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HK beaches close over foul palm oil disaster

10-Aug-2017 Intellasia | NY Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong has closed more than a dozen beaches after a palm oil spill washed foul-smelling, Styrofoam-like clumps ashore, the latest major environmental disaster to blight [...] » More

HK cleans up 93 tonnes of palm oil, shuts 13 beaches after huge spill

HK cleans up 93 tonnes of palm oil, shuts 13 beaches after huge spill

10-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong has scooped up over 90 tonnes of palm oil and closed more than a dozen beaches after a ship spill washed foul-smelling, Styrofoam-like clumps ashore, the latest [...] » More

HK investor buys Standard Hotel for a discount

10-Aug-2017 Intellasia | NY Post | 6:00 AM

The High Line-straddling Standard Hotel has found a surprise potential buyer, sources tell The Post: Hong Kong-based wheeler-dealer Goodwin Gaw. Of perhaps greater interest [...] » More

Palm oil blobs cover HK beaches after sea crash

09-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Cleanup efforts are under way in Hong Kong after white blobs of congealed palm oil washed up on the city’s shores following a collision between two ships. Authorities [...] » More

Two more HK beaches closed after palm oil spill, bringing total to 13

09-Aug-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Two more Hong Kong beaches have been closed due to the regional palm oil spill as environmental officials revealed that 1,000 tonnes of oil fell into the water following a [...] » More

11 Beaches Closed in HK After 9,000-Ton Palm Oil Spill

09-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Ecowatch | 6:00 AM

Palm oil is not only disastrous for forests and its inhabitants butas it turns outit can also blight our waters and harm marine life. More than 9,000 tonnes of palm oil [...] » More

HK reliant on easy money

09-Aug-2017 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Loose monetary policy and record house prices risk market complacency Way back in October 1983, a young Hong Kong broker was working on a Saturday when his boss rushed [...] » More

Two jailed in HK over riot protests

09-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two Hong Kong men were jailed for three years on rioting charges Monday (August 7), the latest in a series of legal actions against demonstrators. The unrest in February 2016 [...] » More

As short sellers target Chinese companies in HK, hostility mounts

08-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Short sellers are increasingly targeting Hong Kong-listed Chinese companies they allege have committed accounting tricks, market manipulation and fraud. And that’s [...] » More

Beaches shut after palm oil spill in HK

08-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Ten beaches typically packed on a hot weekend were closed in Hong Kong on Sunday due to a palm oil spillage from a ship collision in mainland Chinese waters. Photographs [...] » More

HK dissident bookseller hopes to open a bookstore in Taiwan

08-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

The founder of Causeway Bay (?????) expressed willingness to open a new bookstore in Taiwan with the help of Hong Kong’s activists, but he is also worried about the [...] » More

HK’s Carrie Lam one of two ‘strong ladies’ in Asia, alongside Suu Kyi, says Thai foreign minister

07-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Hongkongfp | 6:00 AM

Lam also attended a roundtable forum between industry and business leaders from different countries within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Lam met with prime [...] » More

Carrie Lam prepared to reject previous government’s long-term fiscal strategy for HK

07-Aug-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Chief executive also witnesses signing of deal for more cooperation between her government’s trade body and its Thai counterpart Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng [...] » More

HK’s SFC Exposes Unauthorised Forex Broker Poloinvest

07-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Finance Magnates | 6:00 AM

Poloinvest is the latest FX and CFDs broker to be included on the watchdog’s warning list. Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a [...] » More

HK’s Tiny Flats Pile Up Unsold

05-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Tiny flats are flooding Hong Kong as developers rush to target first-time buyers struggling to get into the world’s priciest market. Inventories of new flats smaller [...] » More