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Telecom, Ping An Insurance shares rise in HK; China stocks mixed on data showing continuing economic weakness

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong shares were flat while mainland benchmarks were mixed, as China released data showing continuing weakness in the economy, with industrial output slowing to its [...]
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More than HK$2 million in valuables stolen in daylight robbery at HK jewellery store

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A man stole more than HK$1.4 million in valuables from a Sham Shui Po jewellery shop in a four-minute broad daylight robbery on Thursday, sparking a police hunt. A spokesman [...]
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Solomon Islands oil spill worse than first thought, say owners of HK-flagged tanker, as three-mile-long slick threatens Unesco World Heritage site

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The oil spill from a Hong Kong-flagged tanker that is threatening to destroy marine life at a Unesco World Heritage site in the Solomon Islands is worse than first thought, [...]
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Top HK church official who vowed to clamp down on sexual harassment quits after being accused of sexual harassment

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A prominent Christian leader said he resigned as general secretary of the influential Hong Kong Christian Council “to avoid any unnecessary disturbance” after [...]
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HK and China stocks tread lower as investors worry over economic outlook

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong and China stocks edged lower in early trading on Wednesday as uncertainties over the mainland’s economic outlook resurfaced. The benchmark Hang Seng Index [...]
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Short circuit triggers fire at Tsim Sha Tsui’s 1881 Heritage shopping centre, former site of HK Marine Police

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A fire at a shopping centre in Hong Kong’s busy shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui sent dense smoke billowing into the sky at lunchtime on Wednesday. Emergency crews [...]
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Cathay Pacific posts HK$2.3 billion profit for 2018 as HK airline turns corner

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Cathay Pacific recorded a HK$2.3 billion (US$293 million) annual profit for 2018, reversing two straight years of losses, with the core airline business making a HK$645 [...]
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HK’s Cathay Pacific made $299 mn in 2018

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | France24 | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific on Wednesday announced a net profit of HK$2.35 billion ($299 million) last year, ending two successive annual losses as it embarks on a [...]
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British parliamentary committee urges London to ‘take action’ and monitor closely human rights in HK under 1984 joint declaration

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A British parliamentary committee has urged London to “take action” and closely monitor guarantees of human rights for Hong Kong under the 1984 Sino-British Joint [...]
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Village vandalism prompts police to investigate whether triads are trying to influence HK elections

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Vandals smashed the windows of three cars belonging to New Territories village heads in northern Hong Kong on Wednesday, prompting police to investigate whether gangsters [...]
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HK’s Cathay Pacific back to profit after two years in red

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific on Wednesday announced a net profit of HK$2.35 billion ($299 million) last year, ending two successive annual losses after a massive [...]
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HK bans Boeing 737 MAX from city’s airspace following Ethiopia crash

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong has banned Boeing’s 737 MAX jet from its airspace until further notice, finally joining more than 45 jurisdictions in imposing safety controls on the [...]
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Young expat executives taking shorter secondments in HK drive demand for serviced apartments

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

With the outlook for the global economy uncertain, it is perhaps not surprising that some international companies are thinking twice about committing their top talent to [...]
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HK’s theDesk to open Shanghai project as China’s shared workspace providers shut up shop, scale back

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Mainland China’s shared office-space market has had a torrid time, with dozens of providers going bust last year and a vast number of co-working projects now standing [...]
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HK boy, 17, charged with indecently assaulting classmate at Hilton hotel in China’s Suzhou

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A 17-year-old boy attending a prestigious international school in Hong Kong has been charged with the indecent assault of a classmate that allegedly took place during a trip [...]
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