Archive for January 23rd, 2020

Asian shares higher after selloffs spurred by Chinese virus

23-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after US stocks tumbled overnight as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index climbed [...] » More

Asian markets mostly up but killer virus fuels new SARS fears

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

Asian investors shifted cautiously Wednesday after the previous day’s sharp losses but they remained on edge after a deadly virus from China was confirmed to have [...] » More

Cathay Pacific cabin crew warn of ‘catastrophic’ consequences of not guarding against Wuhan virus as they demand right to wear masks on all flights

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

Cathay Pacific flight attendants are fighting for the right to wear face masks on all flights as the Wuhan coronavirus spreads, with their union warning against the [...] » More

TVB chair plans to sell stake in broadcaster, step down from board next month

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

Hong Kong’s maverick deal-maker Charles Chan Kwok-keung is planning to sell all his stake in Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) and step down as chair of the [...] » More

HK’s Lam in Davos charm drive as protests persist

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

For Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam the World Economic Forum in Davos is a chance to convince global business and political leaders that the Asian financial hub is back on track. [...] » More

Wuhan coronavirus: Macau confirms first case as new disease looms over HK

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

Macau confirmed its first case of the new China coronavirus on Wednesday in a development highlighting the challenges of detection after the patient passed through health [...] » More

HK man who sneaked into Chinese University campus dormitory to molest sleeping women told to expect prison term

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

A repeat sexual offender on Wednesday admitted intruding into a university dormitory to molest two sleeping women last year. The magistrate told Cheung Tsz-ning a prison term [...] » More

HK on high alert to tackle coronavirus outbreak

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

Hong Kong’s government is on high alert to deal with a new flu-like coronavirus that has killed nine people in mainland China, the city’s commerce secretary, [...] » More

HK activists turn Lunar New Year fairs into protest bazaars

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

The politics of protest was a running theme at Lunar New Year fairs in Hong Kong this week, as stall holders sold t-shirts, tattoo transfers, tote bags, and coasters bearing [...] » More

Cathay says cabin crew can wear masks on mainland China flights due to virus

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

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd will allow cabin crew to wear a surgical mask while operating mainland China flights due to concerns over a new coronavirus, and [...] » More

United Airlines’ $300 Million Skeleton In The Closet: HK Route Impairment

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

United has taken a $296 million impairment on its Hong Kong routes in two tranches, first a $206 million charge announced in January 2019 before the civil disruption in Hong [...] » More

HK protests: ‘unfair’ to burden Independent Police Complaints Council with unrest probe without powers, its former chief says

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

The former chair of Hong Kong’s police watchdog has said it was unfair to burden it with investigating the city’s anti-government protests when it was not [...] » More

Wuhan virus compounds HK’s economic woes

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

The emergence of a SARS-like virus in China is the last thing Hong Kong’s struggling economy needs, analysts say, as the city reels from the twin storms of the global [...] » More

Outbreak: Could new virus inflict more pain on HK economy?

23-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Scary headlines about a new viral outbreak. People peering nervously over their surgical masks while on public transport. Colleagues and friends refusing to shake hands. Ask [...] » More

Carrie Lam suggests foreign influence in HK protests: ‘Perhaps there is something at work’

Carrie Lam suggests foreign influence in HK protests: ‘Perhaps there is something at work’

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam hasn’t ruled out the possibility that a foreign country has funded political protests that have roiled the city-state over the last nine [...] » More