Archive for February 4th, 2020

Business Briefs 04 February 2020

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | | 9:36 AM

* Ha Do Group JSC (HDG) plans to buy a solar power project, called SP Infra 1, from Surya Prakash Vietnam Energy Co., Ltd. The purchase will be made through the acquisition [...] » More

HK set to roll out more measures for residents going to mainland China, government adviser says, warning public not to cross border unless absolutely necessary

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:22 AM

Hong Kong is set to roll out more measures for residents crossing the border to mainland China, an adviser to the government has said amid calls for drastic two-way control [...] » More

HK to unveil depth of 2019 recession as protests, trade war bite

HK to unveil depth of 2019 recession as protests, trade war bite

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:54 AM

Hong Kong is due to unveil the depth of its first recession in a decade later on Monday, as violent anti-government protests and trade tariffs between Washington and Beijing [...] » More

Funding for Asian start-ups likely to slow amid coronavirus outbreak, if Sars and Zika any guide

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

Financing for private companies in Asia is likely to slow amid the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus but could bounce back afterwards, according to a CB Insights report, [...] » More

Shanghai tanks on virus fears to lead fresh Asia market retreat

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Chinese equities plunged almost eight percent Monday as nervous traders returned from their extended Lunar New Year break, hit by fears that the coronavirus, which has killed [...] » More

HK set to roll out more measures for residents going to mainland China, government adviser says, warning public not to cross border unless absolutely necessary

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

Hong Kong is set to roll out more measures for residents crossing the border to mainland China, an adviser to the government has said amid calls for drastic two-way control [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK public hospitals brace for workers’ strike

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

Hong Kong’s public hospitals are bracing for a staffing crunch after thousands of workers vowed to push ahead with a strike starting from Monday to demand a total [...] » More

Fearing virus, HK residents stock up on food, essentials

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Panic-stricken residents have emptied shelves in major supermarkets in Hong Kong, stockpiling meat, rice, cleaning products and soap as fears escalate over a coronavirus [...] » More

HK government ‘considering’ new measures to further cut cross-border travel, source says, as lawmakers call for quarantine of all returning locals

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

The Hong Kong government is “considering” new measures to further cut cross-border travel with mainland China, such as closing more checkpoints and reducing the [...] » More

HK hospital strike kicks off as top doctor backs mainland China border closure calls amid coronavirus fears

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

More than 1,000 Hong Kong public hospital workers staged a strike on Monday morning as a top microbiologist echoed their demands that the government close the border with [...] » More

Coronavirus forces postponement of business start-ups festival in HK, health care conference in Shanghai

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

The coronavirus epidemic has forced more business events to be postponed, including a major annual start-up promotion initiative in Hong Kong. Launched in 2013 by InvestHK, [...] » More

Coronavirus: anger in HK education sector as return to work for staff from schools and two universities looms

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

At least two Hong Kong universities and many public schools are asking teachers and other staff to return to work on Monday although all classes remain suspended amid the [...] » More

HK parents demand government cover tuition fees for coronavirus-cancelled classes

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

The Hong Kong government’s suspension of kindergartens and schools for all of February in a bid to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus has sparked outcry among [...] » More

HK to unveil depth of 2019 recession as protests, trade war bite

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is due to unveil the depth of its first recession in a decade later on Monday, as violent anti-government protests and trade tariffs between Washington and Beijing [...] » More

All Hongkongers returning from mainland China should be quarantined, city’s largest pro-Beijing party says as pressure piles on government to step up coronavirus fight

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

Hong Kong residents returning from mainland China should be put under home surveillance for two weeks, the city’s largest pro-establishment party has said, piling more [...] » More