Archive for July 18th, 2019

Business Briefs 18 Jul 2019

18-Jul-2019 Intellasia | | 9:12 AM

* The Hochiminh Sock Exchange has announced the latest update to the blue-chip VN30 Index for July, which will take effect from August 5. Accordingly’ Bank for [...]
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Asian stocks hit by trade woes while dollar rises, oil struggles

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

Fresh trade worries and uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s plans for cutting interest rates weighed on Asian markets Wednesday while fears of a hard Brexit kept [...]
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Political publications feature at HK Book Fair 2019 amid city’s extradition bill crisis

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

Books on politics featured prominently at a fair in Hong Kong on Wednesday as the event, one of the world’s largest, opened amid a storm brewing around the city’s [...]
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HK protests expand to oppose China, with no end near

HK protests expand to oppose China, with no end near

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

Colin Wong has come to know the sting of pepper spray well. After more than a month of demonstrations in Hong Kong’s sweltering heat, memories of the burning sensation [...]
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HK extradition bill protests: police warn organisers they may block Kowloon rally between Hung Hom and To Kwa Wan over unrest fears

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

An anti-Hong Kong government rally scheduled for next weekend in Kowloon risked being blocked by police because of their concerns about escalating political unrest and [...]
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HK’s expat police become focus of protester rage

HK’s expat police become focus of protester rage

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

A peculiar legacy of Hong Kong’s colonial past has emerged as a focal point of rage for anti-government protesters: a dwindling band of expat police officers now [...]
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Hongkongers devour enough French toast to cover Earth’s circumference, putting away 320 million servings a year

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

Hongkongers consume the equivalent length of the Earth’s circumference in French toast annually, a survey has found, prompting a nutritionist to warn of health risks [...]
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HK pharmacists urge health department to conduct proactive checks to ensure quality of HPV vaccines

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

Two pharmacists’ groups have urged Hong Kong’s Department of Health to proactively check the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines on the market, after customs [...]
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HK protests will put off 350,000 mainland Chinese tourists this year, HSBC estimates

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

The massive protests that have rattled Hong Kong in recent weeks will put hundreds of thousands of mainland Chinese tourists off visiting the city this year, according to [...]
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HK man in MTR arson case likened to ‘walking bomb’ despite getting ‘better psychiatric treatment than others’

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

A Hong Kong man who set fire to an MTR train and died after missing his psychiatric appointment in 2017 was on Tuesday likened to a walking bomb, the Coroner’s Court [...]
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Public health warning as HK officials expect Air Quality Health Index to reach ‘serious’ category, the highest pollution level in city

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

Air pollution reached its highest alert level in parts of Hong Kong on Wednesday after the government warned of a “serious” risk to public health and advised [...]
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HK retailers forecast sharp drop in sales as protests rock city

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

Hong Kong retailers said on Tuesday they expect sales for July and August to drop by double-digits from a year earlier due to large and sometimes violent protests that have [...]
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Former Taiwan presidential candidates Gou, Lai called upon to form ‘victims alliance’

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

A Taiwanese opinion poll expert urged former premier William Lai and former Foxconn chair Terry Gou, who have suffered defeats in their respective presidential primaries, to [...]
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Record 44pct of Hongkongers support Taiwan independence

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

Percentage of Hongkongers supporting Taiwan independence highest in 26-year history of poll As protests against Beijing’s hand-picked government in Hong Kong rages on, [...]
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Taiwan-EU trade in goods hit record high in 2018

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

European Union the largest source of FDI flow to Taiwan in 2018 Trade between Taiwan and the European Union (EU) reached 51.9 billion euros in 2018, hitting a historical [...]
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