Archive for May 27th, 2019

Business Briefs 27 May 2019

27-May-2019 Intellasia | | 8:19 AM

* Phu Nhuan Jewelry JSC (PNJ) has chosen June 6 as the record date for paying bonus shares at a ratio of 3:1 in order to increase its charter capital. For this transaction, [...]
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China accuses U.S. officials of misleading public on trade war

China accuses U.S. officials of misleading public on trade war

27-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:49 AM

China on Friday accused US officials of lying to the public about their trade war, as rising tensions between the world’s two largest economies kept financial markets [...]
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Shanahan to meet Chinese counterpart in Singapore: US official

Shanahan to meet Chinese counterpart in Singapore: US official

27-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:47 AM

Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan will meet China’s defence minister at an Asia defence forum in Singapore, a senior US defence official said on Friday, at a [...]
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HK’s cathedral celebrates 170 years part of the birth of the city

27-May-2019 Intellasia | Anglican News | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s St John’s Cathedral is holding a year of celebration to mark its birth 170 years ago in 1849. Its chequered history includes surviving the shelling [...]
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CIMC MBS starts construction of HK’s first modular building for permanent use

27-May-2019 Intellasia | CIMC | 6:00 AM

Chinese modular building provider CIMC Modular Building Systems Holding Co Ltd (CIMC MBS) has started construction of Hong Kong’s first modular building project for [...]
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EU lodges formal diplomatic note against contentious HK extradition bill

EU lodges formal diplomatic note against contentious HK extradition bill

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

The European Union Office in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong issued a formal diplomatic “demarche” protest note to Hong Kong’s leader on Friday over a proposed [...]
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First Couples Say ‘I Do’ in Taiwan After Same-Sex Marriage Is Legalised

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

Tears flowed and bouquets flew on Friday as hundreds of same-sex couples exchanged vows in Taipei’s Shinyi District. Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalise [...]
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We do: Taiwan’s gay newlyweds urge Asia to follow their lead

We do: Taiwan’s gay newlyweds urge Asia to follow their lead

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

As they celebrated tying the knot at an outdoor party, many of the first same-sex couples to marry in Taiwan on Friday urged Asian governments to follow their island’s [...]
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Hundreds of couples in Taiwan tie the knot, marking the first same-sex marriages in Asia

27-May-2019 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

Last week, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. Today, the first official weddings are underway, marking a historic day for the country. [...]
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‘We’ve waited for a long time’: Gay couples can marry in Taiwan, a first for Asia

27-May-2019 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Two years after its highest court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage, gay couples in Taiwan can finally tie the knot. Ellen Huang, 47, and Liyun Xiao, 40, have been [...]
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Korea orders further arrests at Samsung Electronics over accounting scandal

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

A South Korean court approved arrest warrants on Saturday for two executives at Samsung Electronics Co Ltd over their alleged roles in a suspected accounting fraud at the [...]
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Bipartisan lawmakers want congressional oversight of N Korea talks

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

Bipartisan lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced legislation aimed at providing congressional oversight of the Trump administration’s diplomatic efforts with [...]
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N Korea warns US nuclear talks will never resume without ‘new calculation’

N Korea warns US nuclear talks will never resume without ‘new calculation’

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

North Korea on Friday blamed an “arbitrary and dishonest” US position for the failure of a recent summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald [...]
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Korea announces follow-up study group for blockchain regulations

27-May-2019 Intellasia | Coingeek | 6:00 AM

South Korea will run a follow-up study group for blockchain regulations, the country’s Ministry of ICT has announced. Known as the Blockchain Regulation Improvement [...]
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Korea arrest warrants approved in Samsung accounting scandal

Korea arrest warrants approved in Samsung accounting scandal

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

A South Korean court on Saturday approved arrest warrants for two vice presidents of Samsung Electronics over an accounting scandal, but rejected one for the head of the [...]
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