Archive for December 11th, 2019

US asks UN to discuss risk of N Korea ‘provocation’

US asks UN to discuss risk of N Korea ‘provocation’

11-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 11:22 AM

The United States on Monday called a UN Security Council meeting this week on the risk of North Korean “provocation” as Pyongyang demands US concessions by a end [...] » More

Business Briefs 11 December 2019

11-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 9:49 AM

* Vietnam Dairy Products JSC (VNM) will buy more shares of GTN Foods JSC (GTN) to raise its ownership in GTN to 75%. VNM currently owns nearly 108 million GTN shares, or [...] » More

HK police defuse two home-made bombs containing 10kg of explosives found on school grounds

11-Dec-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:50 AM

Bomb disposal officers in Hong Kong defused two home-made devices containing 10kg (22lb) of high explosives that were found on school grounds and designed to kill large [...] » More

Asian markets in retreat as traders eye tariffs deadline

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

Asian markets fell on Tuesday morning with investors keeping a nervous eye on the China-US trade talks with less than a week until Washington is due to impose fresh tariffs [...] » More

HK government says new technology is protecting city against extreme weather on scale of Typhoon Mangkhut

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

New technology is helping to protect Hong Kong’s extensive shoreline with the city facing more extreme weather in the coming years, government engineers say. The [...] » More

Female frontliners upend HK gender stereotypes

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

Chris Wong has transformed from a quiet student who used to blush when friends swore into one of the thousands of female frontliners battling police in Hong Kong’s [...] » More

HK unrest hits 6-month milestone, protesters’ demands see little response from government

11-Dec-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Hong Kongers marched again on Sunday, chanting “five demands, not one less” as the city’s anti-government protests approached their six-month milestone. [...] » More

HK’s leader unbowed after massive weekend protest

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

Hong Kong’s leader on Tuesday again ruled out further concessions to protesters who marched peacefully in their hundreds of thousands this past weekend. The six-month [...] » More

Real Estate Billionaire’s Times China Launches Spinoff IPO In HK

11-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

One of China’s richest real estate entrepreneurs may be poised to become yet wealthier. Times Neighbourhood Holdings, a real estate management company controlled by [...] » More

HK police say bombs left in school grounds defused

HK police say bombs left in school grounds defused

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

Hong Kong police said they defused two homemade nail bombs discovered in the grounds of a school, and are investigating whether the devices were linked to political unrest in [...] » More

HK protests: students and teacher still in custody as city’s leader Carrie Lam tells schools to stop pupils taking part in ‘illegal activities’

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

A teacher and six students who were among 12 people arrested on weapons offences were still in police custody on Tuesday, as Hong Kong’s embattled leader told the [...] » More

HK set for ‘worst ever’ wave of layoffs, store closures

11-Dec-2019 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

More than 5,600 retail jobs could be lost and thousands of stores shut down over the next six months, as pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue to disrupt sales during [...] » More

HK cabinet reshuffle not an ‘immediate task’, Lam says

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

A reshuffle of Hong Kong’s cabinet is not an “immediate task”, the city’s Beijing-backed leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday, as she prepared to visit [...] » More

HK leader does not rule out reshuffle, says focus is restoring order

HK leader does not rule out reshuffle, says focus is restoring order

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam did not rule out a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday but said restoring law and order was her top priority, as the Chinese-ruled city grapples with [...] » More

HK market dips while China stocks eke out small gains, as investors remain in ‘observation mode’

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

Hong Kong stocks dipped while China-listed shares edged up, amid another day of cautious trading on Tuesday as China and the US continue working on an initial trade deal. The [...] » More