Archive for January 10th, 2020

Business Briefs 10 January 2020

10-Jan-2020 Intellasia | | 9:38 AM

* Becamex Infrastructure Development Company (IJC) has cancelled its plan to issue VND300 billion worth of secured inconvertible bonds in a private placement to supplement [...] » More

Bangkok on high alert as PM2.5 levels forecast to rise

10-Jan-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:58 AM

Bangkok on Wednesday recorded the world’s third worst air quality on Air Visual, a popular app monitoring pollution, while City Hall is on high alert for a predicted [...] » More

Global economy faces tenuous recovery beset by risks: World Bank

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

Recovery in a handful of countries will boost global growth slightly this year but the outlook is riddled with potential pitfalls that could derail this tepid upswing, the [...] » More

Sun shining after economy’s difficult year: World Bank economist

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

The sun has come out for the global economy, as trade tensions appear to be receding. But whether that leads to a resurgence in investment that can boost growth remains to be [...] » More

Asian equities jump, safe havens slip as US-Iran tensions ease

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

Asian equities rallied and safe-haven assets such as gold and the yen retreated Thursday as investors breathed a sigh of relief that tensions between the US and Iran were [...] » More

US stocks jump, oil reverses course as markets exhale

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

Markets unclenched on Wednesday, and US stocks neared records on hopes that the United States and Iran are backing away from the edge of war. The rally capped a whirlwind day [...] » More

Anti-establishment views unite, divide HK protesters

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

Trump signs, Pepe the Frog graffiti and British and American flags have become a common sight at Hong Kong’s anti-government protests and an unsettling one to longtime [...] » More

HK politician vows to return to the streets after being pepper-sprayed in the eyes

10-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong legislator who was temporarily blinded after a riot officer lifted his protective goggles to fire pepper spray directly into his eyes on New Year’s Day has [...] » More

Beijing’s new envoy to HK holds talks with Carrie Lam at government House in Central

Beijing’s new envoy to HK holds talks with Carrie Lam at government House in Central

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

Beijing’s new envoy to Hong Kong is meeting Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor for talks on Thursday afternoon. Luo Huining, who replaced Wang Zhimin as [...] » More

Wuhan ‘pneumonia’: HK health chief under pressure to seek more information from mainland authorities amid silence on latest patient numbers

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

Hong Kong’s health minister on Wednesday came under pressure to seek more details on the mystery Wuhan pneumonia outbreak from the mainland Chinese government, as [...] » More

HK labour chief wants maternity bill fast tracked after months of political manoeuvring causes legislation backlog

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

In a rare move, Hong Kong’s labour minister has proposed the legislature fast-track a bill that would extend the city’s statutory maternity leave by four weeks, [...] » More

North Taiwan real estate business expects revival after elections

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

Business dropped to low point last December As investors are awaiting the result of Saturday’s (January 11) elections, real estate transactions in North Taiwan have [...] » More

Taiwan’s China-friendly presidential hopeful faces backlash in divided south

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

In balmy southern Taiwan, with its rural hamlets, industrial belts and slower-paced cities, a rising tide of residents are pushing back against opposition presidential [...] » More

Work starts on smart industrial park in New Taipei

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

NT$4.1 billion Baogao Industrial Park set to create 9,600 jobs in ICT, biotech and cloud computing After investing NT$4.1 billion (US$137 million) New Taipei City government [...] » More

New Power Party legislator to vote for Tsai in Taiwan elections

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

Huang Kuo-chang previously considered as presidential candidate but says will vote for Tsai Ing-wen Legislator Huang Kuo-chang of the opposition New Power Party (NPP) said on [...] » More