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Hong Kong to strengthen measures against African swine fever, after pressure from local farmers


Hong Kong will strengthen its protections against African swine fever after officials came under pressure from farmers amid fears of local infection.

The new measures, in response to the virus’ spread across mainland China, will include stricter rules on culling livestock and a consideration of faster turnover at the government-run slaughterhouse.

Thomas Sit Hon-chung, assistant director of inspection and quarantine at the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, said on Friday the government would kill all livestock in a slaughterhouse if a pig there were found to be infected.

Under the previous policy, only a few would have been killed.

After meeting local pork industry representatives, Sit said officials would also consider their request that all pigs sent to the government…

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Point72 Hong Kong Ltd Reduces Holdings in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL)


Point72 Hong Kong Ltd decreased its stake in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) by 65.0% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,288 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,253 shares during the period. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd’s holdings in Royal Caribbean Cruises were worth $297,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises by 2.2% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 11,120,672 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,152,098,000 after acquiring an additional 236,598 shares…

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African swine fever edges closer to Hong Kong putting authorities on alert as 11 infected pigs are destroyed just a…


The first cases of African swine fever have been found in pigs in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, prompting Hong Kong authorities to crack down on meat being smuggled into the city.

Eleven animals that had contracted the disease died at a slaughterhouse in the Xiangzhou district of Zhuhai, China News Service reported, quoting the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

The city neighbours Macau, and is just 60km from Hong Kong, on the other bank of the Pearl River Delta.

China reported its first outbreak in August in the north-eastern province of Liaoning. So far, cases had been reported in 23 provincial regions, resulting in at least 631,000 pigs having to be destroyed, the agency reported.

There are three farms in Zhuhai that are allowed to export pigs to Hong Kong. As of…

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Point72 Hong Kong Ltd Sells 4,253 Shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL)


Point72 Hong Kong Ltd lowered its holdings in Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE:RCL) by 65.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,288 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,253 shares during the period. Point72 Hong Kong Ltd’s holdings in Royal Caribbean Cruises were worth $297,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises by 2.2% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 11,120,672 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,152,098,000 after buying an additional 236,598 shares during the…

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UPI Horse Racing Preview: Hong Kong Internationals, Baffert 2-year-olds featured


The Hong Kong International Races take the spotlight on racing’s stage this weekend with four Group 1 events featuring turf runners from across the globe.

Gulfstream Park adds to the international flavor of the proceedings with the Caribbean Classic card on Saturday and Japan has the Grade 1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies on Sunday.

Back in North America, the youngsters get their chance in the Grade I Cash Call Futurity and Grade I Starlet on Saturday at Los Alamitos and Saturday’s Display Stakes at Woodbine.

Aqueduct’s feature is the Garland of Roses for filly and mare sprinters. Saturday is Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds.

Starting with the big ones:

Hong Kong

Hong Kong celebrates its biggest day of the year Sunday with four Group 1 events comprising the Longines Hong Kong International…

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Hong Kong businessman guilty of bribery in African oil deal


NEW YORK — A federal jury convicted a Hong Kong businessman Wednesday of bribing the presidents of two African nations to secure oil rights for a Chinese energy conglomerate, a case that stretched from the halls of the United Nations and highlighted the often blurry line between nongovernmental organizations and private enterprise.

Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho was found guilty of seven of eight counts, including conspiracy, money laundering and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a case that involved several former presidents of the United Nations General Assembly.

Ho’s attorneys did not dispute that he made the payments, including $2 million secreted in gift boxes delivered to the president of Chad in 2014. But they insisted the transactions were charitable donations intended to…

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