Archive for April 25th, 2019

Business Briefs 25 April 2019

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | | 9:33 AM

* Vietnam Public Joint Stock Commercial Bank, or PVcomBank, has launched a VND11 trillion (US$473 million) credit package for individual home and car buyers, household [...]
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Japan apologizes to those forcibly sterilized, vows redress

Japan apologizes to those forcibly sterilized, vows redress

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:30 AM

Japan’s government apologized Wednesday to tens of thousands of victims forcibly sterilized under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law, which was designed to “prevent [...]
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Asian markets fluctuate as dealers brush off Wall St record

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

Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday following a record-breaking close on Wall Street that was fuelled by strong earnings from US big-hitters, but investors held back from [...]
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Two Cathay Pacific captains lose eyesight during flights, sparking investigations by HK’s Air Accident Investigation Authority

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

Two Cathay Pacific Airways captains suffered loss of eyesight on separate flights earlier this year, forcing their co-pilots to take command of their aircraft and issue [...]
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HK pro-democracy ‘Occupy’ activists jailed for role in mass protests

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

A Hong Kong court on Wednesday jailed key leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy “Occupy” movement in a move that highlights political divisions nearly five years [...]
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Explainer: What was HK’s ‘Occupy’ movement all about?

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

Occupy Central is the name given to the protests that paralysed parts of Hong Kong for 79 days in late 2014. Demonstrators demanding that China’s Communist Party [...]
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Four of nine Occupy leaders jailed for up to 16 months over roles in HK’s 2014 umbrella movement

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

Four of the nine democracy leaders found guilty over Hong Kong’s 2014 Occupy protests were jailed for up to 16 months on Wednesday for their roles in the biggest civil [...]
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HK Property Tycoon Gave Away Son’s $400m Inheritance

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | EdgeProp | 6:18 AM

The heir to the biggest real estate agency in property-mad Hong Kong doesn’t own a house. Not only that, he won’t inherit his father’s stake in Centaline [...]
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Struggling HK Disneyland raises one-day entrance fees by 3 per cent, the fifth price increase at the park since it opened in 2005

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:18 AM

Loss-making Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is to raise its one-day admission fees by 3.2 per cent to HK$639 (US$82), the most expensive ticket price in Asia for such theme [...]
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Brain tumour ‘larger than a ping-pong ball’ prompts deferment of HK lawmaker Tanya Chan’s Occupy sentencing

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

A life-threatening brain tumour “larger than a ping-pong ball” has prompted Hong Kong lawmaker Tanya Chan to ask for her sentence for civil disobedience to be [...]
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HK democracy leaders jailed over Umbrella Movement protests

HK democracy leaders jailed over Umbrella Movement protests

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

Four prominent leaders of Hong Kong’s democracy movement were jailed on Wednesday for their role in organising mass protests in 2014 that paralysed the city for months [...]
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Beijing says Washington’s $500 million arms sale to Taiwan ‘damaged Sino-US relations’

Beijing says Washington’s $500 million arms sale to Taiwan ‘damaged Sino-US relations’

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

Beijing has accused Washington of violating the one-China principle with its recent sale of a $500 million military package to Taiwan, saying the act seriously hurt relations [...]
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Taiwan’s industrial production drops for 4th straight month in March

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

Industrial production in Taiwan fell year-on-year in March for the fourth consecutive month as the country continued to feel the pinch from a decline in the global economy, [...]
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Taiwan develops new concrete for high-rise buildings

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

Taiwan’s National centre for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) has successfully developed a new type of composite reinforced concrete (RC) that is up to 2.4 [...]
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Power use in Taiwan hits record high for April

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

A soaring mercury pushed peak electricity consumption in Taiwan to 33.18 million kilowatts Tuesday, setting a record high for the second consecutive day this year and for any [...]
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