Archive for September 7th, 2019

Asian markets rise again as investors make most of feel-good vibe

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

Europe’s main stock markets marked time on Friday before vital US non-farm payrolls data provide a clue to the health of the world’s top economy, dealers said. [...]
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Citi cuts HK GDP growth forecast for fourth time this year, says retail and tourism could take months to recover

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

Citigroup said it could take some time for Hong Kong’s retail and tourism sectors to recover from three months of protests and civil unrest in the city, as the bank [...]
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Woman says she needed stitches on her head after HK police beat her at Siu Hong MTR station and she now supports probe into their use of force

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

Tuen Mun resident Rachel Smyth has never joined any of the extradition bill protests which have gripped Hong Kong since June. But on Sunday night the 40-year-old English [...]
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HK court throws out application for judicial review of decision not to prosecute city’s former leader CY Leung over UGL money

HK court throws out application for judicial review of decision not to prosecute city’s former leader CY Leung over UGL money

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

The High Court has thrown out two applications to review the justice department’s decision not to prosecute former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying. Justice Anderson [...]
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Fitch downgrades HK’s credit rating amid anti-government protest turmoil

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

One of the world’s biggest credit-rating agencies downgraded Hong Kong’s sovereign rating on Friday, as months of persistent conflict put the “one country, [...]
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Pro-HK demonstrations in US met with China-supporting counterprotesters

Pro-HK demonstrations in US met with China-supporting counterprotesters

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:02 AM

Rallies in support of the territory have cropped up all over in North America, as well as in Europe and Australia. As increasingly violent protests in Hong Kong over a [...]
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Merkel says peaceful solution needed for HK

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

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that she discussed Hong Kong with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and that there needed to be a peaceful solution for the city. Li, [...]
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HK braces for weekend protests as leader fails to appease activists

HK braces for weekend protests as leader fails to appease activists

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

Hong Kong is bracing for more demonstrations this weekend, with protesters threatening to disrupt transport links to the airport, after embattled leader Carrie Lam’s [...]
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‘Everyone affected’ as HK’s troubles divide the UK Chinese community

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

Months of political unrest in Hong Kong have caused intergenerational schisms among the UK’s Chinese diaspora, casting a shadow over Beijing’s efforts to forge a [...]
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HK withdraws delegation from DSEI arms fair in London

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Teargas canisters made in the UK have previously been used on protesters in the territory Hong Kong is no longer sending a delegation to next week’s DSEI arms fair in [...]
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Taiwan to import more than 300 migrant workers for farm jobs

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

Labour shortages frequently occur during harvesting season Taiwan will see the arrival of the first batch of migrant labourers who will be working on farms on a short-term [...]
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Solomon Islands to sever ties with Taiwan, shift alliance to Beijing

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

The Solomon Islands intends to sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan and align itself with Beijing, the leader of a high-level government team representing the South Pacific [...]
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Taiwan expands hand luggage checks to four more Asian countries

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

All hand luggage brought into Taiwan by passengers from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei will be subject to customs checks starting September 6 as part of the [...]
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Taiwan No. 1 spot for expats living abroad: 2019 Expat Insider Survey

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

Taiwan reclaims 2016 rank as best place to live for expats Taiwan has once again reclaimed its No. 1 rank as the best place to live according to expats, up from second place [...]
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China could be the big winner as Solomon Islands considers ditching Taiwan

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

Solomon Islands should sever diplomatic ties with Taiwan and align itself with China, according to a senior parliamentarian representing the South Pacific archipelago. The [...]
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