Archive for December 27th, 2019

Business Briefs 27 December 2019

27-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 9:32 AM

* South Korea’s conglomerate SK Group and the National Pension Service (NPS) have launched an US$860-million fund to invest in Vietnamese companies, especially inlocal [...] » More

NSC reviews Moon’s China trip, vows push for closer ties with Beijing, Tokyo

27-Dec-2019 Intellasia | KoreaHerald | 7:07 AM

South Korea’s top national security officials agreed Thursday to step up efforts for closer relations between their country and two neighbouring powers, China and [...] » More

Asian shares mostly higher in quiet post-Christmas trading

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

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday with many world markets closed for Christmas holidays. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index advanced 0.6 percent to 23,924.92, while [...] » More

Asian markets mixed in subdued post-Christmas trade

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

Asian equities were largely subdued in mixed morning trade on Thursday, as recent gains held with investors still optimistic about US-China trade ties. Following the [...] » More

South China Sea live-fire drill for PLA’s HK garrison

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

China’s state broadcaster released a video on Christmas Eve of Hong Kong’s PLA garrison conducting live-fire sea drills in the South China Sea. While key details [...] » More

From Algeria to HK, a year of anti-establishment rage

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

Angry citizens have swelled the streets of cities across the globe this year, pushing back against a disparate range of policies but often expressing a common grievancethe [...] » More

18 animal traps seized by HK authorities after stray puppy found snared

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

Eighteen animal traps have been found near a village in northern Hong Kong after one snared a puppy, according to an animal welfare group. Officers from the Society for the [...] » More

Beijing’s liaison office calls on mainland Chinese agencies, businesses in HK to stand behind administration after high-level talks over Xi’s praise for Macau

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

Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong has called on mainland Chinese agencies and businesses in the city to support local authorities, declaring a “key moment for [...] » More

Third day of Christmas clashes in HK

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

Hong Kong endured a third straight day of political unrest over the Christmas period Thursday as police and pro-democracy protesters clashed inside shopping malls. Protesters [...] » More

HK’s malls targeted by protesters during Christmas break

27-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s shopping malls have become a flash point for protests during the Christmas holiday, with more rallies set for Thursday. Pro-democracy demonstrations have [...] » More

Police use tear gas, pepper spray as HK Christmas protests turn ugly

Police use tear gas, pepper spray as HK Christmas protests turn ugly

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

Defiant anti-government protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong and gathered in shopping centres again on Christmas Day, confronting police who used tear gas and pepper [...] » More

Schoolgirls killed by man falling from building in China

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

Two teen girls have died from injuries sustained after a man threw himself off a high-rise building in southwestern China and landed on them, police said. According to The [...] » More

‘We’re all family now’: Protesters gather for free Christmas dinner in HK

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

Hundreds of anti-government protesters and their supporters gathered outside a tiny restaurant in Hong Kong for an unconventional Christmas dinner, sharing paper plates piled [...] » More

Police, protesters clash as HK celebrates Christmas

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

Hong Kong’s Christmas celebrations were marred by sporadic clashes between police and pro-democracy activists on Wednesday as the city’s pro-Beijing leader said [...] » More

5 charts show how protests in HK have affected the city’s economy and stock market

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

Widespread protests in Hong Kong have lasted for more than six months with little signs of abating anytime soon. Hong Kong, a former British colony that returned to Chinese [...] » More