Archive for October 5th, 2019

Asian markets mixed ahead of US jobs data as economy fears build

05-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets were mixed Friday as investors tentatively await the release of key US jobs data later in the day, following a number of disappointing figures this week that [...]
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HK leader to ban face masks as she activates colonial-era powers

05-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s leader plans to use harsh colonial-era emergency powers for the first time, banning face masks in a bid to curb the city’s protests. Opposition [...]
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Factbox: HK police change guidelines on use of force in protests

05-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police loosened guidelines on their use of force in the run-up to demonstrations on October 1, giving them greater power to deal with protesters in difficult [...]
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Prosecution of journalist for entering HK Legco amid July 1 protest sparks ‘extreme concern’ from city’s biggest press body

05-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The prosecution of a journalist for entering the legislature during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong has led to the city’s biggest press body raising [...]
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Fresh questions raised over Cathay Pacific oxygen bottles sabotage as HK aviation chiefs again demand answers

05-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The Cathay Pacific Group is under increasing scrutiny from regulators after bosses from Hong Kong’s two largest airlines were summoned for a second time over new [...]
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HK court grants bail to 18-year-old student protester still in hospital recovering from gunshot wound inflicted by police officer

05-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong court on Friday granted bail to the 18-year-old student protester who was charged with rioting and assaulting police while in hospital recovering from a gunshot [...]
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HK set to ban face masks as more protests planned

05-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s government is set to ban face masks at protests, media reported on Friday, as it struggles to end months of violent unrest in the Chinese-ruled city. But [...]
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HK government mulls face mask ban at protests: reports

05-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s government was expected to meet Friday to discuss using a colonial-era emergency law to ban pro-democracy protesters from wearing face masks, in a move [...]
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HK must protect freedom of assemblyUN rights office

05-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The United Nations human rights office said on Friday that any new government measures to cope with protests in Hong Kong must be grounded in law and protect the right to [...]
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This is the most unaffordable city in the world to buy a home

05-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Housing prices in Paris, Hong Kong and Vancouver have increased by 150 percent since 2000, according to UBS’s 2019 Global Real Estate Bubble Index. The median [...]
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ABC News HK crew misidentified in viral social media photo

05-Oct-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

A photograph circulating on social media misidentifies Senior Foreign Correspondent Ian Pannell and an ABC News crew as “external advisers” and “an [...]
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Utilities, property heavyweights drag Hang Seng Index to one-month low

05-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The Hang Seng Index dropped to a one-month low at the close on Friday, ending the day 1.11 per cent lower at 25,821. Heavyweight stocks weighed on the benchmark, which was [...]
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UPDATE 2-HK leader invokes emergency powers to quell escalating violence

05-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

* Lam hopes ban on masks will help quell violence * China condemns “colour revolution” * City in danger but not in a state of emergencyLam * Protesters gather, [...]
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As protests rack HK, China watchdog has Cathay staff ‘walking on eggshells’

05-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Staff at Cathay Pacific Airways (0293.HK), Hong Kong’s flagship airline, are on edge. Their city has been gripped by months of anti-government protests, and their [...]
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HK tycoon Li Ka-shing donates $128 million to support local business

05-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing will donate HK$1 billion ($128 million) to support local small and medium sized businesses, his foundation said on Friday, a move [...]
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