Archive for October 25th, 2019

Business Briefs 25 Oct 2019

25-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:08 AM

* Rang Dong Light Source and Vacuum FlaskJSC (RAL) posted a 19% year-on-year rise in its net sales in the third quarter of the year at VND900 billion, and its after-tax [...] » More

Asian shares mixed as earnings drive modest Wall St gains

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

Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after US stock indexes eked out tiny gains in a wobbly day of trading as investors reviewed another set of mixed company earnings. [...] » More

Asian markets track Wall St gains, pound flat with eyes on Brexit

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

Most Asian markets rose Thursday following a positive lead from Wall Street, while the pound was marginally higher as traders await the next Brexit move with the EU expected [...] » More

HK extradition bill officially killed, but more unrest likely

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

Hong Kong’s legislature on Wednesday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but the move was unlikely to end [...] » More

Under China’s shadow, Taiwan, HK squabble over a murder suspect

Under China’s shadow, Taiwan, HK squabble over a murder suspect

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

Chinese-ruled Hong Kong and Taiwan engaged in a rare squabble on Wednesday over a Hong Kong man accused of murder in Taiwan whose case was used by Hong Kong to promote a [...] » More

HK’s ongoing protests leave Australian airline Qantas with a $17 million profits slump

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

Australia’s national airline Qantas announced a HK$134.1 million (US$17.1 million) hit to half-year profits as a result of Hong Kong’s ongoing unrest. The airline [...] » More

HK protesters hold singalong in Tsim Sha Tsui as tensions ease with local ethnic minority communities over Kowloon Mosque police spraying

HK protesters hold singalong in Tsim Sha Tsui as tensions ease with local ethnic minority communities over Kowloon Mosque police spraying

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

Protesters gathered in Tsim Sha Tsui on Wednesday for a singalong in support of local ethnic minority communities, three days after a police water cannon sprayed blue dye on [...] » More

HK protests will have ‘unbearable and devastating consequences’, Chinese state media says

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

China’s state media said on Thursday that failure to put an end to the prolonged protests in Hong Kong will have “unbearable and devastating consequences” [...] » More

HK protests: ‘virus of violence’ deadlier than Sars and is spreading overseas, says China’s top diplomat in city, Xie Feng

HK protests: ‘virus of violence’ deadlier than Sars and is spreading overseas, says China’s top diplomat in city, Xie Feng

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

China’s top diplomat in Hong Kong has labelled the ongoing protests rocking the city an independence campaign to overthrow the government, appealing to the [...] » More

A single grievance sent protesters to the streets, but wider discontent has kept them there

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

The demonstrations seemingly began with a single spark. In Chile it was a hike in metro fares. In Lebanon it was a tax on WhatsApp calls. In Hong Kong it was a proposed [...] » More

HK police urge ‘don’t believe the rumours’ about dogs dying from tear gas, but concern groups want animals removed from protests

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

Hong Kong police have quashed suggestions that their dogs have either died or fallen sick as a direct result of tear gas being fired during protests. On Thursday morning, the [...] » More

HK exports shrink 7.3 per cent in September as US-China trade war continues to bite

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

Hong Kong exports shrank 7.3 per cent in September year-on-year amid the raging US-China trade war, ending the third quarter on a sour note. Exports dropped to HK$347.7 [...] » More

HK protesters to rally in support of Catalan activists

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

Hong Kong protesters plan to rally on Thursday in support of demonstrators pushing for a separate Catalonia in northeastern Spain as a Chinese official denounced months of [...] » More

Qantas flags HK protest hit on profits

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

Australian airline Qantas on Thursday announced a first quarter revenue increase of 1.8 percent for the 2020 financial year, but warned of a profit hit from ongoing protests [...] » More

‘White terror’: HK’s China critics beaten in targeted attacks

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

The men jumped Stanley Ho without warning, smashing both his hands with metal rodsone of multiple recent attacks against prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy figures that [...] » More