Archive for June 19th, 2020

Industrial real estate to be a highlight: Analysts

19-Jun-2020 Intellasia | VNA | 7:15 AM

Industrial real estate is expected to be a highlight in Vietnam, especially after the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement comes into being, analysts have said. FDI in real estate [...]
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National security law: HK Journalists Association survey reveals 98 per cent oppose legislation amid fears over personal safety, self-censorship

National security law: HK Journalists Association survey reveals 98 per cent oppose legislation amid fears over personal safety, self-censorship

19-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:58 AM

Almost all Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) members who responded to a survey oppose the national security law Beijing is preparing for the city, in a poll which [...]
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Asian markets drop into the red as traders take step back

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

Markets slipped Thursday as investors took a breather after a broad two-day rally, while concerns about a new wave of virus infections continued to play off against massive [...]
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Global stocks retreat on rising second wave fears

19-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Asian stocks and Wall Street futures fell on Thursday as spiking coronavirus cases in some US states and China crushed hopes of a quick global economic comeback from the [...]
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Asian markets mixed as traders weigh second wave, stimulus

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

Markets were mixed Thursday as investors took a breather after a broad two-day rally, while they weighed concerns about a new wave of virus infections against massive [...]
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HK national security law added to agenda of NPCSC meeting in Beijing this week

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

China’s top legislative body will discuss the new national security law it is tailor-making for Hong Kong at its meeting starting on Thursday, but the controversial [...]
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HK’s gig economy in media spotlight as freelancers, casual workers struggle amid protests, coronavirus

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

Media interest in Hong Kong’s struggling gig economy has intensified over the past 12 months, as freelancers and casual workers lost jobs amid the disruptions caused by [...]
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US, China diplomats discuss HK, Uighurs and coronavirus

19-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi held talks on Wednesday for nearly nine hours on a range of contentious issues that have [...]
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Credit Suisse sees ‘improving’ fundamentals for Asia stocks, with HK at its ‘cheapest’ levels in decades

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

As the world attempts to restart economies ravaged by lockdowns intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Credit Suisse sees an opportunity in Asia, where the [...]
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HK and other disagreements dominate US-China Hawaii meeting

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

The disagreement between China and the US on Hong Kong, Taiwan and Xinjiang was laid bare in a meeting between top diplomats from the two countries in Hawaii on Wednesday, [...]
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Pacific data cable not safe from China if HK included, says US

19-Jun-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

The US government wants a high-capacity undersea data cable system proposed by Google and Facebook to bypass Hong Kong, citing potential national security concerns following [...]
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China committed to maintaining HK’s status as an international financial hub, vice-Premier Liu He says

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

Chinese vice-Premier Liu He said on Thursday that Beijing is committed to maintaining Hong Kong’s status as an international financial hub. In a rare statement by a [...]
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HK’s biggest cosmetics retailer Sa Sa says business still haemorrhaging after coronavirus, protests spark record loss

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

Sa Sa International Holdings, Hong Kong’s biggest cosmetics retailer, has reported a record loss after bearing the full brunt of the US-China trade war, social unrest [...]
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HK to create 5,000 jobs for young people as unemployment rate among 20 to 24-year-olds nears record high

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

More than 5,000 jobs will be made available for young people in Hong Kong with the latest unemployment rate among 20 to 24-year-olds close to a record high, the city’s [...]
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National security law: Britain urged to go ‘one step further’ for HK’s BN(O) passport holders alarmed by Beijing legislation

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

Hong Kong’s Democratic Party has urged Britain to do more than its current assurances and provide the right of abode or full citizenship to British National (Overseas) [...]
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