Archive for August 7th, 2019

Business Briefs 07 Aug 2019

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | | 8:28 AM

* Real estate developer SonKirn Land Corporation has raised US$121 million from a consortium of investors led by EXS Capital, ACA Investments and Credit Suisse AG’s [...]
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US declaration of China as currency manipulator roils global financial markets from the Americas to Asia

US declaration of China as currency manipulator roils global financial markets from the Americas to Asia

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:33 AM

Global financial markets from the Americas to Asia were roiled by the US Treasury Department’s first move in a quarter of a century to designate China a currency [...]
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Asia markets down on US-China trade war fears

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets largely fell Tuesday, but pared back heavy losses following a rout on Wall Street as investors fretted over the US-China trade war. A sharp fall in the Chinese [...]
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Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower as trade war worsens

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Tuesday after China let its currency sink and halted purchases of US farm goods, fuelling fears Beijing’s trade war with [...]
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The HK protests are putting China on a collision course with the west

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

From Trump’s tariffs to Iranian oil, sources of tension are multiplying. Beijing’s next move could be a tipping point As pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong [...]
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China warns HK protesters of ‘immense strength’ of government

China warns HK protesters of ‘immense strength’ of government

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China warned Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters Tuesday that “those who play with fire will perish by it”, a day after the most widespread unrest of the [...]
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HK tourists stranded in Malaysia as flights rescheduled following fresh chaos

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Tourists from Hong Kong were stranded in Kuala Lumpur after several return flights were either delayed or even cancelled following a mass strike that paralysed the east Asian [...]
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China reiterates support for HK’s embattled leader

China reiterates support for HK’s embattled leader

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China’s ruling Communist Party once again underlined its wholesale support for Hong Kong’s embattled leader on Tuesday as she struggles to contain increasingly [...]
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HK traffic returning to normal after strike chaos leads to transport disruption, police station sieges and tear gas dispersals

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The transport network in Hong Kong gradually returned to normal on Tuesday morning, after a citywide strike and raging protests on Monday plunged city traffic into chaos. [...]
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China warns HK protesters will be ‘punished’ and refuses to rule out military intervention

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

China warned protesters in Hong Kong they would soon be punished for “criminal acts,” refusing to rule out military force to restore order as near-daily [...]
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Group of HK activists says will not back down on demands: TV

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A group of activists dressed in the Hong Kong protest uniform of masks and hard hats held a widely televised news conference Tuesday and urged the city’s leader Carrie [...]
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City-wide strikes bring HK to a standstill

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong was hit by widespread strikes Monday that brought chaos to much of the city’s transport network, including Hong Kong International Airport, in the most [...]
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HK protests: four men accused of possessing weapons at Yuen Long demonstration granted bail at High Court

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Two men were brought to a Hong Kong court on Tuesday charged with damaging a traffic light, a day after anti-government protesters brought the city’s traffic to a near [...]
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148 arrested in HK during Monday’s protests

148 arrested in HK during Monday’s protests

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police on Tuesday said 148 people were arrested during running battles with protesters the day before, the largest daily toll since huge pro-democracy protests [...]
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The tough choices for China over HK unrest

07-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China has only tough choices as it looks to end more than two months of pro-democracy protests in its semi-automous southern city of Hong Kong. The protesters have shown no [...]
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