Archive for March 28th, 2019

Business Briefs 28 March 2019

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | | 11:20 AM

* Total assets of credit institutions and foreign banks in Vietnam by the end of last year had surged by 10.62 percent against the beginning of the year to more than VND11 [...]
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China and Russia claim thousands of N Korean workers sent home

China and Russia claim thousands of N Korean workers sent home

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 8:16 AM

China and Russia have sent home more than half of their North Korean workers, likely tens of thousands of people, according to reports submitted to the UN North Korean [...]
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The Latest: US had ‘nothing to do’ with NKorea embassy raid

The Latest: US had ‘nothing to do’ with NKorea embassy raid

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 8:14 AM

The Latest on last month’s assault at the North Korean Embassy in Madrid (all times local): 9 p.m. A US State Department spokesman says that the government had nothing [...]
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Asian shares mixed following rebound on Wall Street

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

Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after US stocks finished broadly higher on Wall Street, erasing modest losses from a day earlier. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell [...]
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Asian markets mostly up but traders remain on edge

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

Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday following a strong lead from Wall Street but traders remained on edge about the global economy, while oil prices extended gains after [...]
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HK Refugee Who Sheltered Snowden Granted Asylum In Canada

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

The first of three Hong Kong-based refugee families who helped shelter National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden when he was on the run, has been granted asylum in [...]
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Cathay Pacific to buy budget airline HK Express for $628 mn

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

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific announced Wednesday that it will buy budget airline HK Express for $628.15 million, as it moves to counter competition from the [...]
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Cathay buys HK Express, will operate it as low-cost carrier

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

Cathay Pacific Group is acquiring budget regional carrier HK Express, which it will continue to operate as a low-cost carrier. The company, which operates Cathay Pacific [...]
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US House speaker Nancy Pelosi has expressed ‘deep concern’ over HK plan to extradite fugitives to mainland China, visiting opposition politicians say

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

US House speaker Nancy Pelosi has expressed deep concern over a Hong Kong government plan to allow the transfer of fugitives to mainland China, according to a delegation of [...]
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HK tourist charged in Australia after French woman finds hidden camera in Bondi Beach bathroom

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

A Hong Kong man has been charged in Australia for allegedly hiding a camera in a deodorant stick in a hostel bathroom at Sydney’s popular Bondi Beach. Local media [...]
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Cryptocurrency miner Bitmain lets its HK IPO application lapse

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

Bitmain Technologies, the world’s largest designer of products used for mining cryptocurrencies, on Tuesday let its application for a Hong Kong initial public offering [...]
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HK’s Cathay Pacific Airways to pay HK$4.93 billion to buy budget carrier HK Express

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

Cathay Pacific Airways will pay HK$4.93 billion (US$628 million) to buy budget carrier HK Express from the HNA Group to become the dominant airline group in Hong Kong. The [...]
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The New St. Regis HK Joins A Growing List Of Ultra Luxury Developments

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

One of the most dynamic, energetic, and cultural cities in the world, Hong Kong offers up a spectacular contrast with its famous city skyline surrounded by dramatic green [...]
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Google expanding presence in Taiwan, hiring hundreds of employees

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Androidauthority | 6:00 AM

Today, Google announced that it is initiating a large expansion in Taiwan (via TechCrunch). The search giant will build a new campus not far from its current Taiwanese campus [...]
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China Offers Special Breaks To Attract Taiwanese Startups, But Only 1pct Find Success

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s government says many of the island’s young entrepreneurs are ready to seek their fortunes in China because mainland officials are offering incentives for [...]
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