August 20, 2019

Hong Kong protests cripple airport for second day

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From BBC Hong Kong International Airport saw chaotic scenes on a second consecutive day of massive anti-government protests that have paralysed one of Asia’s key transport hubs. Squads of riot police arrived shortly before midnight after thousands of demonstrators again flooded the terminal buildings during the day. Flight departures were brought to a standstill amid […]

Protesters, police fight pitched battles after historic ‘million-strong’ march against Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill turns violent

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By Su Xinqi  Alvin Lum  Phila Siu  Shirley Zhao  Linda Lew  From South China Morning Post Officers, protesters suffer injuries, some needing hospital treatment, as police use batons and pepper spray to beat back mob of masked demonstrators Hours earlier peaceful mass rally drew historic numbers onto the streets to oppose government’s controversial extradition bill As it happened: How […]

Cayman Islands Delegation in Hong Kong for talks

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From The Cayman Islands Governor’s Office A joint team from the Governor’s Office and the new Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Maritime and Aviation Affairs (MITIAMA) is in Hong Kong this week for talks with the authorities there.  The small team, led by Eric Bush, Chief Officer at MITIAMA and Matthew Forbes, Head Of the […]

ESR Cayman delays US$1.4b IPO in Hong Kong amid jitters over trade tensions: Sources

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From The Straits Times HONG KONG (REUTERS) – Logistics property developer ESR Cayman has delayed the launch of what would have been Hong Kong’s biggest initial public offering (IPO) so far this year, according to two people who cited the rise in market volatility amid fears over escalating trade tensions. ESR Cayman, backed by private […]

Crowned by Burger King, meat replacement company Impossible Foods raises $300 million

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By Jonathan Shieber From TechCrunch After being crowned by Burger King as the first meat replacement patty to roll out nationally with one of the largest fast food chains, Impossible Foods has raised $300 million in capital. The financing brings the company’s total equity raise to $750 million — and provides a sizable pool of funds to draw from […]

Fired for having cancer: Freedom United’s exclusive interview with Baby Jane Allas and Jessica Cutrera

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From Freedom United Imagine being fired for having cancer. It’s shocking, but it’s exactly what happened to Baby Jane Allas. The single mother came to Hong Kong to be a domestic worker in 2017, hoping to support her five children and mother back in the Philippines. Yet her employer acted like Baby Jane was her […]

Hong Kong voted as Top International Financial Centre by Global Corporate Services Industry: Vistra 2020 Report

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Trend toward onshore and mid-shore jurisdictions continues Hong Kong, March 18, 2019 – The latest report on the Corporate Services industry conducted by Vistra, a leading global trust, fund administration and corporate services provider, reveals that the trend toward onshore and mid-shore jurisdiction for doing business is continuing with Hong Kong topping the list, being […]

Cayman leads offshore region in deal value and volume for 2018

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The Cayman Islands recorded 31% of all offshore M&A transactions and 26% of total deal value in 2018, maintaining its spot as the top jurisdiction for offshore deal making last year, according to a report released today by offshore law firm Appleby. The latest edition of Offshore-i, an Appleby report that provides data and insight […]

Welcome to the new SCMP website

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By Tammy Tam Editor-in-Chief South China Morning Post As the Year of the Pig begins, I’m delighted to introduce you to our all-newSouth China Morning Post website. Our mission is to elevate thought by creating world-class journalism every day for our millions of readers around the world, and to lead the global conversation about China. With […]

China confirms birth of gene-edited babies, blames scientist He Jiankui for breaking rules

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By Phoebe Zhang From South China Morning Post The Chinese authorities are holding scientist He Jiankui wholly responsible for creating the world’s first gene-edited babies. He had announced their birth in November, after which the authorities announced an investigation into the matter. A team of investigators told the official Xinhua news agency on Monday that […]