Archive for September 26th, 2019

Business Briefs 26 Sep 2019

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | | 9:48 AM

* Vietnam Investments Group (VIG) sold 12.8 million shares of Gemadept Corporation (GMD), equal to a 4.3% stake, through its vehicle Vietnam Investments Fund II, L.P. between [...]
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Indonesian forest fires putting 10 million children at risk: UN

Indonesian forest fires putting 10 million children at risk: UN

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 8:03 AM

Indonesian forest fires are putting nearly 10 million children at risk from air pollution, the United Nations warned, as scientists said the blazes were releasing vast [...]
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ADB trims Asian outlook, citing trade wars, global slowdown

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The Asian Development Bank says that escalating trade tensions will sap Asian economies of some of their potential in this year and the next. The regional lender says in a [...]
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Asian markets fall on Trump impeachment move, trade fears

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

Asian stock markets fell Wednesday after US Democrats launched formal impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump and on renewed worries about trade as the president adopted [...]
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Chinese official says HK can handle its protests

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

A senior Chinese official in Hong Kong has expressed confidence in the local government’s ability to restore calm to the protest-wracked city. The deputy commissioner [...]
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Senate’s HK human rights bill edges closer to passage

Senate’s HK human rights bill edges closer to passage

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AXIOS | 6:02 AM

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will debate and vote on a bipartisan bill on Wednesday aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong, with measures that include giving [...]
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US pressures China on HK, Uighurs and trade

US pressures China on HK, Uighurs and trade

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

The United States ramped up pressure on China at the UN general Assembly Tuesday, rallying countries against Beijing’s treatment of Uighur Muslims and warning it is [...]
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AB InBev Asia unit raises $5 billion in revived HK IPO under shadow of protests

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

Brewer AB InBev priced the Hong Kong IPO of its Asia-Pacific unit at the bottom of a marketed range to raise about $5 billion, indicating deals in the pipeline may need [...]
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HK’s stock exchange was ‘late’ to make a takeover bid for London’s, CEO says

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

HKEX CEO Charles Li said the company had been waiting to make a takeover offer for the LSE while Brexit uncertainty dragged on. Li even said he understood LSE boss David [...]
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Trump at UN offers his most forceful support for HK yet

26-Sep-2019 Intellasia | VOX | 6:02 AM

President Donald Trump just made his most forceful comments yet in defense of Hong Kong, telling China that it must respect the city’s democracy and abide by the [...]
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HK barber gets 160 hours community service for chopping off stranger’s ponytail on bus

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

A Hong Kong barber was given 160 hours of community service for chopping off a stranger’s ponytail on a bus because it bothered him. Magistrate Colin Wong Sze-cheung [...]
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Commentary: The HK rain on Beijing’s parade as China turns 70

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

Chinese leaders want to emphasize China’s dramatic transformation into a rising superpower and will do their best not to let the Hong Kong protest mar the positive mood [...]
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HK students and Chinese students brawl at Taipei university

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

Ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong is beginning to impact university campuses in Taiwan, with a recent attack by a Chinese student who choked a student from Hong Kong at [...]
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Will Washington agree on new HK human rights and democracy act?

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

A US bill designed to support democratic freedoms in Hong Kong by increasing pressure on Chinese authorities has received strong bipartisan support in Washington, but [...]
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HK proves dictatorship and democracy cannot coexist: Taiwan vice president

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

The recent events in Hong Kong prove that dictatorship and democracy cannot coexist, vice President Chen Chien-jen told former East German dissident and singer Wolf Biermann [...]
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