Archive for December, 2019

Microsoft seizes web domains used by N Korean hackers

Microsoft seizes web domains used by N Korean hackers

31-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 2:10 PM

Microsoft said Monday it obtained a court order allowing it to seize web domains used by North Korean hacking groups to launch cyberattacks on human rights activists, [...]
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Death toll from Philippines typhoon hits 50

Death toll from Philippines typhoon hits 50

31-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 2:06 PM

The number of people killed by a powerful storm that pummeled the central Philippines over Christmas has risen to 50, authorities said Tuesday, making it the nation’s [...]
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Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn, facing Japan trial, arrives in Beirut

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn, facing Japan trial, arrives in Beirut

31-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 2:05 PM

Former Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn, who is awaiting trial in Japan on charges of financial misconduct, has arrived in Beirut, a close friend said Monday. He apparently jumped [...]
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Huawei’s 2019 revenue to jump 18pct, forecasts ‘difficult’ 2020

Huawei’s 2019 revenue to jump 18pct, forecasts ‘difficult’ 2020

31-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 1:50 PM

Huawei Technologies on Tuesday said its full-year revenue would likely jump 18 percent in 2019 to 850 billion yuan ($121.72 billion), lower than its earlier projections, as a [...]
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‘Persist in 2020′HK gears up for New Year countdown unrest

‘Persist in 2020′HK gears up for New Year countdown unrest

31-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 1:47 PM

Hong Kong police will deploy more than 6,000 officers on New Year’s Eve, local media reported on Tuesday, as protesters plan rallies around the city to urge people not [...]
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Business Briefs 31 December 2019

31-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 9:00 AM

* SAM Holdings Corporation (SAM) plans to raise its chartered capital to VND3.5 trillion by issuing 93.5 million shares worth VND935 billion to its current shareholders. SAM [...]
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Asian stocks mixed on end of the year profit taking

31-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets were mixed Monday with activity thinning as investors wind down for the end of the year, with lingering optimism over easing US-China trade tensions driving [...]
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Asian shares lower with eyes on NKorea, China-US trade deal

31-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Shares were mostly lower Monday in Europe and Asia, though Chinese benchmarks surged on expectations of lower financing costs following a policy decision by the central bank. [...]
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More than 1,000 gather for rain-soaked HK rally

More than 1,000 gather for rain-soaked HK rally

31-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

More than 1,000 people rallied in the rain in a park in Hong Kong’s financial district on Sunday, chanting slogans for democracy as they huddled under a sea of [...]
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Commentary: Why property prices remain high in HK despite protests and violence

31-Dec-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s property market remains incredibly resilient because of four key factors driving supply and demand, says The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Simon [...]
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HK’s top officials promise raft of economic measures in new year and coming budget address to help city tide over recession, warning of ‘tough tests’ ahead

31-Dec-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

More measures would be rolled out next month and in the coming budget address to help Hong Kong businesses survive the economic downturn, top ministers said on Sunday as they [...]
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HK police foil convenience store armed robbery after early morning stop and search

31-Dec-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police foiled an armed robbery and arrested two men in the early hours of Monday. The pair were detained on suspicion of planning to rob a Tsuen Wan convenience [...]
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Wheelock Properties to loan three plots of land at HK$1 each to NGOs for 2,000 ‘transitional’ homes to ease housing crisis

31-Dec-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Wheelock Properties has become the third Hong Kong developer to volunteer to lease some of its land to ease the city’s housing crisis. Wheelock said it will loan three [...]
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HK teenage trio arrested over theft of three minibuses, with one suspect accused of driving vehicle and crashing it into another

31-Dec-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Three teenagers were arrested for stealing minibuses in Hong Kong on Sunday morning, with one of them accused of driving a vehicle and crashing it into another. Police [...]
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HK’s turbulent year in revolt

31-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Protesters in the thousands: tear gas, face masks and brutal crackdowns. Hong Kong protests show no sign of slowing as the city heads into 2020. Reuters correspondent James [...]
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