Archive for January 13th, 2020

Business Briefs 13 January 2020

13-Jan-2020 Intellasia | | 9:35 AM

* HCMC Infrastructure Investment Company (CII) has settled nearly VND903 billion (US$-10 million) of convertible bonds. CII in 2017 issued US$60 million of convertible bonds [...]
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A touchy subject: HK government accused of stifling debate in city by organisers of schools’ competition

A touchy subject: HK government accused of stifling debate in city by organisers of schools’ competition

13-Jan-2020 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

Fourteen more schools have withdrawn from a debate competition for secondary pupils in Hong Kong, prompting organisers to accuse the Education Bureau of pressuring schools [...]
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HK buyers snap up SHKP’s Wetland Seasons flats in Tin Shui Wai for the second weekend as sentiments improve

13-Jan-2020 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s homebuyers piled into the first major residential property project to be launched in Tin Shui Wai in a decade, as they snap up most of the 335 homes offered [...]
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Wuhan pneumonia: new strain ‘bears close similarity to Sars’ as HK health minister assures public city is prepared

13-Jan-2020 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

A new strain of pneumonia that claimed its first fatality in mainland China on Saturday has been revealed as a Sars-like coronavirus, with close to 80 per cent similarity to [...]
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Wuhan pneumonia: six more cases in HK take total to more than 50 but professor says risk of spread during Lunar New Year mass migration unlikely

13-Jan-2020 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

Six more people have been admitted to hospitals in Hong Kong after developing respiratory symptoms on their return from the mainland Chinese city of Wuhan, health authorities [...]
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City University says donations affected by ongoing HK protests, with sponsors backing out of past commitments

13-Jan-2020 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong university has said donations have recently been “inevitably affected” amid the ongoing anti-government protests that have often involved tertiary [...]
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‘We want this’: HK election tourists join Taiwan rallies

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

At a raucous election rally for Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen, Hong Konger Karen Leung surveyed the huge crowd of excited flag-waving voters as a rap song blasted over the [...]
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Nearly 2 million adults are estimated to have shown symptoms of PTSD during HK protests, study finds

13-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Almost 2 million people in Hong Kong – about a third its adult population are estimated to have experienced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during [...]
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HK Airlines and Synergy among 33 A350 cancellations

13-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Flight Global | 6:02 AM

Airbus has revealed cancellations for 33 A350s, all the 900 variant, in its end-of-year backlog revision. Analysis of the airframer’s figures indicate eight aircraft [...]
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HK protests: rare day of peace as protesters spend Saturday raising awareness of movement

13-Jan-2020 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong experienced a peaceful Saturday as protesters staged small promotional events in town for like-minded businesses and upcoming rallies. In Admiralty, protesters [...]
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HK considers the future: ‘If you can afford it, leave’

13-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Today Online | 6:02 AM

Everywhere Ivan Lam looks, he sees his possible future. On the news, he watches Hong Kong police beating demonstrators. He sees masked protesters vowing to fight on. He reads [...]
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Man killed in rock crusher accident at HK building site

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

Labour chiefs were investigating on Saturday after a man died in an accident involving a rock crusher at a building site in eastern Hong Kong. Police got a report at about [...]
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US applauds Taiwan president re-election: Pompeo

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election on Saturday and lauded her for seeking stability with China “in the [...]
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Tsai vs Han: Taiwan’s top two presidential candidates

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

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen is seeking a second term against the main challenger Han Kuo-yu in Saturday’s elections. Tsai hails from the independence-leaning [...]
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Taiwan and Korea move to expand their tech influence as US-China trade war drags on

Taiwan and Korea move to expand their tech influence as US-China trade war drags on

13-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

With the United States and China still locked in a trade battle, non-Chinese tech companies in Asia are looking to seize on the opportunity and expand their influence in the [...]
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