• In March, CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CKHH) and Ant Financial enter into joint venture AlipayHK, a mobile payment application service.  During the year, the joint venture launched the first-ever e-wallet to e-wallet remittance service to Philippines via blockchain technology.

  • In April, AS Watson Group (ASW) rebrands its retail chain in Russia from Spektr to Watsons.

  • In May, Husky Energy Inc. has drilled an exploration well in the South China Sea offshore China and made a discovery in the Atlantic region offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

  • In May, ASW unveils its 26,000-square-foot CKC18 concept store in Cheung Kong Center, combining its top retail formats to create a premier shopping and lifestyle hub in Central,  Hong Kong.

  • In August, HK Electric completes the steam drum lifting for one of its new gas-fired units, marking a major step forward in increasing natural gas generation in the future.

  • In August, UK Rails launches a new fleet of 36 “Hitachi class 802” passenger trains for Great Western Railway’s passenger service.

  • In September, CKHH acquires 100% ownership of Wind Tre and becomes sole owner of Italy’s leading mobile operator.

  • In November, Hutchison China MediTech Limited announces the first commercial launch of colorectal cancer drug, fruquintinib capsules, with the initiation of product sales in the Mainland.

  • In December, CKHH completes the acquisition of Etisalat’s operation in Sri Lanka and will merge its mobile telecommunications business with Hutch Sri Lanka to better serve the customers.