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News by Country: Hong Kong

28 July 2020

Hong Kong 

·     Battered by COVID-19, US-China row, Hong Kong recovery could lag: finance chief (SCMP, 26 July 2020) 

·     Covid-19 rules ‘put residents at greater risk of mental health problems’ (SCMP, 25 July 2020) 

·     ‘More welfare help needed’: Hongkongers look to government to close wealth gap (SCMP, 23 July 2020)

·     Hong Kong’s restaurants face HK$3 billion July loss amid fresh Covid-19 restrictions (SCMP, 21 July 2020) 

·     Hong Kong jobless rate climbs to 6.2 per cent, highest in more than 15 years (SCMP, 21 July 2020) 

·     Hong Kong’s yawning wealth gap grows wider amid coronavirus pandemic (Straits Times, 17 July 2020) 

·     Amid pandemic, women stressed by caregiving, chores and unhelpful husbands (SCMP, 4 July 2020) 

·     UN rights office expresses alarm at Hong Kong arrests under new security law (UN, 3 July 2020)

·     Three million Hongkongers take a HK$7,752 hit as Covid-19 batters MPF savings (SCMP, 3 July 2020) 

·     Hongkongers set to get KH$10,000 handout earlier than expected (SCMP, 3 July 2020) 

·     Struggling Hong Kong families to get new cash boost in HK$1.1 billion scheme (SCMP, 29 June 2020) 

·     Migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong experienced more discrimination during COVID-19 outbreak: Survey (Coconuts Hong Kong, 29 June 2020)

·     Hong Kong’s economy to take a massive hit before recovering in 2021 (SCMP, 29 June 2020)

·     Hong Kong government subsidy saves 900 jobs at top property brokerage (SCMP, 29 June 2009)

·     Hong Kong firm with government link among top recipients of wage subsidy round (SCMP, 29 June 2020) 

·     Hong Kong exports continue to slump, falling 7.4 per cent in May (SCMP, 29 June 2020) 

·     Dozens of helpers fired in belief they caught Covid-19, unions say (SCMP, 28 June 2020)

·     Jobless rate is likely to pass 6 per cent, Hong Kong labour chief warns (SCMP, 27 June 2020)

·     HK$1 billion pumped into IT scheme to help firms survive COVID-19 (SCMP, 26 June 2020)

·     Hong Kong housing chief proposes two rent-free months to ease impact of rises (SCMP, 24 June 2020)

·     List of employers in HK$4.8 billion first-phase subsidy revealed (SCMP, 23 June 2020)

·     ‘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) 


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