Archive for December 28th, 2019

Upper Thailand gets colder by 1-3 °C, isolated rains forecasted in some areas

28-Dec-2019 Intellasia | TheStar | 7:06 AM

A strong high-pressure system over upper Thailand is expected to cover the upper northeast of Thailand and the South China Sea meeting a westerly trough moving across the [...] » More

Asian markets mostly rise after China’s industrial profits grow

28-Dec-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Asian markets mostly rose on Friday after China released solid economic data. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) advanced 1.2 percent as trading resumed following the [...] » More

Asian stocks up after Xmas tech results cheer Wall Street

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

Asian markets mostly rose on Friday following another strong lead from Wall Street where tech stocks won big with strong Christmas results. The tech-heavy Nasdaq finished [...] » More

Kingswood tops HK’s most actively traded address list of 2019 as owners cut prices ahead of biggest home sales in 10 years

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

Kingswood Villas, one of Hong Kong’s largest housing communities, was the city’s most actively traded address for the second consecutive year, as owners slashed [...] » More

HK police admit officer showing reporter’s ID to live-streaming camera during protest was ‘inappropriate’

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

Hong Kong police admitted on Friday it was inappropriate for an officer to display a reporter’s ID card in front of a live-streaming camera during a protest a day [...] » More

Grand Theft Auto V becomes latest battleground of HK protests

Grand Theft Auto V becomes latest battleground of HK protests

28-Dec-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

The Hong Kong political crisis is now playing out in the virtual world. Popular online video game “Grand Theft Auto V” has become a battleground between [...] » More

HK protesters plan major New Year’s Day rally after three days of Christmas chaos

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

Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters on Thursday ended a third straight day of Christmas demonstrations and confrontations with police that led to more than 310 [...] » More

HK’s M&A deals shrink to six-year low as trade and tech wars dent ‘animal spirits’ in executives

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

Months of anti-government protests and the fallout from US-China trade war have restrained the “animal spirits” in the city’s top executives as deal-making [...] » More

HK Bar Association chair Philip Dykes confirms he will run for a third term

HK Bar Association chair Philip Dykes confirms he will run for a third term

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

The vocal leader of Hong Kong’s barristers will run for a third consecutive term of office, breaking a convention of the past three decades, the Post has learned. Human [...] » More

Hang Seng finishes at five-month high on bright sentiment over trade deal, Wall Street gains

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

Hong Kong stocks soared to a five-month high on Friday, as investors took their cues from Wall Street gains overnight and steady progress on the US-China trade deal, while [...] » More

HK stocks end at 5-month high on upbeat China data

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

Hong Kong stocks closed at a five-month peak on Friday as investors cheered a rebound in China’s industrial profits for November, while hopes that Beijing and [...] » More

Vietnam beats Thailand as favourite SE Asian destination among Taiwanese

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

Vietnam has surpassed Thailand as the favourite Southeast Asian tourist destination among international travellers from Taiwan, with the number of Taiwanese visiting the [...] » More

Sexist slurs mar Taiwan presidential elections

Sexist slurs mar Taiwan presidential elections

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

Taiwan has forged a reputation as Asia’s most progressive democracy and it boasts a higher proportion of women in parliament than anywhere else in the regionyet [...] » More

New measures to go into effect in Taiwan January 1

28-Dec-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

A slew of new regulations will come into force in Taiwan January 1, including higher monthly and hourly minimum wages, raising the age of eligibility for full labour [...] » More

Taiwan’s stock market one of top 3 best performing among emerging economies

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

Taiwan is one of the three best performing emerging economies in terms of stock market performances in the past decade, according to US-based finance company MSCI Inc. The [...] » More