Archive for April 26th, 2019

Business Briefs 26 April 2019

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | | 8:58 AM

* Tien Phong Plastic JSC (NTP) said its consolidated net profit in the first quarter of 2019 surged 77.58% from a year earlier to VND71.62 billion, backed by lower management [...]
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Asian markets mostly down as global outlook tempers sentiment

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

Asian markets stuttered Thursday after New York equities retreated from record highs, with weak economic data around the world offsetting a forecast-beating earnings season. [...]
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Asian shares mixed after US stocks retreat from record highs

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

Shares retreated in Europe and Asia on Thursday, with Chinese benchmarks down sharply as the central bank signaled it would opt for caution on stimulus measures. [...]
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Asian shares mixed after US stocks retreat from record high

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

Asian shares were mixed Thursday after US stocks closed lower, giving back some of its gains a day after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs. Japan’s benchmark [...]
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Amazon’s cloud business to launch in HK as competition with Chinese rivals heats up

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

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s largest cloud services provider, has launched data centres and cloud infrastructure in Hong Kong as it looks to ramp up the [...]
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Should HK’s Occupy leaders appeal? Pushing back against jail sentences would be risky, scholars say

Should HK’s Occupy leaders appeal? Pushing back against jail sentences would be risky, scholars say

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

Hong Kong’s imprisoned Occupy protest leaders have room to appeal against their convictions, legal experts said on Thursday, but pushing back against their sentences [...]
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Amnesty says HK office hit by China-linked cyber attack

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

Amnesty International’s Hong Kong office has been hit by a years-long cyberattack from hackers with known links to the Chinese government, the rights group said [...]
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HK customs reports 500 per cent spike in marijuana seizures, most sent by airmail after Canada’s move to legalise

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

The amount of marijuana seized on entry to Hong Kong has increased 500 per cent from 2018, equalling nearly all of last year’s total in the first three months of this [...]
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Forbes Returns To HK For Fourth Annual ‘Under 30 Summit Asia’

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Forbes announced today that its annual Forbes Under 30 Summit Asia will return to Hong Kong, on July 11-13, 2019. Now in its fourth year, the summit will bring together some [...]
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Taiwan expresses regret over sentencing of H.K. democracy activists

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) expressed regret Wednesday after a court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months earlier that day on nine [...]
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Body of half-naked woman found in HK restaurant under renovation

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

The body of a half-naked woman was found in a restaurant that was under renovation on Thursday, sparking a criminal investigation in Hong Kong. Emergency personnel were [...]
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Mainland Chinese woman arrested in HK over massage scam and HK$80,000 watch theft

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

A woman from mainland China was arrested in Hong Kong on Wednesday night over theft of a HK$80,000 watch and HK$900 in cash, seven hours after the victim, a 69-year-old man, [...]
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Multinationals see benefits in Taiwan same-sex marriage

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

Some of the world’s largest companies said on Wednesday that plans to grant equal marriage to LGBT+ couples in Taiwanthe first Asian nation to do sowould boost the [...]
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Belisean Senate president promises support for Taiwan

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Belise will continue its support for Taiwan and speak for it on the international stage, Belisean Senate President Lee Mark Chang pledged Wednesday at a ceremony launching a [...]
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Taiwan honored in India as ‘beacon of democracy’

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen and the Taiwanese people were awarded the 2019 Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for Social Achievement in New Delhi on Tuesday for [...]
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