Archive for August 9th, 2019

Business Briefs 09 Aug 2019

09-Aug-2019 Intellasia | | 8:47 AM

* FLC Group JSC (FLC) has offered nearly 300 million shares for its existing shareholders at VND10,000 each at a 422-for-l000 ratio. The issue is expected to help increase [...]
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Hong Kong lawyers march in silence to support democracy protesters

Hong Kong lawyers march in silence to support democracy protesters

09-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Agencies | 7:01 AM

Hong Kong lawyers held a silent march on Wednesday (Aug 7) in support of anti-government protesters and to call on the government to safeguard the independence of the [...]
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Asia stocks climb but tensions linger

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

Asian markets rose Thursday on bargain-hunting by investors following a week of heavy losses due to anxiety over the deepening US-China trade war. But tensions remained high, [...]
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Asian stocks rebound after volatile Wall Street day

09-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:02 AM

Asian stocks rebounded Thursday after Wall Street eked out a gain following volatility fueled by concern fallout from the US-Chinese trade war will spread. Market benchmarks [...]
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Cathay Pacific Blames HK Protests for Ticket Sales Dip

09-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

The economic fallout from the political protests in Hong Kong is broadening, with Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd being the latest to say its business is taking a hit. Ticket [...]
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HKers harness traffic cones, kitchenware to battle tear gas

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

As a tear gas canister clatters onto a street in Hong Kong, a pro-democracy protester wearing heat-proof gloves and carrying a traffic cone sprints from the crowd to put it [...]
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More protests as US raises HK travel warning amid growing unrest

More protests as US raises HK travel warning amid growing unrest

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

The United States raised its travel warning for Hong Kong, urging increased caution by visitors to the Chinese territory in the face of what it described as civil unrest [...]
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‘No tears, no blood’: Hongkongers stage huge laser show to protest against arrests

09-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Hundreds of people have staged a “laser show” in Hong Kong to protest against the arrest of a student union leader who bought a bag of laser pointers for [...]
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US upgrades HK travel warning as airport protest planned

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

Washington on Thursday warned US citizens to “exercise increased caution” when travelling to Hong Kong, as protesters announced three days of new demonstrations [...]
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US government increases travel warning for HK, telling its citizens to exercise caution due to civil unrest and steer clear of protest areas

US government increases travel warning for HK, telling its citizens to exercise caution due to civil unrest and steer clear of protest areas

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

The US government has escalated its travel advisory to Hong Kong following weeks of social unrest in the city. The travel alert on Thursday morning Hong Kong time coincided [...]
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Laser pointers are in the spotlight in HK’s protests and selling briskly. But are they ‘offensive weapons’ and can you be arrested for carrying one?

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

Laser pointers were selling fast in Sham Shui Po’s well-known electronics flea market on Wednesday, a day after a university student leader was arrested there for [...]
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Government advises people to reduce outdoor activities as HK’s air pollution reaches ‘serious’ level under impact of Super Typhoon Lekima

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

Air pollution reached a “serious” level in parts of Hong Kong on Thursday under the influence of a super typhoon, prompting the government to issue a public [...]
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China’s envoys try to rally Europe to Beijing’s side on HK protests

China’s envoys try to rally Europe to Beijing’s side on HK protests

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

China is stepping up its attempts to rally global support for its handling of protests in Hong Kong, with its ambassadors in Europe calling for condemnation of the violence [...]
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HK protests take a toll as companies flag impact

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

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd (0293.HK) and the owner of Hong Kong’s luxury Peninsula hotel became the latest companies to highlight the impact of recent protests on their [...]
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Chinese police drill video raises HK fears

Chinese police drill video raises HK fears

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

Thousands of Chinese riot police have staged a drill just across the border from Hong Kong, in what appeared to be a thinly veiled warning from Beijing about its ability to [...]
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