Archive for April 18th, 2019

Business Briefs 18 April 2019

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | | 8:51 AM

* Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank (VPB) has projected its consolidated pre-tax profit at VND9.5 trillion (US$409.4 million) this year, up 3% from 2018. The [...]
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Asian shares mixed after encouraging China GDP data

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:38 AM

Major share benchmarks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after China announced its economy grew at a better than expected 6.4 percent annual pace in the last quarter. [...]
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Asian markets mostly up after positive China data

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday as data showed China’s economy grew more than expected in the first three months of the year, adding to a broadly upbeat mood on [...]
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Major drug raid in Sheung Shui nabs HK$11 million worth of cocaine and Ice in fourth large narcotics seizure of 2018

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

Hong Kong police arrested three local men and seized HK$11million (US$1.4 million) worth of illegal drugs on Sunday in an anti-narcotics raid in Sheung Shui. The stash of [...]
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‘Sea goddess’ backs Foxconn chief’s bid for Taiwan president

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

Tech giant Foxconn’s boss Terry Gou said Wednesday a goddess had told him to run in Taiwan’s presidential election. Gou dropped a bombshell on the island’s [...]
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Parliamentary friendship groups in EU back Taiwan’s bid to attend WHA

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:38 AM

Heads of the Taiwan friendship groups in the European Parliament and the parliaments of Germany, France and the United Kingdom expressed support Monday for Taiwan’s [...]
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Foxconn’s Gou to ‘follow order of sea goddess’ in Taiwan vote; yet to declare presidential run

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

Terry Gou, chair of Apple supplier Foxconn, said on Wednesday he will contest Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election, shaking up the political landscape at a time of [...]
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State Department approves renewal of $500 million Taiwan military training programme

State Department approves renewal of $500 million Taiwan military training programme

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:38 AM

The State Department has approved a possible deal with Taiwan to renew a $500 million training programme in the US for Taiwanese F-16 pilots and maintenance crews. The [...]
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Foxconn’s Terry Gou throws hat in the ring for Taiwan’s 2020 presidential race

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:38 AM

Foxconn chair Terry Gou will make a run for Taiwan’s presidency in 2020, challenging the incumbent Tsai Ing-wen. Gou, Taiwan’s richest man with a net worth of [...]
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Taiwan’s Richest Man Says He May Run For President

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:38 AM

Foxconn’s billionaire founder and chair, Terry Gou, said on Tuesday that he is considering running for Taiwan’s presidency in 2020. Speaking on the sidelines of [...]
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McDonald’s Taiwan to stop serving chocolate sundaes today

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:38 AM

McDonald’s Taiwan on Tuesday (April 16) announced that it will stop serving chocolate sundaes today (April 17) after the item had been on the fast food chain’s [...]
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Taiwanese tycoon Gou thanks Chinese sea goddess for inspiration as he ponders 2020 presidential run

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:38 AM

Taiwanese tycoon Terry Gou said the chances of him challenging Tsai Ing-wen in the election for the self-ruled island’s presidency next year would improve if he [...]
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Taiwan reports 3 imported dengue fever cases from Maldives

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:38 AM

Three Taiwanese tourists who have just returned from a group tour to the Maldives have been confirmed as having contracted dengue fever, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) [...]
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Taiwan expresses sorrow as fire ravages Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:38 AM

Taiwan’s public and private sectors and France’s de facto embassy in the country voiced heartfelt sadness and sympathy after a fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in [...]
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Satellite images may show reprocessing activity at N Korea nuclear site: US researchers

Satellite images may show reprocessing activity at N Korea nuclear site: US researchers

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

Satellite images from last week show movement at North Korea’s main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel, [...]
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