Archive for June 10th, 2020

Vietnam’s lychee crop not bearing fruit as prices slump

Vietnam’s lychee crop not bearing fruit as prices slump

10-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 1:51 PM

Hundreds of lychee farmers sorted and graded huge piles of the tropical fruit at a busy wholesale market in northern Vietnam on Tuesday, but many bemoaned slumping prices as [...]
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Asian shares slip after mixed Wall Street session

10-Jun-2020 Intellasia | ET | 1:45 PM

Asian equities slipped on Wednesday after most US stocks pared gains made during their recent rally, although the Nasdaq benchmark reached its second straight day at a record [...]
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Russia, China build case at UN to protect Iran from US sanctions threat

10-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:42 PM

Russia and China have started making the case at the United Nations against Washington’s claim that it can trigger a return of all sanctions on Iran at the Security [...]
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Czech Senate speaker to visit Taiwan in trip that could irk China

10-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:40 PM

The speaker of the Czech upper house of parliament will travel to Taiwan with a trade mission at the end of August, potentially further souring his country’s relations [...]
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COVID-19 magnifies challenges to business in China: European business group

10-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:38 PM

The COVID-19 epidemic has exacerbated already worrisome trends to doing business in China amid slowing revenue growth, regulatory obstacles and the clout of the state-owned [...]
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Australia rejects China’s racism warning to students

Australia rejects China’s racism warning to students

10-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:00 PM

Australian officials and leading universities on Wednesday rejected China’s claims students should be “cautious” in choosing to study Down Under because of [...]
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Mainland China reports three new confirmed, five asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

10-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:00 PM

Mainland China reported three confirmed and five new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases by the end of June 9, the National Health Commission said on Wednesday. All the new confirmed [...]
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Pompeo criticises HSBC for backing HK law

10-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:59 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday took to task HSBC for backing Beijing’s controversial security law proposal in Hong Kong, warning of businesses’ [...]
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HK police arrest 53 during fresh pro-democracy protests

HK police arrest 53 during fresh pro-democracy protests

10-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:58 AM

Hong Kong police arrested 53 people during protests on Tuesday evening that saw hundreds of activists take to the streets, at times blocking roads in the heart of the global [...]
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Anniversary protests as HK democracy movement faces triple threat

Anniversary protests as HK democracy movement faces triple threat

10-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:57 AM

Several thousand demonstrators marched in Hong Kong on Tuesday evening defying authorities a year after huge pro-democracy protests erupted as the movement struggles in the [...]
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Rapid Rail says ending social distancing measures for all its rail services

10-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:32 AM

Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd said it will stop social distancing measures that were enforced on its rail services as part of the movement control order (MCO) to contain the spread of [...]
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HK woman injured in Tibetan mastiff attack takes owner to court over amount of compensation

HK woman injured in Tibetan mastiff attack takes owner to court over amount of compensation

10-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:21 AM

A young Hong Kong woman who was attacked by her neighbour’s two Tibetan mastiffs has sued the family for HK$965,000 (US$125,000) to compensate for her suffering, scar [...]
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Chinese official suggests HK should behave to keep high autonomy beyond 2047

Chinese official suggests HK should behave to keep high autonomy beyond 2047

10-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:05 AM

A Chinese official suggested on Monday that the degree of autonomy that Hong Kong would have when the post-colonial agreement on its status runs out in 2047 could depend on [...]
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Asian shares mostly higher, tracking Wall St rally

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

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday after the Nasdaq composite touched a fresh record as enthusiasm about reopening the economy pushed Wall Street still higher. [...]
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Asian markets mostly up as lockdown easing trumps profit-taking

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

Asian equities mostly rose Tuesday as long-running optimism over the re-opening of economies overcame early profit-taking to extend a rally across world markets. Sydney and [...]
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