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Mainland, HK M&As add market share.

MERGERS and acquisitions on the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong managed to take up a slightly bigger share of activities in the Asia Pacific market in the first three quarters of 2017, although the value and number of M&As both dipped from the same period last year. The market share of Chinese mainland and Hong Kong M&A ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Report: North Korea hiding behind Hong Kong shell companies.

Hong Kong may be a hotbed of North Korea shell companies that allow the Kim Jong Un regime to access the global financial system.

- UPI - US

Hong Kong sports fans have booed China's national anthem for years. Now they might go to jail.

Sports fans in Hong Kong have often shown their disdain for China's national anthem. A new law seeks to change that.

- Washington Post - US

Renminbi's share as international payment currency drops for second month in September: SWIFT.

The share of the Chinese renminbi as an international payment currency declined for a second straight month in September, sliding down the global list to rank behind the Canadian dollar, according to global financial messaging service provider SWIFT on Tuesday. The Chinese government’s capital control had reduced the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong racing betting tips: Cheerfuljet can propel Prebble to victory.

A TYPHOON hit Hong Kong on Sunday, leaving both race tracks under many inches of water. The good news is both Sha Tin and Happy Valley are the quickest drying courses in the racing world. It means Happy Valley’s inner-city track won’t offer up its usual good to firm surface, but will still probably ride on the ...

- City AM - UK

Hong Kong racing betting: Teetan can leave punters with Fantastic Feeling.

EVEN before the racing season kicked off, the omens looked good for 27-year-old jockey Karis Teetan. The Mauritian-born rider took part in the annual jockeys 60m sprint at the pre-season HK Carnival, and raced to victory by a staggering 30m, and that was with no shoes on! Teetan has already started the season in spectacular ...

- City AM - UK

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam under fire for comparing anthem law to retroactive stamp duty bill.

Hong Kong’s leader came under fire on Tuesday after she compared the retroactive effect of a proposed law criminalising disrespect for the national anthem to an amendment bill for stamp duty. Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor weighed into the debate a day after Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Cubot invites you to visit them at the 2017 AsiaWorld-Expo.

The AsiaWorld-Expo taking place in Hong Kong - as every year - is kicking off tomorrow. The event attracts tech enthusiasts from all over the world as they can find the latest and most innovative electronics devices coming out of China. A company we know very well - Cubot - is also going to attend The post Cubot invites you ...

- gizchina - CN

Sri Lanka EDB explores business opportunities through Hong Kong.

Oct 17, Colombo: The Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Sri Lanka Export Development Board jointly organized a business seminar recently to explore business opportunities offered to Sri Lankan entrepreneurs through the HKTDC platform.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Qualcomm completes 5G mobile data connection test, unveils 5G smartphone reference design.

At its annual 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong last year, Qualcomm revealed its first 5G modem, the Snapdragon X50. At this year’s event, the company announced it had taken another step toward the dream of 5 gigabits per second wireless data speeds for mobile users.

- Techspot - EC

Indian furniture market huge opportunity for Asia: HKTDC.

New Delhi, Oct 17 The Indian furniture market, which is expected to grow in worth to over $27 billion by 2022, represents a huge opportunity for furniture exporters across Asia, according to a report by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council . "With demand set to outstrip supply, this is seen as representing a huge ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 mobile platform officially unveiled

Qualcomm today at the  4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong announced a new mid-range mobile processor dubbed - Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform. The new SoC is said to be an edge over the SD 660 which debuted only less than a year ago and destined to end up in smartphones and tablets by early 2018 or The post Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 ...

- gizchina - CN

Carrie Lam pushes for Legco to prioritise debate on high-speed rail link border checkpoint

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Tuesday that the government wanted to ensure that lawmakers debate, in just over a week, her border checkpoint plan giving mainland officials almost full jurisdiction over a section of a Hong Kong train terminal. To do this, it would at Wednesday’s Legislative Council ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

HK$2,600 a day: Hong Kong construction workers get pay rise, but say they don’t have enough work

The salaries of Hong Kong’s construction workers will rise for the ninth year in a row, with an increase of 7.8 per cent to kick in next month, according to new figures. But union members were still unsatisfied, with many complaining of not getting regular work due to delays on new projects – which they blame on ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong women’s soccer is led by a guy called Rambo, but are they paid like men?

Please put to one side the delightful fact that the current head coach of the Hong Kong women’s football team is a man called Rambo – I am not kidding – and consider the following development, which you almost certainly missed. Earlier this month, Norway decided that its elite female footballers would be ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Plans to find RTHK a new home appear in doubt as government struggles to find roommates

Plans to find a new home for Hong Kong’s public broadcaster appeared to hit a snag on Tuesday after the commerce minister cast doubt on a move to share a building with other government departments. RTHK has been looking for a new headquarters since 2014, citing outdated infrastructure and overcrowding at its current ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong ranks third for new cases of bowel disease, behind South Korea and Guangzhou, say CUHK researchers

Inflammatory bowel disease in Hong Kong and the rest of Asia has grown at an “alarming rate” and this is likely to escalate in the next 10 years, said researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In top medical journal The Lancet, published on Monday, researchers pointed to how there were 30 new cases ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong health officials insist city’s flu vaccine supply is effective and urge public to get shots

Hong Kong health officials on Tuesday renewed their effort to allay fears over the city’s supply of flu vaccines, saying there was no evidence that the World Health Organisation’s proposed alternative would offer better protection. Doctors from the Centre for Health Protection urged people eligible for a ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Jurors in trial of former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang ordered not to work on Saturdays

The judge presiding over the graft trial of former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has ordered jurors not to work on Saturdays and warned any employer who fails to heed his instructions would be in contempt of court. High Court judge Mr Justice Andrew Chan Hing-wai’s instructions on Tuesday came one day after ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

1.2 million first-generation Octopus cards to expire by 2019, as they are not compatible with smartphone app

About 1.2 million Octopus cards issued two decades ago will expire in two years, as the operator of the cashless payment system presses ahead with efforts to secure a larger foothold in Hong Kong’s competitive e-wallet market. These “first-generation” cards cannot be linked to Octopus’ Android ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam under fire for comparing anthem law to retroactive stamp duty bill

Hong Kong’s leader came under fire on Tuesday after she compared the retroactive effect of a proposed law criminalising disrespect for the national anthem to an amendment bill for stamp duty. The comments by Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor came a day after Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Economic Growth, Capitalism, Improves Standards of Living, Health, Life Expectancy: New at Reason

Free markets make the world a better place. Marian Tupy writes: Last Friday, the Cato Institute hosted a forum on a new book, Neil Monnery's Architect of Prosperity: Sir John Cowperthwaite and the Making of Hong Kong. Sir John Cowperthwaite was the financial secretary of Hong Kong between 1961 and 1971, as well its ...

- Reason.com - US

Verbeek warns Socceroos to expect the worst in Honduras

HONG KONG, Oct 17 — Former Australia coach Pim Verbeek has warned the Socceroos to expect the worst when they travel to Honduras for the first leg of their intercontinental qualifying match for next year's World Cup finals in November. Ange...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Sensex, Nifty retreat from record levels

In the Asian region, Japan's Nikkei rose 0.17 per cent, Shanghai Composite Index up 0.06 Per cent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.14 per cent in their early deals.

- Times Of India - IN

U.S. exchanges set for highest number of Asian IPOs since 2010

HONG KONG - U.S. exchanges are set to record their busiest year for IPOs from Asian firms since 2010 and may sustain the pace in 2018, as startups from Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam join a flurry of Chinese firms that have already listed in the country.

- Reuters - US

Construction at Miyako's Shimoji Airport starts

Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd held a ceremony Wednesday to pray for the safety of the construction of the Shimoji Airport Terminal scheduled to open March 2019. Junichi Tanizawa, a Mitsubishi Estate senior executive officer and representatives of Nikkei Sekkei and Kokubagumi Construction Co. attended the ceremony. Shimoji ...

- Japan Update - JP

Police hunt for knife-wielding man on the loose in Hong Kong court complex

More than 50 police officers with shields were sweeping the High Court building in Admiralty on Tuesday morning in search of a man, thought to be from mainland China, who flashed a knife in court. The man, who sat in the public gallery of Court No 13 as judge Wilson Chan heard a contempt of court case soon after ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Lawyers who criticised jailing of young activists ‘misunderstand’ case and Hong Kong judicial system, Carrie Lam says

Hong Kong’s leader on Tuesday said a group of senior foreign lawyers who criticised the jailing of three young political activists in the city “had misunderstood the case” and the judicial system. The comments from Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor came a day after Hong Kong’s justice ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Domestic helper arrested after Hong Kong mother accuses her of slapping five-year-old son in face

A Hong Kong domestic worker was arrested on Monday night on suspicion of slapping a five-year-old boy at their home in Kowloon City. The boy’s mother, 36 years old and surnamed Fan, arrived at the family home on Tak Ku Ling Road shortly after 10pm to discover a 6cm mark on her son’s swollen face. “The ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Carrie Lam pushes for October 25 start to Legco debate on high-speed rail link border checkpoint

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Tuesday that the government would push for lawmakers to debate, in just over a week, her border checkpoint plan giving mainland officials almost full jurisdiction over a section of a Hong Kong train terminal. She aimed for October 25 as a start date. To do this, the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

How pupils can benefit from overseas study trips

In years gone by, the stories swapped by Hong Kong pupils returning to school after the summer break would likely centre on camping trips to Lantau or beachside barbecues in the New Territories. But now, with the growing number of opportunities to join specialised summer programmes which combine study and leisure ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

HK$2,600 a day: Hong Kong construction workers get pay rise but say they don’t have enough work

The salaries of Hong Kong’s construction workers will rise for the ninth year in a row, with an increase of 7.8 per cent to take effect next month thanks to an infrastructure and property boom. According to a survey on 7,568 people in the industry: carpenters, painters and bar benders – workers who lay steel ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Pro-government party plots changes to Hong Kong legislature’s rules on probing officials, citing ‘abuse’ of system

The leader of Hong Kong’s biggest pro-establishment political party has proposed making it harder to investigate government officials and their decisions, saying the procedure has been “abused” by rivals. The suggestion by Starry Lee Wai-king, chairwoman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Norway shows the way to fair pay for women footballers

Please put to one side the delightful fact that the current head coach of the Hong Kong women’s football team is a man called Rambo – I am not kidding – and consider the following development, which you almost certainly missed. Earlier this month, Norway decided that its elite female footballers would be ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong 'Ten Years' film to get Japan, Thai spin-offs

BUSAN, Oct 17 — A controversial award-winning film that shook up Hong Kong with its bleak visions of the city's future is to be turned into a pan-Asian franchise, with Japanese, Taiwanese and Thai versions in the works. The original Ten...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Macau plans 'simulated attacks' in security ramp-up after Vegas shooting

HONG KONG - Authorities in the Chinese territory of Macau have ramped up security measures following the deadly Las Vegas shooting this month and unveiled plans for a series of mock attacks and crisis training to safeguard the world's largest gambling hub.

- Reuters - US

Why Carrie Lam could not afford a Hong Kong flat despite her HK$7 million pension

Hong Kong’s leader said on Monday she could not afford to buy a flat in the urban areas of the city when she was considering retirement last year, despite her HK$7 million pension. Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was speaking on TVB programme Straight Talk, to be screened on Tuesday. She said she could ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

What does Xi Jinping have in store for Hong Kong at China’s 19th Communist Party congress?

When the Communist Party’s congress kicks off on Wednesday, all eyes may be on the reshuffle of the inner sanctum of the central leadership, however for Hong Kong, all ears will be on a small but significant part of President Xi Jinping’s speech. Similar to his predecessor Hu Jintao’s report five years ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

CUHK’s second vice-chancellor, Ma Lin, dies at age 93

Professor Ma Lin, a prominent biochemist and Chinese University of Hong Kong’s second vice-chancellor, died on Monday at the age of 93. A spokesman said the university was very saddened by Ma’s death and offered its deepest condolences to his family. CUHK and his family will announce the details of his funeral ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

How Tencent CFO John Lo picked up valuable skills from a top Hong Kong-based MBA course

It was a top-ranked MBA course based in Hong Kong that inspired management and business strategies at Chinese tech giant Tencent, the company’s chief financial officer said on Monday. In 2009, John Lo Shek-hon graduated from an Executive MBA programme jointly organised by the Hong Kong University of Science and ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

HKUST ranked No 3 university in Asia, ahead of HKU

Four Hong Kong universities have been listed among the top 10 institutions in Asia in the latest regional version of the QS World University Rankings, released on Tuesday. And for the first time since 2013, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has overtaken the University of Hong Kong as the city’s ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong cheaper than Beijing, Tokyo when it comes to cost of setting up offices, says CBRE

While Hong Kong has made headlines for having the most expensive prime office rents in the world, it is wrong to assume that it is the costliest location for businesses to set up their offices. Recent research by CBRE sets the record straight by uncovering that leasing costs account for less than half of a business’ ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

More hands needed to deal with Hong Kong livelihood issues

When Tung Chee-hwa became our first chief executive, the lifelong businessman was set on shrinking the civil service. Now that Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is in power, the career bureaucrat is bent on expanding it. The real question is, do we want a bigger or smaller civil service? The latest plan is to expand the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Ulefone to Attend Global Sources Mobile Electronics Fair in Hong Kong

Just like every year, the Global Sources Mobile Electronics Fair will be taking place in Hong Kong, this time from October 18th to October 21st. During the event we're going to see thousands of Chinese company showing both their best selling products and the latest ones. Among these companies we'll find Ulefone, but what ...

- gizchina - CN

Tencent's online publishing unit posts US$32 million first-half profit after passing listing hearing

China Literature, the online publishing and e-book unit that Chinese tech giant Tencent plans to spin off and list in Hong Kong, reported Monday that its net profit reached 213.5 million yuan in the first half of this year, swinging from a loss of 2.4 million yuan a year earlier. The online publisher, in which Tencent has a ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Azdome presents the World's First Mirror Dash Cameras at HK's Fair

Chinese manufacturer specialized in the R&D and production of dash cams - Azdome - has more than seven years of experience. Also because of that, they were able to partake the 2017 Global Sources Consumer Electronics Show which took place in Hong Kong from October 11th to 14th where they brought an innovative looking booth ...

- gizchina - CN

Two years’ jail for Hong Kong father who violently shook and hugged three-month-old baby

A Hong Kong man who violently shook his three-month-old daughter and hugged her so tightly that she broke four ribs and suffered internal bleeding was jailed for two years on Monday. The District Court heard the man, 40, was a first-time father under a lot of stress to support his family, working long hours as a cook while ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Children whose parents sheltered Edward Snowden ‘singled out’, claims lawyer, after Hong Kong Immigration Department rejects asylum claim

Three children whose parents sheltered American whistle-blower Edward Snowden in 2013 were denied asylum claims by the Immigration Department, a lawyer revealed on Monday – despite the city’s efforts to honour an international convention to protect children. The new claims, raised under the UN Convention on the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong’s opposition legislators want more than a free lunch from Carrie Lam

Hong Kong’s opposition lawmakers said it would take more than a free lunch to mend deep political rifts and called for renewed debate on political reforms after meeting the city’s leader on Monday. Taking a decidedly different tact than her predecessor, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor hosted a lunch ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

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