Archive for November 21st, 2019

Business Briefs 21 November 2019

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

* Dat Phuong Company (DPG) plans to issue VND300 billion worth of secured inconvertible bonds in a private placement. The two-year debts will carry a fixed coupon rate of [...]
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Fake news amplifies fear and confusion in HK

Fake news amplifies fear and confusion in HK

21-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 8:21 AM

Murder disguised as suicide. A secret massacre at a subway station. Impending ‘terrorist’ attacks: false news online is amplifying fear and confusion in Hong Kong [...]
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Philippine Red Cross sets up temporary medical facilities in quake-hit Mindanao

21-Nov-2019 Intellasia | ReliefWeb | 8:04 AM

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) installed several medical tents in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato to address the health problems caused by the closing of several hospitals in [...]
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Asian markets sink as HK bill adds to trade jitters

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

Asian markets sank Wednesday on renewed concerns about the China-US trade talks after Washington lawmakers passed a bill supporting Hong Kong civil rights, a move likely to [...]
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Asian shares retreat on poor Japan trade data, China jitters

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

Shares retreated in Asia on Wednesday after Japan reported its worst monthly decline in exports in three years, putting pressure on the economy as growth slows following a [...]
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Last campus protesters hold out as HK schools reopen

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

Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last protesters remained holed up on a university [...]
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US Senate unanimously passes HK rights bill, sending legislation to House

21-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

The US Senate, in a unanimous vote, passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid a crackdown on a pro-democracy protest movement that has [...]
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HK university standoff nears end as few protesters remain

21-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Dozens of protesters remain holed up at a university in Hong Kong surrounded by police as a days-long standoff appears to be coming to an end. Police said that by 11pm on [...]
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UK foreign minister Dominic Raab to raise HK protests in talks with French and German counterparts

UK foreign minister Dominic Raab to raise HK protests in talks with French and German counterparts

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

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will discuss Hong Kong’s situation with his German and French counterparts on Wednesday, his office said on Tuesday. A [...]
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Even HK’s homegrown bankers are considering moving away

Even HK’s homegrown bankers are considering moving away

21-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

A senior banker born in Hong Kong plans to try getting a US green card, just in case the city’s social unrest worsens. Two other executives in town are working with a [...]
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US Senate passes HK rights bill, angering China

US Senate passes HK rights bill, angering China

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

The US Senate unanimously adopted legislation Tuesday supporting “human rights and democracy” in Hong Kong and threatening to revoke its special economic status, [...]
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Diehards hold out at HK campus as foreign pressure grows

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

Dozens of pro-democracy protesters remained holed up inside a besieged Hong Kong university campus for a fourth straight day on Wednesday as supporters took up online calls [...]
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‘Barbarians’: Inside Chinese media coverage of HK

‘Barbarians’: Inside Chinese media coverage of HK

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

In China’s state-run media, protests that have rocked Hong Kong for almost six months are the work of bloodthirsty “barbarians” or “terrorists” [...]
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HK protesters respond to online calls to ‘paralyse’ city by disrupting traffic and rail services

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

Protesters have responded to online calls to “paralyse” Hong Kong by disrupting road traffic and rail services on Wednesday, with the police siege of a university [...]
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HK student sees snakes as campus holdouts risk sewer escapes

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

Some anti-government protesters trapped inside a Hong Kong university on Wednesday tried to flee through the sewers, where one student said she saw snakes, but fireman [...]
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