Archive for October 4th, 2019

Business Briefs 04 Oct 2019

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:06 AM

* Credit in the banking system hes grown 8.4% against the end of 2018, the General Statistics Office said. The growth rate was slower than last year when bank loans rose [...]
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Asian markets tumble on growing global economy fears

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets mostly sank Thursday after a below-par US jobs report compounded worries about the world’s top economy, while the WTO fanned fresh trade war fears by [...]
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Asian stocks fall further on economy worries

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian stocks fell for a fourth day Thursday as weaker US manufacturing and hiring data fueled jitters about the global economy. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 fell by an unusually [...]
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Defiant Occupy leaders released from HK prison and immediately vow to join new anti-government protest movement

Defiant Occupy leaders released from HK prison and immediately vow to join new anti-government protest movement

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Two leading figures in the Occupy movement were released from a Hong Kong prison on Thursday morning, after serving five months in jail for their roles in the 2014 [...]
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Investors keep their faith in HK markets despite protests

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

As anti-government protesters fought pitched battles with police in Hong Kong streets last week, a group of bankers in another part of the city were busy taking in billions [...]
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Shot HK teen charged with rioting, attacking police

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The teenager who was the first victim of police gunfire in Hong Kong’s monthslong pro-democracy protests was charged Thursday with rioting and attacking police, as [...]
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HK’s Political Crisis Deepens After the Worst Day of Violence in Decades

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

Amid worsening political tensions, hundreds of protesters gathered in the streets of Hong Kong’s financial quarter from lunchtime Wednesday in a spontaneous [...]
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HK protests: 18-yr-old shot by police to be charged with rioting and assaulting an officer

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police say criminal charges will be filed against an 18-year-old student who was shot in the chest on Tuesday in an incident that has sparked outrage and [...]
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Cyclothon and Wine & Dine Festival cancelled in HK because of safety risk posed by anti-government protests, causing loss of millions of dollars

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Two major Hong Kong events scheduled for later in October have been cancelled because of safety risks posed by the ongoing anti-government protests, with critics saying the [...]
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Mainland tourists skip HK for Singapore as city misses out on golden week bonanza

Mainland tourists skip HK for Singapore as city misses out on golden week bonanza

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

For months, Ye Rongchang and his wife had been planning to travel to Hong Kong for the week-long National Day holiday. When the unrest started in June, he did not expect the [...]
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Friends say ticking clock drove wounded HK protester

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Born after the historic July 1 day when Britain handed Hong Kong back to China in 1997, the 18-year-old protester who was shot at close range in the chest by a police officer [...]
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HK set to ban face masks in bid to curb violencemedia

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is set to enact an emergency law to ban face masks at rallies, media reported on Thursday, as authorities grapple with nearly four months of anti-government [...]
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HK flash-mob rallies erupt as anger mounts over shot protester

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Flash-mob rallies broke out in Hong Kong Wednesday as anger mounted over police shooting a teenage protester who attacked officers in a dramatic escalation of the violent [...]
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Pepe the protest frog? HK kids aren’t alt-right

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

He may have become a far-right internet meme in the West, but Pepe the Frog’s image is being rehabilitated in Hong Kong where democracy protesters have embraced him as [...]
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Goldman says billions moved from HK to Singapore amid unrest

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

The potential benefit to Singapore from the turmoil in Hong Kong: $4 billion. That’s the upper end of an estimate from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. of the money investors [...]
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