Archive for December 21st, 2019

Bankers predict more big Asia IPOs after best quarter since 2010

21-Dec-2019 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:58 AM

As the Asia-Pacific wraps up its best quarter for new listings in almost a decade, the region’s investment bankers are preparing for a busy start to 2020. Citigroup Inc [...] » More

Asian markets swing but trade deal keeps mood buoyant

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

Asian markets fluctuated on Friday as investors await fresh catalysts to drive business, though with the China-US trade deal out the way and Christmas approaching many are in [...] » More

Southeast Asia may soon need ‘plan B’ to deal with lowflation

21-Dec-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Southeast Asia is set for another year of low inflation, generating difficult choices for the region’s central banks. S&P Global Ratings sees inflation remaining [...] » More

Asian shares mixed as US says trade deal with China ready

21-Dec-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian shares meandered in a narrow range on Friday despite another session of record highs on Wall Street. There was little apparent reaction Friday after US Treasury [...] » More

HK police seize $10m in donations intended for protesters

21-Dec-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police have frozen HK$70m ($10m) from a major fund to help pro-democracy protesters, and arrested its four members, accusing them of money laundering. Police said [...] » More

Why HK remains attractive to tech start-ups despite challenges

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

Hong Kong’s businesses are facing a challenging time. The long-running US-China trade war, as well as the months-long street protests, have plunged Hong Kong into a [...] » More

Sexual violence against HK protesters what’s going on?

21-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Amnesty | 6:02 AM

Scenes of protesters wading through clouds of tear gas or clashing with riot police have become sadly familiar in Hong Kong. But battles in the streets aren’t the only [...] » More

HK protesters seek international support on rights

HK protesters seek international support on rights

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

Hong Kong protesters rallied outside diplomatic missions on Thursday to urge foreign governments to follow the United States and pass human rights bills to raise pressure on [...] » More

Police freeze HK$70 million raised by Spark Alliance for HK protesters, with group suspected of using money for personal gain and rewards

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

Police have frozen about HK$70 million (US$9 million) raised by activists to support Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters and arrested four people for money [...] » More

HK stock exchange boss pockets HK$166.7 million in first sale of his HKEX stake since 2009

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

The boss of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has pocketed HK$166.7 million (US$21.4 million) from the first sale of his personal stake in the operator of Asia’s third [...] » More

Passers-by pin down knife-wielding jewellery thief who snatched gold ornaments in HK in broad daylight

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

A knife-wielding robber was intercepted and subdued by passers-by after fleeing from a jewellery shop with gold ornaments in Hong Kong on Friday. The hold-up occurred at a [...] » More

China won’t allow foreign forces to interfere in HK, Macau Xi

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

President Xi Jinping said on Friday China would never allow foreign forces to interfere with its special regions of Hong Kong and Macau, as he swore in a new pro-Beijing [...] » More

Xi revels in patriotic Macau handover party as HK simmers

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

Macau on Friday celebrated 20 years since the former Portuguese colony was returned to China with President Xi Jinping praising the pliant gambling hub for its patriotism, a [...] » More

Impounded Aircraft Could Help HK Airlines

21-Dec-2019 Intellasia | Forber | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong Airlines keeps hitting the snooze button on its home city’s alarm clock. The problem is not serious risk of the airline going out of business but instead a [...] » More

HK’s protest-battered University station to reopen, MTR Corporation announces

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

A train station taken out of use for more than a month after a battering by anti-government protesters will reopen on Saturday, Hong Kong’s rail operator has said. But [...] » More