Archive for December 7th, 2019

Asian shares advance after meager gains on Wall Street

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

Shares swung higher in Asia on Friday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street as investors awaited a US government jobs report and kept an eye out for developments in [...]
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Trade hopes lift Asia markets but investors eye deadline

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

Optimism over the China-US trade talks kept Asian markets buoyant on Friday, with investors betting the two will eventually sign a partial deal, though they remain nervous as [...]
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HK gives protesters green light for big march on Sunday

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

Hong Kong authorities granted protesters permission to march this weekend, organisers said on Thursday, giving the green light to a rally seen as a gauge of the pro-democracy [...]
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HK’s lunchtime protests resurgent as hundreds vent anti-government anger across the city

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

Hundreds of Hongkongers joined lunchtime protests across the city on Friday, as the movement escalated its daytime show of defiance ahead of a mass rally on Sunday. Turnout [...]
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HK Hospital Authority chair urges greater powers for investigation into anti-government protests

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

A panel looking into what caused the violent unrest which has gripped Hong Kong for nearly six months should be given greater powers, to boost its credibility and help its [...]
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China tells Germany to butt out: no inquiry into HK police protest tactics

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

An independent investigation into alleged police violence in Hong Kong was “not possible”, China’s foreign ministry has told two German politicians in [...]
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HK, China stocks extend gains on growing sentiment Washington and Beijing will strike an interim trade deal

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

Hong Kong and China stocks extended gains Friday into a second session as investors bet that the US and China will agree on a partial deal in their 19-month trade war. The [...]
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HK police sound alarm over homemade explosives

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

Hong Kong’s much-maligned police force provided a rare behind-the-scenes look Friday at its bomb disposal squad to show the potentially deadly destructive force of [...]
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Three HK flats targeted in HK$850,000 blitz, as burglaries soar during months of protests

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

More than HK$850,000 (US$108,600) worth of cash and valuables were stolen from three homes amid a 90 per cent surge in burglaries during the Hong Kong protests. Thieves [...]
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Major HK anti-government rally and march get police permission

Major HK anti-government rally and march get police permission

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

Hong Kong police have approved a mass rally and march planned for Sunday by the Civil Human Rights Front, after a series of rejections for the pro-democracy group’s [...]
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HK police chief calls for peace ahead of weekend protest march

HK police chief calls for peace ahead of weekend protest march

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

Hong Kong’s police chief has urged citizens to demonstrate peacefully ahead of an expected large turnout on Sunday for a pro-democracy march that organisers said aimed [...]
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HK unrest contributed 2 pct points to Q3 GDP contraction-official

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

Social unrest in Hong Kong contributed two percentage points to the city’s economic contraction in the third quarter, Paul Chan, financial secretary of the city’s [...]
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HK police chief urges protesters to reject violence ahead of Sunday’s major demonstration from Civil Human Rights Front

HK police chief urges protesters to reject violence ahead of Sunday’s major demonstration from Civil Human Rights Front

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

Hong Kong’s police chief has appealed to protesters joining a mass protest approved for Sunday to reject violence as he called on organisers to be proactive in [...]
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HK protesters vow weekend rally and ‘last chance’ for leader

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

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Friday vowed to hold another massive rally over the weekend and warned the city’s pro-Beijing leader not to think a recent lull in [...]
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Postponed HK Open to be held next month: organisers

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

The Hong Kong Open golf tournament, which was postponed last month amid violence from escalating anti-government protests, will go ahead in January but without sanctioning by [...]
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