Archive for November 1st, 2019

Flights and fake passports: The ‘VIP packages’ enticing Vietnamese to UK

Flights and fake passports: The ‘VIP packages’ enticing Vietnamese to UK

01-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 2:02 PM

For up to $50,000, Vietnamese migrants can get the “VIP package” to Britain — flight, fake passport and even a lawyer — illegal, but billed as safer [...]
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Business Briefs 01 Nov 2019

01-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 9:31 AM

* Truong Hai Auto Corporation (Thaco), a large shareholder of Hoang Anh Gia Lai Agricultural Company (HNG), has registered to buy an extra five million HNG shares from [...]
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MAS sees ‘fits and starts’ for Singapore economy ahead with uneven growth across industries

01-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 8:27 AM

The Singapore economy could experience “fits and starts” for the rest of the year and into 2020 with external headwinds, such as US-China trade tensions, having [...]
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The JB-Singapore RTS is finally happening, and here’s why it should matter

The JB-Singapore RTS is finally happening, and here’s why it should matter

01-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 7:58 AM

After several postponements since the project was first inked in January 2018, Putrajaya is set to announce today that it will finally proceed with the Johor Baru-Singapore [...]
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Beijing’s backing could tip scales in race for blockchain supremacy, industry figures say

Beijing’s backing could tip scales in race for blockchain supremacy, industry figures say

01-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:35 AM

Calls by China’s president to put blockchain at the heart of the country’s innovation could tip the scales toward Beijing in the global race to lead in the [...]
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Under Xi’s rule, what is China’s image of the ‘ideal’ man?

Under Xi’s rule, what is China’s image of the ‘ideal’ man?

01-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 7:29 AM

Musk Ming paints Chinese men in suggestive poses. Delicate ink-formed faces stare longingly from the paper, their lean bodies dressed in green caps with red stars. Some wear [...]
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Asian markets follow Wall Street higher after Fed rate cut

01-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Most Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday after the Federal Reserve cut a key US interest rate. Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Shanghai retreated [...]
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Asia markets mixed as Fed cuts rates, suggests no more are likely

01-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Most Asian markets were mixed Thursday after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates again and data showed the US economy remained “resilient”, though gains were [...]
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Dozens of students wear masks during graduation ceremony, defying warning by HK Polytechnic University’s management

Dozens of students wear masks during graduation ceremony, defying warning by HK Polytechnic University’s management

01-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

More graduates from Hong Kong Polytechnic University turned up in masks to receive their degrees on Wednesday to protest against the management’s handshake snub for [...]
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HKEX CEO says HK handover model flawed from the start

01-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong bourse Chief Executive Charles Li said there are fundamental flaws in the “one country, two systems” formula that governs the former British territory [...]
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HK mask ban challenged in court ahead of Halloween rally

HK mask ban challenged in court ahead of Halloween rally

01-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong democracy activists went to court on Thursday to challenge an emergency law that bans protesters from wearing masks, as demonstrators vowed to use Halloween parties [...]
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HK home prices in four-month losing streak, fell at fastest pace in nine months in September as protests intensified

01-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Home prices in Hong Kong, the world’s least affordable housing market, declined for a fourth month in September, dropping by their fastest pace in nine months. Prices [...]
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HSBC cuts HK best lending rate, first since financial crisis

01-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

HSBC on Thursday cut its best lending rate in Hong Kong for the first time since the global financial crisis, lowering it by 12.5 basis points to 5 percent, effective on [...]
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People’s Daily says HK protester who trampled national flag was making separatist statement and demands stiffer punishment

People’s Daily says HK protester who trampled national flag was making separatist statement and demands stiffer punishment

01-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The Communist Party’s mouthpiece has weighed in on the case of a Hong Kong protester who desecrated the national flag, urging the city’s justice department to [...]
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Blizzard’s HK censorship is a symptom of gaming’s deep-rooted fear of politics

01-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNet | 6:02 AM

I want to talk about Blizzard, the mega successful video game developer and publisher. Blizzard, the creator of World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Hearthstone. The same [...]
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