Archive for April 23rd, 2019

Business Briefs 23 April 2019

23-Apr-2019 Intellasia | | 11:20 AM

* Ha Do Group JSC (HDG) plans to issue VND1.5 trillion worth of convertible bonds in a private placement in the second quarter of this year. The three year bond will have a [...]
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End of an era in Japan as emperor prepares to abdicate

End of an era in Japan as emperor prepares to abdicate

23-Apr-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:59 AM

The imperial palace grounds in central Tokyo are bathed in spring sunshine. Joggers completing circuits of the moat artfully dodge groups of foreign tourists. Office workers [...]
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Asian markets mixed in post-Easter trading

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

Asian stock markets were mixed Monday following the Easter holiday weekend as investors looked ahead to US and Japanese economic data. Benchmarks in Tokyo and Seoul gained [...]
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China stocks lead Asia gains in tepid holiday trade

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

Chinese stocks closed lower Monday on speculation authorities would limit monetary policy easing after signs of stabilisation in Asia’s top economy but trade was [...]
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Cathay Pacific cracks down on petty theft by cabin crew of HK carrier’s in-flight supplies

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

A crackdown at Cathay Pacific Airways on flight attendants helping themselves to company supplies has sent shock waves through the cabin crew community after a handful were [...]
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Latest HK plan to lure overseas doctors is unequal treatment, says city leader Carrie Lam

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

Hong Kong’s leader, medical schools and health department have joined hands to shoot down the latest proposal aimed at luring overseas-trained doctors to ease a chronic [...]
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Vacant HK school to be provisional work site for 200 disabled people facing job loss from factory relocation

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

A vacant primary school in Kowloon is set to be a provisional work site for some 200 visually and mentally impaired people facing job loss following the planned relocation of [...]
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Andy Hui scandal: HK broadcaster TVB in hurry to repair damage over affair with actress Jacqueline Wong

23-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:38 AM

Actress Jacqueline Wong’s dalliance with singer Andy Hui has caused problems for her TVB employer. The company has been forced to scramble to recast artists in shows, [...]
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Heung Yee Kuk rural body aims to spruce up image with videos hailing role of HK’s indigenous villagers in city’s success

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

Hong Kong’s powerful rural body has released a trio of short videos in a publicity blitz about the contributions of indigenous villagers to the success of the city, [...]
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Taiwan’s Uber Drivers Protest Against Plan to Tighten Regulations

23-Apr-2019 Intellasia | The NewsLens | 6:38 AM

Close to 1,000 Uber drivers protested in front of the Presidential Office on Sunday against the government’s proposed regulation to limit Uber’s business [...]
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One Taiwanese hurt in Sri Lanka blasts

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

A Taiwanese national was slightly hurt in a series of explosions that rocked Sri Lanka on Sunday and left more than 200 people dead and several hundreds injured, according to [...]
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Peace can only be guaranteed through defense: president

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

President Tsai Ing-wen reiterated Monday that it is only defense capacity that can guarantee peace, which is the main goal of Taiwan’s armed forces. Tsai made the [...]
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US government agricultural trade mission visits Taiwan for 1st time

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

A landmark trade mission from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) arrived in Taiwan on Monday to build ties and explore business opportunities in the [...]
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Three Taiwanese wanted in Vietnam for alleged drug trafficking

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

Three Taiwanese have been placed on a wanted list in Vietnam on suspicion of involvement in a drug trafficking case that was cracked in the southeast Asian country recently, [...]
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Taiwan facing unprecedented challenges from China: official

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

Taiwan’s democracy is facing unprecedented challenges from China, Taiwan’s minister without Portfolio responsible for digital technology Audrey Tang said during a [...]
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