Archive for September, 2019

Business Briefs 30 Sep 2019

30-Sep-2019 Intellasia | | 8:51 AM

* Vietnam Travel and Marketing Transports JSC (Vietravel) has issued VND700 billion worth of secured non-convertible bonds. The two-year debts were offered in the book-entry [...]
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HK braces for weekend of mass protests ahead of China’s National Day

30-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

* Hong Kong braces for another weekend of mass protests. * Ahead of China’s National Day, protesters are expected to march the streets on September 28 to commemorate [...]
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HK’s Carrie Lam faces public anger in first community dialogue since protests began

HK’s Carrie Lam faces public anger in first community dialogue since protests began

30-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s embattled Chief Executive Carrie Lam took part in a community dialogue session with members of the public on Thursday, the first such meeting since [...]
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HK announces HK$1.4 billion package to help needy amid crippling social unrest and US-China trade war

30-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s embattled government has announced a HK$1.4 billion (US$179.49 million) package of living and training allowances and subsidies to help the city’s [...]
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HKers kick off days of rallies ahead of China’s birthday

30-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Friday night kicked off what is expected to be an intense period of protests, aiming to cast a shadow over communist [...]
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HK Braces For Massive Weekend Protests

HK Braces For Massive Weekend Protests

30-Sep-2019 Intellasia | NPR | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is bracing for more rallies and unrest this weekend as two important anniversaries loom, sparking fears that anti-government protests might once again boil over [...]
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HK protesters denounce police ahead of flashpoint weekend

30-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters rallied at the harbor side on Friday, chanting slogans accusing the police of brutality and setting the stage for a weekend of [...]
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Two Taiwan allies face pressure to switch allegiance: US official

30-Sep-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

The Marshall Islands and Palau, two allies of Taiwan, face great pressure from China to change their allegiance, a US official said Thursday. “There’s tremendous [...]
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Taiwan economy remains sluggish for 8th straight month: survey

30-Sep-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s economic conditions remained sluggish for an eighth consecutive month in August amid the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China, the [...]
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Taiwan included in Saudi Arabia e-Visa programme

30-Sep-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwan will be included in Saudi Arabia’s convenient electronic travel authority (e-Visa) programme, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday, touting the [...]
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Taiwan has 4th longest working hours in world

30-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwanese worked the fourth-most hours in the world in 2018, according to a Ministry of Labour (MOL) report. The average number of hours worked in Taiwan last year was 2,033 [...]
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Taiwan’s Pingtung high-speed rail line to avoid airport and open in 2029

30-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The new high-speed rail route from Kaohsiung to Pingtung will avoid the centre of Taiwan’s largest southern city as well as its airport when it opens by the end of [...]
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Taiwan looks to boost artillery forces to counter China

30-Sep-2019 Intellasia | DefenseNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan is seeking to modernise and lengthen the reach of its artillery with the decision to purchase self-propelled howitzers, even as it weighs acquiring or developing its [...]
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Korea’s foreign minister on how to reduce nuclear tensions with N Korea

Korea’s foreign minister on how to reduce nuclear tensions with N Korea

30-Sep-2019 Intellasia | PBS | 6:02 AM

World leaders have been gathered in New York this week for the annual United Nations general Assembly. Among them is South Korean Foreign minister Kang Kyung-Wha, who joins [...]
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Russia arrests more than 260 N Korean fishermen

30-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Russian border guards have seized three North Korean fishing vessels and 262 crew members for poaching in waters that Moscow considers its exclusive economic zone. The crew [...]
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