Ronny Tong: police have power to close Victoria Park

Executive Councillor Ronny Tong has defended the police's right to close down much of Victoria Park to prevent unauthorised gatherings marking June 4, and said anyone who thinks the force has gone beyond its powers can challenge the decision in court. Speaking on RTHK's Newswrap programme on Friday, Chan was...

Mourners light candles for June 4 despite police ban

Hundreds of people on Friday defied a police ban on entering Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown before they were quickly told to leave. For the first time, the force closed off the park on a June 4 anniversary, citing powers...

Toyota Hits World Championship Century at Portimao

Toyota City, Japan, Jun 4, 2021 - (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will write another step in the history books when the GR010 HYBRID Hypercar takes on new competitors in the 8 Hours of Portimao, round two of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).Next week's event...

Tin Shui Wai block locked down over girl’s Covid case

A housing block in Tin Shui Wai was locked down on Friday evening for mandatory coronavirus tests after a secondary schoolgirl who lives there tested preliminary positive for a mutated strain of Covid-19. The girl, 17, lives in Shing Yu House at Tin Shing Court. She developed symptoms including fever,...

Mitsubishi Power Concluded Three LTSA Contracts Covering Six Gas Turbines Powering Three 750 MW Class GTCC Power Plants in Egypt at Signing Ceremony

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Jun 4, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Mitsubishi Power, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has concluded, simultaneously, three 16-year long-term service agreement (LTSA) covering six M701F gas turbines, two each delivered, for Sidi Krir Power Station, El Atf Power Station and Cairo North...

貝萊德、道富投資樂享互動,效果營銷龍頭獲國際頂級資本認可

HONG KONG, Jun 4, 2021 - (亞太商訊 via SEAPRWire.com) - 繼5月27日被正式納入MSCI中國小型股指數後,樂享互動(06988.HK)又獲兩家國際頂級金融巨頭BlackRock Inc(貝萊德集團)和State Street Corp(美國道富集團)投資。 根據最新彭博數據,貝萊德集團披露其持有樂享互動256.9萬股,佔已發行股份的0.12%;美國道富集團披露其持有樂享互動62.9萬股,佔已發行股份的0.03 %。 貝萊德集團又稱黑岩集團,是全球最大的資產管理機構。截至今年一季度,貝萊德集團管理資產規模高達9.0萬億美元。 美國道富集團是全球最大的託管銀行和資產管理公司之一。截至2020年末,其託管資產規模高達38.8萬億美元,資產管理規模達3.5萬億美元。 吸引貝萊德、美國道富集團投資,意味著樂享互動的投資價值獲得國際頂級資本認可,也將進一步助力樂享互動持續優化股東結構、穩步推進國際化發展。 Copyright 2021 亞太商訊. All rights reserved. (via SEAPRWire)

興業銀行發行境外「碳中和」主題綠色債券

HONG KONG, Jun 4, 2021 - (亞太商訊 via SEAPRWire.com) - 6月3日,興業銀行香港分行在國際資本市場成功完成兩單中期票據的簿記和定價,包括3年期美元品種和3年期港元品種,合計募集資金9.22億等值美元,興業銀行也因此蟬聯全球最大商業金融機構綠色債券發行人。此次債券發行吸引了全球73家投資機構踴躍參與,實現了4.45倍的超額認購倍數,其中相當比例訂單來自歐洲和美洲的專業ESG投資機構,最高時點訂單規模達41.06億等值美元。三年期美元固定利率品種共募集資金6億美元,最終定價爲T3+58bp,發行票息0.875%;三年期港元固定利率品種共募集資金25億港元,發行票息0.75%。本期「碳中和」債券通過債券通公司e-Prime簿記平台完成訂單分配,亦成爲該平台上首單ESG債券定價,和首單中資股份制銀行金融債券定價。據瞭解,本期「碳中和」債券募集資金的投向和管理均在《興業銀行綠色債券框架》下進行,募集資金專項用于具有碳减排效益的綠色項目,符合ICMA《綠色債券原則》,獲得香港品質保證局(HKQAA)發行前的綠色金融認證,幷取得Sustainalytics(全球領先ESG評級及研究公司)出具的第二方認證意見,確保債券募集資金投向和管理方式嚴格符合國際綠色債券標準。「本次推出的『碳中和』債券是興業銀行推進綠色債券品種創新,對接國際市場融資的進一步創新嘗試。」興業銀行相關負責人表示。圍繞「碳達峰」 「碳中和」目標,作爲中國首家赤道銀行、首家采納聯合國「立即實施氣候中性」倡議的金融機構,興業銀行發揮綠色金融領先優勢,對接多層次資本市場,廣引綠色金融活水。今年以來,先後落地全國首單以遠期碳匯産品爲標的物的約定回購融資項目、全國首批碳中和債、首單權益出資碳中和債、全國首批可持續發展挂鈎債、首單碳中和幷購債權融資計劃等,爲加快推進我國經濟社會綠色低碳發展提供有力金融支持。截至3月末,興業銀行通過綠色信貸、綠色債券、綠色租賃、綠色信托、綠色基金等多元化綠色金融産品,累計爲30475家企業提供綠色金融融資3.3萬億元人民幣。同時,自2016年率先落地境內首單綠色金融債以來,在境內外累計發行綠色債券達1454.55億元,積累了豐富的境內外綠色債券發行管理經驗。興業銀行香港分行作爲本期債券的具體執行機構,近年來依托總行綠色金融專業優勢,相繼加入香港綠色金融協會、香港金管局氣候銀行評估咨詢小組、香港中資銀行協會綠色金融委員會等機構,與香港品質保證局首家簽訂全面綠色合作備忘錄,積極打造興業銀行集團綠色金融發展的國際化窗口和重要平台。 Copyright 2021 亞太商訊. All rights reserved. (via SEAPRWire)

朝雲集團擬實施股份獎勵計畫並建議購股權計畫:深度綁定管理層和股東利益 共促公司價值增長

HONG KONG, Jun 4, 2021 - (亞太商訊 via SEAPRWire.com) - 6月3日晚間,朝雲集團(06601.HK)發佈公告稱,董事會已建議採納購股權計畫,同時決定實施股份獎勵計畫。朝雲集團董事會建議將向合資格參與者授予不超過計畫採納日總股本10%的股份用於購股權計畫,未來觸及一定條件時,股本上限可更新。同時董事會決定將拿出最高不超過2500萬股本用於向合資格參與者實施股份獎勵計畫,相當於目前已發行股本的1.87%。公告顯示,相關的股份獎勵計畫及購股權計畫旨在嘉獎參與者對朝雲集團所作的貢獻及忠誠,並使其利益與股東的利益一致,同時吸引更多優秀人才的加入。公告內容提及,董事會建議採納員工購股權計畫及決定實施股份獎勵計畫是為了實現公司員工、管理團隊與股東之間的共同利益,以利好公司長遠發展和利益。上市不久後就提出員工購股權計畫及股份獎勵計畫,體現了朝雲集團對於內部團隊建設的重視。據悉,朝雲集團始終堅信人才是企業經營與發展之根本,視員工為企業最有價值的資產,高度重視人才的發展,並致力於全面優化激勵體系,打造認同企業文化,具有企業家精神的人才團隊,推動員工與企業的共同成長。分析人士指出,本次朝雲集團董事會建議採納購股權計畫及實施股份獎勵計畫,將深度綁定公司管理團隊和股東的利益,同時有利於吸引外部優秀人才加入公司共謀發展,從而進一步優化公司治理結構,促進公司業績增長,提升公司的內在價值。此外,此舉亦向資本市場傳遞了朝雲集團管理層對公司未來發展的信心,有助於吸引更多投資者對公司的關注。 Copyright 2021 亞太商訊. All rights reserved. (via SEAPRWire)

Age limit for BioNTech vaccine lowered to 12

Children as young as 12 will be allowed to get the BioNTech vaccine, authorities announced on Thursday, adding that they will give more details on the arrangements early next week. In a statement, the government said Health Secretary Sophia Chan made the decision to lower the minimum age for the...

‘Police to deploy up to 7,000 officers on June 4’

Police are planning to deploy up to 7,000 officers – more than a fifth of the force’s strength – across Hong Kong on Friday, to handle potential gatherings in memory of victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, sources have told RTHK. Earlier this week, RTHK was told that around...

Only a quarter of the unvaccinated want jabs: CUHK

Only one in four Hongkongers who are yet to receive a Covid jab plan to get vaccinated within the next six months, researchers at Chinese University said on Thursday. Around 1,047,000 of the territory's 7.5 million people have had two doses of vaccine since the inoculation programme began more than...

HK records one imported Covid case

Health officials on Thursday reported one imported Covid infection. The 37-year-old woman, who flew in from Indonesia on May 30, was undergoing quarantine at Silka Far East Hotel in Tsuen Wan when she tested positive for the virus. The Centre for Health Protection says she is asymptomatic and has a...

Registration to win flat opens on June 15

Property developers who are offering a flat as a prize in a lucky draw designed to boost Hong Kong's Covid-19 inoculation rate say people can sign up from June 15. Permanent adult residents who have received two doses of vaccine by September 1 can register for the chance to win...

EOC warns firms against penalising unvaccinated staff

The equality watchdog on Thursday said companies should not remove or deny benefits for employees who refuse to get a Covid-19 vaccination – warning that the firms could be found to have broken the law. The note of caution from the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) comes as more and more...