Archive for April 6th, 2019

World shares mixed as May seeks more time for Brexit deal

06-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

World shares are mixed in Europe and mostly higher in Asia after President Donald Trump and a senior Chinese envoy said trade talks in Washington were making progress. [...]
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HK wasted 10 years in failing to ensure law kept pace with technology on voyeuristic crimes such as upskirting, legislators tell justice officials

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

Hong Kong lawmakers on Friday urged justice officials to speed up the drafting of laws against voyeuristic crimes such as upskirting, after a court ruling a day earlier [...]
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HK to cap securities margin financing

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

Hong Kong’s financial markets watchdog plans to limit the amount brokers can lend against shares to five times their capital. Margin financing is an important source of [...]
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ADVISORY-China and HK markets closed April 5 for holiday

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

Financial markets in mainland China and Hong Kong are closed on Friday, April 5 for the Qingming/Ching Ming holiday. Trading will resume on Monday, April 8. For the latest [...]
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HK proposal to help boost foreign doctor recruitment had health sector’s support before watchdog’s rejection, minister says

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

Hong Kong’s health minister on Friday expressed disappointment over the medical watchdog’s rejection of a proposal to relieve a chronic doctor shortage, revealing [...]
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HK customs seizes $13 million worth cocaine haul

06-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong customs agents have seized a massive haul of cocaine with an estimated street value of $13 million and arrested one suspect. The customs service in the [...]
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More than third of Hongkongers apply for HK$4,000 handout with all payments expected to be completed this year

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

More than a third of Hongkongers have applied for the government’s HK$4,000 handout with all payments expected to be completed this year. As of Wednesday, the Working [...]
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Taiwan ranked 18th-largest exporter of goods in 2018

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

Taiwan’s exports accounted for 1.7 percent of the entire globe’s exports in 2018, making the nation the 18th- largest exporter, the same place it held the [...]
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Korea considering sending special envoy to N Korea

Korea considering sending special envoy to N Korea

06-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

South Korea says it is considering dispatching a special envoy to North Korea in an apparent effort to revive stalled nuclear talks. Negotiations over North Korea’s [...]
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World’s first 5G phone released in Korea

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

Telecom giant Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world’s first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications, as South [...]
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One dead in Korea border town blaze

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

An enormous fire erupted on Thursday (April 4) in the South Korean border town of Goseong, leaving at least one dead, destroying dozens of homes and forcing more than 3,000 [...]
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Seoul declares national disaster as winds fan giant forest fire

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

A giant forest fire swept across swathes of South Korea Friday, as authorities declared a rare national disaster, deploying 900 fire engines and tens of thousands of [...]
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Samsung Electronics says first-quarter profit likely fell 60pct as chip prices hit

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

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its first-quarter operating profit likely slid 60 percent from a year earlier, as a glut in memory chips, [...]
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Firefighters extinguish most of Korean forest blaze

06-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Firefighters managed to extinguish most of a massive forest fire that ripped through South Korea’s mountainous northern coast Friday, destroying 135 homes and forcing [...]
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Firefighters start to contain Korean wildfires; thousands evacuated

Firefighters start to contain Korean wildfires; thousands evacuated

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

Thousands of firefighters and soldiers are starting to contain wildfires in South Korea on Friday which have killed one person and forced more than 4,000 people to flee their [...]
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