Trial of Hong Kong activist begins
The trial of Hong Kong pro-independence activist Edward Leung, who faces charges of rioting and incitement to riot during clashes with police in February 2016, begins today and is expected to conclude by May. The clashes which erupted in Mong Kok make up the worst street violence the city has seen since pro-democracy protests in 2014. Some 130 people were injured, including nearly 90 police officers and at least four journalists.
COE bidding exercise closes today
The tender for this month's second open bidding exercise for certificates of entitlement (COEs) closes at 4pm today.
The total quota for this tender is 4,373. In the previous tender earlier this month, premiums for Open COE surprisingly finished lower than those for big and small cars.
Thai Beverage to update shareholders
Thai Beverage will be hosting its annual investor meeting today. Members of the senior management team will share updates about the group's four businesses - spirits, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and food - and take questions from shareholders. Some analysts have turned bearish on the stock after the group posted first-quarter results last week that were well below expectations.