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Coronavirus: as travellers rush to beat quarantine measures on Britain and the US, flights to HK balloon in price

18-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

About 20 people who arrived at Hong Kong airport on Monday evening were found to have a fever and were sent to hospital, medical sources said, raising fears that more [...]
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JD.com said to have approached UBS, Bank of America to arrange HK secondary listing

18-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Nasdaq-listed e-commerce giant JD.com has reportedly approached Bank of America and UBS to arrange a secondary listing in Hong Kong, following a trend of US-listed Chinese [...]
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Coronavirus: HK considers ramping up travel restrictions and placing all arrivals in quarantine to tackle wave of imported cases

18-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong authorities are considering ramping up travel restrictions to place anyone coming into the city under mandatory quarantine orders, as it faces a second wave of [...]
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Coronavirus: more rescue flights planned for Hongkongers stranded in Hubei, epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak

17-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

More chartered flights will be sent to pick up Hongkongers stranded in the mainland Chinese province at the centre of the Covid-19 pandemic later this month, officials have [...]
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More than 90 per cent of applicants to HK government’s subsidy for mask production fail to meet standards

17-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

More than 90 per cent of applicants for a HK$1.5 billion government fund to subsidise the production of surgical masks in Hong Kong have failed to meet basic requirements. Of [...]
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Coronavirus: seven more confirmed cases in HK, including six patients who had recent travel history

17-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong reported seven more confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Monday, including six people with recent travel history, bringing the city’s total number of infections to [...]
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Confirmed COVID-19 cases in HK increase to 145

17-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported four additional confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday afternoon, bringing the total number to 145 in Hong Kong. The [...]
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Coronavirus: HK jobless rate expected to hit nine-year high, finance chief Paul Chan warns

17-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s jobless rate is set to surge to a nine-year high because of the dim global economic outlook triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, with the catering, [...]
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JD.com hires banks for a HK listing as early as mid-yearsources

17-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Chinese e-commerce retailer JD.com Inc has hired Bank of America and UBS to work on a second listing in Hong Kong, the latest to join the queue of Chinese companies expected [...]
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HK to relax deadline for companies’ annual reports due to virus

17-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong listed companies can delay the publication of their annual reports due to the impact of the coronavirus, the city’s stock exchange and markets regulators said [...]
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Customers return to HK’s protest-hit jewellery shops to sell their gold as coronavirus pushes prices sky high

17-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s jewellers, who took a big hit from months of anti-government protests, have found their shops busy again this year. But the new wave of customers are not [...]
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HK faces challenge in plan to evacuate residents from Hubei amid shortage of quarantine facilities

17-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s quarantine facilities have only about 700 places left, a top official said on Sunday, as the government faces the challenge of evacuating later this month [...]
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HK online store Jimmy Jungle sends soap, snacks to detained protesters

17-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A “yellow economy” of businesses has sprung up in Hong Kong to support anti-government protesters, but online store Jimmy Jungle is zeroing in on young [...]
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HK’s Cathay Pacific to sell six Boeing aircraft to BOC Aviation

17-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd on Monday said it would sell six Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and its associated equipment for $703.8 million (GBP 573.2 million) to [...]
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HK central bank cuts rates, bank capital buffer requirements

17-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s central bank cut rates and the level of capital buffers it requires financial institutions to hold to 1 percent from 2 percent of their risk-weighted assets [...]
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