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Beijing’s problem in HK is not foreign interference but Western ideas

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Schopenhauer famously said that ideas, unlike taxis, take you where they want you to go. I am reminded of this observation by Beijing’s incessant complaints about [...]
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China shares rise on strong banks, HK slips again

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China shares extended gains on Thursday morning bolstered by a leap in bank and brokerage stocks, while the Hong Kong market dipped back into the red as economic worries [...]
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Plans for HK$110b expansion of HK rail network unveiled

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

New and extended routes planned by 2026 to better serve existing communities and provide communication links for new developments Plans for seven new rail projects costing an [...]
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HK animal rights campaigners call for end to Japan’s Taiji dolphin hunt

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong animal rights campaigners have spoken of their frustration and anger at seeing the yearly dolphin cull begin in Japan this week. The first kills of the dolphin [...]
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Singapore Beats HK in Health Efficiency: Southeast Asia

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Singapore overtook Hong Kong to top a ranking of the most-efficient health-care systems, as the government boosts spending on medical services to support an aging population. [...]
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Faster immigration clearance between Singapore & HK from Sep 22

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Automated system, open to eligible citizens, meant to enhance trade and tourism links between Singapore and Hong Kong, according to the Republic’s Immigration and [...]
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HK tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he is building in Macau. Stephen [...]
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Alibaba IPO seen sucking money out of HK stocks

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Marketwatch | 6:00 AM

Sure, Hong Kong’s stock exchange may have essentially turned down Alibaba Group’s new listing by refusing to make the needed rule changes, but Chinese investors [...]
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HK Rethinks Rules After Alibaba IPO Loss

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Alibaba’s choice of New York over Hong Kong for its blockbuster IPO was a blow for the Chinese financial centre. Now, the city’s stock market is starting to [...]
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Jack Ma refutes rumours of migrating to HK

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Jack Ma, the founder of China’s pioneering e-commerce firm Alibaba and one of the country’s richest man, has refuted reports of migrating to Hong Kong after the [...]
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HK Developers Raise Cash to Buy Land: Real Estate

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Billionaires including Li Ka-shing and Robert Ng have cut debt at their Hong Kong developers to near-record lows in preparation to buy land as prices fall, a signal the [...]
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HK contractors’ bid-rigging is behind rising prices

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

I am a victim. Our block is subject to a government slope upgrade order. There is nothing wrong with the slope. In fact, it stands in danger only from the way that the [...]
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Rents hit record high at 50 major HK estates

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Average rents at 50 major housing estates in Hong Kong hit a record high last month, research by Ricacorp Properties shows. The average rent at 50 estates monitored by [...]
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Asia documentary makers ride wave of ‘civil awareness’

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A wave of “civil awareness” across Taiwan, Hong Kong and China is inspiring more documentary makers to unearth stories that otherwise would not be told, according [...]
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HK to Spend $14.2 Billion on Seven New Rail Routes

19-Sep-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong plans to spend at least HK$110 billion ($14.2 billion) to build seven railways connecting outlying districts where most of the city’s population growth is [...]
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