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Ex-Judge Rejects China Patriotism Call for HK Courts

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s former top judge said the city needs to defend the independence of the judiciary after a Chinese policy paper stoked concerns of heightened influence by the [...]
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HK lawyers take stand for independence from Beijing

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s Law Society has passed an historic vote of no-confidence in its president over pro-Beijing comments, revealing a determination by the traditionally [...]
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Caution about HK’s economic outlook is warranted

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

The stock market has been on a roll, buoyed by positive sentiment over the launch in October of two-way share trading between Hong Kong and Shanghai. Home owners could never [...]
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Beijing ‘set to take hard line on HK’s 2017 chief executive election’

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Beijing insiders say central government wants to set a high nomination threshold for the 2017 poll Prospects for consensus on political reform look increasingly gloomy after [...]
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Thailand Aviation: HK based airline not safe for passengers

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Eturbo News | 6:00 AM

Thailand needs tourists, but safety is always first. Aviation authorities in Thailand have revoked landing rights for City Airways, and yesterday the airline – which [...]
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14 years to buy a flat: Quality of life in HK going down, shows survey

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Why city’s quality of life is getting worse, starting with inability of the average household to afford to buy even the most modest of homes Hongkongers’ ability [...]
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Hysan Sees Rental Growth at HK Malls Even as Retail Slows

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Hysan Development Co. (14), the biggest commercial landlord in the world’s costliest area for shop leases, expects to raise rents at its malls even as Hong Kong’s [...]
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Hongkongers stranded in Thailand after airline is grounded

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Safety concerns and worries over lax aircraft maintenance forced the grounding of a Hong Kong-backed regional airline that has left hundreds of holidaymakers from the city [...]
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Cathay Pacific’s profit jumps on better demand

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd ‘s first-half net profit soared as more people took to the skies, but the Hong Kong-based carrier sounded a note of caution as competition in [...]
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Why HK’s Voting Rights Could Be in Danger

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | City Lab | 6:00 AM

Former public officials in Hong Kong have been lobbying the United Kingdom and the international community overall to stand up for the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, [...]
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Cathay weighs in on Jetstar’s HK tussle

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

The decision to link increased traffic rights to Australia for Hong Kong airlines with regulatory approvals for Jetstar Hong Kong demonstrates the budget arm of Qantas does [...]
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Shanghai-HK Convergence Spurs Record ETF Inflows

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Shanghai-to-Hong Kong stock price convergence trade is spurring record inflows into exchange-traded funds that invest in mainland China. The two biggest ETFs (FXI) [...]
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3 Enticements US Cities Could Copy From HK to Encourage Entrepreneurship

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Entrepren Eur | 6:00 AM

For 20 years Hong Kong has been ranked as the #1 place in the world to do business by the Heritage Foundation. Last year the United States came in at #12, dropping out of the [...]
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Phuket Airport Stranding: About 200 Passengers Unable to Return to HK

14-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Phuket Wan | 6:00 AM

More than 200 passengers due to catch flights back to Hong Kong from Phuket International Airport remain stranded on the Thai holiday island tonight. It’s understood [...]
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HK to probe Colgate toothpaste over cancer-linked ingredient

14-Aug-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Colgate documents reveal that popular Total product, which is widely sold in Hong Kong contains triclosan, a chemical linked to cancer Hong Kong’s Customs and Excise [...]
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