Archive for June 5th, 2019

Business Briefs 05 Jun 2019

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 9:42 AM

* Vietnam Dairy Products Company (VNM) will spend VND2.6 trillion paying off the remaining 2018 dividend on June 26. The list of beneficiary shareholders will be finalized on [...]
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Asian shares skid after technology sell-off hits Nasdaq

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

World markets retreated Tuesday after news that the Trump administration is considering anti-trust moves against tech giants triggered a sell-off, pushing the Nasdaq [...]
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Asian markets tumble on trade tensions

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

Asian stocks largely fell Tuesday, reversing early gains on a bargain-hunting push by investors, as global trade tensions continued to weigh on markets. Fears of an economic [...]
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HK leader Carrie Lam ‘will not simply follow orders from Beijing’ on extradition requests and can refuse transfer of fugitives accused of crimes against defence or foreign affairs

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

Hong Kong’s leader has given an assurance she will not be able to simply follow orders from Beijing to transfer criminal suspects to mainland China under her [...]
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HK braces for big crowds and high emotions as June 4 vigil for Tiananmen crackdown coincides with anger over extradition proposal

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

Hong Kong is bracing for a momentous June 4 commemoration, with as many as 180,000 people expected for a candlelight vigil, calls for student localists to return to the [...]
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83pct of young Hongkongers say Beijing was in the wrong over the Tiananmen Massacre HKU survey

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

More than 80 per cent of young Hongkongers believe the Chinese government acted wrongly over the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre, according to a University of Hong Kong survey. The [...]
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Gambling addict disfigured friend and left her ‘like walking dead’ after unprovoked acid attack over $7,700 debt

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

A gambling addict who gruesomely disfigured a friend and “ruined her life” in an acid attack was jailed for 12 years on Monday. Dan Zhaojuan, 50, launched the [...]
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HK government releases long defence of contentious extradition bill against American Chamber of Commerce criticism

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

The Hong Kong government issued a lengthy statement late on Monday night dismissing a leading international business chamber’s concerns over a controversial extradition [...]
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HK slips behind New York and Nasdaq in five-month global IPO rankings, as trade war takes a toll on sentiment

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

* Hong Kong was the third biggest IPO market by proceeds raised in the first five months of 2019, according to data from Refinitiv * The city failed to attract blockbuster [...]
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Scott Morrison deflects US pressure for Australia to weigh in on China-Taiwan contest in the Pacific

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Scott Morrison has brushed aside American calls for Australia to weigh into the diplomatic contest between China and Taiwan in the Pacific. Morrison met his [...]
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Taiwan urges China to ‘repent’ for Tiananmen, China paper says event is merely history

Taiwan urges China to ‘repent’ for Tiananmen, China paper says event is merely history

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China must “sincerely repent” for the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square three decades ago, Taiwan said on Monday, as [...]
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Beijing will risk everything to annex Taiwan, says Chinese Defense minister

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

People’s Liberation Army will ‘fight at all costs’ and ‘to the end’ to capture Taiwan, says general Wei Fenghe Chinese Defense minister, Wei [...]
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Taiwan ambassador-at-large steps down over dissatisfaction with Tsai

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Voicing support for William Lai, Maysing Yang-Huang, ambassador-at-large for human rights and democracy, can no longer support Tsai administration A Taiwan [...]
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Taiwan president and challenger William Lai to meet at DPP’s stumping

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:00 AM

The first and only televised event for the two DPP primary contenders will be held on June 8 The Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) first and only televised event for [...]
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Philippines military completes outpost near Taiwan

05-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Philippines Navy built multi-use shelter on Mavulis Island, 80 kilometers from Taiwan The Philippines military has completed construction of an outpost and shelter only 80 [...]
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