Monday, February 17, 2020
More than one in 10 retailers in Hong Kong could close down in the next six months as social unrest and sometimes violent protests deter tourists, threatening the survival of smaller operators, the city's main retailing group said. About 7,000 licensed retail establishments out of 64,000 in the Asian...
Private sector business activity in Hong Kong plunged to its lowest level since the financial crisis, a private survey showed on Monday, as the city’s economy grapples with weeks of political unrest and the US-China trade war. The latest IHS Markit Hong Kong purchasing managers’ index survey, which measures private...
The Hong Kong government has spent HK$7.4 million so far on a global advertising campaign aimed at reassuring foreign investors and visitors the city was still safe despite months of protest chaos. Industry experts said the official campaign had lost out to a similar drive by the protesters who have...
Hong Kong police have arrested 420 people in connection with protests since June 9, amid escalating violence in demonstrations that have rocked the former British colony and plunged it into its worst political crisis in decades. Police have also fired 1,000 rounds of tear gas and about 160 rubber bullets...
Hong Kong, hurt by US-China trade war, protests, has been replaced by Tokyo as Asia-Pacific’s largest commercial real-estate market in 2019 Hong Kong is no longer the largest commercial real-estate market in Asia-Pacific, having lost its crown to Tokyo in 2019, data and analytics firm Real Capital Analytics said on...
China's central government warned Hong Kong protesters today that they should not underestimate "the immense strength of the central government". At a media briefing in Beijing, Yang Guang, spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, also said "those who play with fire will perish...
Major tourist, shopping and residential areas of Hong Kong resembled ghost towns on Tuesday, with nearly all stores and restaurants shutting for citywide anti-government protests on National Day. Retail was brought to a virtual standstill in the global commercial hub as more than 25 shopping centres lowered their shutters fearing...
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...
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...
Cathay Pacific reports profit but warns of Hong Kong protests impact Hong Kong's flagship airline Cathay Pacific warned Wednesday that increasingly violent protests in the financial hub had hit booking demand. Announcing interim results that showed the airline in the black after huge losses in the first half of last year,...
Hong Kong pledges fresh aid of US$255 million to boost battered city Hong Kong’s government has announced an extra allocation for the city battered by political unrest and facing its first recession in a decade. Massive and violent anti-government protests over the past five months have shaken Hong Kong's reputation...
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...

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