Archive for August 28th, 2019

Business Briefs 28 Aug 2019

28-Aug-2019 Intellasia | | 9:57 AM

* Nafoods Group (NAF) is seeking approval from shareholders to raise its foreign ownership limit to 100% from the current 49%, said Viet Capital Securities Company. [...]
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Trump says Melania has ‘gotten to know’ Kim Jong Un, but they have never met

Trump says Melania has ‘gotten to know’ Kim Jong Un, but they have never met

28-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:00 AM

Melania Trump has never met Kim Jong Un, or even spoken to him, but US President Donald Trump said on Monday that his wife has “gotten to know” the North Korean [...]
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Trade hope helps Asian markets bounce back from sell-off

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

Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday, recovering from the previous day’s pounding, after Donald Trump said China-US trade talks would resume soon, though the [...]
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Asian markets rise on optimism about US-China trade war

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

Global shares were mixed Tuesday as investors found reason to be cautiously optimistic again about the potential for progress in the costly trade war between the US and [...]
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HK’s embattled leader Carrie Lam meets group of young people to hear views at event initiated by Beijing’s liaison office in city

HK’s embattled leader Carrie Lam meets group of young people to hear views at event initiated by Beijing’s liaison office in city

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

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor met a group of young people at a closed-door event on Monday, telling them she “fully accepted” [...]
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HK citizens in good standing free to join MM2H, says ministry sec-gen

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

Chinese nationals from Hong Kong are welcome to apply for the Malaysia, My Second Home (MM2H) scheme so long as they are not fugitives and are genuinely interested, Datuk [...]
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HK police say radical protesters forced use of water cannon, warning shot

HK police say radical protesters forced use of water cannon, warning shot

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

Hong Kong police said Monday they were forced to fire water cannon and a warning shot to fend off “extremely violent” demonstrators, following another weekend of [...]
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Viral photo of HK protestor sparks Tiananmen Square comparisons

28-Aug-2019 Intellasia | NewsWeek | 6:02 AM

A dramatic viral photo of a Hong Kong protester has sparked comparisons to the iconic “Tank Man” picture captured during the Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing [...]
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HK protests: police ban planned rally outside Cathay Pacific HQ

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

Police have banned a planned protest at Cathay Pacific’s offices outside Hong Kong International Airport on Wednesday. The force cited the injunction currently in [...]
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Carrie Lam says HK will use legal means to tackle protests but admits stalemate caused by government’s refusal to meet protesters’ demands

Carrie Lam says HK will use legal means to tackle protests but admits stalemate caused by government’s refusal to meet protesters’ demands

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

Hong Kong’s leader has vowed to tackle the ongoing protests by legal means, adding that police will not respond to violence with more of their own. Chief Executive [...]
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HK protests: Carrie Lam rejects claims she has lost control

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

Hong Kong’s embattled leader, Carrie Lam, has condemned renewed violent protests that erupted over the weekend but insisted that she would not give in to [...]
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HK’s Richest Man Makes Multibillion-dollar Bet On Britain

28-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

The truly rich don’t get that way without being well, truly savvy with their money. So when a bona fide billionaire makes a big bet on something it pays to take notice [...]
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HK protests getting you down? Thailand and Greece offer cheap way to become residents

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

Daydreaming about moving away from Hong Kong’s political tensions? Thailand and Greece might be worth considering they offer cheap options for residency. For a one-time [...]
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A gun shot, petrol bombs and water cannons mark violent escalation in HK protests

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

A Hong Kong police officer fired a live shot into the air as protesters squared off against police armed with water cannons Sunday, in one of the most violent nights seen [...]
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HK government warns of great danger after weekend of violence

HK government warns of great danger after weekend of violence

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

Illegal violence is pushing Hong Kong to the brink of great danger, the city government said on Monday, after a weekend of clashes that included the first gun-shot and the [...]
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