Archive for May 14th, 2019

Business Briefs 14 May 2019

14-May-2019 Intellasia | | 2:01 PM

* Mobile World Investment Corporation (MWG) has announced at a press briefing that in the first quarter of2019, its consolidated net revenue grew 10 percent year-on-year to [...]
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Philippines votes in polls expected to strengthen Duterte

Philippines votes in polls expected to strengthen Duterte

14-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:09 AM

Filipinos headed to the polls on Monday in a vote that is expected to strengthen President Rodrigo Duterte’s grip on power, opening the way for him to deliver on [...]
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Beijing’s South China Sea Bet On Duterte’s ‘Friendship’ Is Souring

Beijing’s South China Sea Bet On Duterte’s ‘Friendship’ Is Souring

14-May-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 7:08 AM

China’s bet on Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘friendship” to advance its South China Sea agenda is beginning to sour. Last Monday, the [...]
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Shares fall in Asia after no deal in China-US trade talks

14-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Shares retreated in Asia on Monday after trade talks between the US and China wrapped up without an agreement and with Beijing threatening to retaliate over President Donald [...]
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Six HK motorcyclists have BMW, a Suzuki and Yamaha bikes seized over suspected illegal modifications

Six HK motorcyclists have BMW, a Suzuki and Yamaha bikes seized over suspected illegal modifications

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

A group of six motorcyclists in Hong Kong had their high-powered bikes seized after police suspected they had been illegally modified, during an anti-speeding operation near [...]
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China, HK markets will be less skittish as trade war drags on, observers say

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

China’s response to the imposition of increased tariffs by the Trump Administration suggests that a protracted trade war lies ahead, but investors’ sensitivity to [...]
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Live pig imports to HK suspended after African swine fever case detected but pork traders ask for cull to be halted

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

Mainland China has suspended the transport of all live pigs to Hong Kong, causing pork prices to soar by as much as 40 per cent on Saturday, after the city confirmed its [...]
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Former HK officials Chris Patten and Anson Chan contradict Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s claim that mainland China was not deliberately excluded as a destination for fugitive transfers

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

Two key players during the end of colonial rule in Hong Kong have said the British government deliberately excluded mainland China from local extradition laws, contradicting [...]
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Asia’s oldest architecture firm practises its art along belt and road

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

A slowdown in China and price pressure in Greater China is forcing P&T Group, Hong Kong’s oldest architecture firm, to look to emerging markets along the belt and [...]
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HK extradition bill: lawmaker offers task force compromise after pro-establishment camp threat to force bill to full vote

HK extradition bill: lawmaker offers task force compromise after pro-establishment camp threat to force bill to full vote

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

The pro-establishment lawmaker likely to chair the committee that is supposed to scrutinise Hong Kong’s contentious extradition bill has proposed a compromise solution, [...]
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HPV vaccine patients, many from mainland China, head to AMH Medical Diagnostic Group clinic in HK after claims that the doses were smuggled into the city

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

Hundreds of patients, mostly from mainland China, who got HPV vaccines at a Hong Kong private clinic swamped the facility on Saturday to cry foul and demand a refund after it [...]
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University of HK chief Zhang Xiang vows ‘zero tolerance’ towards sexual harassment after postgraduate student’s Facebook article detailing problems with tutor

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

The president of a Hong Kong university at the centre of sexual harassment claims has vowed to take a “zero-tolerance” approach to molesters, saying that [...]
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Slaughterhouse blockade called off as HK health officials and pork traders reach agreement on future swine fever arrangements, allowing cull of 6,000 pigs to go ahead

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

Hong Kong health officials have yielded to pork traders and agreed to explore ways of avoiding a mass pig cull in the event of future cases of African swine fever outbreaks, [...]
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A HK architecture firm shows how its done after 150 years in the business

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

It is one of the longest running and most successful companies in Hong Kong that you may have never heard of. That’s because P&T Group,one of the world’s [...]
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Political storm over controversial HK extradition bill set to escalate as pro-government lawmakers consider bypassing committee stage

Political storm over controversial HK extradition bill set to escalate as pro-government lawmakers consider bypassing committee stage

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

The political storm over a contentious extradition bill is set to escalate with pro-government lawmakers considering an unprecedented move to bypass normal vetting procedures [...]
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