Archive for October 30th, 2019

Who are the Vietnamese feared dead in UK truck tragedy?

Who are the Vietnamese feared dead in UK truck tragedy?

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 10:14 AM

AFP has spoken to several families of Vietnamese nationals missing in Britain, feared to be among the 39 people found dead in a truck in Essex last week. DNA has been [...] » More

Families of Vietnamese missing in UK stuck with crippling migrant loans

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:52 AM

They borrowed thousands of dollars to fund their children’s illegal trips to Europe, and now the Vietnamese parents of missing migrants feared dead in Britain have no [...] » More

Truck driver remanded at UK court over 39 dead migrants

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:51 AM

A UK court on Monday remanded in custody a truck driver over the deaths of 39 Asian migrants he had been smuggling in a human trafficking case that has horrified Britain and [...] » More

Business Briefs 30 October 2019

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:31 AM

* Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) yesterday divested from Thuan Binh Wind Power JSC (TBW) by auctioning more than four million shares, or a 25% stake, with the reserve price [...] » More

Strong quake kills one in south Philippines

Strong quake kills one in south Philippines

30-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

A 6.6-magnitude quake struck the southern Philippines Tuesday, geologists said, killing a boy fleeing his schoolroom, cracking buildings and injuring many in a region still [...] » More

Most Asian markets extend gains on trade, rates, earnings hope

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

Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday, taking up the baton after a record close on Wall Street, with investors filled with a renewed sense of hope over China-US talks, while the [...] » More

Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 hits all-time high

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

Shares were mixed in Asia and Chinese benchmarks fell Tuesday after the S&P 500 index closed at an all-time high. The rally Monday came at the beginning of a busy week of [...] » More

HK police admit adopting more aggressive tactics in bid to quell rising violence as tensions grow between officers and journalists

HK police admit adopting more aggressive tactics in bid to quell rising violence as tensions grow between officers and journalists

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

Hong Kong’s embattled police force has admitted to an aggressive shift in tactics when dealing with the ongoing unrest in the city, while journalist associations have [...] » More

Bold gangs take advantage of HK protests and stretched police resources to smuggle more luxury goods between city and mainland China

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

Smugglers are taking advantage of anti-government protests in Hong Kong to traffic luxury goods between the city and mainland China over water, while police attention is [...] » More

Democracy activist Joshua Wong barred from running in HK district council election

Democracy activist Joshua Wong barred from running in HK district council election

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

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung has been banned from running in November’s district council elections because he had not changed his stance on [...] » More

Carrie Lam says she will ‘tackle violence head on’ as recession hits HK

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

After five months of protests, Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam has said her government will “tackle the violence head on” as the Asian financial hub [...] » More

HK’s luxury flat rentals extend drop in third quarter as trade war, protests dent market sentiment

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

Luxury flat rentals in Hong Kong have continued their slide into the third quarter as uncertainties stoked by US-China trade war and social unrest helped push the economy [...] » More

HK leader says expects city to record negative growth in 2019

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

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she expects the Asian financial hub to record negative economic growth for the full 2019 year, as the city [...] » More

Former police deputy commissioner brought out of retirement to deal with HK protests set to leave force under ‘improved situation’

Former police deputy commissioner brought out of retirement to deal with HK protests set to leave force under ‘improved situation’

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

Former deputy commissioner Alan Lau Yip-shing, who was brought out of retirement in August to tackle Hong Kong’s escalating protest crisis in an unexpected emergency [...] » More

HK excludes activist Joshua Wong from upcoming district poll

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

Hong Kong authorities disqualified prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong on Tuesday from taking part in upcoming district elections, a move likely to sow further [...] » More