Archive for November 13th, 2019

‘The explosion was very strong’: Witness of suicide bombing at Medan Police HQ

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 1:49 PM

An eyewitness of an apparent suicide bombing at the Medan Police headquarters in Medan, North Sumatra, has said that the explosion on Wednesday morning, which injured six [...] » More

One dead after suspected suicide bombing in Indonesia

One dead after suspected suicide bombing in Indonesia

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 1:46 PM

A suspected suicide bombing outside a police station in Indonesia has left at least one attacker dead, authorities said Wednesday. The explosion happened around 8:45 am local [...] » More

WHO prequalifies first Ebola vaccine

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 11:47 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said it had prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, hailing a “critical step” towards its licensing, [...] » More

Asian stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariffs

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 11:46 AM

Asian stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim [...] » More

Asian markets hit by trade uncerainty, Hong Kong tanks again

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 11:45 AM

Asian markets sank on Wednesday after Donald Trump failed to give investors enough reassurance over the progress of China trade talks, while Hong Kong tanked again as the [...] » More

Business Briefs 13 November 2019

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 8:07 AM

* The State Bank of Vietnam has recognized the Southeast Asia Commercial Bank (SeABank) as meeting the minimum capital adequacy ratio (CAR) based on Basel II international [...] » More

Terrorist claim against Australian man in Vietnam ‘absolutely false’, his wife says

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 7:51 AM

Allegations of terrorism made against a 70-year-old Australian man in Vietnam are “absolutely false and groundless”, his wife says, pleading with the prime [...] » More

Vietnamese families struggle to repatriate Essex lorry victims

13-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 7:48 AM

The families of the 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a refrigerated lorry in Essex last month are facing financial difficulties over repatriating the bodies of their [...] » More

World shares advance as investors await US-China trade moves

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

World shares were mostly higher Tuesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average notched another record high. Investors are awaiting fresh news on progress in negotiations on [...] » More

Asian markets mostly up as trade news awaited, HK rises

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

Asian markets broadly rose Tuesday with investors keeping tabs on the latest developments in the China-US trade talks, while Hong Kong saw a slight recovery after the [...] » More

K-pop top awards show skips HK due to protests: source

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

An annual K-pop festival is not happening in Hong Kong this year due to months-long political unrest, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday. Hong Kong [...] » More

US condemns latest HK violence, urges both sides to de-escalate

US condemns latest HK violence, urges both sides to de-escalate

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

The United States on Monday condemned “unjustified use of deadly force” in the latest Hong Kong violence and urged police and civilians alike to de-escalate the [...] » More

Huawei to give staff $286 million bonus for helping it ride out US curbs

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

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies said on Tuesday it will hand out 2 billion yuan ($286 million) in cash rewards to staff working to help it weather a US trade [...] » More

HK man who stuck sewing needles in KMB bus seats to injure passengers sentenced to two years in prison

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

A Hong Kong court on Tuesday sentenced a man who planted needles in bus seats to injure passengers to two years in prison. Mok Cham-sum, 32, admitted to trying to hurt three [...] » More

HK INGO shows care homes how they can stop the misery of restraining elderly to beds, wheelchairs and even toilets

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

Cheng So-mui remembers the days when she was confined within the four white walls of her room in one of Hong Kong’s private residential homes. She was tied to her bed, [...] » More