States warned in a report on Friday that increased meddling from China in Hong Kong had adversely impacted the city, straining international business confidence in [...] » More

Restrictions on HK’s freedoms denting business confidence: US

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

Growing restrictions on Hong Kong’s freedoms are hurting business confidence, the United States warned in a report Friday, accusing the city’s government of [...] » More

China urges US to block Taiwan leader’s Hawaii stopover

China urges US to block Taiwan leader’s Hawaii stopover

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

China urged the United States on Thursday not to allow Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to stop over in Hawaii next week when she makes a tour of the island’s diplomatic [...] » More

UPDATE 1-Taiwan c.bank holds key rates, cuts 2019 growth forecast again

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

Taiwan’s central bank left its policy rate unchanged on Thursday, as widely expected, and again lowered its forecast for 2019 economic growth as a global electronics [...] » More

Beijing-friendly Taiwanese mayor Han Kuo-yu arrives in HK for historic meeting

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

The new Beijing-friendly mayor of Taiwan’s third-largest city has arrived in Hong Kong for a rare visit to meet with top officials and promote trade. Han Kuo-yu, a star [...] » More

Taiwan ties with Solomon Islands solid official

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Radionz | 6:00 AM

A senior Taiwan official says the country’s ties with Solomon Islands are solid, despite a potential review of them by Honiara after April elections. Taiwan’s [...] » More

US announces first new N Korea sanctions since failed summit

US announces first new N Korea sanctions since failed summit

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

The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade US and international sanctions over its nuclear weapons [...] » More

China protests to US over sanctions on firms related to N Korea

China protests to US over sanctions on firms related to N Korea

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

China has lodged stern representations with the United States over sanctions on Chinese firms related to North Korea, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily news [...] » More

Korea’s Asiana Airlines share trading halted after auditor’s qualified opinion

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

The Korea Exchange has suspended trading in shares of Asiana Airlines Inc, after an auditor for South Korea’s second-biggest carrier said it lacked enough information [...] » More