Archive for January 7th, 2020

Business Briefs 07 January 2020

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | | 9:27 AM

* Southeast Asia Commercial Bank (SeABank) has completed the early redemption of all special bonds at the Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC). The total value of special [...] » More

Which were 2019′s most profitable stocks?

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | VN Express | 7:06 AM

Thirty stocks on Vietnamese market at least doubled in value last year, with most gainers being penny stocks. Nine are listed on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE), the [...] » More

Trump doubts North Korea leader will break promises on denuclearization

Trump doubts North Korea leader will break promises on denuclearization

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:58 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he did not expect North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to break his promise about denuclearization, but conceded that he might. Kim Jong [...] » More

Deal bankers see slowest M&A activity in Asia-Pacific outside Japan since 2014: Dealogic

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in Asia-Pacific excluding Japan occurred at its slowest pace in five years in 2019 as concerns about a slowing global economic [...] » More

Asian markets slide on alarm over Mideast tensions

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Shares skidded in Asia on Monday, with Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index shedding 1.9 percent on concern over escalating tensions in the Middle East following the killing by a [...] » More

Dozens arrested in HK protests targeting traders in China

Dozens arrested in HK protests targeting traders in China

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TheHill | 6:02 AM

Police arrested several dozen protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday after a demonstration near the border targeted traders from the Mainland, according to Reuters. Demonstrators [...] » More

HK can learn from Israel’s start-up experience, position itself as leading fintech and blockchain hub, Tel Aviv official says

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong can follow Israel’s example of nurturing start-ups, and position itself as a leading financial technology and blockchain centre, an official with Tel [...] » More

HK shaken awake as 3.4-magnitude earthquake rattles city

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

More than 1,200 people in Hong Kong felt vibrations after a magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck near the coast of Southeastern China early on Sunday morning, waking some people [...] » More

HK steps up response to China pneumonia outbreak

HK steps up response to China pneumonia outbreak

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hospital officials in Hong Kong raised their alert level to “serious” on Saturday as a mystery viral pneumonia outbreak in mainland China continued to spread. The [...] » More

HK restaurant firebombed by black-clad attackers, police investigate protests link

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The firebombing of a Hong Kong restaurant has sparked a manhunt for two black-clad men wearing masks as police investigate whether the attack was linked to the protests. Two [...] » More

After HK protests devastation, Chinese University returns for new term under shadow of Wuhan pneumonia

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Students and staff returned to protest-stricken Chinese University for the new term on Monday wearing masks amid a pneumonia scare that has left one of its students in [...] » More

HK universities step up security leaving students and staff facing guards, gates and fencing just to get to class

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong universities reopen for classes over the next few days with students facing heightened security and stricter access to campuses, weeks after radicals vandalised [...] » More

HK joins smart airport trend

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | EJinSight | 6:02 AM

The Hong Kong International Airport is one of the busiest in the world. It ranked first in cargo volume and eighth in passenger traffic in a recent report of the Airports [...] » More

China’s new top official in HK hopes city can return to normal, and says ‘one country, two systems’ must be implemented in long-term

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s new top representative to Hong Kong hopes the city will be back on track soon, and believes it would continue to prosper under the steady implementation of [...] » More

HK poised to reclaim IPO crown

07-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong will rise again in at least one financial realm. Only twice in post-crisis 2009 and 2010 has the local bourse managed to outduel the combined power of the New York [...] » More