Archive for November 2nd, 2019

Lan Kwai Fong’s Halloween profits slashed after police restrict party hub access amid HK protests

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

Halloween sales at Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong plunged up to 70 per cent on what the entertainment district’s founder called a “crazy night” that left [...] » More

British government urges HK protesters to ‘end the violence’ while calling for ‘proportionate’ police response in handling demonstrators

British government urges HK protesters to ‘end the violence’ while calling for ‘proportionate’ police response in handling demonstrators

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

Britain has called on anti-government protesters in Hong Kong to “end the violence”, while also asking police to “be proportionate” in their handling [...] » More

HK protesters plan huge march after gatecrashing Halloween

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong protesters planned flash mob demonstrations in shopping malls on Friday after a night of clashes in a central bar district as prominent pro-democracy activist [...] » More

HK legislator Junius Ho suing three pan-democrats for defamation over alleged ‘triad member’ remark

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

A Hong Kong lawmaker is taking three pan-democrat legislators to court for allegedly calling him a triad member. Junius Ho Kwan-yiu, a legislator for the New Territories West [...] » More

HK retail sales drop 18.3 per cent in September as ongoing protests and trade war continue to batter consumer sentiment

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

Hong Kong shoppers continued to shy away from spending as retail sales tumbled 18.3 per cent in September year-on-year on the double blow of the ongoing social unrest and the [...] » More

Henderson Land increases farmland donation as tycoons step up to help government ease housing crisis

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

Henderson Land Development, Hong Kong’s third-largest property company with a market capitalisation of HK$189.9 billion (US$24.2 billion), will loan 430,000 sq ft of [...] » More

Shares of Asia’s largest logistics operator ESR Cayman jump 7pct in HK debut

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Shares of logistics real estate developer ESR Cayman jumped in the company’s debut in Hong Kong on Friday the second-largest IPO in the city this year. Its shares [...] » More

HK braces for mass rally over weekend after Halloween clashes

HK braces for mass rally over weekend after Halloween clashes

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong cleaned up its famed party zone Lan Kwai Fong on Friday after a night of clashes marred Halloween festivities when police fired tear gas at protesters and were [...] » More

UPDATE 1-Warburg-backed ESR shares rise over 7pct in HK debut after $1.6 billion IPO

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Industrial property investor ESR Cayman Ltd shares climbed more than 7 percent on their debut in Hong Kong on Friday, after raising $1.6 billion in a re-launched IPO last [...] » More

Flash mobs break out in HK as anti-government protesters vent anger at police use of force

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

Flash mobs appeared in two Hong Kong districts at lunchtime on Friday, as protesters occupied major thoroughfares to demonstrate against what they said was excessive use of [...] » More

Ping pong allows Hang Seng’s CEO to show true personality as woman at top of leading HK bank

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

Louisa Cheang Wai-wan knows all too well that self-confidence is the top trait of women in power. But for the CEO of Hang Seng Bank, being authentic plays an equally [...] » More

Heavy rain warning issued for eastern Taiwan

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Friday issued a heavy rain warning for eastern areas of Taiwan, citing the continued effects of a northeastern wind system. Yilan, Hualien [...] » More

Taiwan city of Kaohsiung investigates restaurant for sacking lesbian

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

A restaurant in Kaohsiung City could face a fine of up to NT$1.5 million (US$49,000) after having sacked a lesbian waitress due to her sexual orientation, reports said Friday [...] » More

Taiwan seeks compensation from Japanese firm over deadly derailment

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM

The Taiwan Railways Administration said Thursday that it is seeking compensation from a Japanese trading firm over a derailment on the island that killed 18 people last year. [...] » More

Water supply in Taiwan will remain sufficient, despite dry season

02-Nov-2019 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Water supply throughout Taiwan is expected to remain sufficient this winter, despite the dry season, which usually runs from November to the following April, the Water [...] » More