Archive for January 22nd, 2020

Asia ramps up defence against coronavirus

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

Asia stepped up its defences Tuesday against a new SARS-like virus, introducing mandatory screenings at airports of arrivals from high-risk areas of China as authorities move [...] » More

HK leader in Davos charm offensive as protests persist

HK leader in Davos charm offensive as protests persist

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

More than 180 people have been rounded up in a crackdown on a triad faction that recruited teenagers into the drug and sex trades, police said on Tuesday. At least 10 [...] » More

HK leads Asian equities lower after fresh downgrade

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

Hong Kong stocks tumbled Tuesday after the city’s credit rating was downgraded over its response to months of sometimes violent protests, while investors were also [...] » More

China, HK equities to outperform on monetary easing and trade deal while recession risks set to derail S&P 500 rally, SocGen forecasts

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

China and Hong Kong equities are likely to outperform their US counterparts this year as monetary easing and a truce in US-China trade war underpin corporate earnings growth [...] » More

HK’s Lunar New Year fairs get a protest makeover

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

Protest-themed Lunar New Year fairs have sprung up across Hong Kong to raise money and morale for the city’s pro-democracy movement despite stiff resistance from local [...] » More

SARS Versus Protests: Cathay Pacific’s Different Responses To HK Travel Decline

22-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

Is it better to endure pain by quickly ripping off a Band-Aid or gradually peeling it away? While civil unrest in Hong Kong is subsiding, Cathay Pacific continues to forecast [...] » More

HK strengthens detection and response measures against new Wuhan virus as mainland China reveals disease has spread

HK strengthens detection and response measures against new Wuhan virus as mainland China reveals disease has spread

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

Hong Kong has stepped up detection measures against the new Wuhan pneumonia-like coronavirus, including the use of health declaration forms at the airport and expanded [...] » More

Beijing will leave HK to resolve protests, HKEX chair says

22-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

The Chinese government should and will let authorities in Hong Kong resolve the continued public protests that have beset the financial centre, according to the chair of the [...] » More

HK tourism stocks take hit as virus spooks investors

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

Tourism-linked stocks sank in Hong Kong on Tuesday with investors spooked by confirmation that a deadly virus in China can be transmitted between humans, while confidence was [...] » More

HK schools struggling to teach Chinese to ethnic minority students, sparking calls for more government funding to tackle problem

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

Three in five teachers are not confident in teaching Chinese to ethnic minority students, a survey has found, sparking calls for schools to be given more support. The poll, [...] » More

China’s top official in HK pushes for security law

China’s top official in HK pushes for security law

22-Jan-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

Revenue passenger kilometres Not all passengers are statistically equal. If counting merely the number of people on flights, a Los Angeles-Hong Kong passenger is the same as [...] » More

HK police swoop on triad faction recruiting teens for drug and sex work in Yuen Long

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

More than 180 people have been rounded up in a crackdown on a triad faction that recruited teenagers into the drug and sex trades, police said on Tuesday. At least 10 [...] » More

Moody’s downgrades HK, blames government response to protests

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

Hong Kong’s reputation as a global business hub was dealt a fresh blow Monday after Moody’s downgraded a key rating, blaming a lack of government response to [...] » More

HK tourism-linked stocks fall as virus spooks investors

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

Tourism-linked stocks sank in Hong Kong on Tuesday with investors spooked by confirmation that a deadly virus in China can be transmitted between humans, while confidence was [...] » More

HK by-elections for seats vacated in wake of candidate ban row ‘will not be held’ ahead of Legislative Council 2020 polls

HK by-elections for seats vacated in wake of candidate ban row ‘will not be held’ ahead of Legislative Council 2020 polls

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

By-elections will not be held to fill seats vacated by ousted lawmakers ahead of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council polls in September, the Post has learned. The Electoral [...] » More