Archive for September 11th, 2019

Business Briefs 11 Sep 2019

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | | 9:14 AM

* Hoa Binh Construction Group JSC (HBC) has announced its cooperation with Myanmar-based Halcyon Infrastructures Group Company Limited to establish a firm, called Halcyon Hoa [...]
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Pound lifted by Johnson’s latest defeat, Asian equities struggle

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

The pound bounced Tuesday after prime minister Boris Johnson again failed to get MPs to back a snap election. Just before Westminster lawmakers broke up for five weeks, they [...]
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World Bank’s Georgieva poised to become second female IMF chief

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TheJakartaPost | 6:02 AM

A top executive at the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria, is now officially unopposed in her bid to become only the second woman ever to lead the International [...]
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HK’s Joshua Wong on way to Germany, US after brief detention

HK’s Joshua Wong on way to Germany, US after brief detention

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

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong said he was making his way to Germany on Monday after he was released from a brief spell in custody following a mistake in his bail [...]
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HK democracy activist Joshua Wong cleared to travel after bail blunder leads to day of detention

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

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung was on Monday bailed and cleared to travel abroad as he seeks to boost global support for the Hong Kong democracy movement, after [...]
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US should side with HK protesters, says ex-Pentagon chief Mattis

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

Former US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday anti-government protests in Hong Kong were “not an internal” Chinese matter and that the United States [...]
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My town is the new Cold War’s Berlin: HK activist Joshua Wong

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

Comparing the struggle of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters to the role of Berlin during the Cold War, activist Joshua Wong told an audience in the German capital [...]
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‘Braves’ on the frontlines of HK’s protests

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

Ryan began the day pretending to his parents that he was off to play football and ended it with a rubber bullet to the leg sustained in clashes with Hong Kong’s police. [...]
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HK leader says escalation of violence will not solve social issues

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

Interference by foreign parliaments in Hong Kong’s affairs is deeply regrettable, the leader of the Chinese-ruled city said on Tuesday, adding that an escalation of [...]
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HK leader tells US not to ‘interfere’ after fresh protests

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

Hong Kong’s embattled leader warned the United States on Tuesday not to “interfere” with her government’s response to the city’s pro-democracy [...]
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HK students take protest to schools with human chains

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

Hong Kong’s secondary schools have become the latest ideological battleground for pro-democracy protesters with thousands of students taking part in human chain rallies [...]
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Why China went on a global media blitz over the HK protests and why it probably won’t work

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

The campaign gained momentum in June, as Hongkongers turned out on an unprecedented scale to protest against a now-withdrawn extradition bill, but really took off in August. [...]
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HK leader tells US Congress not to ‘interfere’ with city’s affairs, and calls on anti-government protesters to stop asking Washington for help

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

Hong Kong’s leader has said a US congressional bill that could strip the city of its special trading status is unnecessary interference, and called for local figures to [...]
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Businessman beaten in HK home invasion as robbers take HK$2.75 million, but leave HK$700,000 behind

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

A Hong Kong couple were subjected to a terrifying armed home invasion on Tuesday morning in which assailants stole HK$2.75 million from their safe, but left behind another [...]
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HK leader Carrie Lam unmoved by tycoon Li Ka-shing’s call for ‘mercy’ on anti-government protesters

HK leader Carrie Lam unmoved by tycoon Li Ka-shing’s call for ‘mercy’ on anti-government protesters

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

Hong Kong’s embattled leader has said she will not tolerate lawlessness, after the city’s richest man called on authorities to show humanity to young people [...]
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