Archive for November 26th, 2019

Business Briefs 26 November 2019

26-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 9:10 AM

* Kienlongbank will launch a credit package worth VND600 billion between December 2 this year and February 29, 2020 to meet loan demand for business, shopping, and home [...] » More

Facebook removes fake NUS student union page slammed by Shanmugam

26-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 8:11 AM

Facebook has removed the Nussu-NUS Students United page, which was earlier blasted in a statement by Law and Home Affairs minister K Shanmugam for misquoting him. The page, [...] » More

Fake news law used for 1st time over PSP member’s FB post

26-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 8:10 AM

The government has invoked the Protection against Online Falsehoods and Manipulations Act (POMFA) for the first time, as the POFMA Office issued a correction notice to [...] » More

Asian shares advance amid hopes for US-China trade deal

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

Global shares were higher Monday amid some optimism that the US and China may edging closer to a trade deal. France’s CAC 40 added 0.6 percent in early trading to [...] » More

Asian markets rally on fresh trade hope, elections lift HK

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

Asian markets rose Monday on fresh optimism over the long-running China-US trade talks after Beijing offered an olive branch on the key issue of intellectual property, while [...] » More

HK’s district councillors traditionally handle municipal matters. But this election was a global event as almost 3 million residents clamoured to be heard

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

Nearly 3 million Hongkongers voted in Sunday’s district council elections, the record-breaking turnout sending a peaceful but powerful signal of their demand for a say [...] » More

HK voters deliver landslide victory for pro-democracy campaigners

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

Hong Kong’s voters have delivered an unprecedented landslide for pro-democracy candidates in local elections, in a powerful show of solidarity with the city’s [...] » More

HK actor and singer Jordan Chan faces six months’ jail for posting ballot paper on social media

26-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong actor and singer Jordan Chan faces a possible six months jail for posting an image of his ballot paper for the island state’s district council elections on [...] » More

Despite a landslide win for HK’s pro-democracy parties, the ‘root’ of the problem remains

Despite a landslide win for HK’s pro-democracy parties, the ‘root’ of the problem remains

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

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy candidates won big in local elections on Sunday, but there will be no easy solutions to the issues hanging over the territory as protesters [...] » More

UK welcomes HK’s Lam promise to reflect seriously after election

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

Britain said on Monday it welcomed a promise by Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam to “seriously reflect” after democrats in the city scored a landslide [...] » More

Fresh headache for China after HK democrats rout pro-Beijing candidates

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

After months of sometimes-violent unrest in Hong Kong, an election with record turnout handed a big victory to pro-democracy local district council candidates, posing a new [...] » More

Factbox: What people in HK are saying about district council elections

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

Here are comments from voters, politicians, activists and academics on Hong Kong’s district council elections, where pro-democracy candidates romped to a landslide and [...] » More

Protests drive record 70pct poll turnout in HK

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

Hong Kong’s voters turned out in unprecedented numbers Sunday for local council elections that the city’s pro-democracy movement hopes will pile pressure on the [...] » More

‘A tsunami of public opinion’: unexpected winner hails HK voters

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

Tommy Cheung, a round-faced 25-year-old former student activist, did not expect to emerge a winner in the electoral battle for Yuen Long district council, a heavily [...] » More

HK democrats cheer landslide victory in local elections amid political crisis

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

Hong Kong’s democrats romped to a landslide and symbolic majority in district council elections after residents turned out in record numbers on Sunday to vote following [...] » More