Archive for August 29th, 2019

Business Briefs 29 Aug 2019

29-Aug-2019 Intellasia | | 8:46 AM

* CMC Corporation (CMG) booked the proceeds of VND848.7 billion from selling 25 million shares, or a 25% stake, in a private placement to Samsung SDS, the information and [...]
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Asian markets mixed after Wall Street slide

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

Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as uneasy investors watched for signs of progress on US-China trade after Wall Street slid. Shanghai retreated, Tokyo advanced and Hong Kong [...]
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Asian investors tread uneasily as trade hopes dim

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

Asian markets swung Wednesday, gripped by uncertainty over the China-US trade talks, with warnings that Donald Trump’s unpredictability could be harming the chances of [...]
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Thai Billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont Calls For End To HK Protests

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

The Topline: One of Thailand’s richest men has joined a growing group of billionaires calling for an end to anti-government demonstrations and violent clashes between [...]
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China should accept HK’s unique identity, not fight it

China should accept HK’s unique identity, not fight it

29-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Otherwise its plans to integrate the city through special economic development will not succeed. For almost five months now, Hong Kong has been witnessing weekly [...]
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HK Airlines staff face unpaid leave and reduced working hours as travellers deferring or cancelling trips cause cash flow shortfall

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

Hong Kong Airlines staff could be asked to take unpaid leave or reduce their working hours because of a cash flow “shortfall”, blamed on the anti-government [...]
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HK could lose foreign investment if city’s leader gives herself emergency powers to battle protesters, pro-business lawmaker warns

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

Invoking sweeping emergency powers to battle the escalating violence of anti-government protests in Hong Kong could see foreign investment pulled out of the city, a [...]
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HK health authorities aim to introduce HIV self-testing kit by end of year to make diagnosis more accessible

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

People could start ordering HIV self-testing kits from a website under Hong Kong health authorities by the end of this year at the earliest. A health official on Tuesday [...]
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HK time bandits grab HK$1 million worth of watches in daring midday Mong Kok hold-up

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

Hong Kong police have launched a citywide manhunt for two robbers who made off with about HK$1 million worth of watches in a daylight robbery in Mong Kok’s busy [...]
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HK’s Chan brothers, famed for charity in Canada, fight tax investigation over KPMG offshore firms

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

Hong Kong Canadian tycoons Caleb and Tom Chan whose huge donations have made them two of the biggest names in Vancouver philanthropy are fighting Canada’s tax collector [...]
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Australia should delay free trade deal with HK, ACTU says

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

The peak union body has urged the Morrison government to delay ratifying a free trade deal with Hong Kong amid human rights abuses and a violent crackdown on pro-democracy [...]
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HK Observatory issues typhoon standby signal as Tropical Storm Podul draws closer

HK Observatory issues typhoon standby signal as Tropical Storm Podul draws closer

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

Hong Kong is bracing for a tropical cyclone as the typhoon signal No 1 was issued at 2.40pm on Wednesday. Tropical Storm Podul was centred about 800km from the city and could [...]
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HK protests fuel buyer interest in luxury Australia, New Zealand homes

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

Hong Kong buying enquiries for expensive Australian and New Zealand homes have ramped up due to anti-government protests in the Chinese-ruled city, according to property [...]
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Riot police in Sham Shui Po disperse another HK anti-government protest

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

Hong Kong’s poorest district was hit by chaos for the second night in a row on Tuesday, with unrest lasting into Wednesday’s early hours, as riot police played [...]
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HK leader Carrie Lam leaves door open on invoking sweeping emergency powers to deal with violent anti-government protests

HK leader Carrie Lam leaves door open on invoking sweeping emergency powers to deal with violent anti-government protests

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

Hong Kong’s embattled leader signalled her readiness to get tough in quelling violent anti-government protests, declaring on Tuesday that her administration would [...]
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