Archive for May 29th, 2019

Business Briefs 29 May 2019

29-May-2019 Intellasia | | 8:30 AM

* VietinBank (CTG) has obtained approval from the State Bank of Vietnam to issue VND10 trillion of bonds. The coupon will be decided by the lender and Vietnamese and [...]
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Ghosn’s Paris lawyers contacted U.N. body to complain about his treatment

Ghosn’s Paris lawyers contacted U.N. body to complain about his treatment

29-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:16 AM

Carlos Ghosn’s Paris lawyers François Zimeray and Jessica Finelle said on Monday that they had contacted a United Nations body last week to complain about Ghosn’s [...]
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The Latest: N Korea worries linger as Trump leaves Japan

The Latest: N Korea worries linger as Trump leaves Japan

29-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:51 AM

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Japan (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump appears to have offered little to reassure Japanese leaders on [...]
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Asian shares mixed as markets await news on China-US trade

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

Shares were mixed early Monday in Asia in the absence of fresh news on the tariffs standoff between the US and China. US markets will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday. [...]
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Hyatt Announces Plans for Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour HK

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

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited to rebrand the [...]
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Shenzhen, hometown of Huawei, will offer tax breaks to overseas and local talent to maintain edge in tech amid trade war

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

Shenzhen, Hong Kong’s neighbour to the north and mainland China technology powerhouse, will extend tax breaks to top overseas and local talent as it seeks to maintain [...]
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German consulate distances itself from asylum row over HK fugitives Ray Wong and Alan Li, pledging ties with city will not change

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

* German Federal Foreign Office is not part of decision-making process, says official statement released on Tuesday * Beijing and Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam earlier [...]
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Influential HK business body calls for extra safeguards in government’s controversial extradition bill

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

Three extra layers of safeguards should be introduced to Hong Kong’s contentious extradition bill as those in place do not go far enough, one of the city’s most [...]
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HK investor swamped in HK$7 million of debt admits at High Court offences against his family after burning coal in his Kwun Tong home

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

A former anti-corruption officer embroiled in HK$7 million (US$891,727) of debt burned charcoal at home while his wife and twin sons were asleep, a Hong Kong court heard on [...]
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British professor says HK Genome Project to decode DNA of patients paves way for revolutionary new treatments

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

A government-led genome project in Hong Kong that aims to improve treatments for patients with rare diseases and cancers could bring benefits to the city, including a boost [...]
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HK leader Carrie Lam vows response on extradition bill human rights concerns

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

* As deadline nears for amendments before bill’s second reading, city chief says government will respond ‘within days’ * But she insists on pushing ahead [...]
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Thousands in HK commemorate 1989 Tiananmen protests

29-May-2019 Intellasia | PBS | 6:00 AM

More than 2,000 people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to mark 30 years since a pro-democracy protest in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square ended in bloodshed. Demonstrators [...]
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Taiwan to send EU delegation for talks about digital economy

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

The cross-ministry group will hold the first-ever dialogue with EU representatives about the digital economy and GDPR regulations Minister of the National Development Council [...]
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Magnitude 4.1 quake jars northeast Taiwan

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

Magnitude 4.1 temblor rattles northeastern Taiwan’s Yilan County A magnitude 4.1 quake jolted the counties of Yilan and Hualien on Taiwan’s northeast coast Monday [...]
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China bridles at rare meeting between Taiwan and US security officials

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

China responded angrily on Monday as Taiwan confirmed the first meeting in more than four decades between senior US and Taiwanese security officials.Taiwan’s national [...]
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