Archive for January 8th, 2020

Business Briefs 08 January 2020

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | | 9:22 AM

* Vietnam Rubber Group (GVR) has received approval from the Hochiminh Stock Exchange (HOSE) to move four billion shares to the HOSE from the Unlisted Public Company Market [...] » More

Blacklisted Chinese firm Megvii cleared for $500 million HK IPO

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:43 AM

Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) company Megvii’s plans for a $500 million Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) are back on track after its application was [...] » More

HK protests: district council sets up task force to investigate mob attack at Yuen Long MTR station

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 8:43 AM

Local politicians in Hong Kong have created a task force to look into a mob attack on passengers and protesters at a metro station in July, in their first meeting since [...] » More

Baidu said to eye secondary listing in HK as China tech firms seek hedge against US uncertainty

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 8:43 AM

Nasdaq-listed Chinese internet giant Baidu is reportedly weighing up a secondary listing in Hong Kong, joining a growing number of Chinese tech companies eyeing the city as a [...] » More

Supplies of N95 mask running low in HK as Wuhan virus scare sparks panic buying and marked-up prices

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 8:42 AM

Supplies of a mask widely used during the 2003 Sars outbreak in Hong Kong are running low amid the mystery pneumonia scare in the city, with some retailers doubling prices of [...] » More

Wuhan pneumonia: HK officials conduct health checks on all passengers arriving in West Kowloon on Wuhan trains, Carrie Lam reveals

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 8:42 AM

Health officials have stepped up measures against the mystery pneumonia outbreak in central China by checking the body temperatures of all passengers arriving in Hong Kong on [...] » More

HK to add mystery Wuhan pneumonia to list of notifiable infectious diseases, giving authorities power to quarantine patients

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 8:42 AM

Medical practitioners in Hong Kong must notify the government of anyone suspected to have been infected with the mystery Wuhan pneumonia under a change expected to be in [...] » More

Taiwan’s foreign exchange reserves reach record level in 2019

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 8:41 AM

Central Bank intervened in market four times since May: reports Taiwan’s foreign exchange reserves reached a total of $478.12 billion last month, the seventh [...] » More

Thousands More Overseas Taiwanese Register For Key Elections Than For Last Vote

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | NPR | 8:41 AM

Millions of Taiwanese are preparing for key elections this weekend and some are even flying back by plane to vote. Taiwan does not allow absentee voting, so those abroad have [...] » More

Taiwan tycoon to begin 4 years and 8 months in prison for food safety scandal

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 8:40 AM

Wei Ying-chun, one of the four brothers who own the Ting Hsin International Group, will start serving four years and eight months in prison for his part in one of several [...] » More

Black Hawk’s data recorders to be sent to US for analysis: Air Force

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 8:40 AM

Taiwan’s Air Force will send the two data recorders from the military helicopter that crashed in New Taipei on Thursday to the United States for analysis to clarify the [...] » More

HK licensing show sees drastically fewer Taiwan exhibitors amid unrest

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 8:40 AM

The number of Taiwanese businesses participating in the Hong Kong International Licensing Show 2020, which opened on Monday (January 6), has sharply declined amid the [...] » More

Chinese minders force Australian journalist to scrape Taipei off son’s nightlight

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 8:39 AM

Chinese authorities threaten to seize globe of Australian journalist’s son for listing Taipei as capital Chinese efforts to blot out Taiwan’s existence as a [...] » More

‘One country, two systems’ not likely to prevail in Taiwan post-election

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 8:39 AM

The “one country, two systems” formula touted by Chinese leader Xi Jinping will never prevail in Taiwan, whoever wins the presidential election on Saturday [...] » More

US senator says Taiwan election vital for ‘fight for human rights & freedom’

08-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 8:39 AM

US Senator Rick Scott (R) from Florida on Monday (January 6) released a tweet supporting Taiwan’s election and issuing a warning against the spread of Communist [...] » More