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每周焦點

東京人遊行撐「反送中」 90後發起少女:逢周六遍地開花

(日本東京報導) 反修例抗爭引起各國關注,昨天(29日)在日本首都東京,有當地人發起遊行,聲援香港人,聲稱要與世界共同保衛香港。 曾在名古屋發起聲援港人活動的遊行發起人平野鈴子表示,自己有一群在香港的朋友,近日看到他們很努力地抗爭,再加上自己對香港的熱愛,因而萌生舉辦聲援港人的活動,以行動支持香港的抗爭者。 她認為,若「送中條例」在港通過的話,會影響整個東亞地區的未來發展;若香港本身的體制被中國侵蝕,中國的影響力將會逐漸延伸至臺灣及其他東亞地區,甚至釣魚臺和沖繩也有機會受到中國之軟實力所影響。 她又打算會在往後的每個星期六舉辦相關聲援港人之活動,直到逃犯條例修訂議案真正被撤回為止。 遊行人士昨 …

每周焦點

活化工廈釋放潛在價值 細節尚待釐清

去年施政報告重啟活化工廈,包括改裝成過渡性房屋及發展創意產業,並落實工廈的地契豁免書申請安排,以便作非工業用途。高力國際預測,2019年工廈價格將升逾8.4%,租金升逾5.4%。有專家指,非工業用途合法化確有助提升工廈潛在價值,但亦提醒投資者應注意政策細節。 非工業用途合法化 存潛在價值 發展局二月宣佈落實工廈的地契豁免書申請安排,初步為期五年,容許工廈個別單位業主,在無須向地政總署申請短期地契豁免書和繳付任何費用的情況下,把單位用作五項特定的非工業用途:設計及媒體製作、印刷及出版業、電影公司和與電影業有關的行業組織、研究所及辦工室等。 星匯資本執行董事兼首席投資總監陳建中指,該措施能吸引中小 …

金融市場

Imposing dividend tax seems arduous in Hong Kong

Heated debate about whether Hong Kong should impose dividend tax got overwhelmingly opposed voices, saying it may lead to capital outflow which could  further sabotages Hong Kong's image as an international financial centre. Overwhelming voice opposed to dividend tax “Introducing dividend tax may co …

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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 …

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 …

每周焦點

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 …

每周焦點

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 …

每周焦點

耀才發盈警 料純利跌17%

耀才證券(1428)昨天公布盈警,預期 2018/19 年度未經審核綜合純利(稅後)約為 4.42億港元,按年下跌17%。惟集團指公司期內的客戶戶口總數已達28.3萬,按年增加13.85%。 耀才證券行政總裁許繹彬表示,過去的財政年度港股市場因中美貿易戰及各種不利因素影響而反覆尋底,但會推出針對投資者所需的優惠,並會沿用積極進取發展業務的策略,以及投放大量資金以提升交易系統速度、優化電子交易程式及加強網絡保安。 許繹彬又指今年2月時在中港兩地推出兩個交易手機程式「耀才證券(寶寶)」和「耀才期貨(豆豆)」,一個月內下載量已超過3萬次,相信能為股東帶來回報。