Archive for August 23rd, 2019

Business Briefs 23 Aug 2019

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | | 9:06 AM

* The Hochiminh Stock Exchange (HOSE) has said its first half pre-tax profit declined by almost half year-on-year to VND200 billion, meeting 31 % of its full-year plan. In [...]
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Donald Trump’s trade war tariffs on China failing to bring jobs and manufacturing back to the US

Donald Trump’s trade war tariffs on China failing to bring jobs and manufacturing back to the US

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:14 AM

This story is part of an ongoing series on US-China relations produced jointly by the South China Morning Post and POLITICO, with reporting from Asia and the United States. [...]
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Asian markets mixed after Fed minutes, eyes on Powell

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

Asian markets stuttered Thursday but dealers remain wary following the release of Federal Reserve minutes that provided a mixed bag, with a speech by its chair at the end of [...]
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Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound

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

Asian stock markets are mixed Thursday following Wall Street’s rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the US Federal Reserve chair for clues about possible [...]
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Australia sees rush of HK millionaires amid unrest

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

Australia is seeing an increase in interest in its millionaires-only visa programme from wealthy Hong Kong residents who are eyeing a safety net amid political turmoil in the [...]
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HK police launch search for two suspected smugglers who jumped into sea to escape officers

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

An air, sea and land search was under way on Thursday after two men jumped into the sea from a wooden boat and went missing in waters northwest of Hong Kong while fleeing [...]
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HK police in standoff with protesters after sit-in

HK police in standoff with protesters after sit-in

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

Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked [...]
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Permanent protest: Hundreds of demonstrators in HK are getting tattoos

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

An umbrella. A bauhinia flower. A bleeding eye. These icons have taken on new significance in the Hong Kong protestsand now, a number of demonstrators are getting them inked [...]
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Postcard from HK frontline: Why a student throws bricks at police

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

Pun, 22, was still at the Hong Kong airport on the morning of August 14 after a night of clashes with police, when protesters also controversially harassed two mainland [...]
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HK hotel workers paying price for protests as Mira, InterContinental force staff to take leave

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

Hong Kong’s hotel workers are paying the price for nearly three months of anti-government protests, with many placed involuntarily on paid and unpaid leave as occupancy [...]
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Two HK men hit with riot charges over attack on anti-government protesters at Yuen Long MTR station

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

wo of the 28 men arrested over an attack on anti-government protesters at a Hong Kong railway station have been charged with taking part in a riot, police said on Thursday. [...]
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Banks in HK condemn violence, urge restoration of ‘harmony’

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

Hong Kong banks published full-page newspaper ads calling for law and order in the Chinese-ruled city and international jewellers sought the rescheduling of a huge trade fair [...]
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Exclusive: Alibaba postpones up to $15 billion HK listing amid protests: sources

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

China’s biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has delayed its up to $15 billion listing in Hong Kong amid growing political unrest in the Asian financial [...]
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Cathay Pacific staff warned over social media use as airline deals with fallout from Chinese aviation authority move

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

Cathay Pacific Airways has warned staff their social media content will be heavily scrutinised, and said posts expressing support for anti-government protests in Hong Kong [...]
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HK policemen in court on suspicion of assault as magistrate questions appropriateness of charges

HK policemen in court on suspicion of assault as magistrate questions appropriateness of charges

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

A magistrate has questioned the appropriateness of charges brought against two police officers and a former officer accused of assaulting a 62-year-old man in a public [...]
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