Archive for May 22nd, 2019

Business Briefs 22 May 2019

22-May-2019 Intellasia | | 9:13 AM

* Japanese realty firm Samty Asia Investments Pte. Ltd. clinched an agreement with Phat Dat Corporation Real Estate Development (PDR) to invest US$22.5.million in the [...]
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Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxiety

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

Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after anxiety over US restrictions on sales to Chinese tech giant Huawei pulled Wall Street lower. Benchmarks in Shanghai and Seoul advanced, [...]
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Huawei and trade war weigh on Asian markets

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

Concerns about the worsening Huawei row and the broader China-US trade war put pressure on Asia equities on Tuesday, with analysts warning the crisis could rumble on for some [...]
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HK airport and subway ban ad showing two men holding hands

22-May-2019 Intellasia | Ink Stone News | 6:00 AM

A Cathay Pacific Airways ad showing a same-sex couple has been banned from being displayed by two leading transport companies in Hong Kong. The advert, which showed two men [...]
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Alleged sex predator tutor at HK university reinstated despite expose by Malaysian student

22-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

A Malaysian former postgraduate student at the Hong Kong University (HKU), who detailed her sexual harassment ordeal on Facebook, claimed that the university has since [...]
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HK to Resume Fresh Pork Supply; Vendors Pursue Alternatives

22-May-2019 Intellasia | Pork Business | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is expected to resume fresh pork slaughter production on Monday, but the city’s total supply of pork is estimated to be around 60 percent of what has been [...]
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Taiwan furious after China attempts to take credit for LGBT marriage win

Taiwan furious after China attempts to take credit for LGBT marriage win

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

Taiwan has lashed out at China’s state media for attempting to take credit for the island’s historic decision to legalise same-sex marriage. On Friday, [...]
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Taiwan to require food safety permits for imported eggs

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

Imported eggs and egg-based products will not be allowed to enter Taiwan without food safety certifications beginning in August amid a fipronil scare in Europe and Asia, a [...]
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Taiwan’s DPP election negotiation ends in stalemate again

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

Representatives of the candidates for the 2020 presidential election failed to agree on mobile phone polling Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) held a [...]
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US, N Korea military officers hold ‘friendly’ conversations daily, report says

US, N Korea military officers hold ‘friendly’ conversations daily, report says

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

North Korea and US military officers have exchanged phone calls at the Korean demilitarised zone, and conversations included friendly chats about girlfriends and sports, [...]
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N Korea urges UN chief to act against US ship seizure

N Korea urges UN chief to act against US ship seizure

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

North Korea denounced the United States as “a gangster country” for seizing one of its cargo ships and urged UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take [...]
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Korea Vows to Quickly Send Aid to Drought-Hit N Korea

22-May-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

South Korea vowed Monday to move quickly on its plans to provide $8 million worth of humanitarian aid to North Korea while it also considers sending food to the country that [...]
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Japan defense minister calls for improved ties with Korea

Japan defense minister calls for improved ties with Korea

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

Japan’s defense minister is calling for improved relations with South Korea, despite political friction and recent anti-Korean remarks from Japanese lawmakers. Defense [...]
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Tens of thousands of N Korean women ‘sold into China sex trade and systemically raped’

Tens of thousands of N Korean women ‘sold into China sex trade and systemically raped’

22-May-2019 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

‘North Korean women and girls are passed through the hands of traffickers, brokers, and criminal organisations. Before being pulled into China’s sex trade, where [...]
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China’s tech transfer problem is growing, EU business group says

China’s tech transfer problem is growing, EU business group says

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

Cases of European firms forced to transfer technology in China are increasing despite Beijing saying the problem does not exist, a European business lobby said, adding that [...]
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