Archive for July 1st, 2019

Vietnam and EU sign ‘milestone’ free trade agreement

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | | 2:22 PM

The European Union and Vietnam on Sunday signed a long-awaited free trade deal that will slash duties on almost all goods, an agreement that pushes back against a rising tide [...]
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The popularity of online loans has not increased in Singapore

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | | 8:55 AM

The demand for online loans in Singapore is significantly lower than in other countries of Southeast Asia, as reported by a recent study of the international alternative [...]
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Business Briefs 01 Jul 2019

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | | 8:45 AM

* Everest Securities (EVS) on June 26 began trading 60 million shares on the Hanoi Stock Exchange with a reference price of VND10,700 per share. The stock closed its first [...]
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US-China trade war may become a currency war within two years, strategist says

US-China trade war may become a currency war within two years, strategist says

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:41 AM

The US could spark a currency war in “two to three years” once it shifts away from its trade war with China, a strategist claimed Friday. Speaking on CNBC’s [...]
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Helicopters to cut HK, Shenzhen travel time

Helicopters to cut HK, Shenzhen travel time

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | China Daily | 6:39 AM

A maiden helicopter flight between Guangdong province and neighbouring Hong Kong was launched on Friday in Shenzhen, a move that will greatly increase travel efficiency [...]
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Crunch time at G20 as US-China trade showdown looms

Crunch time at G20 as US-China trade showdown looms

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:34 AM

After a first day dominated by public shows of bonhomie, all eyes at the G20 turned Saturday to a pivotal trade showdown between economic rivals China and the United States. [...]
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Pro-Beijing politicians rail against liberal studies, the HK school subject that ‘politicises teens’

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

* A review of the city’s curriculum recommended liberal studies remain compulsory * That did not please pro-Beijing politicians, who say it is to blame for recent [...]
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HK anti-extradition protesters rally again near government offices

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

More than 1,000 people, mostly students dressed in black, rallied outside government offices in Hong Kong on Friday as protests over a controversial extradition bill that has [...]
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HK Is a Rebel Enclave in a Sea of Totalitarianism. Welcome to the New West Berlin

HK Is a Rebel Enclave in a Sea of Totalitarianism. Welcome to the New West Berlin

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

President Donald Trump has never been afraid to stir up a tempest, which is why he has already indicated that this weekend he will be discussing the political crisis gripping [...]
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Wealth managers head to Singapore as China concerns dim HK’s lure

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Some foreign wealth managers are scrapping plans to open offices in Hong Kong in favour of Singapore, as the rich begin to move funds from the Chinese territory where a new [...]
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‘HK Reddit’: how leaderless extradition protests took a lead from social media

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

* Online platforms such as LIHKG and Telegram play a key role in helping protesters coordinate their moves and stay on message * Anonymity gives peace of mind, while coded [...]
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I felt the fear of abduction by China in HK. Appeasing Bejing has to stop

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

When I moved to Hong Kong in 1987, after my books had been permanently banned by the Chinese government, the territory’s distinctive character was immediately obvious. [...]
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HK extradition bill protests: failure to open independent inquiry into June 12 clashes would ‘not be justifiable’

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

* Former ministers and senior legal figure argue a judge-led probe is vital for taking heat out of extradition row * government source insists way to handle issue is through [...]
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HK remains as busiest fundraising market in Asia

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

With nearly 70 billion-Hong Kong dollar (about 9 billion US dollars) fundraising in the first half of this year, Hong Kong remained as the busiest fundraising market in Asia. [...]
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HK home prices hit new peak in May, but momentum slows

01-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s private home prices rose for the fifth straight month in May to a record high, but the pace slowed from the previous month on caution over Sino-US trade [...]
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