Archive for August 13th, 2019

Business Briefs 13 Aug 2019

13-Aug-2019 Intellasia | | 9:15 AM

* Tran Ba Duong, chairman of Truong Hai Auto Corporation (Thaco) and member of the board of directors at Hoang Anh Gia Lai Agricultural JSC (HNG), spent VND850 billion [...]
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Asian markets mixed as dealers fret over US-China trade talks

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

Asian markets were mixed Monday as investors are gripped by concerns about the US-China trade war after Donald Trump said he was prepared to walk away from next month’s [...]
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HK police and protesters refine battle tactics

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

Hong Kong police and protesters clashed in cat-and-mouse encounters across the city on Sunday, marking a shift in tactics during a tenth straight weekend of unrest in the [...]
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HK protests: more than 1,000 gather in Causeway Bay for approved anti-government rally, with banned marches also likely to attract demonstrators

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

More than 1,000 black-clad demonstrators were gathering in Victoria Park in Causeway Bay for an anti-government protest on Sunday afternoon as Hong Kong braced for another [...]
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Versace in trouble for tops implying HK is not part of China, brand ambassador Yang Mi ‘outraged’

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

Italian fashion brand Versace apologised to its Chinese customers on Sunday for producing a range of tops that suggested Hong Kong and Macau were separate countries. In a [...]
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HK police ramp up force, firing tear gas inside Kwai Fong MTR station, as city rocked by more anti-government protest violence

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

Police fired tear gas at protesters in an enclosed railway station for the first time, stepping up the use of force as Hong Kong was rocked by another weekend of violent [...]
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HK airport protest continues for third day, reinforcements set to join demonstrators who camped overnight

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

Only a few dozen demonstrators were camping out at Hong Kong International Airport early on Sunday after a long day of guerilla-style protests on city streets ended with the [...]
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Protesters call for mass HK airport demonstration after woman shot in eye during extradition bill unrest in Tsim Sha Tsui

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

A female protester who was shot during a protest on Sunday could lose her right eye, leading activists to plan another anti-government demonstration at Hong Kong [...]
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HK’s anti-government protesters versus the police: understanding the psychology of hate

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

Every evening at Muk Lun Street Playground in Wong Tai Sin, families with children and elderly in tow loll about for fresh air and young couples dawdle en route home. But [...]
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HK protests: North Point and Sham Shui Po traders shut up shop, fearing violence on banned marches

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

Traders in Hong Kong were on high alert on Sunday as shops were closed ahead of marches poised to start in defiance of police bans. In North Point, shopping centres along [...]
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As HK lenders trim staff, prospects tighten for some expat bankers unless they change roles, take a pay cut

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

As Deutsche Bank and other big banks reduce staff, expatriate financial workers who are made redundant and want to stay in Hong Kong may find it more difficult if they are [...]
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N Korea offers support for Beijing over HK protests, condemning ‘foreign forces’

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

North Korea has expressed its support for China over the protests in Hong Kong as the city enters its 10th week of mass demonstrations. A spokesperson for North Korea’s [...]
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‘No chance of retreating’: HK protesters return to streets

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

Police in Hong Kong fired volleys of tear gas Sunday at thousands of pro-democracy protesters who defied warnings from authorities to hit the streets for the tenth weekend in [...]
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New phase as protesters and police clash across HK in guerilla-style battles

New phase as protesters and police clash across HK in guerilla-style battles

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

Months of social unrest in Hong Kong moved into a new phase on Saturday, with both anti-government protesters and police using fresh strategies. Police again used tear gas, [...]
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HK police unveil water cannon trucks after new protests

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

All flights in and out of Hong Kong were cancelled on Monday after thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded the city’s airport to denounce police violence. The [...]
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