HONGKONG

New face emerges in Hong Kong democracy movement, as others face court

New face emerges in Hong Kong democracy movement, as others face court

Published 12/01/2018

Student activist Agnes Chow poses for photo ahead of her campaign to join Legislative Council by election, at Demosisto party's office in Hong Kong, China [more…]

Hong Kong’s underused military land a potential goldmine: but a minefi

Hong Kong’s underused military land a potential goldmine: but a minefi

Published 22/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: People's Liberation Army Navy soldiers take part in a parade with a banner "Wishing Hong Kong a Better Tomorrow", during an open day [more…]

Hong Kong tribunal fines HSBC private bank $51 million for Lehman-linked products

Hong Kong tribunal fines HSBC private bank $51 million for Lehman-linked products

Published 21/11/2017

HSBC headquarters is seen at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby YipHONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong tribunal [more…]

Hong Kong leader can`t rule out barring even former governor Patten as China flexes muscles

Hong Kong leader can`t rule out barring even former governor Patten as China flexes muscles

Published 13/10/2017

Hong Kong's leader denied on Friday that China had taken over immigration controls in the city after a British activist was refused entry, but she couldn't rule out barring even the last colonial governor and frequent China critic, Chris Patten. [more…]

Uber hikes Hong Kong fees amid legal troubles

Uber hikes Hong Kong fees amid legal troubles

Published 21/08/2017

Uber Technologies Inc UBER.UL on Monday hiked its Hong Kong fees by up to 80 percent after a review of its business there, the embattled ridesharing company said, adding it was not having issues financing its operations in the Asian financial hub. [more…]

Bubbles in Hong Kong harbor are Japanese artist`s thought-stirrer

Bubbles in Hong Kong harbor are Japanese artist`s thought-stirrer

Published 02/08/2017

Millions of bubbles floated across Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour on Wednesday, the latest public art exhibition by Japanese artist Shinji Ohmaki. [more…]

New Hong Kong leader strikes conciliatory tone in first week in office

New Hong Kong leader strikes conciliatory tone in first week in office

Published 05/07/2017

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends her first Question and Answer session at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China, July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

New Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam struck a conciliatory tone on Wednesday and vowed to improve ties with the legislature, but she suggested fresh reforms to bring greater democracy to the Chinese city would not be tabled any time soon.

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Brisk trade mark launch of China, Hong Kong bond connect scheme

Brisk trade mark launch of China, Hong Kong bond connect scheme

Published 03/07/2017

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks at the opening ceremony of Bond Connect at Hong Kong Exchanges in Hong Kong, China July 3, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

China and Hong Kong launched a long-awaited "Bond Connect" scheme on Monday that links China's $9 trillion bond market with overseas investors, the latest step in Beijing's efforts to liberalize and strengthen the country's capital markets.

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Moody`s says loses Hong Kong appeal over `red flags` report

Moody`s says loses Hong Kong appeal over `red flags` report

Published 08/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: The logo of credit rating agency Moody's Investor Services is seen outside the office in Paris October 24, 2011. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

Hong Kong's Court of Appeal found credit rating agency Moody's broke the rules when it published a report on Chinese companies in 2011, rejecting the company's attempt to appeal a tribunal ruling on the matter, Moody's said in a statement on Thursday.

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Hong Kong property cooling moves set to fail as shadow lenders fill the gap

Hong Kong property cooling moves set to fail as shadow lenders fill the gap

Published 28/05/2017

High rise private residential buildings are seen in Hong Kong, China May 21, 2017. Picture taken May 21, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong's latest attempt at cooling home prices in one of the world's most expensive property markets is expected to send buyers scouring for loans in the unregulated shadow banking industry, spreading risk across the financial sector.

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