Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
Thursday, October 23, 2014   

Injunction sparks barricade violence
Violence in Mong Kok spiraled out of control last night as anti-Occupy Central and pro-democracy protesters engaged in physical and verbal clashes, including a suspected arson attack.

Families of cops bullied online
Families of police officers have been targets of cyberbullying, a senior cop said following the arrest of a 20-year-old man for allegedly threatening a child online.

Students vow to stay put after disappointing talks
"We're staying put." That's the message from the Hong Kong Federation of Students after a meeting with Chief Secretary Carrie Lam.

New Occupy report to Beijing promised
Protesters have been promised a new report will be sent to Beijing that will spell out their sentiments and worries about the framework for political reform.

Patience is virtue for Lam
While the protests have turned violent in the past three weeks, last night's talks between student representatives and government officials remained civil in comparison.

Complaints against cops total 900
The police watchdog has so far received about 900 complaints against officers for their handling of Occupy Central protesters, 23 of which were serious enough to be passed on to the Independent Police Complaints Council.

Offer of Occupy report labeled as good start
A good start, that is how both pro- establishment and pan-democratic camps described the government's offer to submit a new report to Beijing outlining public sentiment and the Occupy Central movement.

High rollers hit a bump in HK as growth slows
The number of Hong Kong's high-net-worth individuals those who have no less than US$1 million (HK$7.8 million) in investable assets grew 9.4 percent last year, much slower than the Asia-Pacific average of 17.3 percent, a report by Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management shows.

Retail rent seen steady as Occupy effect still hazy
Occupy Central may slow down the leasing market in affected districts although retail rent in general will likely remain stable in the fourth quarter.

Qatar buys into Sogo
Hong Kong's suffering retail sector has received a vote of confidence with Qatar's sovereign investment fund buying a big chunk of Sogo.

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