Date
15 December 2018

BUSINESS

  • My team and I have recently published our firm’s Outlook for 2019. Our top call is Australia and Japan. Australia’s rental upward cycle started in 2016, and this year we have continued to see rental increases...
  • Apple Inc., facing a court ban in China on some of its iPhone models over alleged infringement of Qualcomm Inc. patents, said on Friday it will push software updates to users in a bid to resolve...
  • The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in 2017 announced seven initiatives to move Hong Kong into a new era of smart banking. Virtual Banking, Open API and the Faster Payment System are the latest buzzwords that...
  • China’s November retail sales grew at their weakest pace since 2003 and industrial output rose the least in nearly three years as the economy lost further momentum, heaping pressure on Beijing to defuse its trade dispute...
  • Digitization has streamlined tax administration in various jurisdictions. In Hong Kong, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) launched eTAX in 2008, offering taxpayers a simpler, quicker, more secure and environment-friendly way to settle their tax obligations through electronic...
  • The brewing conflict between the United States and China is typical of zero-sum contests among countries, firms, and individuals. The US is acting under the implicit assumption that if China’s GDP were to surpass that of...
  • A federal judge in the US on Thursday ruled that evidence provided by chip supplier Qualcomm that major phone makers like Apple have moved to competing suppliers like Intel cannot be used to fight allegations Qualcomm...
  • YouTube took down more than 58 million videos and 224 million comments during the third quarter based on violations of its policies, in an effort to demonstrate progress in suppressing problem content, Reuters reports. Government officials and...
  • The Hong Kong government sold on Wednesday, for HK$5.46 billion, the second land parcel specifically earmarked for the purpose of building a data center. The auction attracted nine bidders and the winning bid, at HK$4,500 per square...
  • SoftBank Group Corp. plans to replace 4G network equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. with hardware from Nokia and Ericsson, Nikkei reported on Thursday, without citing sources.  The move comes at a time of heightened...

WORLD

  • On Aug. 13, 1974, two British soldiers were on duty at an observation post overlooking the border with the Republic of Ireland. A remote-controlled bomb went off and killed them both. They were stationed at a...
  • Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer and deputy chairwoman of Huawei Technologies, is awaiting a hearing in a Canadian court following an extradition request from the United States. The Chinese telecoms executive in now out on...
  • The climate conference now underway in Katowice, Poland, has been billed as the most consequential since the 2015 summit, which produced the Paris climate agreement.  Amid unprecedented public concern over the threat posed by climate change...
  • The brewing conflict between the United States and China is typical of zero-sum contests among countries, firms, and individuals. The US is acting under the implicit assumption that if China’s GDP were to surpass that of...
  • The suspected gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg was shot dead on Thursday in a brief gun battle with police after being on the run for 48...

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