Archive for August 17th, 2020

HK’s deputy leader urges opposition lawmakers to ‘let go of their prejudices’ and serve out extended Legco term

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:27 AM

Hong Kong’s deputy leader has appealed to those lawmakers undecided on whether to serve out an extended term in the Legislative Council to let go of any [...] » More

Competition heats up as HK developers take on mainland Chinese rivals to buy land next to bay area’s high-speed railway stations

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:26 AM

Land adjacent to railway stations in the Greater Bay Area may become a battlefield for Hong Kong developers as rental income and capital appreciation from properties close to [...] » More

China reports 22 new coronavirus infections for August 16, no new Xinjiang cases

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:24 AM

China reported no new local coronavirus cases in the western region of Xinjiang on August 16, according to national data, marking the first time the area’s case count [...] » More

Chinese President Xi Jinping says Marxist political economy is the bedrock for nation’s growth

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:23 AM

China’s Marxist political economy will continue to adapt to the ever-changing domestic and international environment, but must remain the bedrock on which the nation [...] » More

US-China decoupling: does clash of ideologies raise too many non-negotiables?

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:22 AM

Ambassador Cui Tiankai is China’s point man in the United States in what is undoubtedly the hot seat as the two countries face off in an ideological clash that may well [...] » More

Trump says looking at pressuring other Chinese companies after Bytedance

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:21 AM

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he could exert pressure on more Chinese companies such as technology giant Alibaba (BABA.N) after he moved to ban TikTok. Asked at [...] » More

Asia shares pause near highs, eyes on US yields

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:20 AM

Asian shares dozed near recent highs in quiet trade on Monday as investors waited to see if the recent sell-off in longer-dated US Treasuries would extend, and maybe take [...] » More

Successful Completion of Placement and Accelerated Institutional Component of A$85 million Equity Raising

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | FTI Strategic Communications Perth | 9:19 AM

* A$61.3 million raised in heavily oversubscribed placement and accelerated institutional component of fully underwritten A$85 million equity raising * A$35.0 million raised [...] » More

Latest Thailand pro-democracy protest draws at least 10,000

Latest Thailand pro-democracy protest draws at least 10,000

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:16 AM

An anti-government protest in Thailand drew more than 10,000 people on Sunday (August 16), the largest political demonstration the kingdom has seen in years as a [...] » More

Explainer: Thailand’s anti-government protests

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:15 AM

More than 10,000 people joined the biggest protest in Thailand since a 2014 coup on Sunday to demand that the government step down and bring in a new constitution for fresh [...] » More

Biggest Thai protest in years puts pressure on government

Biggest Thai protest in years puts pressure on government

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:14 AM

More than 10,000 Thai protesters chanting “down with dictatorship” and “the country belongs to the people” rallied in Bangkok on Sunday in by far the [...] » More

Thai activists challenge police to arrest them over protests

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:13 AM

A group of Thai activists presented themselves at a police station in Bangkok on Sunday and challenged officers to arrest them on charges over the organisation of protests in [...] » More

COVID-19: 86 new cases detected in Singapore, total now at 55,747

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:12 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed another 86 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore as of noon on Sunday (16 August), taking the country’s total to 55,747. [...] » More

Singapore’s Temasek buys stake worth $3.5 billion in BlackRock

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 9:11 AM

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has become one of the largest shareholders of BlackRock Inc. after it added a 3.9 percent stake in the money manager that’s worth [...] » More

Singapore oil trader Hin Leong’s founder gets forgery charge

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 9:10 AM

The downfall of storied Singapore oil trader Lim Oon Kuin reached a new nadir Friday, with the founder of Hin Leong (Pte) Ltd charged with abetment of forgery for the purpose [...] » More