Monday, February 17, 2020
Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns in midst of Hong Kong protest controversy Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigned on Friday, ending a stormy week for the Hong Kong flag carrier after it was rebuked by Beijing over the participation of some of its employees in the city's festering anti-government...
Hundreds of people have joined a mass sit-in at Hong Kong International Airport Friday evening in a fresh round of anti-government protests designed to secure international backing for the movement. Organisers were expecting thousands to show up, and hoped police would respect what they said would be a peaceful...
Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister-designate, said his government would be very “pro-China”, in an interview with a Hong Kong-based Chinese-language broadcaster shortly before he was chosen to succeed Theresa May on Tuesday. Speaking to Phoenix TV, Johnson backed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s infrastructure-based Belt and Road Initiative and said...
The likes of Ant Financial, ByteDance and Xiaomi are looking to snag one of the licences issued by Singapore’s central bank this year. Analysts say the new players’ entrance will help innovate the Singaporean banking industry. The Monetary Authority of Singapore is issuing as many as five digital banking...
Thousands of Hong Kong lawyers stage rare protest urging end to political prosecutions during anti-gov’t demos Thousands of legal sector professionals staged their second “black clothes” march in two months urging for an end to political prosecutions, for the Department of Justice to retain its independence and for the government...
Malaysia records increased tourist arrivals from China MATTA calls for greater Visa flexibility for tourists from China, India Chinese arrivals in Malaysia grew by 7.6% to 1.33 million from January to May compared to 1.24 million in the same period last year, according to Tourism Malaysia’s latest figures. For...
Hong Kong economy shrinks for first time in a decade The Hong Kong economy's first recession in a decade deepened in the fourth quarter of 2019, weighed down by anti-government protests and the US-China trade war. Last year was the worst for Hong Kong's growth since 2009, when the financial...
When the Wuhan coronavirus first emerged, most payed it no mind. It was brushed-off as a minor issue that would be easily resolved. Unfortunately, it has now become apparent that this new virus is a lot more serious than we first believed it to be. With more and more...
China topped the list of economies looking to invest in Thailand for the first time last year, overtaking Japan as its main source of foreign direct investment thanks to belt and road-linked projects, overspill from the US-China trade war and Thai government incentives. Applications from China – valued at 262...
Alibaba unveils Hong Kong secondary listing plan, in vote of confidence Alibaba Group Holding, the record holder of the largest global initial public offering, has unveiled a secondary listing plan in Hong Kong, in a vote of confidence for the local financial market as the worst political crisis in the...
Singapore and Chinese technology companies are strengthening business connections and exchanges of expertise at the Smart China Expo 2019 under the theme “Smart Technology: Empowering Economy, Enriching Life”. The Expo will run from 26 to 29 August in Chongqing to capitalise on the exciting opportunities in Asia’s digital economies. The...
While racing to control the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, China is moving fast to help vulnerable sectors and impacted small firms pull through. Supportive policies for enterprises and employment should be well implemented while enhanced efforts will be made to keep major sectors of the economy stable, the...

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