Archive for December 26th, 2020

With the year 2020 passing by, iHerb has been always by your side

With the year 2020 passing by, iHerb has been always by your side

26-Dec-2020 Intellasia | PR Newswire Asia | 3:50 PM

HONG KONG, Dec. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The end of the year 2020 is approaching, but iHerb's agreement with customers will never ends: [...] » More

Vietnam Is The World’s Next Growth Market

26-Dec-2020 Intellasia | World Bank | 6:57 AM

Vietnam’s development over the past 30 years has been remarkable. Economic and political reforms under Đổi Mới, launched in 1986, have spurred rapid economic [...] » More

Deutsche Bank bets on Asia recovery, targets higher profitability in region, APAC CEO says

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

Deutsche Bank is betting that its key businesses in Asia investment banking, corporate banking and wealth management will benefit from an improving macroeconomic outlook as [...] » More

HK online banks to spread wings, offering business loans and wealth management

26-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s new online-only banks plan to venture into business lending and wealth management, seeking more lucrative avenues beyond basic savings accounts and transfer [...] » More

HK protests: police officer broke data privacy law by displaying reporter’s ID card during protest live stream, watchdog finds

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

A police officer breached the data privacy law when he displayed a journalist’s identity card during a live stream of a protest in Hong Kong last year, the privacy [...] » More

New property agency looks beyond HK gloom to promise of Greater Bay Area opportunities

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

Amid the fourth wave of coronavirus cases in Hong Kong, a new property agency opened its doors on Wednesday riding on optimism about the Greater Bay Area development zone. [...] » More

HK fourth wave: city finally secures enough Covid-19 vaccines to cover all residents after striking deal with AstraZeneca

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

Hong Kong will have more than enough Covid-19 vaccine for the entire population after a deal was struck with a third manufacturer that took the total supply to 22.5 million [...] » More

In pursuit of a ‘loyal opposition’: Beijing’s drastic shakeup of HK’s electoral process has one clear goal control

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

Beijing’s plans to rein in Hong Kong district councillors represent part of the central government’s sweeping project to reform the city’s opposition and [...] » More

HK court grants tycoon Jimmy Lai bail in national security, fraud case

26-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong court granted HK$10 million ($1.3 million) bail on Wednesday to media tycoon Jimmy Lai, the highest profile pro-democracy activist charged under the city’s [...] » More

National security law: HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai heads home after prosecutors lose bid to overturn HK$10 million bail granted by judge

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

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying can spend Christmas at home, after prosecutors failed in their bid to overturn the HK$10 million (US$1.3 million) bail granted to [...] » More

HK protests, US-China trade war blamed as city marks high of 1.5 million under poverty line… and that’s just for 2019

HK protests, US-China trade war blamed as city marks high of 1.5 million under poverty line… and that’s just for 2019

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

The number of underprivileged Hongkongers has grown by nearly 100,000 in over a year, with the city marking an 11-year high of about 1.5 million people struggling under the [...] » More

UK coronavirus variant likely found in HK as city secures vaccine supplies

26-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A new variant of the novel coronavirus that is spreading rapidly in Britain appears to have infected two students who returned to Hong Kong from the UK, Hong Kong’s [...] » More

HK fourth wave: 53 new Covid-19 cases logged as police hunt for woman who fled quarantine centre

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

Hong Kong police were hunting a 25-year-old woman who fled from compulsory quarantine, the second coronavirus-related escape in less than a week, as 53 new Covid-19 cases [...] » More

Pasta bugs, plastic salt and ice cream bacteria: 2020′s top food scares in HK

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

While health became one of the top concerns in Hong Kong as it battled the Covid-19 pandemic, the consumer watchdog in 2020 also issued multiple warnings over harmful [...] » More

HK stocks rise for a second day amid hopes of an imminent Brexit deal, brush aside Alibaba slump

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

Hong Kong stocks rose for a second day, as optimism over a Brexit trade deal outweighed Beijing’s investigation into Alibaba Group Holding’s alleged monopolistic [...] » More