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HK Monetary Authority chief pledges support for US dollar peg

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam said yesterday that he would continue to support the local dollar’s peg to the US currency when his [...]
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Culture war powers HK’s democracy protests

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Political freedom is not the only impetus for the hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters who, last week, marched through central Hong Kong. True, the immediate [...]
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Get out of HK before the next pro-democracy protest, HSBC tells investors

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Qz | 6:00 AM

Recently, HSBC and other banks pulled advertising from a Hong Kong newspaper critical of the mainland Chinese government, citing “commercial considerations.” Now [...]
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HSBC Downgrades HK Outlook, Seeing Rift With Beijing Deepening

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

HSBC HSBA.LN -0.35 percent has downgraded its investment outlook for Hong Kong, citing the potential risks from the Occupy Central protest movement and the possibility of the [...]
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China’s army celebrated the HK handover with gift bags, fruit carvings, and machine guns

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Qz | 6:00 AM

While more than a hundred thousand Hong Kongers were protesting mainland’s China’s ever-increasing control over the semi-autonomous city last week, the [...]
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Growing anti-Beijing sentiment is shifting focus away from HK’s real problems

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Han Zhu says it’s unfair to blame Beijing for the conflicts in Hong Kong society that stem from rising social injustice as the city becomes increasingly marginalised in [...]
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Route of proposed Nicaraguan canal unveiled

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Nicaragua’s government and Hong Kong-based HKND Group on Monday unveiled the route of a proposed $40 billion inter-ocean canal to compete with the Panama Canal that [...]
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HK Airlines May Have IPO In Two Separate Currencies

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Bidnessetc | 6:00 AM

The South China Morning Post has reported that Hong Kong Airlines is planning an initial public offering (IPO) worth $500 million denominated in both the Chinese Yuan [...]
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Accidents raise safety questions on HK waters

Accidents raise safety questions on HK waters

08-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 7:39 AM

Hong Kong is one of the world’s busiest ports, but as a growing number of container ships compete with fishing boats for space in an ever-shrinking harbour, a spate of [...]
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HK press freedom faced ‘darkest days’ in past year

HK press freedom faced ‘darkest days’ in past year

08-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 7:13 AM

Hong Kong journalists said Sunday the past year had been the “darkest” for press freedom for decades, with growing political tensions expected to worsen the [...]
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HK press freedom faced ‘darkest days’ in past year

08-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong journalists said Sunday the past year had been the “darkest” for press freedom for decades, with growing political tensions expected to worsen the [...]
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Accidents raise safety questions on HK waters

08-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is one of the world’s busiest ports, but as a growing number of container ships compete with fishing boats for space in an ever-shrinking harbour, a spate of [...]
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HK Exchange Offers ‘Extreme’ Transparency

08-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Coin Desk | 6:00 AM

A new Hong Kong-based exchange is offering its customers unprecedented transparency mechanisms, including automatic proof-of-reserves tests, in a bid to shake up the [...]
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Bitcoin Flat, New HK Exchange and FreeRoss Campaign

08-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Forex News | 6:00 AM

It has been a very uneventful 24 hours in bitcoin land. Prices spent most of the day hovering just below the $630 figure. Then we got a short lasting rally to $636, which [...]
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HK’s ‘hands off’ regulations prompt growth in drone flying by amateurs

08-Jul-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

As airborne drones become affordable to amateurs, a lack of regulation encourages enthusiasts – and raises privacy fears for others As the out-of-breath tourists gazed [...]
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