Archive for September 27th, 2019

Business Briefs 27 Sep 2019

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | | 9:56 AM

* Phu Nhuan Jewelry JSC (PNJ) intends to issue more than 2.62 million shares under an employee stock ownership plan. The amount includes around 2.22 million shares at a price [...]
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More than a dozen dead after quake rocks Indonesia’s Mulaku

More than a dozen dead after quake rocks Indonesia’s Mulaku

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | News Agencies | 8:02 AM

Official says at least 20 dead and 100 injured after magnitude-6.5 earthquake hits the eastern Maluku Islands. A strong earthquake has destroyed buildings and triggered [...]
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Beijing opens glitzy airport ahead of China’s 70th anniversary

Beijing opens glitzy airport ahead of China’s 70th anniversary

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 8:00 AM

A futuristic airport that resembles a giant starfish opened in Beijing Wednesday, as China unveils another massive infrastructure project just days before it celebrates 70 [...]
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Trade tensions darken growth outlook for developing Asia: ADB

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

Escalating trade tensions between the United States and China have darkened the outlook for developing Asia, with the region expected to grow slower than previously predicted [...]
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Asian markets rise on upbeat Trump trade comments

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

Asian markets rose Thursday following upbeat comments from US President Donald Trump that a trade deal with China could come sooner than expected and steps towards a new [...]
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World shares mixed mostly gain after Trump trade deal remark

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

World shares were mostly higher Thursday after President Donald Trump suggested a costly tariff war with China could be resolved soon. Germany’s DAX advanced 0.5 [...]
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HK chief executive holds public ‘dialogue’ to diffuse tensions

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s embattled leader, Carrie Lam, will hold the first of a series of public consultations on Thursday evening in an effort to defuse the city’s worst [...]
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Dozens of HK protesters appear in court on rioting charges

Dozens of HK protesters appear in court on rioting charges

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

ozens of Hong Kong anti-government protesters appeared in court on Wednesday, charged with rioting and other offences over violent clashes two months ago near China’s [...]
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Medical experts call for more rigid regulations on labelling of antiseptics in HK after hundreds of patients were infected, suspected of unsuitable products to clean wounds

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

Medical experts have called for a more precise labelling system for antiseptic products to be created by tightening existing laws, after hundreds of patients in Hong Kong [...]
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HK protests threaten billionaires’ ties with Beijing

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Less than a decade ago, Hong Kong’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, was granted an exclusive audience with China’s then-President Hu Jintao, a rare honor. State [...]
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As HK marks 35 years since draft Sino-British Joint Declaration was signed, is universal suffrage as out of reach as ever?

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

Thursday is the 35th anniversary of the signing of a draft of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong’s future, and coincides with the city’s beleaguered [...]
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Controversial HK website Dim Sum Daily linked to company owned by man wanted in Malaysia over 1MDB scandal

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

A man wanted over the 1MDB scandal in Malaysia is the joint owner of a marketing firm that has close links to a website under scrutiny over its negative coverage of Hong [...]
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HK protests leave China with ‘no good options,’ former US diplomat says

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

* China has “no good options in Hong Kong,” says Kirk Wager, former US ambassador to Singapore. * “Hong Kong is one of the world’s greatest cities and [...]
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Embattled HK leader set for town hall meeting

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

Hong Kong’s embattled leader will attend a town hall meeting on Thursday evening in a bid to reach out to residents after more than three months of huge, sometimes [...]
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US bill on HK democracy, which has angered China, gets approval in House and Senate committees

US bill on HK democracy, which has angered China, gets approval in House and Senate committees

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

A US bill written to support democratic freedoms in Hong Kong by increasing pressure on Chinese authorities moved closer to becoming law on Wednesday after receiving approval [...]
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