Archive for October 17th, 2019

Business Briefs 17 Oct 2019

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 8:13 AM

* Kim Oanh Group has signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Orient Commercial Bank (OCB) to prepare for the development of large-scale urban projects and its entry [...]
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Asian shares rise after Wall Street gain on solid earnings

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

Asian shares were higher Wednesday after a gain on Wall Street boosted by healthy earnings reports from US companies. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.6 percent in [...]
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HK leader abandons policy speech after heckles from lawmakers

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

Hong Kong’s embattled leader abandoned a State of the Union-style speech on Wednesday after she was heckled by rowdy opposition lawmakers during chaotic scenes inside [...]
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US House passes HK ‘Democracy Act’

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

The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill sought by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong that aims to defend civil rights in the semi-autonomous territory. [...]
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HK policy address key takeaways: Leader Carrie Lam homes in on housing ‘grievances’ and unveils cash sweeteners in bid to rescue cith from brink

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

For the first time in Hong Kong’s history, its leader’s policy address was delivered by video after heckling from opposition lawmakers forced Carrie Lam Cheng [...]
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HIGHLIGHTS-HK leader Carrie Lam unveils property measures

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

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam unveiled a package of property measures on Wednesday aimed at restoring confidence in her administration after more than four months of [...]
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HK leader forced to abandon state of the union address amid protests

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam abandoned a state-of-the-union style address after opposition politicians heckled her in chaotic scenes inside the city’s [...]
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23 spice products sold in HK have cancer-causing substances: consumer watchdog

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

Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has found 23 spice products sold in the city contained substances that could cause cancer, with the amount in two goods exceeding local [...]
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US House passes legislation taking hard line on China over HK, Huawei

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

The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed four pieces of legislation taking a hard line on China, three related to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and one [...]
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House approves bills supporting pro-democracy activists in HK

House approves bills supporting pro-democracy activists in HK

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

The House of Representatives sent a clear rebuke to Beijing and reaffirmed American support for pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong on Tuesday afternoon, as police have [...]
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HK leader slams US senator for ‘police state’ remark

HK leader slams US senator for ‘police state’ remark

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

Hong Kong’s leader on Tuesday hit back at a US senator who said the city is becoming a police state, a day after a massive rally called on Washington to punish Beijing [...]
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Pentagon official says US is concerned by ‘heavier hand Beijing has taken’ in HK

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

Hong Kong’s long-held reputation as one of Asia-Pacific’s best, most well-regulated police, judicial and administrative systems is under threat as Beijing takes [...]
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The Latest: China threatens retaliation against US HK bill

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

The Latest on Hong Kong’s protests (all times local): 12:45 p.m. China says it will take countermeasures after the US House of Representatives passed three bills [...]
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How HK’s taxes spawned billionaires and bred inequality

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

For 25 consecutive years, Hong Kong has remained the world’s freest economy, thanks partly to low taxes and the rule of law. But widening inequality has also fuelled [...]
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Hazard investing? Here are 10 stocks to buy, if and when HK’s street mayhem end, according to Morningstar

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

The Hang Seng Index, the world’s third-biggest loser in the past six months, stands to recover its lost ground if Hong Kong can put a quick end to the four months of [...]
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