Archive for May 9th, 2020

Scuffles in HK’s Legislative Council ahead of committee showdown

Scuffles in HK’s Legislative Council ahead of committee showdown

09-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:56 AM

Hong Kong’s opposition legislators walked out of a key committee meeting on Friday afternoon, after 10 of their colleagues were ejected by a pro-establishment leader [...] » More

HK protesters make online game their new home during pandemic

HK protesters make online game their new home during pandemic

09-May-2020 Intellasia | GlobalVoices | 6:55 AM

Hong Kong’s youth-driven anti-government protests, which at their peak brought more than one million people out onto the streets, have largely subsided since January [...] » More

Japan starts providing Avigan to 44 countries

Japan starts providing Avigan to 44 countries

09-May-2020 Intellasia | JapanNews | 6:52 AM

The government began Thursday providing new influenza drug Avigan free of charge to 44 countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia and Belgium. The drug is expected to be [...] » More

Stocks rise on hope that worst of economic plunge has passed

09-May-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian shares surged Friday on optimism the worst of the economic fallout from the pandemic may be over, as Wall Street logged its biggest rally in a week. Japan’s [...] » More

Asia stocks poised to rise as upbeat earnings trump jobs gloom

09-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Asian stocks were set to track Wall Street gains on Friday, after upbeat corporate earnings took the focus off upcoming data that is expected show the worst US unemployment [...] » More

Stocks rally as reopening, easing China-US tensions beat bad data

09-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Moves to ease lockdown measures and reopen economies around the world fired equity markets Friday as investors looked past a string of depressing data suggesting the planet [...] » More

Financial watchdog SFC has fined 10 banks almost HK$1 billion for IPO failures… but investors got nothing. Now they’re demanding change

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

Investors and lawmakers in Hong Kong are urging regulators to seek compensation for people who lose money when listed companies collapse shortly after their initial public [...] » More

Scuffles in HK’s Legislative Council ahead of committee showdown

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

Hong Kong’s opposition legislators walked out of a key committee meeting on Friday afternoon, after 10 of their colleagues were ejected by a pro-establishment leader [...] » More

HK stock exchange CEO Li to step down next year

09-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Charles Li will step down as head of the Hong Kong stock exchange by October next year, the bourse said on Thursday, kick-starting a search for a successor with his ability [...] » More

In A Surprise, HK Stock Exchange Announces Chief Executive’s Departure Plan

09-May-2020 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong over the years has come through killer typhoons, labour strikes and global financial tumult. Of late, it’s been up against protests, recession and the [...] » More

HK’s ‘king of judicial reviews’ faces bankruptcy proceedings but the serial litigant remains unrepentant

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

A serial litigant known for taking the Hong Kong government to court faces being declared bankrupt after the justice department filed a petition against him. Retired civil [...] » More

Opposition members ejected after scuffles at HK’s Legislative Council

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

Scuffles broke out in Hong Kong’s legislature on Friday leading to the ejection of 10 opposition members, after a physical scramble to take the chairperson’s seat [...] » More

Pompeo delays HK report to see if China acts to ‘further undermine’ autonomy

09-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The US State Department is delaying a report to Congress assessing whether Hong Kong enjoys sufficient autonomy from China to continue receiving special treatment from the [...] » More

HK protesters make online game their new home during pandemic

09-May-2020 Intellasia | GlobalVoices | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s youth-driven anti-government protests, which at their peak brought more than one million people out onto the streets, have largely subsided since January [...] » More

HK police arrest 10 people after fight broke out at a Lennon Wall over political differences

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

Hong Kong police arrested 10 people following a fight between two groups with different political views at the so-called Lennon Wall in Wong Tai Sin district in the early [...] » More