Archive for October 22nd, 2019

Business Briefs 22 Oct 2019

22-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 7:27 AM

* Dairy company FrieslandCampina Vietnam, the owner of Dutch Lady brand, on October 15 cut a deal to set up strategic partnership with Bach Hoa Xanh grocery store chain [...]
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Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade

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

Global shares are mostly higher after China’s top trade negotiator said over the weekend that Beijing and Washington were making progress in trade talks. [...]
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HK leader visits mosque struck by blue water-cannon dye

HK leader visits mosque struck by blue water-cannon dye

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

Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing leader and the city’s police chief visited a mosque on Monday that was struck with blue dye from a water cannon during the latest bout of [...]
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Seconds of violence in HKthen hours of verification

Seconds of violence in HKthen hours of verification

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

The policeman raises his pistol in a melee of protesters, the gun barrel flashes and a young man falls onto his back clutching his chest 60 seconds of video caught on camera [...]
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HK descends into chaos again as protesters defy ban

HK descends into chaos again as protesters defy ban

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

Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes following an unauthorised pro-democracy rally Sunday, as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses, and police [...]
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HK leaders apologise for water cannon use at mosque

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

Hong Kong officials apologised to Muslim leaders Monday after riot police sprayed a mosque and bystanders with a water cannon while trying to contain pro-democracy [...]
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UPDATE 8-Resurgent HK protesters stage huge rally, violence erupts again

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

* Tens of thousands defy police in illegal march * Protest crowds flare up after period of relative calm * Police, protesters exchange tear gas, petrol bombs * Water cannon [...]
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Consumer Council chief Paul Lam calls for lawmakers to stick to timeline on mandatory cooling-off period for gym and beauty service contracts

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

Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog chief has urged the city’s lawmakers to pass a mandatory cooling-off period for gym and beauty salon contracts by next July, warning [...]
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HK ‘chaos’ spurring on Catalan protests, Scottish independence movement, former Chinese envoy says

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

The recent demonstrations and violent protests in Barcelona in support of Catalonian independence show that the anti-government “chaos” in Hong Kong has spread to [...]
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HK rail passengers hit with double whammy as signal failure compounds protest disruption

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

It was double trouble for Hong Kong’s high-speed rail link on Sunday as several cross-border trains were cancelled because of a signal failure, while enhanced security [...]
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Rampaging mobs stage an arson spree in HK setting mainland Chinese-linked shops and metro stations ablaze and hurling petrol bombs at police

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

Hong Kong protesters went on a rampage on Sunday hurling petrol bombs and setting ablaze multiple stores along Kowloon’s main thoroughfare, as police fired tear gas and [...]
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HK firms, lacking riot insurance, pick up pieces from protest damage

HK firms, lacking riot insurance, pick up pieces from protest damage

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

Hong Kong’s businesses will likely foot the bill for vandalism inflicted over the past four months during the territory’s most violent protests in living memory [...]
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HK tightens security ahead of planned protest

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

Hong Kong tightened security ahead of a planned anti-government march on Sunday afternoon, with some metro services halted and public facilities shuttering as pro-democracy [...]
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HK leader Carrie Lam defends minister Patrick Nip over family property purchases made before unveiling of new housing measures

HK leader Carrie Lam defends minister Patrick Nip over family property purchases made before unveiling of new housing measures

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has sought to exonerate one of her ministers whose family bought properties shortly before the government unveiled housing [...]
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Muslim Council of HK appeals for calm after police water cannons spray blue dye at front of Kowloon Mosque

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

The Muslim Council of Hong Kong has appealed for calm, saying the city’s biggest mosque was not police’s intended target when their water cannons sprayed its [...]
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