Archive for April 2nd, 2019

Business Briefs 02 April 2019

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | | 9:19 AM

* Taseco Air Services Company (AST) has acquired an additional 2% stake in airport duty-free retailer Jalux Taseco Company Limited, increasing its ownership in JDV from 49% [...]
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Asian markets extend rally as China data lifts optimism

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets rallied Monday, building on last week’s healthy gains with investors buoyed by optimism over China-US trade talks and forecast-busting Chinese factory [...]
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Thousands march in HK over proposed extradition law changes

Thousands march in HK over proposed extradition law changes

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong on Sunday against a government plan to change extradition laws, fearing an erosion of personal freedom and the city’s status [...]
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Six out of 100 HK airport workers found to be in danger of catching measles as health authorities tighten controls around vaccination service

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong health authorities have tightened the requirements for their airport vaccination service against measles after blood tests found almost 90 per cent of airport staff [...]
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Pregnant Cathay Pacific flight attendants threaten to all go on sick leave after staff member becomes 33rd person in HK to catch measles this year

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A group of pregnant Cathay Pacific flight attendants have said they will all take sick leave from Monday unless the Hong Kong-based airline improves its safeguards against [...]
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Fugitive tycoon to challenge HK’s extradition plans

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A fugitive billionaire has vowed to launch a legal challenge against Hong Kong’s controversial plan to sign an extradition agreement with Macau, Taiwan and mainland [...]
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HK investors see Brexit as buying opportunity

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Ejinsight | 6:00 AM

The Brexit crisis has intensified almost every week recently, with neither the British government nor the parliament able to find a solution. Amid this, I have been regularly [...]
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Thousands take to HK streets against proposal to extradite suspects to mainland China

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, intensifying a campaign against the government’s controversial plan to allow the transfer of [...]
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Fugitive tycoon Joseph Lau launches legal challenge against HK government proposal to change extradition law

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Fugitive Hong Kong tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung dropped a bombshell on Monday by launching a court challenge against the government’s controversial plan to allow the [...]
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Extradition bill not made to measure for mainland China and won’t be abandoned, Carrie Lam says

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s controversial extradition proposal was not tailor-made for mainland China and the government would not shelve the bill, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng [...]
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Taiwan condemns Beijing after Chinese jets cross maritime line

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Taiwan on Sunday condemned what it called a “provocative” move by China after two Chinese fighter jets crossed a maritime border separating the two sides amid [...]
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Taiwan blasts China for ‘reckless’ fighter jet incursion

Taiwan blasts China for ‘reckless’ fighter jet incursion

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Taipei hit out at China on Sunday for what it said was a “reckless and provocative” incursion by two fighter jets across a largely respected line dividing the two [...]
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China trials 5G network in Shanghai after Huawei banned abroad

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

The country is expanding coverage into its most remote regions, including Tibet Shanghai has launched a district-wide 5G network trial, making it the first city in the world [...]
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Taiwan scrambles jets to confront Chinese fighters after rare incursion

Taiwan scrambles jets to confront Chinese fighters after rare incursion

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Taiwan has accused China of “reckless and provocative” action, after two Chinese air force jets crossed a maritime border separating the island from the mainland. [...]
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Chinese jets’ incursion across Taiwan Strait is Beijing’s way of pushing back against the US, say analysts

Chinese jets’ incursion across Taiwan Strait is Beijing’s way of pushing back against the US, say analysts

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Beijing’s decision on Sunday to break a tacit agreement by sending two PLA fighter jets across a largely observed line dividing the Taiwan Strait has been seen by [...]
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