Archive for December 16th, 2019

Business Briefs 16 December 2019

16-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 9:09 AM

* Hanoi Plastics JSC yesterday began trading more than 34.44 million shares on the Hochiminh Stock Exchange (HOSE) under the code NHH. Offered at a reference price of [...] » More

Counting the cost of protest HK police rack up $120 million overtime bill

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

Hong Kong police have earned an average of $11,000 for each officer in overtime pay during the last six months of anti-government protests, with the total overtime bill [...] » More

Five held over man’s death in HK protests

Five held over man’s death in HK protests

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

Five Hong Kong teenagers have been arrested in connection with the death of a man hit on the head by a brick during clashes between pro and anti-government protesters last [...] » More

HK girl, 13, who burned Chinese flag ‘out of impulse’ during protest gets 12 months’ probation

16-Dec-2019 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

A 13-year-old Hong Kong girl who admitted burning the Chinese flag during a protest “out of impulse” was sentenced to 12 months’ probation by a court on [...] » More

Five held over man’s death in HK protests

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

Five Hong Kong teenagers have been arrested in connection with the death of a man hit on the head by a brick during clashes between pro and anti-government protesters last [...] » More

HK leader Lam heads for Beijing as pressure mounts at home

HK leader Lam heads for Beijing as pressure mounts at home

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam left for Beijing on Saturday for her first visit to the Chinese capital since her government was handed a crushing defeat in local elections last [...] » More

HK leader Lam heads for Beijing as pressure mounts at home

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam visited Beijing on Saturday for her first trip to the Chinese capital since her government was handed a crushing defeat in local elections last [...] » More

Special Report: Revolution 101  For hardened teens of HK protests, violence is one way forward

Special Report: Revolution 101 For hardened teens of HK protests, violence is one way forward

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

Fiona’s rebellion against the People’s Republic of China began slowly in the summer months, spreading across her 16-year-old life like a fever dream. The marches [...] » More

Seven people dead in alleged arson attack in Tainan

16-Dec-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Seven people were killed in a suspected arson attack on an apartment complex in Tainan City’s Yujing District early Saturday. The fire was reported at around 1 a.m. at [...] » More

This Taiwan Airline Flew For 62 Years, But May Be Grounded Indefinitely

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

Far Eastern Air Transport, a six-decades-old Taiwanese airline catering to destinations within Asia, suddenly suspended its flights on December 12. The airline’s [...] » More

Taiwan approves plans for a referendum to revive contested 4th nuclear plant

16-Dec-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The Central Election Commission (CEC) on Friday (December 13) approved a proposal to hold a referendum on the revival of the contested fourth nuclear plant following four [...] » More

Taiwan probes visa scam allowing visits by Chinese officials

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

Taiwan prosecutors say they have detained 10 people, including a former staff member of the China-friendly opposition party, and are investigating them on suspicion of [...] » More

Nauru president reaffirms ties with Taiwan

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

Nauru President Lionel Aingimea, who is currently in Taiwan for his first foreign visit after assuming office in August, reaffirmed Nauru-Taiwan relations on Saturday amid [...] » More

Scoop: The World Bank told Taiwanese staff to get Chinese passports

16-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Axios | 6:02 AM

This year, the World Bank told current and prospective employees of Taiwanese nationality they must present Chinese travel documents in order to maintain or pursue [...] » More

Standard Chartered Bank forecasts Taiwan 2020 GDP growth at 2.2pct

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

Standard Chartered Bank, a leading British banking group, has forecast that Taiwan’s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow 2.2 percent year-on-year in 2020, [...] » More