Archive for July 15th, 2019

Business Briefs 15 Jul 2019

15-Jul-2019 Intellasia | | 8:57 AM

* Vietnam’s government bond issuance in the second quarter this year dropped 48.6% against the previous quarter to VND35.6 trillion, or just 44.6% of the [...]
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China to impose sanctions on US firms in Taiwan arms sale

China to impose sanctions on US firms in Taiwan arms sale

15-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:32 AM

China on Friday said it would impose sanctions on US companies involved in a potential arms sale worth $2.2 billion to self-ruled Taiwana move that has infuriated Beijing. [...]
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Customs seize 76 boxes of suspected counterfeit HPV vaccines in HK after patient complains of redness and swelling at injected area

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

Customs officials have seized 76 boxes of suspected counterfeit HPV (human papillomavirus) shots in what could be the first ever recovery of fake vaccines in Hong Kong. Two [...]
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HK protesters march near border to target traders from China

HK protesters march near border to target traders from China

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

Hong Kong protesters clashed with police on Saturday in a town near the boundary with mainland China where thousands rallied against the presence of Chinese traders, seizing [...]
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Customers over the moon with messages on HK cakes

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

A Hong Kong bakery is doing a roaring trade in mooncakes stamped with messages asking residents to keep up pro-democracy protests. Wah Yee Tang, a family owned bakery in the [...]
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Anheuser-Busch scraps its $9.8 billion IPO for Budweiser in HK, scuppering world’s largest fundraising plan of 2019

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

Anheuser-Busch InBev has scrapped what could have been the largest global initial public offering (IPO) of 2019 in Hong Kong, in a setback to the city’s plan to catch [...]
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HK protesters take aim at Chinese traders

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

Hong Kong protesters clashed with police on Saturday in a town near the boundary with mainland China where thousands rallied against the presence of Chinese traders, seizing [...]
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Taiwanese president shores up support in crisis-hit Haiti

Taiwanese president shores up support in crisis-hit Haiti

15-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s choice of Port-au-Prince as the first stop in her Caribbean tour is highly symbolic of the diplomatic power struggle being played out in [...]
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Taiwan defends US arms deal after China sanctions threat

Taiwan defends US arms deal after China sanctions threat

15-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AF | 6:02 AM

Taiwan on Saturday defended a proposal to purchase $2.2 billion in arms from the US, following a Chinese announcement that it would sanction any American companies involved [...]
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Free wifi most important for Taiwan tourists when choosing hotels: survey

15-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

About 66 percent of tourists in Taiwan believe free wifi is the most important factor when they choose hotels, according to a recent survey by booking website Expedia. Taiwan [...]
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Taiwan former leader Ma cleared in political leaks case

15-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s former president Ma Ying-jeou was found not guilty in a political leaks case on Friday, a major legal victory for a politician facing a slew of lawsuits since [...]
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China says Xi urged Trump to ease N Korea sanctions ‘in due course’

China says Xi urged Trump to ease N Korea sanctions ‘in due course’

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged US President Donald Trump last month to show flexibility in dealings with North Korea and ease sanctions on the country “in due [...]
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Shandong University sorry for ‘buddy programme’ to match foreign students with locals

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

A university in eastern China on Friday apologised over an intercultural programme to match foreign and local students of the opposite sex on campus, after it prompted a [...]
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IMF approves Congo Republic bailout after China debt deal

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

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) executive board approved a bailout worth nearly $449 million for OPEC member Congo Republic on Thursday, potentially setting a [...]
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China’s June crude oil imports climb as new refineries spur demand

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

China’s crude oil imports on a daily basis in June rose 15.2 percent from a year earlier, customs data showed on Friday, as the start up of new large-scale refiners sp [...]
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