Archive for June 4th, 2019

Business Briefs 04 Jun 2019

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 8:43 AM

* Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial Bank (STB) has set a pre-tax profit target of VND2.65 trillion for this year, an increase of 18% versus 2018. It made VND2.24 trillion in [...]
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China and US clash again on trade and regional security

China and US clash again on trade and regional security

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:49 AM

China and the United States clashed again this weekend on trade and security, accusing each other of destabilising the region and potentially the world. Speaking on Sunday at [...]
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Asia markets fall as investors seek safe-haven assets

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets largely tumbled on Monday, tracking global losses as Wall Street clocked its worst month this year, with investors opting for safe-haven assets in the wake of [...]
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Asian markets wobble as US, China trade jibes over trade

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Shares wobbled Monday after US and Chinese officials traded jibes in their widening clash over trade and technology. China’s Shanghai Composite lost 0.3 percent to [...]
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Protests against HK’s controversial extradition bill go global with demos planned in US, UK, Australia

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | HongkongFP | 6:00 AM

Around a dozen overseas protests have been planned in opposition to the Hong Kong government’s extradition bill, echoing local efforts to mobilise 300,000 people to [...]
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Corpse washes up on beach at Cape D’Aguilar, HK

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A decomposing body was found washed up on a beach at the southeastern tip of Hong Kong Island on Saturday, sparking a police investigation. A passer-by spotted the corpse, of [...]
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HK to cull 4,700 pigs after second swine fever case found

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong will cull 4,700 pigs after African swine fever was detected in an animal at a slaughterhouse close to the border with China, the second such case in a month in the [...]
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World’s most expensive housing market just got even pricier with mortgages in HK eating up 70 per cent of monthly income

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Ordinary people are increasingly being priced out of Hong Kong’s property market, with mortgages eating up almost 70 per cent of monthly incomes and prices surpassing [...]
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After 30-year search, Canadian journalist Arthur Kent finally tracks down the HK student activist he filmed during Tiananmen Square crackdown

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

When Canadian journalist Arthur Kent filmed two student protesters on the steps of a monument in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, at about 3am on June 4, 1989, he had no idea who [...]
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Hotter weather linked to increase in suicide among elderly, study led by University of HK finds

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Are Hong Kong’s hotter summers driving more elderly people to suicide? A comprehensive study of data collected over decades has suggested a link between higher [...]
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More than 11,000 plastic bottles collected on HK beaches in past year, with over a third possibly washed over from mainland China

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

More than 11,000 plastic bottles were collected on Hong Kong beaches in the past year, with over a third of the staggering amount of waste believed to be from the mainland, [...]
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Exiled Tiananmen dissident barred from HK

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Tiananmen Square protest leader was barred from entering Hong Kong on Sunday after travelling to the city for a candlelight vigil marking the crackdown’s 30th [...]
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HK extradition bill: security chief John Lee says he expects Beijing to keep its promises on human rights safeguards

HK extradition bill: security chief John Lee says he expects Beijing to keep its promises on human rights safeguards

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s security chief said on Sunday he was confident Beijing would keep its word and safeguard the human rights of any fugitives handed over to mainland China, [...]
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African swine fever returns to HK, hitting city’s pork supply and leaving consumers counting cost of pricey meat

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong government has been urged to come up with a sustainable policy to handle African swine fever, after the sudden shutdown of a slaughterhouse on Saturday dried up [...]
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HK pro-independence activists question value of annual June 4 vigil to commemorate crackdown at Tiananmen Square

04-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Pro-independence activists in Hong Kong have called for an end to the city’s annual June 4 vigil to commemorate Beijing’s military crackdown in Tiananmen Square [...]
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