Archive for October 23rd, 2019

Business Briefs 23 Oct 2019

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:16 AM

* FPT Corporation (FPT) saw its revenue and after-tax profit in the third quarter of the year rising over 17% and 30% against year-ago period to reach VND7.1 trillion and [...]
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Asian markets rise on China-US trade hopes, pound edges down

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

Asian markets rose Tuesday on growing optimism that China and the US will sign a partial trade deal next month, while the pound dipped slightly as dealers await another key [...]
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Asian markets lifted by China-US trade hopes, pound stands ground

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

Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday on growing optimism that China and the US will sign a partial trade deal next month, while the pound held firm around five-month highs as [...]
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Don’t put politics before justice, HK urges Taiwan over fugitive case which sparked anti-government unrest

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

Hong Kong’s No 2 official has urged Taiwan authorities not to put politics before justice, saying they were complicating the surrender of a fugitive murder suspect [...]
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HK rolls out fresh HK$2 billion package of relief measures to counter double whammy of ongoing protests and US-China trade war

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

Hong Kong has rolled out HK$2 billion (US$254 million) worth of relief measures to ease joblessness and support enterprises as the city reels from the double whammy of the [...]
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HK man who planted sewing needles in bus seats sent by court for mental assessment

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

A Hong Kong man who admitted to planting needles in bus seats to hurt passengers because he claimed the drivers were skipping stops has been sent for a mental evaluation. [...]
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Nitrogen dioxide levels around some HK parks and schools ‘concerning’, Greenpeace survey finds, but scientists say results may not be as alarming as they look

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

Concentrations of a major air pollutant can reach “concerning” levels around public parks and primary schools in Hong Kong, a survey by a green group has found. [...]
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As HK protests hit business, landlords offer HK$1 rents in city’s most expensive office towers

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

Some landlords are getting desperate in attracting tenants to their offices in Hong Kong, as more than four months of civic unrest have deterred many companies especially [...]
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China foreign minister slams ‘unacceptable’ violence in HK

China foreign minister slams ‘unacceptable’ violence in HK

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

China’s foreign minister on Monday denounced the “unacceptable” violence by protesters in Hong Kong, saying they had been encouraged by “foreign [...]
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HK stocks end higher on US-China trade deal optimism

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

* HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used 1.3 percent, Shanghai->HK daily quota used 0.1 percent * HSI +0.2 percent, HSCE -0.2 percent, CSI300 +0.4 percent * FTSE China [...]
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HK court allows appeal by city’s largest police group seeking ban on publication of district council voters’ private details

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

A Hong Kong court has allowed an appeal by the city’s largest police group which sought an immediate ban on voters’ personal details being made public. In its [...]
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HK protest violence being fanned by foreign forces, China’s Wang Yi claims

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

China’s foreign minister has reiterated Beijing’s claim that foreign forces are fanning violent protests in Hong Kong, which he denounced as “violence pure [...]
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‘Society is suffering’: HK protests spark mental health crisis

‘Society is suffering’: HK protests spark mental health crisis

23-Oct-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Niko Cheng was ready to die in August. The 22-year-old nursing student and her fellow protesters known as “fighters” for their willingness to confront police in [...]
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HK, Taiwan authorities tussle as fate of murder suspect in limbo

HK, Taiwan authorities tussle as fate of murder suspect in limbo

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

A murder case that led to mass street protests in Hong Kong should be handled independently by Taiwan, where the suspect allegedly committed the crime, authorities in the [...]
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Tear gas fired at HK protests has not affected water and air quality, says health minister responding to exposure fears

Tear gas fired at HK protests has not affected water and air quality, says health minister responding to exposure fears

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

Water and air quality in Hong Kong have not been affected by the firing of tear gas at protests that have plagued the city for nearly five months, a government minister has [...]
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