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News by Country: Hong Kong

22 June 2020

Hong Kong 

·     ‘Limited food, no wages’: domestic workers struggle amid quarantine in Hong Kong (SCMP, 21 June 2020) 

·     Two million Hongkongers register for HK$10,000 handout online on first day (SCMP, 21 June 2020) 

·     Hong Kong bankruptcies for May worst since 2003, as experts paint dour picture (SCMP, 19 June 2020) 

·     Hong Kong Airlines asks government for support after Cathay Pacific bailout (SCMP, 18 June 2020) 

·     Hong Kong police issue 705 fixed penalties for congregating, totaling HK$1.41m (Hong Kong Free Press, 17 June 2020) 

·     Hong Kong’s gig economy in media spotlight as freelancers, casual workers struggle (SCMP, 17 June 2020) 

·     Foreclosures set to surge as Hong Kong homeowners struggle with finances (SCMP, 17 June 2020) 

·     Quarter of Hongkongers serve as carers during Covid-19 crisis:study (SCMP, 15 June 2020) 

·     Jobless rate will be worse than after financial crisis, Paul Chan warns (SCMP, 14 June 2020) 

·     Why trade unions have mushroomed as demonstrators push for workers’ rights (SCMP, 14 June 2020) 

·     US$6 trillion quantitative easing won’t buoy Hong Kong home prices - here’s why (SCMP, 13 June 2020) 

·     Cathay Pacific will tap government fund to help pay 27,000 employees in Hong Kong (SCMP, 12 June 2020) 

·     Hong Kong government’s cash handout sparks war for customers among banks (SCMP, 12 June 2020) 

·     Over 30,000 firms enjoy repayment break on HK$380 billion in loans (SCMP, 11 June 2020)

·     Hong Kong’s Executive Council fully backed Cathay Pacific bailout, member says (SCMP, 10 June 2020) 

·     Reeling tourism sector pushes Hong Kong government to step up efforts to create ‘travel bubbles’ with neighbours (SCMP, 9 June 2020) 

·     Hong Kong’s road to retail recovery will be ‘extremely slow’, warns Harvey Nichols owner (SCMP, 8 June 2020) 

·     Developers’ rental incomes shrink as tenants bail amid economic slump (SCMP, 8 June 2020) 

·     Permanent residents can get HK$10,000 cash handout from July 8 (SCMP, 8 June 2020) 

·     Support scheme planned for casuals in construction industry (SCMP, 6 June 2020) 

·     Hong Kong’s currency soars, defying speculation of capital flight (SCMP, 6 June 2020) 

·     Hong Kong civil servants will not get pay rise for first time in 11 years (SCMP, 3 June 2020) 

·     Hong Kong retail sales still falling but April figures offer signs of hope (SCMP, 1 June 2020) 

·     ‘I’m crying inside’: desperate Hong Kong markets in crisis as sales dry up (SCMP, 27 May 2020) 

·     Hong Kong law firms expect a wave of cases as landlords sue tenants for rent (SCMP, 27 May 2020) 

·     Deliveroo couriers in Hong Kong take protest over new pay policy into third day (SCMP, 26 May 2020) 

·     122 days of Sars vs Covid-19 - which is worse for Hong Kong’s markets? (SCMP, 23 May 2020) 

·     Hongkongers returning from mainland end up homeless, jobless (SCMP, 23 May 2020) 

·     Hong Kong’s jobless rate rises to 5.2 per cent amid pandemic (SCMP, 19 May 2020) 

·     Hong Kong employers who sack workers but apply for wage subsidies will face cash penalties: labour minister Law Chi-kwong (SCMP, 18 May 2020) 

·     Government investment critical to restore public confidence during pandemic, leading economist says (SCMP, 18 May 2020) 

·     Hong Kong urged to drop prosecutions of leading activists, not to silence peaceful protect (UN, 13 May 2020) 

·     Left out of Hong Kong relief package, asylum seekers struggle with higher food prices, lack of masks (SCMP, 10 May 2020) 

·     Hong Kong bosses push for minimum wage freeze amid Covid-19 struggles (SCMP, 5 May 2020)

·     Hong Kong economy shrinks record 8.9% in first quarter amid coronavirus - worst on record (Hong Kong Free Press, 5 May 2020) 

·     Hong Kong retailers turn to staff-run online shops as sales slump (SCMP, 4 May 2020)

·     “Prohibition on Group Gathering” Suppresses Public Demonstration The Union Front Persist with May Day Street Counters (HKCTU, 3 May 2020) 

·     How coronavirus pushes Hong Kong domestic workers into debt traps (SCMP, 3 May 2020)

·     Rising food prices during pandemic add to burdens of Hong Kong’s poor, with more seeking handouts (SCMP, 3 May 2020)


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