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For HK democrats, a deeper resonance in Taiwan’s orderly election

23-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Csmonitor | 6:00 AM

Taiwan freely elected its first female president in last weekend’s election which was closely watched in Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous territory under Chinese rule. In [...]
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HK exchange to help foreign firms launch offerings in China

23-Jan-2016 Intellasia | ATimes | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) plans to launch new initiatives such as on onshore China commodities platform and a way for foreign companies to launch offerings in [...]
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It’s been a tough week for HK markets. Here’s why

23-Jan-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Amid global market turmoil, Hong Kong’s stocks and its tightly controlled dollar have taken an outsized tumble this week, spurring speculation the currency peg may [...]
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HK braces for tourism ‘winter’ as China visitors stay away

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Tour groups to Hong Kong could shrink by as much as two-thirds in the first half of this year, an industry executive said, dealing another blow to retailers and an economy [...]
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HK Property Shares Sink as Currency Slump Spurs Concern

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong property shares fell by the most in almost five months as the city’s currency weakened and concerns deepened that borrowing costs will increase. The gauge of [...]
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Swiss Watch Brands Mull Future of HK Show on Downturn

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Swiss organiser of an annual Hong Kong watch fair and some of the exhibiting brands are considering holding the event every other year amid declining sales in the [...]
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The Mystery of HKs Disappearing Booksellers

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | The Daily Beast | 6:00 AM

Three titles among thousands in the anti-Beijing bookstores located here will give you a taste of what’s available. There’s Mao Zedong and the Red Guard, [...]
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HK stocks slide to lowest in 3-1/2 years, property slumps

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index closed at its lowest level in 3-1/2 years on Wednesday and its currency tumbled as investors were rattled by fears over capital outflows, a [...]
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First Word Asia: What’s Hounding the HK Dollar

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong dollar forwards have sunk to their weakest level this century. Worsening sentiment toward Chinese assets has spurred capital outflows. Some investors are [...]
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HK’s disappearing bookseller controversy, explained

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | VOX | 6:00 AM

Just before the New Year, a Hong Kong bookseller named Lee Bo disappeared. Lee specialises in books banned in the rest of the country. His whereabouts had been unknown until [...]
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HK SAR: Growing Despite Uncertainties

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Imf.org | 6:00 AM

Despite being repeatedly buffeted by powerful global cross-currents, Hong Kong SAR’s economy has grown steadily in recent years, according to IMF economists. In their [...]
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HK May Lower Home Down-Payment Levels, BofA’s Ngai Says

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority will probably relax restrictions on down payments for home buyers this year if prices continue to drop, according to a Bank of America Corp. [...]
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HK Dollar’s Rout Sends a Surprising Message: Buy Equities

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Baring Asset Management Ltd is eyeing Hong Kong stocks at the lowest valuations in more than a decade, betting that the city’s slumping currency make this an [...]
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HK’s Missing Booksellers Expose Publishing Underbelly

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Sandwiched between a pharmacy and a discount clothing store in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay neighbourhood is a narrow staircase leading to a shuttered bookshop that has [...]
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‘HK dollar peg at risk’ as stocks plunge

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong dollar’s decades-old peg to the US greenback could be at risk, analysts warned Wednesday, as local stocks took another pummelling in an Asia-wide rout. [...]
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