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Protests in HK over bookseller detention in China

Protests in HK over bookseller detention in China

18-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Angry protesters gathered in Hong Kong Friday after a local bookseller broke silence to reveal how he was blindfolded, interrogated and detained in China for eight months for [...]
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Aberdeen Says Time Ripe for New HK Islamic Bond Offering

17-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The worst of times for global markets may be the best of times for Hong Kong’s government to carry out its planned third Islamic bond sale. Aberdeen Islamic Asset [...]
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Sun Hung Kai Properties Offers 120pct Mortgages in HK

17-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd, Hong Kong’s largest developer by market value, is offering mortgages worth as much as 120 percent of a home’s value at one of its [...]
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I didn’t know HK was so dangerous: Former Taiwanese president Ma

17-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

Former President Ma Ying-jeou Wednesday ridiculed the government’s decision to bar him from attending a Hong Kong event over security concerns, delivering instead a [...]
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HK securities regulator fines State Street arm for tracker fund failures

17-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) said on Wednesday it had reprimanded and fined State Street Global Advisors Asia Ltd (SSGA) HK$4 million ($515,477) for [...]
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MSCI brush-off for China shares spells more pain for HK brokers

17-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong stock brokers’ year has gone from bad to worse after index provider MSCI decided not to add mainland Chinese shares to a benchmark indexed tracked by $1.5 [...]
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Beijing’s ‘invisible hand’ felt as HK press freedom declines

17-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Asia Pacificreport | 6:00 AM

The vibrant city of Hong Kong, once regarded as a haven for free speech, is experiencing a steady erosion of press freedom. The former British colony was promised a high [...]
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HK’s No. 2 Gets Positive Reviews for Rare Washington Visit

17-Jun-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s number two official made a good impression on some of America’s most prominent think tanks last week during a rare visit to Washington. Carrie Lam and [...]
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HK’s Top Stock Loses Altitude as Buyout Speculation Wanes

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s highest flying stock is coming back to Earth. For most of this year, Tian Ge Interactive Holdings Ltd, a Chinese provider of video chat rooms, was the top [...]
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MSCI’s Chinese Stocks Denial Extends HK’s Gateway Appeal

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s appeal to international investors as a bridge to the mainland got a boost from MSCI Inc.’s decision not to add Chinese stocks to its global indexes. [...]
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Apple Pay to land in HK this summer

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Zdnet | 6:00 AM

The much-anticipated Apple Pay service will finally roll out in Hong Kong in the coming months as a number of lenders in the city announced on Tuesday their support of the [...]
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What Ma’s travails with Tsai tell us about HK

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Ejinsight | 6:00 AM

Former Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou (???) thought he could visit Hong Kong, his birthplace, without restrictions now that he is no longer president. So when the Society of [...]
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HK’s Top Stock Loses Altitude as Buyout Speculation Wanes

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s highest flying stock is coming back to Earth. For most of this year, Tian Ge Interactive Holdings Ltd, a Chinese provider of video chat rooms, was the top [...]
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Chinese national pleads guilty to kidnapping HK heiress

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Zheng Xingwang is one of a gang of nine convicted of kidnapping Queenie Rosita Law, who is the granddaughter of the founder of the Bossini clothing chain. A Chinese national [...]
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‘Missing’ bookseller returns to HK, seeks end to probe

‘Missing’ bookseller returns to HK, seeks end to probe

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong bookseller who went missing in mainland China and re-emerged under detention returned to his home city Tuesday and asked police to drop their investigation into [...]
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