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New work by Chinese dissident artist shows support for Hong Kong protests

New work by Chinese dissident artist shows support for Hong Kong protests

Published 15/05/2020

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A new work by Chinese dissident artist Badiucao in support of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters shows the image of a lone man [more…]

Smartphone shipments in China up 17% in April, signalling likely rebound: government data

Smartphone shipments in China up 17% in April, signalling likely rebound: government data

Published 12/05/2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Smartphone shipments from China’s factories to vendors rose 17% in April compared to the same month a year ago, according to government [more…]

Tencent Music misses quarterly revenue estimates, signals better second quarter

Tencent Music misses quarterly revenue estimates, signals better second quarter

Published 12/05/2020

(Reuters) - China’s Tencent Music Entertainment (TME.N) narrowly missed market estimates for quarterly revenue on Monday as the COVID-19 crisis hurt the company’s social entertainment [more…]

Tim Hortons China says Tencent has invested, did not disclose amount

Tim Hortons China says Tencent has invested, did not disclose amount

Published 12/05/2020

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tim Hortons China said Tuesday it received an investment from Chinese tech giant Tencent, as the Canadian coffee brewer seeks to [more…]

HK scientists say new antiviral coating can protect surfaces for 90 days

HK scientists say new antiviral coating can protect surfaces for 90 days

Published 27/04/2020

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Researchers at a Hong Kong university say they have developed an antiviral coating which could provide 90 days of “significant” protection [more…]

Asia shares rally as BOJ buys more bonds- U.S. crude skids

Asia shares rally as BOJ buys more bonds- U.S. crude skids

Published 27/04/2020

SYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian shares bounced on Monday as the Bank of Japan (BOJ) announced more stimulus steps to help cushion the economic impact [more…]

Who’s Who of pop culture unites for ‘One World’ coronavirus special

Who’s Who of pop culture unites for ‘One World’ coronavirus special

Published 19/04/2020

(Reuters) - Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey on Saturday headlined a special broadcast of music, comedy and [more…]

Oil gains on OPEC+ deal, stocks stymied by pandemic worries

Oil gains on OPEC+ deal, stocks stymied by pandemic worries

Published 13/04/2020

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Global equities weakened on Monday as investors braced for more indications of economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic while oil prices rose [more…]

Factbox: Coronavirus spread closes North American meat plants

Factbox: Coronavirus spread closes North American meat plants

Published 13/04/2020

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Major meat companies in the United States and Canada have closed plants temporarily due to cases of the new coronavirus and concerns [more…]

‘Rice ATM’ feeds Vietnam’s poor amid virus lockdown

‘Rice ATM’ feeds Vietnam’s poor amid virus lockdown

Published 13/04/2020

HO CHI MINH CITY (Reuters) - A Vietnamese entrepreneur in Ho Chi Minh City has invented a 24/7 automatic dispensing machine providing free rice for [more…]