Archive for April 12th, 2019

Business Briefs 12 April 2019

12-Apr-2019 Intellasia | | 9:21 AM

* Phu Tai Company (PTB) looks to attain net profit of VND458 billion in 2019, up 15% against last year. Its revenue is projected at VND5.86 trillion, up 23%. PTB plans to [...]
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Asian shares fall as Fed minutes show data may tweak stance

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

World stocks turned slightly higher on Thursday after Britain secured a new deadline for its exit from the European Union, removing the immediate threat of a crash this week [...]
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Bitter pill for medical sector: HK needs 11,000 more doctors to meet global standard, local think tank says

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

Hong Kong needs nearly 11,000 more doctors to bring its public health services in line with international standards, according to a local think that has intensified the [...]
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Two-year cover-up of lost election data ‘unacceptable’, says HK leader Carrie Lam

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

It was unacceptable that election officers covered up the loss of thousands of voters’ personal details for more than two years, Hong Kong’s leader said on [...]
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Police and customs seize electronic goods and arrest two suspected smugglers after high-speed sea chase in HK

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

Police and customs officers arrested two men and seized HK$1.4 million (US$180,000) worth of electronic products on Wednesday night, following a high-speed sea chase. The [...]
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Stash of nude photos found after HK doctor arrested for snapping nurse in shower at Queen Mary Hospital, police say

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

A doctor at a public hospital was found to have kept hundreds of nude photos including shots of patients on his phone, after being arrested for allegedly taking pictures of a [...]
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Octopus bite among 3,960 cases of poisoning in HK, as city records nine fewer deaths than previous year

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

A woman bitten by an octopus, a child who ate rat poison, and an elderly man who drank drain cleaner were just three of the 3,960 cases of poisoning in Hong Kong last year, [...]
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HK urged to call time on ‘archaic’ indigenous land policy

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

Hong Kong must end a discriminatory land policy that favours indigenous men, land rights campaigners said on Thursday, after a top court upheld a minor law that has long been [...]
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Four bees found living inside woman’s eye, drinking her tears

12-Apr-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

A Taiwanese woman who suffered what she believed to be a sudden and severe eye infection discovered she was unwittingly hosting four bees. The insects had flown into her eye [...]
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Taiwan abuzz with tale of live bees feeding on woman’s eye

12-Apr-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

A young Taiwanese woman received the shock of her life when she sought hospital treatment for a suspected eye infection and doctors extracted four live bees that had been [...]
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Korean president to meet Trump hoping to revive N Korea talks

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet US President Donald Trump on Thursday hoping to help put denuclearisation talks with North Korea back on track after a failed [...]
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Hyundai PH Named Top Regional Distributor of Commercial Vehicles for 2018

12-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Carmudi | 6:00 AM

Leading automotive company Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) achieved another milestone as it won the 2018 Regional Distributor of the Year award for Commercial Vehicles [...]
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Korean constitutional court orders abortion ban be lifted

Korean constitutional court orders abortion ban be lifted

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

South Korea’s constitutional court on Thursday ordered the country’s decades-old abortion ban to be lifted in a landmark ruling over a law that campaigners say [...]
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Korea court strikes down law criminalising abortion in landmark ruling

Korea court strikes down law criminalising abortion in landmark ruling

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

South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a ban on abortion that has stood for more than 65 years, saying in a landmark ruling that current law [...]
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Russia pushes UN to focus on N Korea sanctions’ toll

Russia pushes UN to focus on N Korea sanctions’ toll

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

The UN Security Council on Wednesday extended the work of a key panel that investigates North Korean sanctions-busting following weeks of negotiations over Russia’s [...]
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