Archive for April 9th, 2019

Business Briefs 09 April 2019

09-Apr-2019 Intellasia | | 9:14 AM

* SSI Securities Inc. (SSI) held the highest stock and fund certificate broking market share on the Hochiminh Stock Exchange in the first quarter of this year with 14.54%. [...]
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Asian markets mixed after strong US jobs data, eyes on Brexit

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

Asian markets were mixed Monday but investors remain broadly upbeat after a strong US jobs report that eased concerns about the world’s top economy, while the pound [...]
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Giant pandas at HK’s Ocean Park enter breeding season, as Sichuan expert heads to city to help out

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

Hong Kong’s Ocean Park will get a helping hand from mainland China as its prize pandas struggle to procreate, and has closed the animals’ section with the arrival [...]
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Overseas Chinese groups in North America urge HK government to shelve controversial extradition proposal

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

Ten overseas Chinese groups in North America have issued a joint statement urging the Hong Kong government to withdraw its controversial proposal that would allow fugitives [...]
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Vandals strike at new June 4 museum in HK ahead of opening as operator says incident was politically motivated

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

Hong Kong police are investigating suspected criminal damage at a new June 4 museum, in an incident the operator said was politically motivated and may have been designed to [...]
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HK police issue remedial guidelines on tackling upskirting to plug legal loophole but lawyers have doubts about solution

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

Hong Kong police have issued remedial guidelines on tackling upskirting to plug a legal loophole exposed by a court ruling last week, but lawyers say the proposed solution [...]
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Ban e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products, HK parents say in survey

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

Three-quarters of more than 9,000 parents polled in a survey want a complete ban on e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products, saying a plan to choke only their supply, [...]
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Customs seizes HK$16.5 million record haul of rhino horns in HK

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

Hong Kong customs seized HK$16.5 million (US$2.1 million) worth of rhino horns in transshipment cargo at the airport on Friday, marking a record haul of products related to [...]
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Another HK airport worker confirmed as having measles, bringing year’s infection figures to 56

Another HK airport worker confirmed as having measles, bringing year’s infection figures to 56

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

One more airport staff member was confirmed to be infected with measles on Sunday, bringing the total number of people affected by the contagious disease in Hong Kong this [...]
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Cathay Dragon flight makes safe emergency landing in Taiwan

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

A Cathay Dragon flight from Taiwan to Hong Kong made an emergency landing on Monday at the city it departed from after experiencing a “technical issue” shortly [...]
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Explained: Why Taiwan Needs New Submarines to Deter China

09-Apr-2019 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

Even a single boat can throw an opponent’s strategy askew in modern naval warfare, as both the Argentine and British navies learned during the Falklands War of 1982. [...]
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Tourist numbers double at N Korea marathon

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

Twice as many foreigners as last year gathered in Pyongyang on Sunday (April 7) for the city’s annual marathon, tour firms said, as reduced tensions see visitor numbers [...]
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N Korea warns of ‘catastrophic consequences’ if F-35s are delivered to Korea

N Korea warns of ‘catastrophic consequences’ if F-35s are delivered to Korea

09-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Sputnik | 6:00 AM

North Korea has condemned its southern neighbour over its decision to deploy US-made fifth-generation F-35A fighter jets, Uriminzokkiri, an online portal transmitting news [...]
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‘Surreal’ Pyongyang marathon in spotlight as tensions ease

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

North Korea’s Pyongyang marathon may be among the most complicated to enter but an easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula has made it a stage to highlight the power [...]
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Hyundai Motor denies tie-up with Tencent on driverless car software

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

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co on Sunday denied a report that it had signed a preliminary deal with Chinese technology firm Tencent Holdings to develop software for [...]
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