Covid-19 could be knockout blow for Hong Kong's once-thriving tourism, retail sectors
HONG KONG — Mr Tom Bennell's olive oil distribution business took a heavy beating during months of pro-democracy protests that emptied Hong Kong hotels and restaurants, his major customers. Now he fears a knockout blow as the city fights the Covid-19 virus.Read more: TODAY
Hong Kong actress Dada Chan's health worsens after she tries to lose 8kg in one monthDada Chan heeded the advice of the movie director to put on 8kg to portray a pregnant character in The Secret Life Of A Mum To Be.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Hong Kong increases funds to tackle coronavirus outbreak to S$5 billionHONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday (Feb 18) the government would increase handouts to tackle the coronavirus outbreak to HK$28 billion (S$5 billion) from HK$25 billion pledged previously, to ease the impact on the Chinese-ruled city's battered economy.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Hong Kong: Stocks fall at Tuesday's openHongKong: Stocks fall at Tuesday's open
Coronavirus: Hong Kong protesters rally against planned virus quarantine centresHONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hundreds of demonstrators rallied for a second day in Hong Kong on Sunday (Feb 16) to protest against plans to turn some buildings into coronavirus quarantine centres, reviving anti-government protests in the Chinese-ruled city.. Read more at straitstimes.com. It is just too dangerous to set quarantine centres close to residential and industrial area. It may cause serious outbreak. HK gov just do whatever they want without having to answer to the people. They don’t have any plan for disease management. Because they are too busy kissing China’s ass to do their jobs. Quarantine centres at urban areas= more people are likely to be infected. Whats the logic?
NBA loses 'hundreds of millions' in China over Hong Kong tweetNEW YORK (AFP) - NBA commissioner Adam Silver said on Saturday (Feb 15) the league expects to lose 'several hundred million dollars' due to a row with China over a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Hong Kong's first digital bank offers 6.8% for deposits but says not eyeing price warHONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - The first of Hong Kong's new generation of virtual banks has no plans to start a broader price war even as customers flocked to its introductory deposit rate of almost 7 per cent.. Read more at straitstimes.com.