Archive for July 24th, 2019

Business Briefs 24 Jul 2019

24-Jul-2019 Intellasia | | 8:49 AM

* FLC Group JSC (FLC) has announced a plan to transfer its entire capital of VND50 billion, or a 100% stake, in FLC Holiday Service Trading Company. The transfer date is [...] » More

Asian markets rise as earnings, trade hopes provide cheer

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

The pound dipped toward recent lows Tuesday, with arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson set to win the race to become Britain’s next prime minister. Johnson, who has vowed to [...] » More

Asian stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks

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

Global stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over possible new US-China talks despite heightened Middle East tensions. In early trading, London’s FTSE 100 rose 0.6 [...] » More

HK’s sky-high land prices force local developers to seek opportunities elsewhere

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

Hong Kong’s sky-high land prices are prompting more and more Hong Kong’s developers to look beyond the world’s most expensive property market for [...] » More

HK: why thugs may be doing the government’s work

24-Jul-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

At a pro-government rally on Saturday, one speaker made a disconcerting proposal for disciplining Hong Kong’s young protesters. “Do we have canes at home? Bring [...] » More

UK will keep ‘close eye’ on HK violence probe

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

Britain “will be keeping a close eye” on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s investigation into a vicious assault on pro-democracy protesters, a junior foreign [...] » More

HK police arrest six men over Yuen Long rampage by weapon-wielding mob, after unprecedented night of violence following extradition protests

HK police arrest six men over Yuen Long rampage by weapon-wielding mob, after unprecedented night of violence following extradition protests

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

Six men were arrested on Monday night as Hong Kong police began hunting down the mob responsible for an unprecedented rampage at a train station in the northern town of Yuen [...] » More

Five things to know about HK’s masked mob

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

Shadowy group wielding rudimentary weapons injures dozens in Hong Kong as protests continue to rock the city. A mob of thugs dressed in white shirts wielding sticks and metal [...] » More

6 men, some with triad links, held over HK mob attack

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

Hong Kong police say they’ve arrested six men, some with links to triad gangs, following a violent attack on pro-democracy protesters at a subway station over the [...] » More

Trump praises China response to HK protests

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

US President Donald Trump on Monday praised Beijing’s handling of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a day after suspected triad gangsters attacked demonstrators in a [...] » More

HK’s inflation rate hits fastest growth rate since 2016, thanks to surging pork prices driven by African swine fever outbreak in mainland China

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

Hong Kong’s inflation increased in June at the fastest monthly rate in almost three years, driven mainly by the surge in pork prices caused by the African swine fever [...] » More

Mainland Chinese sentiment on protests ‘may spur tougher line on HK’ following violence in wake of extradition bill controversy

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

News of Sunday night’s brutal attacks on protesters and journalists in suburban Hong Kong has been censored on the mainland, but vandalism at Beijing’s liaison [...] » More

Taiwan calls for ‘genuine’ elections in HK, irking Beijing

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

Taiwan’s foreign minister on Monday called for “genuine” democratic elections to be held in Hong Kong after the city was rocked by fresh political violence, [...] » More

HK police criticised over failure to stop attacks on protesters

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

Hong Kong police faced criticism on Monday for an apparent failure to protect anti-government protesters and passersby from attack by what opposition politicians suspected [...] » More

‘Triad’ attack on HK protesters sparks anger

‘Triad’ attack on HK protesters sparks anger

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

An assault on pro-democracy protesters by suspected triad gangsters that left dozens wounded sparked a firestorm of outrage in Hong Kong on Monday, in a dramatic escalation [...] » More