Archive for January 9th, 2020

Business Briefs 09 January 2020

09-Jan-2020 Intellasia | | 9:25 AM

* Prudential Vietnam and SeABank have entered into a 20-year bancassurance partnership. Prudential will also become the preferred life insurance provider to BRG Group, a [...]
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Taiwan passport world’s 32nd most powerful: Henley & Partners

09-Jan-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:58 AM

Taiwan’s passport ranks 32nd on a list of the world’s most powerful passports, offering visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 146 destinations, according to a [...]
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Asian markets pull back losses after turmoil over Iran attack

09-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets pared their morning losses and oil prices came down slightly from their earlier gains Wednesday after Iran said it had “concluded” for now its [...]
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Asian stocks tumble after Iran missile attack on US troops

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

Oil prices rose and Asian stock markets fell Wednesday after Iran fired missiles at US bases in Iraq in retaliation for the killing of an Iranian general. Brent crude [...]
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HK: Create Independent Investigation of Police

09-Jan-2020 Intellasia | HRW | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong authorities should urgently establish an independent, impartial investigation into alleged excessive use of force by the police against protesters, Human Rights [...]
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HK to add mystery illness to reportable diseases

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

Hong Kong’s health chief said Tuesday that a respiratory illness whose cause remains unknown will be added to an official list of diseases that medical practitioners [...]
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HK customs arrests traveller from Tanzania with nearly 1kg of suspected cocaine worth HK$1 million hidden in his body

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

A 44-year-old traveller who flew into Hong Kong from Africa has been arrested with HK$1 million (US$128,578) worth of cocaine concealed in his body, according to the Customs [...]
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HK unwelcome mat means city’s loss as mainland Chinese look elsewhere

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

Hong Kong’s mass street protests started in June as a rejection of the government’s plan to change a law on extradition of legal suspects and quickly morphed into [...]
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HK government Thinks Disneyland Could Help Ease the City’s Housing Crisis

09-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s leaders, faced with months of protests and some of the most unaffordable housing in the world, are looking to the “happiest place on Earth” to [...]
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Taiwan to vote in shadow of China pressure, HK protests

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

Taiwan votes on Saturday in an election overshadowed by renewed Chinese efforts to get the island to accept their rule, and as Taiwan nervously watches Hong Kong protests, [...]
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United Airlines plans $90 million write-down against its ‘fully impaired’ HK routes

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

United Airlines says it will take a $90 million write-down against its Hong Kong routes in the wake of falling ticket sales from the anti-government protests. One of the [...]
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Mike Pompeo stresses HK autonomy, urges global censure of China over ‘brutal treatment of Uygurs’

Mike Pompeo stresses HK autonomy, urges global censure of China over ‘brutal treatment of Uygurs’

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday reaffirmed the American government’s support for Hong Kong’s autonomy and called on the international community to [...]
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FB to roll out ‘voter megaphone’ service in Taiwan for elections

09-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Facebook will again roll out its “voter megaphone” service in Taiwan January 11 for the presidential and legislative elections, to encourage voters to cast their [...]
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Taiwan launches first international e-commerce incubation centre

09-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei is driving force behind initiative Taiwan’s foreign trade is about to receive a major boost after Taipei witnessed the [...]
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Taiwan to vote in shadow of China pressure, HK protests

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

Taiwan votes on Saturday in an election overshadowed by renewed Chinese efforts to get the island to accept their rule, and as Taiwan nervously watches Hong Kong protests, [...]
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