Archive for May 20th, 2019

Launch of ZMA Smart Capital in Singapore – A major step towards International Supply Chain Financing Service

Launch of ZMA Smart Capital in Singapore – A major step towards International Supply Chain Financing Service

20-May-2019 Intellasia | | 2:21 PM

ZMA Smart Capital Pte Ltd, an international supply chain finance solution provider, was officially launched in Singapore today. A joint venture between ZALL SMARTCOM [...]
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Business Briefs 20 May 2019

20-May-2019 Intellasia | | 9:33 AM

* Truong Thanh Furniture Corporation (TTF) has announced the merger of Thien Thanh Sanitary Ware JSC into the firm. The merger is slated for May 21. TTF is planning to issue [...]
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Taiwan’s parliament passes historic same-sex marriage law

Taiwan’s parliament passes historic same-sex marriage law

20-May-2019 Intellasia | VOX | 7:05 AM

It will be the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. Taiwan’s parliament voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, making it the first place in Asia to do [...]
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America’s struggle with China and North Korea is for keeps

America’s struggle with China and North Korea is for keeps

20-May-2019 Intellasia | The Hill | 7:03 AM

Existential struggles are not conducive to compromise, especially when the opposing sides see the competition in those stark terms. The United States is in such [...]
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Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage in historic first for Asia

20-May-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage [...]
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S. Korea allows businesspeople to visit North factory park

S. Korea allows businesspeople to visit North factory park

20-May-2019 Intellasia | Sfgate | 6:00 AM

South Korea has decided to allow its businesspeople to visit their factories at an industrial park in North Korea that was shut down by Seoul’s previous conservative [...]
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North Korea raises alarm over worst drought in a century

North Korea raises alarm over worst drought in a century

20-May-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Pyongyang says its lakes and reservoirs are drying up as the country received only 56.3mm of rain in the year. North Korea is experiencing its worst drought in over a [...]
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North Korea food aid has nothing to do with security: NSO chief

20-May-2019 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

South Korea will stick to its plan to provide food aid to North Korea, as this should be seen from a humanitarian perspective regardless of the country’s recent [...]
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South Korean megachurch leader’s rape term extended

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

A Seoul appeals court on Friday extended the jail term imposed on a South Korea cult leader for raping female followers, sentencing him to 16 years behind bars. Pastor Lee [...]
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US approves missile sales to S.Korea, Japan

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

The United States said Friday it had approved more than $600 million in sales of air defense missiles to South Korea and Japan as tensions return with North Korea. The State [...]
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South Korea court suspends anti-LGBT penalties against ‘gay pride’ students

South Korea court suspends anti-LGBT penalties against ‘gay pride’ students

20-May-2019 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

A South Korean court has suspended taking “disciplinary action” against a group of local graduate students who were targeted for wearing gay pride-themed attire [...]
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After Huawei blow, China says U.S. must show sincerity for talks

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

The United States must show sincerity if it is to hold meaningful trade talks, China said on Friday, after U.S. President Donald Trump dramatically raised the stakes with a [...]
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Huawei launches 5G smartphone in Britain

20-May-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Chinese company Huawei launched its 5G smartphone here on Thursday, as mobile network operators are preparing to switch on 5G network in parts of Britain. The HUAWEI Mate 20 [...]
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China’s currency is sending a warning signal about the trade war

20-May-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

China’s currency has been an important barometer for progress in U.S.-Chinese trade talks, and right now it’s signaling that things aren’t going well. The question is [...]
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China faces possible hit to credit rating if the trade war isn’t resolved

China faces possible hit to credit rating if the trade war isn’t resolved

20-May-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Escalations in its trade dispute with the U.S. not only could dent China’s economy but also impact its credit standing, according to ratings agencies. China’s credit [...]
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