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HK businesses survived the city’s protests. Coronavirus pandemic may be their breaking point

09-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

On a weekday morning in the ground floor mall of Hong Kong’s International Finance Centre, office workers dressed in business attire are sparse but not uncommon, as [...]
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Investment funds eye deeper discounts, fire sales as distress mounts in HK property sector

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s cash-strapped property owners have been willing to sell their assets at a 20 per cent to 30 per cent discount as the economic fallout from the coronavirus [...]
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HK schoolboys arrested for woman’s Mong Kok mugging, while young accomplices still on the run

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Two 13-year-old schoolboys have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman and stealing her watch and handbag, Hong Kong police said on Tuesday. Officers are scouring the [...]
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Cathay Pacific boeing 777 ‘UNSTABLE APPROACH’ In HK

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Samchui | 6:02 AM

On 31st March, 2020, a Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300/ER, Registration B-KQM was cleared for an Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach on runway 07L, whilst operating flight [...]
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Coronavirus: as HK’s passenger numbers bottom out, daily departures can fit on one plane

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

There are now so few people flying out of Hong Kong, the daily total can sometimes fit on a single plane with room to spare. Average inbound and outbound passenger loads have [...]
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Prices and rents of HK’s tiny flats to fall this year as coronavirus-driven uncertainty hits demand amid oversupply

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The prices and rents of Hong Kong’s tiny flats those measuring less than 215 sq ft are expected to fall this year as the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on the [...]
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Five HK policemen jailed for beating pro-democracy protester Ken Tsang during 2014 Occupy movement lose final appeal bid

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s top court on Tuesday turned down the request of five police officers jailed for beating a pro-democracy activist during the 2014 Occupy protests to lodge a [...]
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Coronavirus: HK glass recycler says shutdown of bars, nightclubs a blow shaky industry can ill afford

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The city’s recent 14-day shutdown of bars, pubs and nightclubs as it attempts to contain the spread of Covid-19 is already having negative consequences for another [...]
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Coronavirus: HK government will soon roll out measures to save jobs of grass roots workers in businesses hit by pandemic

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong authorities will soon roll out relief measures to safeguard the jobs of grass roots workers, the city’s leader has said. Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng [...]
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Giant pandas Ying Ying and Le Le mate for the first time at HK’s Ocean Park

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Two giant pandas at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park have moved a step closer to breeding, after successfully mating for the first time on Monday. After repeated failures and a [...]
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Coronavirus: six fined in HK’s first Covid-19 prosecutions for illegal public gathering

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Six Hongkongers have been fined HK$2,000 (US$256) each over a game of chess found in breach of social-distancing laws, marking the city’s first prosecutions under [...]
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HK businesses survived the city’s protests. Coronavirus pandemic may be their breaking point

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

On a weekday morning in the ground floor mall of Hong Kong’s International Finance Centre, office workers dressed in business attire are sparse but not uncommon, as [...]
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HK’s drugs tsar links rising cannabis use among young people with legalisation overseas

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s commissioner for narcotics has attributed a 50 per cent surge in young people using cannabis to users thinking the drug is not harmful because of [...]
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Coronavirus: Indian consulate in HK poised to work with government to fly home 700 residents stuck in South Asian country

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The Indian consulate in Hong Kong has said it is poised to work with the city’s government to fly some 700 stranded residents out of the South Asian country, even as [...]
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HK protests: former lawmaker convicted of causing hearing loss to police officer by shouting through loudhailer at anti-government rally

HK protests: former lawmaker convicted of causing hearing loss to police officer by shouting through loudhailer at anti-government rally

08-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

An ousted Hong Kong lawmaker was on Monday convicted of causing hearing loss to a police officer by shouting through a loudhailer at an anti-government rally eight months [...]
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