Archive for June 27th, 2019

Business Briefs 27 Jun 2019

27-Jun-2019 Intellasia | | 9:09 AM

* Hoang Anh Gia Lai Joint Stock Company (HAG) has announced to buy back VND594 billion worth of bonds from Vietnam Prosperity Bank (VPBank) prior to the expiry date. The [...]
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HK protests raise alarm special freedoms are fading

27-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

China promised that for 50 years after Britain gave up control of its last colony, this shimmering financial enclave would get to keep freedoms absent in the communist-ruled [...]
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HK protesters urge G20 to raise plight with China

HK protesters urge G20 to raise plight with China

27-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong protesters marched to major consulates on Wednesday as they called on G20 nations to confront fellow member China at an upcoming summit in Japan over sliding [...]
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Protesters urge discussion of HK issues at G-20

27-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong activists opposed to contentious extradition legislation on Wednesday called on leaders of the US, the European Union and others to raise the issue with Chinese [...]
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Vindication for former HK chief executive Donald Tsang as Court of Final Appeal clears him of criminal misconduct

27-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has been cleared of criminal misconduct by the city’s top court, marking an end to his long legal battle punctuated with [...]
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HK hits export slump and worst is yet to come warns top Bank of East Asia economist, as trade war shows no signs of ending

27-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong exports and imports slumped further in May under the shadow of the US-China trade war, and the worst is yet to come, a leading economist has said. The city’s [...]
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Extradition bill protesters hold ‘marathon petition’, calling at HK consulates of G20 nations, ahead of Osaka summit

27-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hundreds of protesters were out on Wednesday to draw international attention to their campaign against Hong Kong’s now-suspended extradition bill, petitioning one [...]
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HK protesters gearing up for G20 demonstrations amid fears of dwindling freedoms

HK protesters gearing up for G20 demonstrations amid fears of dwindling freedoms

27-Jun-2019 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong activists are preparing for more protests this weekend in the hope of sending a message to world leaders gathering for the G20 summit in nearby Osaka, Japan. [...]
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The HK celebrities risking careers to join protests

27-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Denise Ho, a Cantopop star, says most people benefit from the China market ‘so they will just say silent’. As riot police fired tear gas on protesters at a [...]
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HK activists call on G20 leaders to help ‘liberate’ city

HK activists call on G20 leaders to help ‘liberate’ city

27-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

More than a thousand protesters marched to major foreign consulates on Wednesday calling on leaders at the upcoming G20 summit to raise the plight of Hong Kong with China and [...]
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Britain bans sales of tear gas to HK after violence at protests

27-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Britain banned sales of crowd-control equipment such as tear gas to Hong Kong on Tuesday and called for an investigation after police clashed with demonstrators opposed to a [...]
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HK court quashes conviction of former leader Donald Tsang

27-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s top court on Wednesday quashed a conviction against former leader Donald Tsang for misconduct in public office, bringing to a close a legal battle that had [...]
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Pro-China groups step up offensive to win over Taiwan

Pro-China groups step up offensive to win over Taiwan

27-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

When Taiwanese businessperson Jhang Yun-nan wanted to find buyers for his company’s new cleaning products in China, he turned to an unconventional channel: A Taiwanese [...]
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Tsai hoping Nauru envoy will support Taiwan’s WHO goal in new post

27-Jun-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen is hoping departing Nauruan Ambassador to Taiwan Chitra Jeremiah will support Taiwan’s goal of one day joining the World Health Organization [...]
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Taiwan bike makers peddling home as trade war rumbles along

27-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Set to a rhythmic soundtrack of clacking machinery, whirring drills and inflating tyres, bikes take shape at a factory run by Taiwan’s Giant, which is leading the [...]
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