Archive for July 16th, 2019

Business Briefs 16 Jul 2019

16-Jul-2019 Intellasia | | 8:56 AM

* HCMC Infrastructure Investment Corporation (CII) said it expects to receive VND1.12 trillion following the finalization of negotiations with one of its major project [...]
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China GDP growth slows to 6.2% in second quarter

China GDP growth slows to 6.2% in second quarter

16-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

China’s economic growth slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter, its weakest pace in at least 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered in the face of mounting U.S. [...]
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Asian markets in retreat as China growth slows further

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

Asian markets slipped on Monday as data showed China’s economy growing at its weakest pace in nearly three decades, hit by the US trade war, while investors debate the [...]
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Asian shares mixed as China reports economy slowed in 2Q

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

Shares were mixed Monday in Asia, led by gains in Chinese markets after the government reported that the economy grew at the slowest pace in a decade in the last quarter. [...]
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Clashes at latest HK anti-extradition march

Clashes at latest HK anti-extradition march

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

Police and protesters clashed again in Hong Kong Sunday as unrest caused by a widely-loathed plan to allow extraditions to mainland China showed no sign of abating. Police [...]
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HK Chief resignation rejected by Beijing

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

China believes Lam the only one who can ‘clean up the mess’ The Financial Times reports that Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has offered to leave her post on [...]
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How savvy Li Ka-shing profits from this loss-making firm’s ‘healthy ageing’ product

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

Li Ka-shing, one of Hong Kong’s best known tycoons in his nineties, puts his money where his mouth is when it comes to fighting ageing. He has been taking Tru Niagen, a [...]
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HK customs officials arrest 76-year-old man on suspicion of trafficking HK$2.3 million worth of cocaine from Ethiopia

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

Customs officials on Sunday said they had seized more than two kilograms of suspected cocaine from an elderly man at Hong Kong International Airport. Officers intercepted the [...]
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HK think tank slams omission of green finance in government’s climate strategy, calls for stronger environmental impact reporting of listed companies

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

A leading think tank in Hong Kong has slammed the omission of green finance initiatives in the government’s long-term climate strategy consultation and called for [...]
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HK protesters in Sha Tin showered with support and supplies even from 10 floors up

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

Protesters who swarmed the streets of Sha Tin on Sunday in the latest extradition bill demonstration received an unusual form of support from well-meaning local residents: [...]
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Carrie Lam’s office categorically denies report she offered to resign as HK leader

Carrie Lam’s office categorically denies report she offered to resign as HK leader

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

A top aide to Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has categorically denied that the embattled Hong Kong leader had offered to resign in the wake of the crisis over the controversial [...]
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Mall clashes at latest HK anti-extradition march

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

Riot police and protesters fought running battles in a Hong Kong shopping mall Sunday night as unrest caused by a widely loathed plan to allow extraditions to mainland China [...]
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Exhausted, stressed and insulted: HK police officers soldier on through physical and emotional pain brought by extradition protests

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

When Ken’s wife asked him how he was holding up after repeatedly being deployed to recent extradition protests, the police sergeant always assured her: [...]
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HK, Macau and Taiwan deleted from website for mainland China’s controversial ‘social credit system’ as rumours swirl of implementation

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

Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan have been removed from a Chinese government “social credit system” website to avoid any misunderstanding that the controversial [...]
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Pharmacies and cosmetics shops targeted as parallel trading protest takes ugly turn in HK border town

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

Shuttered shops were a common sight in the Hong Kong border town of Sheung Shui on Saturday as thousands of people descended on the area to protest against mainland Chinese [...]
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