Archive for January 23rd, 2019

Business Briefs 23 January 2019

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | | 9:02 AM

* Viet Gia Phu Real Estate Trading and Investment Company, an organization related to Nguyen Thi Phuoc as a board member of Sai Gon – Mien Trung Beer Company (SMB), [...]
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Asian markets turn lower, pound holds up against dollar

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets edged down Tuesday as profit-takers stepped in following a recent run-up, while the pound maintained gains on hopes Britain will avoid crashing out of the [...]
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Run-down buildings are hot property in land-scarce HK

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

In a city with stratospheric land prices, run-down buildings can be hot property. Hong Kong developers are increasingly acquiring and revamping old buildings as land gets [...]
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HK failing to tackle wildlife smuggling epidemic: Study

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong must do more to crack down on illegal wildlife smuggling by ending legal loopholes and lenient sentences, conservation groups said Monday (January 21), as they [...]
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China, HK stocks back-pedal as investors sort through uncertainties on trade, global growth

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong and mainland stocks got off to a weak start on Tuesday as uncertainty over global growth and the future of US-China trade relations hangs on investors’ minds. [...]
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As key meeting looms, HK transport officials do ‘everything they can’ to win Legco support for cross-harbour toll increases

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Transport officials are making a last-ditch effort to get lawmakers to support proposed toll increases intended to ease congestion at Hong Kong’s cross-harbour tunnels, [...]
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HK court rejects ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung’s bid for final appeal over having trademark locks cut in jail

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A former Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker best known for his trademark long hair failed to win the court’s blessing on Tuesday in his bid to lodge a final appeal [...]
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Nearly a third of Hong Hong preschools hit by flu outbreaks, forcing seven-day closures

Nearly a third of Hong Hong preschools hit by flu outbreaks, forcing seven-day closures

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Nearly a third of all preschool centres in Hong Kong had by Monday night reported a flu outbreak and suspended classes for a week. That came after 67 more kindergartens and [...]
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Tourist killed by falling window from HK hotel

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A hotel employee arrested after a window she was cleaning fell onto a busy Hong Kong street and killed a tourist was released on bail Tuesday as investigators try to work out [...]
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HK’s port has fallen behind rivals. Industry experts say it needs to be more competitive

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Trade hub Hong Kong once boasted the world’s biggest port in terms of number of containers processed, but it has fallen behind rivals such as Shanghai and Singapore. [...]
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HK customs officers arrest ex-bank manager, seizing HK$11 million worth of cocaine

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong customs officers arrested a former bank manager on Monday night following the seizure of HK$11 million (US$1.4 million) worth of suspected cocaine. Initial [...]
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Former top HK judge attacks city’s court, saying it should have dismissed joint checkpoint case instead of letting judge act as ‘emperor’

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A former top Hong Kong judge has attacked the High Court’s decision to hear a challenge against mainland Chinese laws being enforced at a local high-speed rail [...]
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Fanling North and Kwu Tung North development plan is ‘killing family farms’ in HK, affected residents say

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A plan to develop two new towns in northern Hong Kong is killing family farming by not providing adequate relocation sites, affected residents said on Monday. The outcry came [...]
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HK hotel owners’ group urges members to step up safety checks after falling window kills woman

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong hotel owners’ association has urged members to step up safety checks after a mainland Chinese tourist was on Monday killed by a window falling from the 16th [...]
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Chinese accuse McDonald’s of supporting Taiwan independence

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CTV News | 6:00 AM

Chinese nationalists are accusing a McDonald’s advertisement in Taiwan of supporting independence for the self-ruled island. The advertisement for a breakfast sandwich, [...]
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