Archive for May 8th, 2019

Business Briefs 08 May 2019

08-May-2019 Intellasia | | 8:53 AM

* The air transport revenue of low-cost carrier VietJet Aviation JSC (VJC) in the first quarter of 2019 rose by almost 28% year-on-year thanks to its rapid international [...]
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Asian markets bounce after Trump-fuelled plunge

08-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday, paring some of the previous day’s painful losses as investors welcomed news that Chinese trade negotiators will travel to Washington [...]
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UPDATE 1-HK exchange to launch dollar-denominated mini contracts for base metals

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

* Will launch mini contracts for 6 base metals * Comes 5 years after similar product fizzled on SGX * HKEX already has yuan-denominated mini contracts The Hong Kong Futures [...]
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St. Paul man sentenced for illegally exporting turtles to HK

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Star Tribune | 6:00 AM

A St. Paul man who pleaded guilty to illegally exporting turtles to Hong Kong was sentenced on Monday to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service. Rene [...]
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Brewer AB InBev could float Asia business in HK

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Minority listing in Hong Kong considered * AB InBev says main reason would be M&A platform * Solid Q1 in Brazil, better in United States (Adds CFO Dutra, shares, more on [...]
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Filipino pastor takes new gay marriage fight to HK court

08-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

As a transgender pastor of a small Hong Kong church that welcomes all sexualities, Marrz Balaoro wants to conduct religious marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples but fears [...]
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Government can’t justify discriminatory treatment, lawyer for gay HK civil servant argues in final appeal over spousal rights

08-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The legal battle for a gay immigration officer in Hong Kong over spousal benefits entered its final chapter on Tuesday as his lawyer argued in an ultimate appeal that the [...]
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Financial Secretary Paul Chan says risks manageable after Donald Trump’s threat to increase tariffs sends shock waves through HK’s markets

08-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

It was a tweet that sent shock waves to Hong Kong’s stock market and weakened investor confidence, but the city’s financial chief insisted on Tuesday the overall [...]
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Legco secretary general sidesteps calls to resign over removal of pan-democrat bills committee chair James To, insisting he did everything by the book

08-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The chief administrator of Hong Kong’s legislature has shrugged off calls to resign, insisting his office remained politically neutral during the ousting of a [...]
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Carrie Lam sticks to her guns on HK’s controversial extradition bill, but government will hear public concerns

Carrie Lam sticks to her guns on HK’s controversial extradition bill, but government will hear public concerns

08-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s leader has ruled out changing the government’s contentious extradition proposal, but said her top legal and security ministers will be responding to [...]
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Taiwan fugitive wanted for fraud arrested in the Philippines

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

A Taiwanese fugitive wanted for fraud has been arrested in the Philippines after he tried to flee the country using a fake Philippine passport, the Taipei Economic and [...]
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Taiwan condemns ‘barbaric’ China for obstructing WHA bid

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Taiwan on Monday condemned China’s “barbaric behavior” for once again blocking Taiwan from attending the World Health Assembly (WHA), after a Beijing [...]
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WHO bars Taiwan from health assembly for third year running

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

The international body once again excludes Taiwan from its annual gathering, puts Taiwan at public health risk The World Health Organization (WHO) has turned its back on [...]
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UN warns of increased tensions over N. Korea weapons test

UN warns of increased tensions over N. Korea weapons test

08-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United Nations on Monday criticised North Korea following its latest weapons test, warning such action would only increase regional tensions. North Korea on Saturday [...]
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Wigs and false eyelashes help N Korea prevent economic collapse

08-May-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

North Korea is increasingly turning to wigs and false eyelashes to stave off an economic crisis that threatens to bring down the regime of Kim Jong-un. Unlike coal, minerals, [...]
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