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Coronavirus Forces Employees in Hong Kong and Mainland China to Test Working From Home

Experts says it could be a watershed moment for flexible work arrangements in Asia William Yeung works long hours at a bank in Hong Kong. He’s normally out the door before 8.....»»

Category: topSource: timeFeb 14th, 2020

The first coronavirus death in Hong Kong prompts health workers to strike and demand that its border with mainland China be fully closed

Tyrone Siu/Reuters The first coronavirus death in Hong Kong has prompted thousands of hospital employees to go on strike. The man w.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 5th, 2020

Burberry"s CEO says the coronavirus outbreak is having a "material negative effect" on China demand

Bobby Yip/Reuters Burberry said that the coronavirus epidemic is hurting luxury demand in mainland China and Hong Kong. It closed nearly half of its stores in mainland China; stores that ha.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 7th, 2020

China"s coronavirus outbreak kills 638, infects more than 31,400 as world struggles for a cure

China: 636 deaths and 31,161 confirmed cases on the mainland. In addition, Hong Kong has had 22 cases, including one death. Macao has had 10 cases......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsFeb 7th, 2020

Burberry says coronavirus hurting luxury demand

ReutersLONDON (Reuters) - Burberry said on Friday the outbreak of coronavirus in China was hurting luxury demand in the mainland and Hong Kong, both impo.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 7th, 2020

Hong Kong Airlines to cut 400 jobs, ask employees to take unpaid leave: SCMP

Hong Kong Airlines will slash 400 jobs as the coronavirus outbreak adds to financial troubles for the carrier, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday, citing two sources familiar with the plan......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 7th, 2020

Burberry says coronavirus hurting luxury demand

Burberry said on Friday the outbreak of coronavirus in China was hurting luxury demand in the mainland and Hong Kong, both important markets for the British brand......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 7th, 2020

China"s coronavirus outbreak kills 637, infects more than 31,400 as world struggles for a cure

China: 636 deaths and 31,161 confirmed cases on the mainland. In addition, Hong Kong has had 22 cases, including one death. Macao has had 10 cases......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsFeb 6th, 2020

China"s coronavirus outbreak kills 563, infects 28,018: Here"s everywhere it"s spread

China: 563 deaths and 28,018 confirmed cases on the mainland. In addition, Hong Kong has had 21 cases, including one death. Macao has had 10 cases......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsFeb 5th, 2020

Macau Shuts Casinos Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Hong Kong Reports First Death

Hong Kong reported its first coronavirus-related death Tuesday, the second recorded outside mainland China, according to Reuters reports. 0 read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaFeb 4th, 2020

Cathay Pacific to cut global capacity by 30% amid coronavirus epidemic

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd plans to cut 30% of its global capacity over the short-term, including 90% of capacity to mainland China as it grapples with a sharp fall in demand due to the coronovirus epidemic, its CEO said on Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 4th, 2020

Hong Kong Confirms 2nd Non-Mainland China Coronavirus Death As Hospital Workers Strike, Over 200,000 "Under Observation"

Hong Kong Confirms 2nd Non-Mainland China Coronavirus Death As Hospital Workers Strike, Over 200,000 "Under Observation".....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 3rd, 2020

9,000 Hong Kong hospital workers are threatening to strike amid coronavirus outbreak if the government doesn"t close its border with mainland China

THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO /via REUTERS More than 3,000 doctors, nurses, and other hospital workers in Hong Kong voted in favor of striking unless the city closes its bord.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 1st, 2020

How Google, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft are responding to coronavirus crisis

Google Inc. is temporarily closing its offices in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Reuters reported on Wednesday, as a precaution against the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. The virus — which is suspected to have infected more than 6,000 people .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 29th, 2020

Cathay says cabin crew can wear masks on mainland China flights due to virus

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd will allow cabin crew to wear a surgical mask while operating mainland China flights due to concerns over a new coronavirus, and passengers to Wuhan to change or cancel flights without charge through Feb. 15......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 22nd, 2020

The Wall Street Journal: Samsung cancels two Galaxy Fold events after malfunctions in test of $2,000 phone

Samsung Electronics Co. abruptly canceled two prelaunch events for its new Galaxy Fold smartphone in Hong Kong and mainland China, following a product headache that began with tech reviewers reporting their test devices had malfunctioned......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 22nd, 2019

Xiaomi puts indefinite delay on CDRs in blow to China"s plans for tech listings

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp said on Saturday there is no timeframe for a mainland share offering, casting doubt on Beijing's efforts to lure foreign-listed Chinese tech giants back home......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 23rd, 2018

200,000 people in Hong Kong live in subdivided apartments so small they call them "coffin homes". This is how one man living in 21.5 square feet is spending his time cooped up during the coronavirus outbreak.

Tyrone Siu/Reuters Simon Wong, a 64-year-old man who lives in a "coffin home" in Hong Kong, recently described how he's coping with the coronavirus outbreak.  While he used to spend most of his time outside of his small dwelling, he says .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider1 hr. 12 min. ago

StanChart posts strong results but coronavirus, economic headwinds to hamper profit growth

Standard Chartered booked a robust 46% jump in annual profit but warned a key earnings target would take longer to meet as the coronavirus epidemic adds to headwinds in its main markets of China and Hong Kong......»»

Category: topSource: reuters10 hr. 27 min. ago

United just extended China and Hong Kong cancellations as the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on airlines and the entire travel industry (UAL)

ASSOCIATED PRESS United A.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 12th, 2020

China"s new virus cases fall again, deaths now exceed 1,100

The mainland death toll rose to 1,113. Two people have died elsewhere, one in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines.....»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsFeb 12th, 2020