Archive for June 11th, 2020

HSBC under fire in UK for backing China’s HK law

11-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:14 AM

Asia-focused banking giant HSBC’s vocal support for China’s controversial Hong Kong security law has not been well received in Britain, the former ruler of the [...]
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Six HK doctors rapped by medical watchdog for signing off on restraining procedures for elderly residents of care homes without proper assessments

11-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:13 AM

Hong Kong’s medical watchdog has found six private doctors guilty of signing off on restraining procedures for elderly residents at care homes without proper [...]
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Dozens killed as south China hit by floods and rainstorms

11-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:11 AM

Floods and mudslides in south China have uprooted hundreds of thousands of people and left dozens dead or missing, state media reported Thursday. The bad weather has wreaked [...]
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5,500 residents from 40 dorms have resumed work: MOM

11-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 10:09 AM

A total of 5,500 residents from 40 dormitories have resumed work, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Wednesday (10 June). These dorms and 20 others were the first batch [...]
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Philippine officials visit disputed South China Sea island

Philippine officials visit disputed South China Sea island

11-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:07 AM

The Philippines’ defence minister and military officials have made a trip to a disputed South China Sea island just a few miles from a base built by China, a visit that [...]
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N Korea says US meddling in inter-Korean affairs could affect election

N Korea says US meddling in inter-Korean affairs could affect election

11-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:04 AM

North Korea said on Thursday the United States has no standing to comment on inter-Korean affairs, and it is in Washington’s interest to stay quiet if it wants the [...]
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China reports 11 new imported coronavirus cases as of end-June 10, vs three a day earlier

11-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:01 AM

Mainland China reported 11 confirmed and four new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases by the end of June 10, the National Health Commission said on Thursday. All the new confirmed [...]
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G-bond interest rates around 2pct.

11-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Dau tu Chung khoan | 7:35 AM

In May, the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) held 16 government bond (G-bond) auctions and mobilised a total of 18.392 trillion dong, up by 510 percent compared to April. In [...]
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China’s threats spurred visit to Taiwan: Czech Senate president

11-Jun-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 7:21 AM

The president of the Czech Republic’s Senate, Miloš Vystrcil, said Tuesday that threats from China and a desire to uphold democratic values strengthened his intent to [...]
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Most Asian markets rise, focus turns to Fed meeting

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

Equities were mixed in Asia on Wednesday as investors appeared to run out of steam after an extended rally fuelled by economic recovery hopes as coronavirus restrictions are [...]
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Financing solutions sought by Asia’s hotels owners amid Covid-19

11-Jun-2020 Intellasia | iCompareLoan.com | 6:02 AM

Asia’s hotels owners look for financing solutions amid coronavirus uncertainty (Image credit: Bay Hotel Singapore-Facebook) Faced with unprecedented challenges from the [...]
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Asian shares mostly higher ahead of Fed policy meeting

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

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting. The advance followed a sell-off that brought a weekslong rally [...]
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Were they worth it?: Key protest movements over the decades

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

The protests that left much of the world in a haze of tear gas last year were slowed by a pandemic until the death of George Floyd sparked a global uprising against police [...]
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Coronavirus: reeling tourism sector pushes HK government to step up efforts to create ‘travel bubbles’ with neighbours

11-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s tourism industry is desperately urging the government to set-up “travel bubbles” with neighbouring regions as a lifeline, warning the hard-hit [...]
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Li Ka-shing’s CK Asset Holdings throws weight behind Beijing’s security law for HK ahead of its biggest property launch this year

11-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

CK Asset Holdings, the second largest developer in Hong Kong by value, has sought to ease homebuyers’ concerns over China’s hugely controversial security bill [...]
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