Archive for July 19th, 2019

Funding Secured at Major Botswana Project

19-Jul-2019 Intellasia | | 9:26 AM

Diversified mining services company Ausdrill Limited (ASX: ASL) is pleased to provide an update on the approximately A$800 million, five-year underground mining services [...]
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Business Briefs 19 Jul 2019

19-Jul-2019 Intellasia | | 9:13 AM

* VinaCapital has announced the acquisition of Smartly Pte Ltd, one of the first robo-advisory investment platforms in Singapore. Founded in 2015, Smartly advises customers [...]
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Southeast Asia’s meth gangs making $60 billion a year: UN

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

Southeast Asia’s drug gangs are making over $60 billion a year pumping out record amounts of methamphetamine, then laundering the profits through the region’s [...]
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Asian markets slip as uncertainty stalks trading floors

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

Asian markets fell on Thursday, hit by concerns about the uncertain global economic outlook, the China-US trade war and tepid corporate earnings reports. With an expected [...]
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Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on trade war fears

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

Asian stock markets on Thursday followed Wall Street lower after President Donald Trump reignited trade fears by saying he could impose more tariffs on Chinese imports. [...]
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Asia-Pacific meth drug trade worth up to $61 billion, UN says

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

Transnational crime groups are trafficking vast quantities of methamphetamine made in Southeast Asia, the United Nations said on Thursday, putting the value of the [...]
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Backstory: How Reuters counted a quarter million people at HK’s protests

Backstory: How Reuters counted a quarter million people at HK’s protests

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

When large-scale demonstrations plunged Hong Kong into political crisis, the size of the crowds quickly became a contentious issue. Police provided relatively low estimates [...]
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HK’s protesters dig in for long summer of discontent

HK’s protesters dig in for long summer of discontent

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

Hong Kong’s extradition bill demonstrations have mutated into a much bigger and more complex animal, ripping open old wounds and expanding a political fight as the city [...]
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Mooncakes, hymns and post-it notes: the colour of HK’s protests

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

Hong Kong’s protests have drawn millions of people to the city’s streets in recent months and thrown the former British colony into its biggest political crisis [...]
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First section of HK’s most expensive rail project, the Sha Tin-Central link, could open by end of the year

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

Hong Kong’s beleaguered Sha Tin-Central rail link will partially open in the first quarter of next year, according to the transport chief, but will come with added [...]
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Public health warning for HK as Air Quality Health Index reaches ‘serious’ category, the highest pollution level in city

Public health warning for HK as Air Quality Health Index reaches ‘serious’ category, the highest pollution level in city

19-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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Former JPMorgan senior banker pleads not guilty to HK bribery charges

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

A former JPMorgan (JPM.N) Asia investment banking vice-chair, Catherine Leung, pleaded not guilty to charges of bribery in a Hong Kong court on Thursday. Leung was charged in [...]
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UPDATE 1-Cathay Pacific sees pressure on yields due to intense competition

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

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said on Thursday it expected yields, a proxy for airfares, to be under pressure in the coming months as performance in North [...]
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HK tourism, hotel occupancy falls as protests drag on

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

Hong Kong tourism numbers are falling and hotel occupancy rates are slumping after the Chinese-ruled city was rocked by sometimes violent political protests over the last [...]
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UPDATE 1-Former JPMorgan senior banker pleads not guilty to HK bribery charges

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

* Leung secured employment at JPM for Kerry Logistics’ chair’s sonprosecution * Leung allegedly offered job to get business from Kerry Logistics * Trial to start [...]
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