Archive for December 18th, 2019

Business Briefs 18 December 2019

18-Dec-2019 Intellasia | | 9:26 AM

* Indochine Import Export Industrial Investment JSC (DDG) is scheduled to inaugurate a heat provision project for Heineken’s largest beer plant in Southeast Asia, which [...] » More

Asia markets rally as China-US trade deal buoys sentiment

18-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets rose Tuesday following another record-breaking lead from Wall Street, with the China-US trade deal providing further support, though sterling took a battering [...] » More

HK protests: social workers rally in Central to rouse support for three-day strike

18-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

About 200 social workers rallied in Central on Tuesday to urge Hongkongers to join a three-day strike over what they called a humanitarian crisis facing the city. The [...] » More

HK-based digital property marketing firm Spacious eyes overseas expansion

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

From a small office in Sheung Wan, Spacious founder Asif Ghafoor is plotting to reshape Hong Kong’s property market. The website he created in 2013, in part to deal [...] » More

HK needs to do more to stop violence, resolve problemsgovernment

18-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s chief secretary, Matthew Cheung, said on Tuesday he was disappointed with recent protest violence after a period of relative calm, as the Asian financial [...] » More

Seven HK Airlines planes impounded by authority

18-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP-Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Cash-strapped carrier Hong Kong Airlines has had seven idle planes impounded at the city’s airport after it failed to make payments, authorities said Tuesday, with the [...] » More

‘We can celebrate later’: HKers pen Christmas cards to protesters

18-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong residents have been gathering across the city on weekends and in lunch breaks to write Christmas cards to injured protesters and those in detention as [...] » More

Mexico the origin of HK’s largest meth seizure in a decade

18-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong customs announced its largest seizure of methamphetamine in a decade on Tuesday, 110 kilograms of ice worth some HK$77 million ($10 million) that originated in [...] » More

As HK protests linger, employers and job candidates are considering interim moves to Singapore, Taiwan, recruiting firm says

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

Months of anti-government protests and civil unrest in Hong Kong have prompted global banks and other employers to consider hiring in alternative locations like Singapore and [...] » More

As HK protests linger, employers and job candidates are considering interim moves to Singapore, Taiwan, recruiting firm says

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

Months of anti-government protests and civil unrest in Hong Kong have prompted global banks and other employers to consider hiring in alternative locations like Singapore and [...] » More

HK’s biggest free-to-air broadcaster TVB to lay off 350 employees to cut costs amid protests, recession

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

Hong Kong’s dominant free-to-air broadcaster Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) is trying to cut heavy losses after months of anti-government protests by laying off [...] » More

HK’s Now TV says its journalist was denied entry to Macau at mainland China checkpoint, amid heightened security for 20th handover celebrations

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

A journalist has been denied entry to Macau to cover the 20th anniversary of its handover to China, his employer has said. Jack Tsang, a reporter from Hong Kong’s Now [...] » More

HK lawmakers lose seats after Court of Final Appeal upholds ruling their elections to Legislative Council were invalid

HK lawmakers lose seats after Court of Final Appeal upholds ruling their elections to Legislative Council were invalid

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

Two Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers were officially unseated on Tuesday when the city’s most senior judges refused to let them challenge lower court rulings that [...] » More

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Urges HK to ‘Come out of Its Dilemma’

18-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Times | 6:02 AM

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam on Monday, and said the semiautonomous territory has yet to “come out of its dilemma” as [...] » More

HK protests and economic woes are pushing the city’s major broadcaster to cut staff

18-Dec-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

The biggest television broadcaster in Hong Kong is cutting staff as the city plunges into recession and its political crisis continues with “no sign of abating,” [...] » More