Date
19 October 2019

BUSINESS

  • In her third annual policy address (delivered remotely via video telecast, which is a first in the history of the city) on Wednesday, Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor focused on solving the housing crisis...
  • Fitbit Inc. is developing a method to detect irregular heart rhythm in time through a partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance, as the wearable device maker looks to match a feature available on rival Apple Watch, Reuters...
  • A flat owner’s story

    - Oct 18, 2019 12:19pm
    Not too many landlords were smiling over the past four months in view of the political unrest that has dealt a telling blow to the property business as a whole. Take the case of a certain flat...
  • China’s third-quarter economic growth slowed more than expected and to its weakest pace in almost three decades as the bruising US trade war hit factory production, Reuters reports. Gross domestic product (GDP) rose just 6.0 percent...
  • Sentons, a startup led by chip industry veterans, has begun marketing technology that aims to do away with gadget buttons and said it is working with two smartphone makers in addition to an existing contract with...
  • Over the past decade or so, Goldman Sachs Group has watched its annual trading profits fall 84 percent, as post-financial crisis regulations upended Wall Street. Now, bank executives are hoping they have figured out the key...
  • Saudi Aramco has delayed the planned launch of its initial public offering in hopes that pending third-quarter results will bolster investor confidence in the state oil giant, Reuters reports, citing sources familiar with the matter. Aramco...
  • Facebook Inc. chief executive Mark Zuckerberg attacked the rapidly growing Chinese short-video app TikTok, saying it censored political protest, including in the United States, Reuters reports. While delivering an address on free speech at Georgetown University...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media company’s light regulation of speech and lack of fact checking on political advertising, while citing China’s censorship as a roadblock to operating in the country, Reuters...
  • The United Auto Workers (UAW) union said workers at General Motors Co. will stay off the job while they vote on a proposed contract that delivers higher pay for full-time workers and better terms for temporary...

WORLD

  • Heavily armed cartel fighters surrounded security forces and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s sons, whose brief apprehension triggered intense gunbattles across the Mexican city of Culiacan, Reuters reports. Security Minister...
  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial financial losses in China, Reuters reports. The National...
  • Turkey, like much of the Middle East, is discovering that what goes around comes around. Not only because President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have miscalculated the fallout of what may prove to be a foolhardy...
  • Turkey agreed to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a “safe zone” Ankara had sought to capture, Reuters reports. The truce was announced by US Vice President Mike...
  • Legendary Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso, who achieved global acclaim in the 1940s and went on to run the internationally renowned National Ballet of Cuba for decades, died on Thursday at age 98, state-run media said. “Alicia...