Archive for January 2nd, 2020

Business Briefs 02 Jan 2020

02-Jan-2020 Intellasia | | 9:32 AM

* Vietnam Airlines (HVN) has announced its business results this year, with revenue estimated at VND101.2 trillion, up VND2.2 trillion against last year, and pre-tax profit [...] » More

Microsoft says N Korea-linked hackers stole sensitive information

Microsoft says N Korea-linked hackers stole sensitive information

02-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:54 AM

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it has taken control of web domains which were used by a hacking group called “Thallium” to steal information. Thallium is believed [...] » More

China rattles sabre – and offers friendship – days before Taiwan’s elections

China rattles sabre – and offers friendship – days before Taiwan’s elections

02-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:48 AM

With just days to go before Taiwan’s elections, its giant neighbour is trying a push-and-pull strategy on the island Beijing claims as Chinese territory, rattling its [...] » More

Asia stocks down in thin end of the year trading

02-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asia stocks were down Tuesday in thin end-of-year trading, following a subdued lead from the US as investors took profits. Wall Street on Monday had its worst day in nearly a [...] » More

HK police find six jerry cans of petrol on hillside for use as firebombs to ’cause panic and chaos’ at new year events

02-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Enough petrol to make more than 100 firebombs, which were to be used to cause chaos at public events around new year, was found hidden on a Hong Kong hillside, police said on [...] » More

Singapore diplomat defends ‘fake news’ law in HK paper

02-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A Singapore diplomat defended the Asian city-state’s controversial law against “fake news” in a letter published on Tuesday in the South China Morning Post, [...] » More

HK protests: city leader Carrie Lam vows to rebuild city and bear responsibilities in new year address

02-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has said she hopes to rebuild the city and will not shy from her responsibilities as she shared her resolutions [...] » More

HK police search for six people believed to have set fire outside Lai Chi Kok government offices after petrol bombs found at the scene

HK police search for six people believed to have set fire outside Lai Chi Kok government offices after petrol bombs found at the scene

02-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police are searching for six people believed to have lit a fire outside a government office in Kowloon early on Tuesday morning. Officers seized shards of glass and [...] » More

HK MTR staff to get one-off payment as embattled rail giant thanks staff for dedication during troubled year

02-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s embattled rail giant is giving out a one-off reward to show its gratitude to its staff, despite the firm saying it faces HK$1.6 billion (US$205 million) in [...] » More

November rise in HK used home prices proves to be short-lived

02-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The prices of lived-in Hong Kong homes rose in November after five months of declines, the city’s Rating and Valuation Department said on Tuesday. But the 1.78 per cent [...] » More

HK property prices are likely to fall across the board in 2020, industry insiders say

02-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Prices of Hong Kong properties residential, retail and office are expected to fall in 2020, according to a majority of 15 industry players and analysts polled by the South [...] » More

Man arrested as HSBC cheque deposit machine is smashed in HK branch

02-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A 33-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly smashing a cheque deposit machine at an HSBC branch in Hong Kong, according to police. Two men were spotted smashing the [...] » More

HK: reporter blinded covering protests on her bid to sue police

02-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

In late September, the journalist Veby Mega Indah stood on a footbridge in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district documenting another day of clashes between anti-government [...] » More

HK school principals under pressure after education chief warns they could lose jobs over handling of protest-related complaints, group warns

02-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

One of Hong Kong’s biggest school heads’ associations said on Monday that principals felt pressured by the education chief’s remarks that they would be [...] » More

HK again proves itself to be the comeback town, as Hang Seng Index sees 9 per cent gain in roller-coaster 2019

02-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s stock market was hammered by the US-China trade war, violent protests and the mainland’s economic slowdown. But it came roaring back, gaining 9.1 per [...] » More