Archive for June 18th, 2020

UPDATE 1-Singapore shortlists 14 applicants for digital bank licences

18-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:17 AM

Singapore’s central bank has shortlisted 14 applicants for up to five digital bank licences on offer in the city-state’s biggest banking liberalisation in two decades. [...]
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Singaporean who migrated to Australia at 11 jailed 4 months’ for defaulting NS

18-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 10:16 AM

A 28-year-old Singapore-born man who migrated to Australia at the age of 11 was jailed four months on Wednesday (17 June) after he pleaded guilty to remaining outside [...]
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Employers need ‘new thinking’ to give mature Singaporean workers ‘fair chance’: Tharman

18-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 10:03 AM

Employers need to adopt a “new thinking” to give middle-aged and mature Singaporean workers a fair chance to prove themselves, said Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam [...]
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Japan firms curb jobs, cut pay to cope with coronavirus pain: Reuters poll

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

A majority of Japanese firms said they have taken steps – from lay offs to pay cuts – to cope with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic on the world’s [...]
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Norway wants to resume salmon sales after China all-clear

18-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:00 AM

Norway said on Wednesday (Jun 17) it wanted to resume exports of its salmon to China after Beijing appeared to rule it out as a possible source of COVID-19. Norwegian salmon [...]
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Trump signs sanctions law over China treatment of Uighurs

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

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law an act that authorizes sanctions against Chinese officials over the mass incarceration of Uighur Muslims. Trump’s [...]
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US wants undersea data cable to skip Hong Kong

18-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:58 AM

US Justice Department officials on Wednesday (Jun 17) recommended that a high-capacity undersea data cable system proposed by Google and Facebook bypass Hong Kong, citing [...]
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US presses China as top officials seek way forward

US presses China as top officials seek way forward

18-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:20 AM

The United States on Wednesday pressed China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims and Hong Kong, just as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was meeting a top official from [...]
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India, China hold talks to de-escalate deadly border tensions

India, China hold talks to de-escalate deadly border tensions

18-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:19 AM

India and China agreed Wednesday to ease tensions at their disputed Himalayan border, even as they traded blame for a brawl that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. The [...]
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Coronavirus: HK steps up Covid-19 testing to cover all Beijing arrivals by air

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

Compulsory testing has been extended to Beijing passengers flying into Hong Kong who are exempt from quarantine, the Post has learned, under a new government measure to [...]
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Unrest in HK sees pro-democracy protester seeking asylum in Australia

18-Jun-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

At 22, Tommy should be enjoying his social science classes at university. Instead, he’s seeking asylum as a political refugee in Australia. Tommy, who asked that his [...]
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‘Very healthy’ pipeline of IPOs are flocking to HK as US-China tensions ramp up

18-Jun-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

There’s a “healthy” pipeline of Chinese companies listing in Hong Kong, and one key trend ahead will be more tech firms that will do so increasingly, [...]
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HK stocks extend gains for a second straight day as investors take cue from rising US futures

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

Hong Kong and China stocks rose on Wednesday, as investors shrugged off concerns over surging Covid-19 infections in Beijing and focused on optimism in the US markets. The [...]
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HK opposition lawmakers ordered to pay HK$252,000 for damaging Legco during debate over national anthem bill

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

Three Hong Kong opposition lawmakers have been ordered to pay a total of HK$252,000 (US$32,500) in damages for hurling foul-smelling objects during recent debates over the [...]
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HK protests: more than 8,000 complaints made against police but force says many people were mobilised online

HK protests: more than 8,000 complaints made against police but force says many people were mobilised online

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

More than 8,000 people have complained to Hong Kong police about the way officers handled anti-government protests over the past year but the force said many of them had been [...]
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