2014年10月31日 星期五

31/10/2014






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周線圖



期指低水 55 點

本周上升 695.86 點

恒指全月升1,065點 (4.6%)。

係威係勢咁沖上阻力 24053 前止步 

成交額乃近期少見莫非有行...... 

看看下星期是否持續 形勢可能改寫 

** 今日低位 23850日高位 23841



中國經濟 ~

內地銀行三季報顯示 中行建行農行共獲3600億人幣的SLF關閉

內地五大國有銀行最新公布的三季報顯示,中行(03988)、建行(00939)和農行(01288),共獲得人行注入3600億元人民幣(下同)的流動性,但工行(01398)和交行(03328)則並未獲得。

報告顯示,中行三季度向人行借款較2季度增加1600億元,農行和建行借款分別增加1000億元;工行和交行的三季報則顯示,兩家銀行向人行的借款較上一季度均為負增長,意味著這兩家銀行在報告期內並未獲得人行注入流動性。

人行繼9月向國有銀行發放5000億SLF(常備借貸便利工具)後,10月再以同樣方式向多家股份制銀行注入流動性,並且給出更為優惠的利率價格,以助銀行降低融資成本。




2014年10月30日 星期四

Maputo - David Sanborn @ 2014 Catalina JazzTrax (Smooth Jazz Family)

Raul Midón - I Can See For Miles (live)

30/10/2014





期指高水 4 點

結算日大哥哥已經話左個答案你知.......

裂口未補晒向下機會仍有

隻腳是否支持到?唔知.......


所以唔信是調整完畢上 (24000 - 24300 ): ?都冇 5 : 5.......


個人傾向向下大 D

四大行績差


【本報訊】中行(3988)及農行(1288)壓軸公佈第三季業績,四大國有銀行成績均已出爐,特色是受到兩大監管政策影響,客戶存款增長及非利息業務幾乎都現倒退,資產質素亦齊齊轉差,當中工行(1398)不良貸款率飆升最快,證券界對四大行表現均感失望。
記者:周家誠
中行第三季盈利按年多賺4.86%至414.09億元(人民幣.下同),農行則僅升6.07%至484.07億元,與證券界預期普遍有輕微落差。

新政影響 農行存款減


內地銀行業上季面臨多項監管政策,8月銀行收費新規正式實施,大型國有銀行均響應國家號召,減免轉賬、匯款等費用,甚至小微企業融資服務費,使第三季內銀手續費收入按年下跌,農行跌8.14%至180.72億元,四大行中僅中行力保不失,亦只多賺0.21%至199.47億元。
9月上旬監管機構推出《存款偏離度指引》,要求銀行月底之存款不可偏離月內平均存款3%,銀行月底未有高息吸存,中行、農行9月底存款較6月底減1.3%、工行減2.5%,建行(939)升1.72%。
星展唯高達(香港)中國銀行業分析師陳姝瑾表示,在監管政策底下,內銀上季末未現高息搶存款,使截至9月底客戶存款總額按季下跌,惟月均存款水平卻上升,她表示,減少高息搶存有助內銀擴闊淨息差,息率及存款水平亦不致太波動。
農行上季淨息差按季縮窄3點子至2.87%,首九個月淨息差為2.91%,淨利息收入升13.31%。中行在淨利息收入上表現最好,多賺15.77%至821億元,淨息差略為收窄1點子至2.24%,首九個月則為2.26%;建行及工行按季則有所擴闊。

中行貸款減值飆1.5倍


農行及中行貸款減值按年升78.45%及1.5倍;不良貸款同錄「雙升」,農行不良貸款率較上季升5點子至1.29%,壞賬餘額為1,034.66億元;中行不良貸款率則升5點子至1.07%,不良貸款餘額為906.95億元,資產質素明顯轉壞。
瑞銀財富管理投資總監研究部香港主管何偉華表示,中國經濟增長放緩、房地產不振、產能過剩、社會融資總量下跌,不良貸款率趨勢未來仍然向上,手續費收入表現讓人失望,內銀股表現短期仍然不明朗,長遠則要視乎國策走向。
陳姝瑾表示,今年四大行表現普遍不太好,即使工行盈利增速算快,但撥備計提不足,反而建行在剔除收期巴西BIC銀行股權影響後,表現略勝一籌。 




2014年10月29日 星期三

29/10/2014





期指高水 3 點

當真高低腳成立了.....

大阻力位 23533 裂口高開即穿109日高位 23581) 至 23855.....

成交額仲幾似樣潻

" 亙講通 " 唔通.....都好似冇事發生咁 

大哥哥真係你估佢唔到 




2014年10月28日 星期二

28/10/2014





期指高水 59 點

剛講今個月有冇咁順灘 .....

Set 左盤就去 Tea都廢事睇點知就爆上大哥哥真係估佢唔到

一爆就上到通道頂成交額多番 DD 啫.....一於睇多陣

**今日收市於 23533前停步 .....最高做出 23570.92




2014年10月27日 星期一

27/10/2014





期指高水 75 點

"互通又唔通"消息一出港女應聲下跌.......

5百幾億成交好似唔係咁恐怖啫

不過我預左........今個月冇咁順灘喎




2014年10月24日 星期五

【現在才知道】140908-4 搶救下半身肥胖, 穴位按摩法專家告訴你! -"Know How"

24/10/2014





期指高水 21 點

老美大幅上揚未能令港女捫車邊....

全日波幅 200 點內跌至 23150支持回升收市仍跌幾十點

做左枝長腳十字星借左去飲的問題發揮.....冇新意

本周則升 278.99 點總算止跌回升成交額再創新低.......

希望下周挑戰 23500.......



周線圖






2014年10月23日 星期四

建行季績遜預期

【本報訊】為內銀股季績期揭開序幕的建設銀行(939),第三季度純利按年僅升5.04%至596.36億元(人民幣.下同),單以第三季計,是自2011年開始連續第四年放緩。季內該行減值損失按年飆近七成,反映資產質素持續轉差;但在新的資本計量高級方法下,其核心資本率則受惠反彈。
記者:周家誠 劉美儀
建行季績顯示,首九個月計該行淨利息收益率為2.8厘,較中期業績公佈的首半年水平一致,該行未有公佈第三季度息差水平,若按照今年首季及次季淨利息收益率,分別為2.81及2.82厘計,第三季息差肯定按季有所收窄。

上季賺596億 僅升5%

該行淨利息收入按年增長13.24%至1,119.45億元。手續費收入亦如市場預期,下跌3.83%至236.21億元,反映內銀服務收費新規,於8月實施對銀行非存貸業務的影響。該行第三季度純利按年僅升5.04%至596.36億元。
建行董事長王洪章本周接受媒體訪問時透露,中國經濟周期性與結構性交織,使內銀盈利增長放緩,事實上,建行第三季盈利增長幅度,較市場預測內銀業整體增長中位數8%略為遜色。若綜合首九個月盈利計,建行盈利按年升7.8%至1,902.98億元;董事會沒有公佈派發季息。
銀行資產質素屬市場關注焦點,季內建行資產減值損失,按年增加逾七成至163.02億元,按季計(第二季為115.65億元)亦升41%,故截至9月底計不良貸款率,較6月底的1.04%飆升至1.13%。
然而,建行稱,若撇除因8月完成收購巴西BIC銀行72%股權帶來的54.39億元壞賬影響,不良貸款率僅為1.07%。另外,市場關注的減值撥備覆蓋率,則較中期業績下降14.4個百分點至234.47%。

核心資本充足率大升

今季建行業績並非無亮點,截至9月底止資本比率因應實施按監管要求的資本計量高級方法而顯著提升,核心一級資本充足率由6月底的11.21%勁升至11.65%。
建行公佈又指,資本率提升原因,除了按中銀監規則調整因素外,亦因為利潤增速高於風險加權資產增長所致。
金利豐證券研究部執行董事黃德几分析,即使大型內銀如建行都面對激烈競爭,內銀盈利增長放緩屬已知事實,若果滬港通年底前開通,相信投資者較屬意具折讓的建行A股,H股價僅會在現水平上落,即使市盈率低,增長空間亦有限。
於昨日收市後公佈季績的建行,昨收報5.63元,較周三微升0.35%或0.02元。 

建行核心資本充足率強勁

內銀季績由建行(0939)打頭陣,建行公布第三季盈利596.36億元人民幣,按季下跌8%,按年則上升5%。首3季盈利1,903億元,按年增加近8%。期內利息淨收入3232.4億元,按年上升13%;淨利息收益率為2.8%,較去年同期擴闊9點予。截至9月底不良貸款率為1.13%,較去年底升0.14個百分點。另外,資本充足率14.53%,核心一級資本充足率為11.65%,較去年底分別上升1.190.9個百分點。建行核心一級資本充足率高至11.65%,屬利好動向。

瑞信:建行季績略遜預期,惟盈利能力高,四大行首選

   瑞信集團發表研究報告,指建行(00939)第三季純利596億元人民幣,較該行預測略低3%,主要由於佣金收入較疲弱,以及信貸成本較高。建行首九個月盈利按年升8%,整體首三季業績較預期弱,收入放緩及不良貸款上升。

  瑞信指,建行第三季業績重點包括疲弱的佣金收入,期內按季跌16%,按年跌4%,而吸納存款不多,推升貸存比率至72%,加上資產質素繼續有壓力,不良貸款比率升至1﹒13%,扣除收購巴西BIC銀行,其不良貸款比率亦降至1﹒07%。該行估計,第三季總不良貸款形成升至43點子,第二季為22點子。

  不過,瑞信指建行業績亦見亮點,包括盈利能力維持高位,年度化股東回報率達22%,資本水平亦非常穩健,淨息差亦保持平穩,而收購BIC銀行將可擴展建行在拉?美洲的網絡。


  瑞信維持建行「優於大市」評級,H股目標價維持7﹒9元,並為四大行中首選。

大摩:建行(00939.HK)季績符預期 維持「增持」評級


 大摩報告指,建行(00939.HK) 第三季度錄得純利596億人民幣(下同),按年增長5%,今年首九個月淨利潤1,903億元,為該行今年預測的82%及市場的83%,並且有較好的淨息差及較低的費用,惟信貸成本上升。基於穩健的資產負債表增長,信貸質量穩定及資本狀況改善,維持其「增持」評級

建設銀行(00939.HK)最新投資評級及目標價

建設銀行(00939.HK)  昨(23日)收市後公布第三季度純利596億人民幣,按年增長5%;9月止不良貸款餘額1,053億元人民幣,較年初增加200.6億人民幣;不良貸款率1.13%,升0.14個百分點。本網最新列出14間券商對建行的投資評級及目標價:

券商│投資評級│目標價(港元)
CIMB│收集│9.43元
瑞信│跑贏大市│7.9元
德銀│買入│7.45元
Jefferies│買入│7.3元
星展唯高達│買入│7.21元
大摩│增持│7.1元
摩通│增持│7.1元
美銀美林│買入│7元
國泰君安國際│收集│6.76元
高盛│買入│6.7元
巴克萊│與大市同步│6.5元
交銀國際│長線買入│6.48元
麥格理│跑贏大市│6.41元

大和│持有│6.05元


建銀獲批港股通結算


【中登核准】
就內地客南下買港股涉及的人民幣兌換港元及相關結算安排,昨日率先公佈季績的建行(939)旗下建行(亞洲),亦獲中國證券登記結算(中登)批准相關業務申請,工銀亞洲亦獲有關資格。

工銀亞洲亦獲資格


建行(亞洲)及工行(1398)旗下工銀亞洲發言人,昨回覆本報表示,兩行已分別獲中登核准申請,擔任港股通跨境資金結算及換滙行資格。
連同前日率先公佈獲核准的中行(3988)旗下中銀香港(2388),4間國有大行在港附屬機構或分行,均已獲港股通結算及換滙行資格,交行(3328)則獲結算行資格。
至於有份競投結算及換滙的兩間外資行──滙豐與渣打,據悉暫時仍未有公佈準備。
人民幣離岸清算中心近年不斷向外伸展,除中行系掌舵本港及台灣人幣清算行工作外,建行倫敦分行亦負責倫敦清算行角色,工行則任新加坡清算行。 

關燈滑手機 女大生黃斑部出血險瞎

(健康醫療網/記者郭庚儒報導)一名20歲的女大生,平時下課喜歡看電視、玩電腦,睡前又習慣關燈滑手機,看看朋友臉書動態、傳LINE聊天;某日早晨,她突然左眼視力模糊,且看物變形扭曲,家人趕緊帶至醫院檢查,結果發現,其黃斑部出血視力只剩0.3,所幸及早發現注射藥物治療,視力逐漸恢復,不然,嚴重恐失明。
新竹國泰醫院眼科主任陳瑩山指出,長時間過度用眼,容易傷害眼睛而發生病變。尤其使用智慧型手機時,螢幕投射的強光,會使眼睛疲勞產生自由基,進而破壞黃斑部,導致黃斑部水腫發炎;若出現硬結節且破裂,恐造成視野缺損,嚴重恐失明。
陳瑩山強調,過量的強烈光線直射雙眼,會造成角膜、水晶體、黃斑部等眼睛構造傷害。當光線進入眼睛後,能量較高的藍光會被水晶體吸收,導致蛋白質變性,造成水晶體混濁,一旦水晶體彈性變差,視力就會變模糊,臨床上不乏許多年紀輕輕的人罹患白內障。
另外,陳瑩山提到,近距離、長時間滑手機,會更導致睫狀肌疲乏,且使用手機時,眨眼次數會明顯減少,容易造成乾眼症,出現眼紅、畏光、異物感、分泌物增加、眼睛眨痛等,嚴重甚至影響視力,提醒民眾千萬不要過度使用手機,以免傷害眼睛。

23/10/2014





期指高水 54 點

一石二鳥......裂口低開......再向下調......

尾市再由低位往上......不過內移...... 

保住10天 ( 23124 )、20天 ( 23269 ) 同 250天線 ( 23176 )以及中軸......

成交額乃近期新低,似在鞏固中

老散如我唯有尋找機會啦......

中國經濟 ~

匯豐中國10月製造業PMI初值升至50.4 三個月高

 根據Markit,匯豐中國10月份製造業採購經理人指數(PMI)初值,由9月份之50.2終值,升至50.4,為三個月高,亦高於市場預期之50.2

10月份中國製造業產出指數初值,由9月份之51.3,跌至50.7,為五個月低。

匯豐中國首席經濟學家兼經濟研究亞太區聯席主管屈宏斌表示,匯豐中國10月份製造業PMI初值,由9月份終值50.2,改善至50.4。國內及外部需求有一些放緩的跡象,儘管仍留在擴張區域。通縮壓力加大,因為輸入和輸出價格指數均進一步下跌。同時,就業和庫存指數改善。儘管10月份製造業可能穩定,但經濟繼續顯示出有效需求不足的跡象,值得進一步推出寬鬆政策。該行期望未來數月有更多貨幣和財政方面的寬鬆措施。

期內,新訂單指數由9月終值51.5,輕微回落至51.4

供應商的交貨時間由49.8,縮短至48.8

採購庫存由48.7,微跌至48.6

就業人數由47.5提高到48.6

輸入價格從47.1下降至44

產出價格從47.1下降至45.6

成品庫存從49.2上升至50.1

增長勢頭(新訂單減去成品庫存)2.3放緩至1.3

積壓工作量從51.4下降至51.2

採購數量從51.2下降至50.4

新出口訂單從54.4下降至52.8




2014年10月22日 星期三

新鮮物放左邊 , 超市6大潛規則

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頂新飼料油爆出,國人驚覺信賴已久的大廠商多年來以劣油殘害我們身體、大賺黑心錢,引發滅頂風波,其中頂新旗下的松青超市更被人噴漆。
劣油風波未平息,國人「食不安心」,現在外食族也減少,為了安全,許多人選擇自己購買蔬果、肉食,自己做「卡安心」。然可別以為黑心的事只有一樁,在販售生鮮、雜貨的超市也有你所不知道的「潛規則」。以下為BBC新聞、大陸新華網彙整專家提供的超市秘密。
1.新鮮牛奶擺在最裡面、新鮮物放左邊:為方便消費者購買,超商總會將促銷商品放在顯目位置。然有保存期限的商品,消費者可別因為圖方便,而選擇在最外面的。許多家庭主婦都知道,超市鮮奶、優酪乳、肉品絕大多數都是越靠裡擺放的生產日期越近,也就越新鮮。
另超市利潤較大的物品,通常會擺右邊,因大多數人習慣用右手,總喜歡拿右邊的東西;部分超市也會將一些不太新鮮的食品,擺放放右邊。此外,專家建議,超市出沒人眾多、加上空氣流通差,為了健康,應盡量買袋裝或有包裝的食品。
2.超市早上8~9點,食物較新鮮:早上8~9點時段間,超市裡的人流量最小,但蔬菜、鮮肉類食以及海鮮產品是最新鮮的;傍晚下班時間,超市裡人最多,但蔬菜、海產品、豆製品等都不新鮮了,有些超市會選擇商品組合促銷,價錢雖便宜,但新鮮度和營養可能都有打折。另專家指出,有部分超市會在水果上淋上水,鮮豔欲滴讓人心動,但其新鮮度可不一定。
3.用燈光讓食物更「新鮮」:家庭主婦不免都有疑惑,在超市買的肉類都很紅嫩新鮮、蔬菜都新鮮翠綠,然拿回到家,卻發現有明顯不同。這也是超市的小策略,會幫商品打「蘋果光」,選用粉紅色的燈光照射肉類,會顯得格外鮮嫩、選用綠色的燈光照射蔬菜,顯得更綠。
4.買一送一、滿額送好禮:據購物心理學研究指出,商品折扣標誌可增加23%的銷量。為促銷商品,不少商人會用「買一送一」方式,但其策略多為一個新的商品,搭一個舊的賣。另近來超商的集點策略,希望消費者能大額消費,有些商人會提供滿額送好禮、滿額送下次抵用券,吸引消費者一再上門。
5.沒賣完的肉食加工後再處理、銷售:專家指出,標有當日生產日期的熟肉,其實並不新鮮。有些肉品組合中,可能部分是新鮮的、部分是前幾天尚未售完的。一般說來,很多熟食如肉類和腸類都用保鮮膜包裝,但要注意包裝層數多寡,
僅包一層,說明東西還比較新鮮;層數越多,有可能是不新鮮,因很多組合商品是因食品失水,才導致包裝袋滑落,所以只能多包幾層,新鮮度也大打折扣。
6.特價商品並不便宜:如先前所言,促銷是策略。有時特價品不一定便宜,如環保裝的洗髮精有時比瓶罐包裝來得貴;週年慶的保養品、化妝品的特價品也要注意保存期限,有可能是「即期品」出清。
在面對物價高漲、薪資不漲的情況下,每個人還是希望能省錢獲得高優質商品,然「一分錢、一分貨」,商人在提供商品時,也會著眼是否有利潤。因此在購物時,消費者仍需張大眼睛、做好功課,也不要被「折扣促銷」所吸引,特別是吃進肚子的東西,更要安全衛生至上。
by林宜靜

22/10/2014





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啱啱先聽到10天線下穿250天線......咩鬼交叉.....又搵笨實

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大行評估 ~

瑞信予10間H股內銀「優於大市」,看淡徽商交行  

  瑞信集團發表研究報告,指旗下內銀研究將覆蓋重慶銀行(01963)、徽商銀行(03698)及光大銀行(06818),以全面覆蓋所有H股內銀,當中有10間內銀予以「優於大市」評級,相信寬鬆貨幣政策及穩定的資產質素,將可令內銀估值再升評級。

  該行指,招行(03968)為H股內銀首選,可受惠龐大客戶基礎、員工質素及內部管理系統,相信可有高而可持續的股東回報率,而強勁的吸存能力,預計可帶動招行明年至2016年盈利年複合增長率達15%。

  另外,瑞信指,工行(01398)是大型銀行中首選,相信其市場領導的資訊系統、高質素的管理模式、穩定的業務策略及審慎的風險控制文化將支撐業務。

  瑞信看得最淡為徽商銀行及交通銀行(03328),指兩公司在該行計算模式中得分最低,估值亦最不吸引,不過升交行投資評級,由「遜於大市」升至「中性」,H股目標價6﹒1元。

  整體來說,瑞信對內銀看法正面,對行評級維持「增持」,而內銀目前市帳率約為0﹒6至0﹒8倍,相信是因為市投資者認為內銀將面對信貸周期急劇轉變,但在穩定的宏觀經濟下,逐步寬鬆的貨幣政策及更規範的地方政府融資,將令內銀估值上再評級。

表列瑞信對H股內銀評級及H股目標價:

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               評級       目標價(港元)
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工行(01398)     優於大市      7﹒3
建行(00939)     優於大市      7﹒9
農行(01288)     優於大市      4﹒7
中行(03988)     優於大市      5﹒0
交行(03328)    由優於大市降至中性  6﹒1
招行(03968)     優於大市      21﹒9
信行(00998)     優於大市      6﹒6
民行(01988)     優於大市      11﹒5
光大銀行(06818)   中性        4﹒3
重農行(03618)    優於大市      5﹒5
徽商銀行(03698)   中性        3﹒5
哈行(06138)     優於大市      3﹒7
重慶銀行(01963)   優於大市      7﹒8
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券商最新予中移動、聯通、中電信之投資評級
 券商   評語                       評級   目標價(元)
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中移動(00941)
 瑞信   季績證實「營改增」影響明顯,但股價疲弱為入  維持優於大市   102
      市良機,料今年現金流見底,未見今年核心預測
      的需要調整
 摩通   「營改增」影響負面,手機補貼轉為月費補貼,   維持中性     94
      另網絡折舊影響,收入轉向負增長。
      市場推廣開支削減,料至2015年下半年或
      2016年,盈利才好轉
 高盛   智能電話性價比改善及流量需求增,令4G上客    買入     113
      量今年有機會超5000萬戶,可要求國資委降
      低營銷費用,預期可削成本
 德銀   月費減價、「營改增」及終瑞銷售疲弱,收入及   維持持有     81
      純利遜預期;增值稅、OTT軟件及減月費的壓
      力,第四季仍持續受壓
 巴克萊  料市場信心增加股價續向上,下半年盈利見底,   維持增持    115
      4G規模擴大繼續控制成本,推動明年盈利增長
 大和   第三季盈利遜預期,但料「營改增」和關稅優惠   重申買入    115
      的影響屬過渡期,網絡開支增加,明年市佔升,
      提高數據投資商業化
聯通(00762)
 瑞信   將更積極將鐵塔注入新成立的鐵塔公司,可降負   優於大市   20﹒4
      債比率,EBITDA及純利增長上行帶來驚喜
      
 巴克萊  今後3年盈利預測比市場高,成本控制見效。估   上調增持   15﹒5
      值相比同業低,帳面值折讓,為長期持有帶來風
      險回報,聯通今明年盈利增長最快,再受政策及
      競爭加劇的機會微
 大和   成立鐵塔公司對行業有利,料獲同業重估投資價   優於大市   15﹒4
      值,中期前景強勁,調升行業未來兩年預測3至
      20%
中電信(00728)
 瑞信   由4G業務盈利、鐵塔共享、手機補貼減少、    維持增持   5﹒15
      估值及定位支持
 大和   中資電訊股升勢可持續,鐵塔公司效益未完全    優於大市    5﹒5
      於股價反映,「營改增」落實進度較快,調升
      行業盈測
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2014年10月21日 星期二

Defeating a sliding chain lock using a rubber band

The Top 17 Coffee Shops of Hong Kong

The Top 17 Coffee Shops of Hong Kong


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Coffee. It is not an easy task, any longer, to brag that you have finally found a good coffee joint in this city. In fact, picking one now is like choosing your favourite child. Both disconcerting and open to judgement if you give an honest answer. If you are lucky enough not to be surrounded by insert chain coffee store here and its ubiquitous outposts, you probably have a favourite caffeine stocked café in your local neighbourhood or near the office. The Googlemachine can often be the best source of information, but there are so many blogs it can be hard to use just one. For some reason even Beanhunter, an ordinarily faithful companion and sage guide, has also seemingly rebelled in Hong Kong, and so perhaps we shall seek elsewhere for this specific locale.
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There are many new ones, which we have tried to focus on, but there are many who are really dedicated to sustainability, aethetics or high quality roasting, so we have kept them in also. With many quasi-vegans (and real ones, come to think of it) getting about, soy milk was also a big one for us, and given how many lactose free 852er’s there are getting about now, milk alternatives in coffee shops are a must as any frequenter of New York, London, Melbourne, or Vancouver knows. We had Americanos (Long Blacks for the Southern Hemispherians), double espressos and soy flat whites to try and gain an objective and fair yardstick for quality. Vibes have also been taken into account, as we know the pure joy of settling into a chair or bench for the afternoon with a good book and a mug of joe. Oh and wifi! Because that’s pretty much the first question we ask as we walk through the door, and is the first tier on Maslows’s updated hierarchy of needs.

1. Knockbox

More of a secret society than a coffee shop, they’re open everyday, but Friday night explore the wonders of specialty coffee. They have a weekly public function called “coffee premiere” where local coffee enthusiasts gather and taste unlimited brewed coffee from 6:30-10pm. They are rather orthodox about their coffee; serving standard portions of milk in a latte or a piccolo (which is 3:1 milk:coffee). What they are proud of, however, is coffee in its original taste, cosumed plain, without sugar or milk. Diehard. The first qualified Q-grader for coffee in HK is the owner, just fyi…
Wifi yes; http://knockboxcoffee.hk/; Ground Floor, 21 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong (MTR Mong Kok Exit E); Mon-Sun: 11:00-22:00

2. Cafe Loisl

Recently opened and hidden on upper Pound Lane, Cafe Loisl is a vegetarian/vegan joint with organic coffees and amazing care taken to ensure each sip is as enjoyable as possible. Everything here is meticulous and since it resembles a European bistro, quite relaxing. The nearest road is 100m+ in any direction, so there will be no honking or minibus revving here. They have somewhat slow wifi that lasts only 45 minutes, but this is compensated for by the abundant organic goods available for purchase (chia seeds; can’t escape ‘em) and the compelling titles stocked in their book shelf, ranging from “When China Rules the World” to “The Coming Famine” that details the looming food crisis that is upon us. Gripping!
Wifi yes; cafeloisl.com/ Shop A, G/F, 8 Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan; Mon: 09:00-18:00 Wed-Sun: 09:00-18:00


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3. Opendoor Cafe + Courtyard

Recently introducing a scrummy new food menu, this neighbourhood cafe offers favourites as well as speciality drinks such as almond milk coffees and kefir smoothies. Almond milk coffee, though an institution in most major metropolitans of the developed world (and developing, to be fair) it’s almost impossible to visit any town now without finding hipster cafes somewhere–even Ubud, Hong Kong has been somewhat on the back foot with faux-milks. Slowly ushering in an evident time of social change, Opendoor also have options like cauliflower fried rice for the vegans/paleos, and a polite graphic that informs the sipper of the coffee to milk to froth ratios their coffee will actually consist of. Overly helpful chaps.
Wifi yes; opendoorcafe.hk; G/F, 120 Connaught Road West,Western District; Mon-Fri: 08:00-17:00 Sat: 09:00-17:00

4.  Zai Fe in Central

ZAI FE meaning ‘ strong black coffee’ in colloquial Cantonese, is an Italian espresso bar coffee prepared with Hong Kong style in a creative environment. The three founders had grown tired of artificial syrups and flavors used to mask the poor quality coffee and milk, combined with the under developed barista culture.  fresh coffee straight from the roaster, once rested to the lips of coffee lovers in less than 72 hours – expertly made by experienced ZAI FE basistas when the freshly roasted beans are at their peak. Their new café adjoining BoConcepts on Wyndham makes the most of the terrace and ultra-cool Danish design, which means you can enjoy your cappuccino in style while taking in the city-centre views. They serve all varieties of yummy deli sandwiches, cakes and home made cookies, as well as Bonsoy, which makes them ideal for a business lunch too.
Wifi yes; http://zai-fe.com/; 1/ F Terrace, No.73 Wyndham Street, Central; Mon – Fri 10AM – 7:30PM, Sat 10AM – 7:30PM, Sun 10AM – 6PM

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Zai Fe

5. Kava

An obscurity in its location really, just two streets up from Jordan MTR station exit A, Kava is an extension of Rabbithole coffee that we all know so well from Central. It stands out quite considerably as it is very cool and a haven if looking for a place to read or catch up. It is great to know there is somewhere to adequately caffeinate oneself when traipsing about the Kowloon area, or to make into a regular haunt if that is your local hood. The coffee is a little pricier than the surrounding shops, so might attract only a narrow clientele, but said clientele will be rewarded by superb coffee that also has beans available for purchase.
Wifi yes; G/F 53 Parkes Street, Jordan, Kowloon; 2787 1833; open 10am – 6pm.

6. Café Deadend

Employing organic soy milk, baristas who are trained and can actually swirl a stunning coffee artwork, and the bakery treats from their mother next door, Po’s Atelier, Café Deadend are working the region of Sheung Wan. They have a killer courtyard as well, which in the cooler months we are approaching, will be sublime to bask in like overgrown, brunch-loving lizards.  We recommend coming early though, because getting a table here on a weekend can be like trying to get through Wan Chai at the moment; close to impossible.
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Cafe Deadend
Wifi yes; cafedeadend.com/; 72 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan; 9:30am – 6:00pm Tuesday to Sunday.

7. Nosh

The open wall/window setup is a relaxing way to begin a morning, especially before the hot Hong Kong sun begins to bake us alive. Their food isn’t the most filling for the cost, but coffee is made with love and care. NOSH is owned by Swedish entrepreneurs Arne and Helen Lindman, which means they are genetically wired to produce top quality stuff like honey and cinnamon oatmeal with caramelized bananas, and a cranberry and pecan English muffin.
Wifi yes; nosh.com.hk; 11 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan; Tuesday-Friday 8:30AM – 6PM, weekends 10AM – 6PM

8. Manson’s Lot

Although not new per sé, every time we walk in here we let out a shriek because it was so reminiscent of Australian coffee shops that a deeply subconscious instinct was awakened at the familiarity and evident high quality of beans. They use Bonsoy, so Bondi hipsters will be pleased, and have a range of newspapers on each table for perusal. They speciailise in artisan coffee, breakfast, homemade desserts and even a craft beer or two, plus a bunch more. So when in Wan Chai, this would be our favourite go to.
Wifi yes; Bonsoy; mansonslot.com/story.html; Ground Floor Shop, Yen May Building, 15 Swatow Street, Wan Chai; open everyday 7:30 am – 7:00pm

9. The Roaster, Step by Step

It’s almost the worst thing to have to say this place’s location on the web, as their coffee is so nice, that we want to keep our local all to ourselves. But alas, in the age of information – you are welcome. Enjoy their delicious coffee and the education they give you with each cup’s origins when you visit. They have a load of bakery treats too, and waffles. With great coffee art, comes great waffles.
2880 0052; G/F, 26 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan; open everyday 11am – 6:30pm

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ACCRO COFFEE (image Via www.siulamcoffee.com)

10. Accro Coffee

So this place is like a coffee temple in the mountains of Hong Kong. Minus the mountains. And the temple. But the same reverential treatment is expected in this brew house, as the world siphonist (a brewing technique) champion works here. Be sure to come bearing gifts and you will be treated to coffee beans from three different and quite unusual countries; Taiwan, Italy and our very own Hongkers. Locavores will be most pleased by this, and no doubt someone has alerted Rene Redzepi of Noma to the locally-sourced goodness. They do great latte art too; natch.
Wifi yes; 3484 9448; Shop 10, G/F, Fu Loy Garden, 7 Ma Wang Road, Yuen Long; Mon.-Fri. 11:00-00:00, Sat.-Sun & Public Holiday: 12:00-00:00

11. 18Grams

Okay so they aren’t new nor are they ‘one-off’ boutiques that we indie coffee drinkers love, BUT 18Grams Alley in Sai Kung is managed by a world barista judge which is like being rated in the Michelin Guide for the coffee swillers of this world. They are also well on track for world domination; with new stores opening the last six months in Harbour City, Sheung Wan and Wan Chai. And they have organic soy milk! The Hunt Guides recognised them as  “paving the way for the rest”, and we quite agree. If this was on every corner, instead of other coffee chains, we would be thrilled.
Wifi yes; 18grams.com/about-us/; locations in Sheung Wan, Central, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, TST, Mong Kok, and Sai Kung

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12. The Cupping Room

Also not overly new, but the two time barista champion of HK works there, and they use Bonsoy for those who can’t or won’t drink normal milk. They have a simple décor, and the servers are actually very friendly which is a pleasant surprise (sidebar: a gripe of ours is those working in the customer service who evidently find odious both their customers and service. We thus really appreciate people who are efficient, and who smile). Free wifi and a constant inflow of people who do their work there because they are “creatives” (read: are freelance and don’t have an office), mean a buzzy environment that is perfect for a few hours of genteel magazine browsing or a private catch up with someone. As is the case with large talkative crowds, there is always plenty of privacy…
Wifi yes; 2799 3398; Shop LG, The Centre Mark, 287-299 Queen’s Road Central (Entrance on Cleverly Street), Sheung Wan; Mon-Fri: 08:00-17:00 (closed Tuesday)Sat: 08:00-18:00, Sun: 10:00-18:00

13. Coffee Academics

As the name suggests they educate their customers about all aspects of their coffee-crop to cup. This is cool, because from the initial selection of coffee origin and roasting method, to the micro-tuning of blend proportion and cupping, each step is done with care, passion and an uncompromising quest for top quality. As part of their intellectual pursuit of the perfect coffee, they are always striving to find new ways of connecting with consumers, and so offer things like coffee classes from E-01 to E-05 (the zenith of coffee education being aptly titled Golden Cupping). Not sure about you, but we would love to be golden cuppers.
the-academics.com/; across three locations in Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui; depending on store open 8-10am to 9-11pm (aside from Causeway Bay who are wild cats and leave their doors ajar until 2am on Friday and Saturday night; the ideal time to drink coffee)
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14. Arabica

Opened Arabica at Discovery Bay North Plaza in February 2013, their full name is ”Arabica Coffee Roaster & Farm.”  Farm because they have a coffee farm in Kona, Hawaii.  They are one of rare coffee roasters in the world who actually own coffee farm. Their space is extremely funky, based on a the sister store in Kyoto (meaning it is ultra cool and ultra high quality), with white and steel setting a really urban vibe around the communal wooden table that usually plays host to the myriad Macbooks whose owners haunt the workspace. They also provide a service called “Barista Experience.”  With only HK$50 for latte and HK$30 for espresso, their barista will teach you how to grind the beans, pull espresso, and make cafe latte, using Slayer Espresso. This is good news for Discovery Bay coffee.
Wifi yes; arabica.hk; Discovery Bay North Plaza; open everyday 10am to 6pm
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Arabica at DB North Plaza

15. Kubrick

So this place is awesome. They define themselves as “最新消息及發佈 A Bookshop, Café, Creative, Design, Think, A Vibrant Cultural Cinegems, Young, Force, Gift, My Gym, Elegant, Classe, A Boiling Circle.”  After about the fifth descriptor, you’ve lost us, but the bookshop/café/cine gem runs true and it is a mecca for those who like to seek out interesting literature you might not find in Dymocks, whilst waiting for your indie film and sipping single origin beans. Half the shop is a bookstore, merged flawlessly with a café, that is attached to a cinema that plays quirky and mainstream flicks. A haven for students and entrepreneurs, and for those who like independent films/are artsy (or really, just anyone who can be defined as cultural), they also have some great snacks including vegan ice cream Happy Cow! AND they have organic soymilk on offer. Perfect for your lactose free soul.
Wifi yes; kubrick.com.hk; Shop H2, Properous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei; Mon.-Sun.: 11:30-22:00
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Kubrick

16. Unar Coffee Company

Basically a hole in the wall for hipsters, Unar captialise on their excellent coffee skills and employ a couple of long benches outside to compliment. These are a real treat to dwell on in the current weather. Their strategy is simple yet effective, with latte art a stamp of quality that wobbles gently on top of your flat white. Set against a very urban steel-grey wall, the mini-store is delivering exactly what the people of trendy Tai Hang want; a delightful cup of coffee.
Wifi yes; G/F, 4 Second Lane, Tai Hang; Sun.,Tue.-Thu. 13:00-21:00; Fri.-Sat. 13:00-24:00

17. Alchemy Coffee (aka Espresso Alchemy)

A small institution, they are a small batch specialty coffee roaster dedicated to sourcing and roasting superior Arabica coffee beans from select origins. They are also the only wholesale coffee roaster in Hong Kong to have a Licensed Coffee Grader (Q Grader certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America) and Barista Championship Judge amongst the staff to provide unparalleled roasting quality control, coffee training and bar management. They care about important things like iron, vital air, essence, heat, water, sugar, essence and milk. Plus they run classes and are located in both Fortress Hill and Quarry Bay for all your East Island sipping needs.
Wifi yes; alchemycoffee.net; Shop 8, 4-6 Hoi Wan Street, Quarry Bay, (MTR Exit A), G/F, @Convoy, 169 Electric Road, Fortress Hill, (MTR Exit A); Mon-Fri: 08:00-19:00 Sat-Sun: 10:30-17:30
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