Archive for January 16th, 2020

US, China sign ‘momentous’ trade deal

US, China sign ‘momentous’ trade deal

16-Jan-2020 Intellasia | | 11:55 AM

The United States and China signed a truce in their trade war on Wednesday after nearly two years of tensions, bringing relief to markets but largely leaving massive tariffs [...]
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Business Briefs 16 January 2020

16-Jan-2020 Intellasia | | 9:24 AM

* International Finance Corp and IFC Capitalization Fund, L. P, a group of large shareholders of Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank For Industry and Trade (CTG), sold over [...]
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China’s Xi visits Myanmar to drive home Belt and Road plan

China’s Xi visits Myanmar to drive home Belt and Road plan

16-Jan-2020 Intellasia | | 6:56 AM

China’s President Xi Jinping arrives in Myanmar this week to nail down multi-billion-dollar infrastructure deals in a country abandoned by many in the West appalled at [...]
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Asian markets retreat as US, China prepare to sign trade pact

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

Asian markets mostly fell on Wednesday as investors took their foot off the pedal following weeks of gains, with focus on the signing later in the day of the China-US trade [...]
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Asia trades lower as investors await signing of US China trade truce

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

Market sentiment dragged in Asia on Wednesday ahead of the US and China signing a phase one trade deal. The Nikkei 225 in Japan fell 0.45 percent to 23,916.58 while the Topix [...]
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Chinese restaurant chain Jiumaojiu jumps as much as 48 per cent on HK debut after completing biggest IPO of new year

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

Jiumaojiu International’s shares rose on debut in Hong Kong on Wednesday as the Chinese restaurant chain operator completed the city’s biggest stock offering in [...]
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Hongkongers looking to move abroad warned to be careful when using immigration consultants after family spends HK$400,000 on going nowhere

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

Hongkongers hoping to start a new life overseas have been warned to be careful which immigration firm they pick after several people shelled out hundreds of thousands of [...]
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HK police defuse pipe bomb, arrest four for manufacturing explosives

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

Hong Kong police said they defused a pipe bomb and arrested four men for manufacturing explosives after raiding an apartment where they found protest-related items such as [...]
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Cardiac arrest patient not given certain drug because of time needed to get it from hospital pharmacy, HK inquest hears

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

An elderly asthma patient was not given a certain medicine before his death in a Hong Kong hospital because it would have taken too long to obtain the drug in an emergency, [...]
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HK welfare chief Law Chi-kwong says latest relief measures aimed at the elderly and low-income people will pose a burden on city’s coffers

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

South China Morning PostHong Kong’s welfare chief admitted on Wednesday that the latest relief measures aimed at the city’s elderly and low-income groups would [...]
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HK’s ‘yellow economy’ rewards protester-friendly businesses

16-Jan-2020 Intellasia | HongkongFP | 6:02 AM

Seven months of unrest have taken a heavy toll on many Hong Kong businesses, but pro-democracy protesters are now seeking to reward shops and restaurants that support their [...]
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HK health insurance: Consumer Council warns ‘lazy’ shoppers to compare deals carefully after revealing huge price differences

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

Hongkongers should study voluntary health insurance plans carefully because they could spend twice as much on a policy that offered nearly identical cover to cheaper ones, a [...]
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Chow Tai Fook to shut protest-hit stores in a sign HK’s retail slump to persist in 2020

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

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group’s decision to shut about one-fifth of its stores in protest-hit Hong Kong and focus on growing its presence in the mainland China market [...]
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HK protest shoppers show their true colours

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

Seven months of unrest have taken a heavy toll on many Hong Kong businesses, but pro-democracy protesters are now seeking to reward shops and restaurants that support their [...]
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Legal challenges filed after HK police obtain warrants to search seized digital devices

16-Jan-2020 Intellasia | HongkongFP | 6:02 AM

Legal challenges have been filed against court-issued warrants to search digital devices of arrestees held within the Hong Kong police headquarters. Two warrants were issued [...]
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