Archive for March 29th, 2019

Business Briefs 29 March 2019

29-Mar-2019 Intellasia | | 9:17 AM

* Vietcombank (VCB) has sold 2.3 million shares in national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines it acquired during the 2018 rights issue. VCB has not disclosed the share price. * [...]
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HK heralds online banking era with StanChart JV, two others as new entrants

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

Hong Kong has issued online-only banking licences to three groups, including joint ventures (JVs) of Standard Chartered and BOC Hong Kong, in what could be the biggest [...]
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HK set to change measles vaccine policy so children get second injection at earlier age amid rise in infections

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

Hong Kong is set to change its vaccination policy for measles, with children receiving a second injection against the contagious disease at a younger age amid a continuous [...]
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Consultant cleared of indecently assaulting trainee doctor while teaching her about chest fractures at HK hospital

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

A senior doctor accused of molesting a trainee at Tuen Mun Hospital when he showed her how to identify a chest bone fracture cleared his name on Thursday. Tuen Mun Court said [...]
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New domestic helpers coming to HK should be made to prove they are vaccinated against measles, health experts say

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

New domestic helpers coming to Hong Kong should be required to prove they have been vaccinated against measles, two infectious disease experts said on Thursday. Dr Ho [...]
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Key figure in HK’s biggest financial scandal at Convoy Global surfaces in a newspaper advertisement to defend himself

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

A former director of Convoy Global Holdings, a key figure in the HK$715 million (US$91 million) legal battle involving surrounding Hong Kong’s biggest financial scandal [...]
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Popular Kaws show in HK’s Victoria Harbour cut short by two days due to bad weather

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

A giant floating sculpture that drew thousands of fans to Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour will be departing two days earlier than planned due to bad weather. The [...]
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HK police investigate drone that flew over chief executive’s office

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

Hong Kong has issued online-only banking licences to three groups, including joint ventures (JVs) of Standard Chartered and BOC Hong Kong, in what could be the biggest [...]
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Taiwan president, seeking tanks and fighters, says US responding positively

Taiwan president, seeking tanks and fighters, says US responding positively

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

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday the United States was responding positively to Taipei’s requests for new arms sales to bolster its defences in the [...]
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On US stopover, Taiwan leader says HK an omen

On US stopover, Taiwan leader says HK an omen

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

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen vowed Wednesday to ensure the island’s defense as she warned of lessons from Hong Kong, saying Beijing will not allow freedoms in [...]
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Taiwan mulls death penalty for drunk driving

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

Taiwan plans to ramp up punishments for those who cause a fatal accident while drunk driving, including the death penalty for the most egregious cases, sparking an outcry [...]
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Taiwan’s Tsai confirms request to buy new US fighters, tanks

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

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said her government has asked to purchase advanced new fighter jets and tanks from the US, a request that if approved, could set off new [...]
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Korea struggles to maintain demography

29-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

South Korea is mulling to carry out comprehensive measures to tackle demographic challenges as a result of drop in number of newborns, local media reported on Wednesday. [...]
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White House causes confusion in attempt to cover up for Trump rogue tweet reversing N Korea sanctions: Sources

29-Mar-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

The tweet sent members of his staff scrambling to understandand explain. President Donald Trump’s attempt last week to override his own administration’s newly [...]
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Spanish judge issues warrant for alleged N Korea embassy intruders: source

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

A Spanish judge has issued international arrest warrants for two of the intruders accused of forcing their way into North Korea’s embassy in Madrid last month and are [...]
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