Police Face Off with Hong Kong Protesters

Police Face Off with Hong Kong Protesters

Protesters in Hong Kong threw Molotov Cocktails (gasoline bombs) and police fired tear gas Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Hong Kong is in the 4th month of sometimes violent protests that occur every weekend. They started with opposition to a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include demands for greater democracy. Most […]

Hong Kong Protesters Bombarded Government Buildings with ‘Molotov Cocktails’

Hong Kong Protesters Bombarded Government Buildings with ‘Molotov Cocktails’

Thousands of protesters clad in black masks, caps and shades to obscure their identity, ran through the streets of Hong Kong setting street fires and blocking roads in the heart of the city. Authorities moved quickly to douse the fires and police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters, including in the bustling shopping […]

Wall Street Liked China Data, Hong Kong and BREXIT News

Wall Street Liked China Data, Hong Kong and BREXIT News

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street’s Key stock indexes bounced Wednesday, after robust economic data from China, easing tensions in Hong Kong and British lawmakers’ approval of a law to delay BREXIT provided some optimism to investors worried about global growth. The Fed’s September Beige Book described overall economic activity as expanding at a […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $VXX FlASH: Global Market Uncertainty Means Precious Metals Will Continue To Rise This level of uncertainty in the global markets will prompt a massive move in the precious metals markets as traders and investors continue to put money into precious metals as a means to hedge against fear […]

Commentary: Violence in Hong Kong Must End Now

Commentary: Violence in Hong Kong Must End Now

Rioters in Hong Kong at the weekend Saturday again resorted to escalating violence. They stormed government and legislative offices, threw petrol bombs at police and set fire to multiple locations including police HQ’s. Facing flagrant violent acts, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government and the Hong Kong police took decisive measures to enforce […]

Black Clad Hong Kong Protesters Return To Violence

Black Clad Hong Kong Protesters Return To Violence

Saturday, Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the 12 Summer-long anti-government protests for the first time in nearly 2 weeks. Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball bats fought with police officers wielding batons on a main road […]

Capital ‘Flying’ from Hong Kong

Capital ‘Flying’ from Hong Kong

$USD $HKD Residents of Hong Kong are swapping their Hong Kong dollars for other currencies as political unrest affects the local currency, the WS-J reports. Hong Kong’s currency sharply weakened against the USD starting last July, which analysts partly attribute to outflows.  The FT reports Hong Kong’s 10 richest people lost about $15-B since that time. […]

President Trump US “deeply concerned about Hong Kong…”

President Trump US “deeply concerned about Hong Kong…”

Late Wednesday, President Trump tied a US trade deal with China to humane resolution of the weeks of protests wracking Hong Kong, hours after the State Department said it was “deeply concerned” about reports of movement of Chinese paramilitary forces along the Hong Kong border. The State Department warned that continued erosion of the territory’s […]

The Violence in Hong Kong is Being Condemned Around the World

The Violence in Hong Kong is Being Condemned Around the World

Foreign government officials and experts are expressing their condemnation of the violence perpetrated by radical demonstrators in Hong Kong. Emphasizing the significance of “1 country, 2 systems” for the development of Hong Kong, they also voiced their support for the legitimate actions taken by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government and Hong Kong […]

Commentary: Violence in Hong Kong Looks Like ‘Terrorism’

Commentary: Violence in Hong Kong Looks Like ‘Terrorism’

Violent protesters staged a shameful episode of real violence and brutality in full view and broadcast on live television at the Hong Kong International Airport Tuesday. At about 8:00p local time, a group of protesters detained a traveler they claimed to be an undercover police officer from the Chinese Mainland. In lynch mob-style assaults, they […]

Hong Kong Airport Reopens, China Tells US “Lay Off”

Hong Kong Airport Reopens, China Tells US “Lay Off”

Hong Kong’s airport resumed operations Wednesday, rescheduling hundreds of flights that had been disrupted over the past 2 days as protesters clashed with riot police in a deepening crisis in the Chinese-controlled city. And rumors of China’s troops assembling at the Mainland border. Police condemned violent acts by protesters overnight and said on Wednesday a […]

President Trump, “China is Moving Troops Toward Hong Kong”

President Trump, “China is Moving Troops Toward Hong Kong”

Tuesday, President Trump Tweeted that US intelligence believes that the Chinese government is moving troops to its border with Hong Kong. President Trump also Tweeted that “Everyone should be calm and safe!” Riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters outside the Hong Kong Airport for the 2nd day running Tuesday though calm returned to the airport in […]

Economic Tell: Swiss Watch Exports + 6.3% in Y 2018

Economic Tell: Swiss Watch Exports + 6.3% in Y 2018

FLASH: Asia accounted for over 50% of that turnover According to The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH, Swiss watch exports in Y 2018 grew 6.3% Y-Y to CHF 21.2-B. Although the value of exports was up, the total number of watches exported declined by 2.3% to 23.7-M items there were 570,000 fewer timepieces […]

Gold: Indian’s Buy Dips; Lunar New Year Boosts Demand in China; Investors Hedge Risk

Gold: Indian’s Buy Dips; Lunar New Year Boosts Demand in China; Investors Hedge Risk

$GLD Indian discounts shrink; dealers eye import duty announcement China premiums at $9.50-$11.50 oz Festival buying picks up in Singapore Demand for physical gold in India improved last week as local prices eased from their highest level in over 5 years, while buying gathered steam in China ahead of the Lunar New Year festival. Dealers […]

For Foodies: World’s Food Markets are a Must See

For Foodies: World’s Food Markets are a Must See

For Foodies: World’s Food Markets are a Must See Travel is not complete without the authentic local food experience, and food markets are a Key part of the Foodie experience, so planning your itinerary with authentic food in mind. Below are some of the world’s best food markets, as follows: Spice Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey The […]

Planning to Visit Hong Kong: The Must Knows

Planning to Visit Hong Kong: The Must Knows

Planning to Visit Hong Kong: The Must Knows Hong Kong is a large cosmopolitan city that you cannot compare to New York or London. To get the sense of Cantonese culture, you have to get out of HK Central and explore the outlying islands, New Territories, and surrounding fishing villages, and to help you get the most out […]

Tropical Storm Florence, The Aftermath and Beyond

Tropical Storm Florence, The Aftermath and Beyond

Tropical Storm Florence, The Aftermath and Beyond Sunday, the flooding from Tropical Storm Florence spread across the Carolinas, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The risk to life is rising with the angry waters,” Governor Roy Cooper declared as the storm’s death […]

Typhoon Mangkhut Killed 28 in Philippines, Now Hammering South China

Typhoon Mangkhut Killed 28 in Philippines, Now Hammering South China

Typhoon Mangkhut Killed 28 in Philippines, Now Hammering South China Hong Kong and southern China are on Red Alert Sunday as strong winds and heavy rain from super Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the densely populated coast, a day after the biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings in the […]

Philippines Seeing Typhoon Manghut’s Damage, Casualties, Heavy Rains

Philippines Seeing Typhoon Manghut’s Damage, Casualties, Heavy Rains

Philippines Seeing Typhoon Manghut’s  Damage, Casualties, Heavy Rains Saturday, Philippine officials were assessing damage and checking on possible casualties as Typhoon Mangkhut pummeled the northern breadbasket with ferocious wind and rain that set off landslides, damaged an airport terminal and ripped off tin roofs. There are no immediate deaths reported but Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana […]

Rare Pink Diamond Hammered for $32-M in Hong Kong

Rare Pink Diamond Hammered for $32-M in Hong Kong

Rare Pink Diamond Hammered for $32-M in Hong Kong Tuesday, a large oval-shaped diamond known as the “Pink Promise” was sold to an anonymous buyer for $32-M in Hong Kong, just shy of shattering a world auction record. The 14.93-carat vivid pink diamond went for a final price of HK$249,850,000, which comes to $2.14 -M/carat, […]

Hong Kong Real Estate Defying Gravity

Hong Kong Real Estate Defying Gravity

Hong Kong Real Estate Defying Gravity $JLL, $HSBC, $JPM Hong Kong’s steaming housing market shows no signs of cooling down anytime soon. Prices in the City have climbed 11% YTD defying skeptics waiting for the bubble to burst and government attempts to rein in the world’s most expensive housing market through a raft of taxes and […]

Hong Kong: the World’s #1 City for International Visits

Hong Kong: the World’s #1 City for International Visits

Hong Kong: the World’s #1 City for International Visits Hong Kong to retain its status as the city most visited by international travelers this year in spite of strained relations with Mainland China. In a report published Tuesday, market research firm Euromonitor International said it estimates 25.7 million arrivals in Hong Kong this year, down […]

 Li Ka-shing’s HK Skyscraper Sold for Record HK$40.2-B

 Li Ka-shing’s HK Skyscraper Sold for Record HK$40.2-B

 Li Ka-shing’s HK Skyscraper Sold for Record HK$40.2-B The landmark building owned by Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing has been sold to a consortium led by a Chinese energy firm. A landmark building owned by Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing, 89 anni, has sold for a record price a report said last week, […]

Hong Kong is the World’s Top Stock Market

Hong Kong is the World’s Top Stock Market

Hong Kong is the World’s Top Stock Market $HSI, $TCEHY, $PNGAY, $AAPL, $FB Among the world’s biggest stock markets, there have not been any better investments YTD than Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index But under the surface of that 25% rise, gains are getting more concentrated, and that means for some shares, volatility is on […]

UAE President Restructures Board of Abu Dhabi Wealth Fund ADIA

UAE President Restructures Board of Abu Dhabi Wealth Fund ADIA

UAE President Restructures Board of Abu Dhabi Wealth Fund ADIA The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is 1 of the world’s richest sovereign wealth funds UAE President and Abu Dhabi ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a decree reshuffling the board of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), official news agency WAM reported Tuesday. […]

Swire Pacific Limited (HKG:0019) HEFFX Highlights

Swire Pacific Limited (HKG:0019) HEFFX Highlights

Swire Pacific Limited (HKG:0019) HEFFX Highlights As China’s wealthy grow ever more hungry for boutique hotels, Swire Properties plans its third hotel in mainland China, The Middle House. Located in the heart of luxury shopping development HKRI Taikoo Hui in the bustling Jing’an District of Shanghai, the five-star boutique hotel will be the Hong Kong […]

Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd (HKG:1113) HEFFX Highlights

Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd (HKG:1113) HEFFX Highlights

Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd (HKG:1113) HEFFX Highlights Cheung Kong Property Holdings will raise the price of its third batch of Ocean Pride apartments by 10 per cent, a week after selling out all 842 of the project’s earlier units, a marketing strategy that underscores the expectation that Hong Kong’s record home prices won’t succumb […]

Swire Pacific Limited (HKG:0019) Michelle Low, New Finance Director of Swire Properties Limited

Swire Pacific Limited (HKG:0019) Michelle Low, New Finance Director of Swire Properties Limited

Swire Pacific Limited (HKG:0019) Michelle Low New Finance Director of Swire Properties Limited Swire Pacific Limited has announced that Michelle Low, Finance Director of Swire Properties Limited, will be appointed the Finance Director of Swire Pacific with effect from 1st October 2017. Michelle will replace Martin Cubbon, who will be retiring from the Swire group […]

HK Health Department Investigating Imported Case of Zika Virus Infection

HK Health Department Investigating Imported Case of Zika Virus Infection

HK Health Department Investigating Imported Case of Zika Virus Infection The Center for Health Protection (CHP) of Hong Kong is investigating an imported case of Zika virus infection, in which a young woman who has been to South American countries got infected, the health department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said last […]

Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Takes $61-M for #1 at the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Takes $61-M for #1 at the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Takes $61-M for #1 at the Weekend $TWX, $CMCSA, $LGF, $CBS Overseas, the reboot debuts to $81.6-M for a global take of $142.6-M, ‘Logan’ falls to # 2 as it pasted $150-M in the US and $430-M worldwide. Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island debuted bigger than expected in […]

Hong Kong, This City Tells a Terrific Story

Hong Kong, This City Tells a Terrific Story

Hong Kong, This City Tells a Terrific Story When I 1st visited Hong Kong the city’s slogan was ‘Asia’s World City’. It is still relevant, and I have learned much about the art of Hong Kong’s branding since then. When Hong Kong’s former Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa unveiled the city’s new branding as “Asia’s World […]

US Dollar ($) ⇨ Hong Kong Dollar (HK$)(USDHKD) HEFFX Trading Outlook

US Dollar ($) ⇨ Hong Kong Dollar (HK$)(USDHKD) HEFFX Trading Outlook

US Dollar ($) ⇨ Hong Kong Dollar (HK$)(USDHKD) HEFFX Trading Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are ranging. The projected upper bound is: 7.76. The projected lower bound is: 7.75. The projected closing price is: 7.75. FOREX HKD= closed up 0.000 at 7.754. Volume was […]

HANG SENG INDEX(INDEXHANGSENG:HSI) Hong Kong HEFFX Outlook

HANG SENG INDEX(INDEXHANGSENG:HSI) Hong Kong HEFFX Outlook

HANG SENG INDEX(INDEXHANGSENG:HSI) Hong Kong HEFFX Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are ranging. The projected upper bound is: 23,026.77. The projected lower bound is: 21,841.36. The projected closing price is: 22,434.06. HANG SENG INDEX closed up 9.920 at 22,456.619. Volume was 8% above average […]

HANG SENG INDEX(INDEXHANGSENG:HSI) Trading Outlook

HANG SENG INDEX(INDEXHANGSENG:HSI) Trading Outlook

HANG SENG INDEX(INDEXHANGSENG:HSI) Trading Outlook HEFFX Notes Hang Seng Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 21,875.02. The projected upper bound is: 23,592.97. The projected […]