Archive for October 24th, 2019

Business Briefs 24 Oct 2019

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:18 AM

* Ngo Thi Phuong Loan, deputy director at Hau Giang-based plant of DHG Pharmaceutical JSC (DHG), has been appointed Quality Director at the firm. The decision takes effect [...]
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Kim orders South’s buildings at resort in North be destroyed

Kim orders South’s buildings at resort in North be destroyed

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:01 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the destruction of South Korean-made hotels and other tourist facilities at the North’s Diamond Mountain resort, apparently [...]
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Pound, Asian markets slip as Johnson Brexit bid fails again

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

The pound extended losses Wednesday after Boris Johnson’s failure to push through his Brexit deal fuelled fresh uncertainty, while Asian markets also ticked lower as [...]
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Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower after mixed earnings

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

Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday after major companies reported mixed earnings and an EU leader said he would recommend the trade bloc allow Britain [...]
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Suspect whose case led to HK’s unrest leaves prison

Suspect whose case led to HK’s unrest leaves prison

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

A murder suspect whose case indirectly led to Hong Kong’s ongoing protests was freed from prison on Wednesday and told reporters he was willing to surrender to [...]
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HK murder suspect Chan Tong-kai who triggered protest crisis over botched extradition bill released from jail, issues public apology

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

A Hong Kong murder suspect whose case sparked the city’s extradition bill crisis made a public apology today as he was released from prison amid an escalating political [...]
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HK government withdraws bill that sparked protests

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

Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater [...]
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Hang Seng Index falls most in two weeks on scepticism over magnitude of new relief package

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

Hong Kong’s stocks dropped by the most in two weeks on angst that a HK$2 billion (US$254 million) relief package would do little to revive growth at the former British [...]
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China dismisses reports of Carrie Lam replacement plans for HK

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

China’s foreign ministry has strongly denied a report from the London-based Financial Times which claimed Beijing was considering replacing Hong Kong chief executive [...]
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HK man jailed for looting Xiaomi store that was trashed by protesters in Mong Kok

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

A Hong Kong man who was caught red-handed stealing three phones from a trashed Xiaomi store during a protest last weekend was jailed for three months by a court on Wednesday. [...]
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HK and Taiwan clash over surrender of murder suspect whose case sparked extradition bill crisis and mass protests

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

Both the Hong Kong and Taiwan governments have toughened their stances, each demanding the other side’s cooperation, in an escalating row over the fate of the fugitive [...]
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China plans to replace HK leader Lam with ‘interim’ chief executive  FT

China plans to replace HK leader Lam with ‘interim’ chief executive FT

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

China is drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an “interim” chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the [...]
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Students vandalise Singapore lecturer’s office at City University of HK over his ‘political agendas’ warning

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

The office of an assistant professor who relocated from Singapore for a post at the City University of Hong Kong has been vandalised and spray-painted with pro-democracy [...]
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HK government to withdraw bill that sparked protests

HK government to withdraw bill that sparked protests

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

Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater [...]
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HK’s struggling tourism sector gets HK$100 million cash sweetener, but industry says it means ‘nothing’ with no customers

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

Hong Kong’s travel industry was thrown a lifeline on Wednesday with a government-backed HK$100 million cash incentive to entice agents to bring in more business. [...]
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