Archive for September 5th, 2019

HK stocks stand out with surge as Asia markets rally

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

The pound rebounded further Wednesday, but gains were capped by investor anxiety after Brexit turmoil sent the currency tumbling and set the stage for a potential snap UK [...]
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HK’s cleaners left to pick up pieces after protest violence without proper protection against effects of tear gas

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

A union representing workers who clean Hong Kong’s streets, public toilets and markets has asked they be provided with protective gear as anti-government violence [...]
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Factbox: Some in HK see bill’s withdrawal too little, too late

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday announced the withdrawal of an extradition bill that triggered months of unrest and has thrown the Chinese-controlled city into its [...]
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HK leader Carrie Lam to announce formal withdrawal of the extradition bill, meeting at least one key demand of protesters

HK leader Carrie Lam to announce formal withdrawal of the extradition bill, meeting at least one key demand of protesters

05-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is set to formally withdraw on Wednesday afternoon the much-despised extradition bill that sparked the nearly [...]
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There’s little evidence that money is fleeing HK amid protests, Credit Suisse and UBS say

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

* “I can say to you that we’re seeing very little panic, that we’re seeing very little evidence of flight,” John Woods, Asia Pacific chief investment [...]
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Joshua Wong asks people of Taiwan to show their support for HK protests

Joshua Wong asks people of Taiwan to show their support for HK protests

05-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Joshua Wong Chi-fung has urged the Taiwanese people and politicians to stage a mass protest ahead of mainland China’s National Day to step up the pressure on Beijing [...]
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Taiwan president rules out refugee act for HK protesters

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

Tsai Ing-wen believes current legislation is sufficient for the government to aid Hongkongers President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday (September 4) ruled out the possibility of a [...]
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Taiwan mulls expanding African swine fever checks to all Asian arrivals

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

At present, passengers arriving from 10 countries or areas are subject to the more stringent checks As more passengers are found bringing mooncakes containing pork into the [...]
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Taiwan sees drug seizures increase four-fold this year

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

Some 8,000 kilograms of illicit narcotics were seized across Taiwan in the first eight months of 2019, which is four times more than the same period of last year, the Coast [...]
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Activists urge Taiwan to join fight for HK democracy

Activists urge Taiwan to join fight for HK democracy

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

Hong Kong activists urged Taiwan on Tuesday to help promote democracy in the Chinese-ruled city amid its worst political crisis in decades and called for a mass rally before [...]
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Time for Free Trade with Taiwan

05-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TownHall | 6:02 AM

The current trade/tariff war has put the US economy at a crossroads as analysts fear an economic “correction” while administration officials predict growth for [...]
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Taiwan Central Bank in contact with US to keep off currency watch list

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

Central Bank monitoring trade surplus, currency exchange and interest rates to maintain healthy trade relationship with US As the trade war with China and Taiwan continues to [...]
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Typhoon Lingling to batter Ryukyu Islands, Korea after brushing Philippines

05-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AccuWeather | 6:02 AM

Typhoon Lingling is forecast to track northward through Japan’s Ryukyu Islands into Friday with strong winds and heavy rainfall. Lingling brought downpours to parts of [...]
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Just ‘empty’ words? Korea’s Moon calls for peace with N Korea by 2045.

Just ‘empty’ words? Korea’s Moon calls for peace with N Korea by 2045.

05-Sep-2019 Intellasia | PRI | 6:02 AM

Donned in traditional Korean garb and perfectly staged between two pots of flowers on South Korea’s 74th Liberation Day, President Moon Jae-in was expected to extend an [...]
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N Korean defector mothers struggle in South

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

When Lim reached South Korea, she thought she had left behind the miseries of poverty and an unwanted marriage for a better life with her daughter. She is one of more than [...]
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