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London march against Hong Kong's Extradition Bill

(Reported in London, UK) There is a march in London against the Hong Kong extradition law amendment bill. The Chinese activist Ai Weiwei joined and showed his support to Hong Kong people. Ai believed it is a very crucial time to Hong Kong and China. "People often consider Chinese are soft and not wi …

HK Bank Regulator Grants Eight Virtual Bank Licenses

  • 2019-06-10

Hong Kong's banking regulator has granted eight virtual banking licenses to financial operators so far this year, allowing them to operate branchless savings and loans businesses. These moves increased the number of licensed banks in Hong Kong to 160, according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (H …

金融市場

太興招股  有望超越翠華挑戰兩大快餐股

以港式燒味起家的太興集團,5月21日通過主板上市聆訊、於5月30日起招股,於6月13日掛牌,料集資達10億元。太興業務多元化,有股評人預期太興有望超越另一高檔茶餐廳翠華(1314),挑戰兩大快餐股大家樂(341)和大快活(052)。 在港澳、內地及台灣擁有「太興」、「茶木」、「靠得住」、「敏華冰廳」等9個品牌,共191間餐廳。帝鋒證券及資產管理行政總裁郭思治認爲,太興路綫和客源與大家樂、大快活有別,而管理及未來發展則比翠華優勝,相信上市後會很受投資者歡迎。 近年集資規模最大  市值達40億元 太興今次集資約10億元,成爲近年集資規模最大的本地公司,獨家保薦人為交銀國際。按太興發行25%股份計, …

金融市場

港元屢觸「弱方保證」套息操作成最大推手

近期港元走勢轉弱,屢次觸發聯繫匯率機制下7.85港元兌1美元的「弱方保證」,金管局在3月9號入市承接15.07億港元,這也是金管局由去年8月以來,首次入市購買港元。如果由去年4月算起,截至3月9日,金管局已經28度入市,承接港元賣盤。香港城市大學教授、中國銀行高級顧問馮敦孝指出,港幣觸發「弱方保證」的主要原因是港美利差引發的套息活動,預料金管局將會在貨幣供應量降至6000億元時加息。  香港資金充裕 套息成港元貶值「兇手」 財經M平方數據顯示,2018年香港Libor(倫敦美元同業拆息)- Hibor(香港銀行同業拆息)利差持續錄得自2008年以來的歷史高位,利差於去年4月12日高見1.18% …

科技

Audiobook Lights Up e-book Market and Boosts Publishing Industry

The audience base of China's audiobook is expected to increase to 478 million, and the market value will expand to 6.36 billion RMB in 2019, according to a survey from China Network Security and Information Committee. This advanced function might boost the ebook market, whilst the copyright issue an …

Credit card trap - devil for youngsters

  • 2019-04-12

The younger generation tends to repay their credit debts later than the banks' payment due date, a report found, highlighting they are weak on financial management and personal finance. TransUnion, a credit rating company, said there are 2,800 credit card holders, who aged below 23 years old, repay …

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三個港青創「潛烏龜」本地潛水預約平台

愈來愈多人喜歡潛入深海,探索無奇不有的水底世界。大海中的美麗生物,以及那份自由和寧靜,都使潛水愛好者流連忘返。於是三位熱愛潛水的青年,取得數碼港基金支持在去年成立全港首個潛水資訊及預約平台「潛烏龜 Turtobook」,決意令組團潛水變得更容易,價格更大眾化。公司更已註冊為持牌旅行社,務求將業務擴展至海外潛水勝地。 創潛水資訊及預約平台 靈感源於潛水約不到伴 在TVB 擔任旅遊節目主持梁彥宗(Chris)因拍攝需要接觸到潛水,引發他與兩位同樣熱愛潛水的舊同學許駿騰(Jensen)和梁德怡(Josie)找到創業方向。 Chris 笑稱:「潛水最怕沒有伴」,自己身爲朋友中的「潛水搞手」,卻常有約不 …

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Wedding spending rises but fewer people getting married could dim the market

The average cost on weddings has been increasing since 2014, buoyed by upward trend of the western wedding culture, yet this trend may vanish soon amid macroeconomic headwinds and a decrease number of weddings, business insiders said. A couple spent an average of HK$360,000 on their weddings in 2018 …

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Debt default to rise amid China's deleveraging drive

Chinese corporate bond default amount hit a record high of RMB 115.45 billion (HK$135.49 billion) in 2018, while corporate bond default cases more than tripled to 119. The high leverage ratio of Chinese firms has led to an unprecedented wave of corporate bond defaults in China, experts said. Corpora …

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HKEX tightens backdoor listing rules value of Chapter 21 firms rises

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited  (HKEX) has kept on tightening rules and regulations to curb backdoor listings and shell activities. However, the value of companies under Chapter 21, which could be used as shell companies, has been rising as the HKEX finds it hard to delist those compan …