GBA Briefs: 1/16/2020

Macau downbeat on 2020: Macau’s tourism bureau says visitor arrivals could contract this year, due to a weak external environment. It would be the first time since 2015, and comes after 10% growth last year. Read more on GGRAsia.

HKEx busy: Hong Kong’s stock exchange had seven new IPOs start trading today, the best single-day performance in more than 18 months, while 2020 is shaping up to be a good year. Read more on SCMP.

Huawei’s UK saga: A day after PM Boris Johnson seemed to suggest he was fine with Huawei being in the UK’s 5G network buildout, one of his secretaries insisted the company would be kept out of its most sensitive areas. Read more on SCMP.

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