Archive for July 12th, 2019

Business Briefs 12 Jul 2019

12-Jul-2019 Intellasia | | 8:19 AM

* Dabaco Group (DBC) has received approval to move its 91.1 million shares to the Hochiminh Stock Exchange from the Hanoi Stock Exchange, In 2019, the firm aims for a pretax [...]
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Duterte critic Maria Ressa says attacks on press freedom come from all sides

Duterte critic Maria Ressa says attacks on press freedom come from all sides

12-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 8:11 AM

London (CNN)Maria Ressa, a prominent critic of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, says it’s easier to be on the frontline as a war correspondent than to fight for [...]
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South Korea steps up effort to get U.S. help in export row with Japan

South Korea steps up effort to get U.S. help in export row with Japan

12-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:08 AM

South Korea has warned the United States of the potential damage from “undesirable” Japanese restrictions on exports of high-tech material to South Korea, as a trade row [...]
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North Korea calls South Korea’s F-35 jet purchases ‘extremely dangerous action’

North Korea calls South Korea’s F-35 jet purchases ‘extremely dangerous action’

12-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:05 AM

South Korea’s acquisition of American F-35 stealth fighter jets will force North Korea to develop and test “special armaments” to destroy the new weapons, North [...]
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Asian shares advance after Fed signals US rate cut likely

12-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Shares rose Thursday in Asia, tracking gains on Wall Street after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell suggested the US central bank is ready to cut interest rates for the [...]
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HK families are feuding as China extradition bill exposes generational fall in living standards

12-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

In the now widely-shared Facebook video, a young man in a Hong Kong restaurant stands up at his table and glares down at his family members. “You’re criticising [...]
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‘Nothing to lose’: The HK protesters taking on China

‘Nothing to lose’: The HK protesters taking on China

12-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Protesters say they’re aware of the risks, but are prepared to play the ‘long game’ in support of Hong Kong’s freedoms. Having tasted tear gas in the [...]
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Massive shark fin haul into HK dodges global shipping bans

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

Two global shipping firms that have vowed not to transport shark fin products inadvertently moved a 40-foot container of the controversial delicacy from Nicaragua to Hong [...]
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Budweiser’s mega IPO falls flat with HK investors as high borrowing costs take the fizz out of demand

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

For many people there is nothing worse than a flat beer. Demand in Hong Kong for the biggest IPO of the year so far was anything but sparkling as Budweiser Brewing Company [...]
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University of HK president vows to condemn all violence at extradition bill protests after students accuse him of ‘singling out’ demonstrators who stormed Legislative Council

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

The head of Hong Kong’s oldest university issued a clarification on Wednesday condemning all violence after a student petition demanded he retract a statement they said [...]
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In the spotlight for once, the Executive Council the de facto cabinet of HK’s chief executive is taking flak for its advising of Carrie Lam in the extradition bill crisis

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

More used to discussing government business in closed-door sessions, members of Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s quasi-cabinet have been in the media [...]
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56.9pct people in Taiwan self-identify as Taiwanese: poll

12-Jul-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Result marks the highest proportion in five years Nearly 57 percent of people in Taiwan identify as Taiwanese, the most in five years, according to a survey conducted by [...]
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78pct of Taiwan’s CEOs confident about country’s economic future

12-Jul-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Survey of CEOs by KPMG Taiwan found high optimism for domestic outlook, with slightly more conservative view towards global economy According to a survey among CEOs in Taiwan [...]
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Taiwan president leaves for US, warns of threat from ‘overseas forces’

Taiwan president leaves for US, warns of threat from ‘overseas forces’

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

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen left for the United States on Thursday on a trip that has angered Beijing, warning democracy must be defended and the island faced threats from [...]
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Taiwan biggest winner at IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards

12-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwan emerged as the biggest winner at the 2019 IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA) with four awards, according to the Taipei City government, which won two of the [...]
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