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Hong Kong offers $36.6 billion bid for London Stock Exchange
Former NYSE CEO Dick Grasso on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange making an offer for the London Stock Exchange.
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Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
“I want to create an ice cream flavor called ‘corruption’ just to finally hear the media ask Joe Biden about it”
Donald J. Trump Jr. twitted “I want to create an ice cream flavor called ‘corruption’ just to finally hear the media ask Joe Biden about it” referring to the organized media sil...
‘No Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities,’ SpaceX plan
SpaceX will not recognise international law on Mars, according to the Terms of Service of its Starlink internet project. “It will ‘make its own laws on Mars'. With 7 billion sup...
Media mogul Jimmy Lai ‘unknowingly funded’ report discrediting Joe Biden
Apple Daily owner tweeted that his top aide used money from his private company without his knowledge to pay for the project, which accused Hunter Biden of Chinese business ties.
Huawei marks first drop in China shipments since 2014 amid US sanctions
The latest round of US sanctions against Huawei in August shrank the Shenzhen-based smartphone maker’s share in its home market, according to research firm Canalys.
Hong Kong residents can soon open bank accounts in China
The governments of Hong Kong and Guangdong are looking to expand the pilot scheme for Hong Kong residents to open mainland personal bank accounts remotely.
This asteroid could be worth US$10,000 quadrillion
Scientists say the asteroid ‘16 Psyche’ could be made entirely of iron and nickel.
Hong Kong activists turned away by US consulate ‘given prior permission to enter’
A group helping the four says they had previously reached out to the consulate through its emergency hotline.
'Don't end up a real ghost,' South Korean officials warn, fearing Halloween virus surge
South Korean officials are stepping up efforts to ensure locals stick to social distancing guidelines during Halloween, warning this year's party "could really turn scary" as it...
A 5-story building in Shanghai 'walks' to a new location
Shanghai residents passing through the city's eastern Huangpu district earlier this month might have stumbled upon an unusual sight: a "walking" building.
What it reveals when senators repeatedly mispronounce the names of Kamala Harris and Sundar Pichai
It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you live in the US and have a non-English name, someone at some point is bound to butcher the pronunciation.
Here’s why the Covid ‘new normal’ won’t last
Is the ‘new normal’ here to stay? Many people assume so. Working from home will become the default, people will go on fewer holidays and business trips will become a thing of th...
Billionaire Richard Branson's childhood home hits the market
The seller is asking 4 million British pounds, or about $5.195 million for the 1.4-acre Tanyards Farm property outside Shamley Green, a village southwest of London.
U.S. judge blocks Commerce Department TikTok order
U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone in Pennsylvania on Friday blocked a U.S. Commerce Department order barring key technical transactions with TikTok set to take effect Nov. 12.
Apple shares fall as iPhone sales dip weighs on record quarterly results
Apple shares fell nearly 5% in premarket trading after the world's most valuable public company reported a steep fall in iPhone sales in China, hurt by the release of the much m...
Glenn Greenwald resigns from The Intercept over Biden cover up
Prize-winning journalist who broke Edward Snowden story accuses news outlet he founded of censorship after it refuses to publish his factual piece about Biden’s corruption.
500 families in Hong Kong housing block urged to get tested for Covid-19
Move sparked by infected resident, who is the sole local patient among three new cases on Thursday.
The false dichotomy of Chinese autocracy and American democracy
The success of Beijing’s pandemic response and and the failure of Washington’s seem to suggest authoritarian rule is superior to liberal democracy. But such a verdict is based o...
Hong Kong-born CIA officer’s China spying case ‘too complex’ for speedy trial
US prosecutors say Alexander Ma accepted thousands in cash for espionage activities and told undercover agent he wanted to see the ‘motherland’ succeed.
Samsung patriarch’s death spurs calls to reform South Korea’s chaebol
The death of Lee Kun-hee has focused attention on the darker aspects of his legacy, and rekindled long-standing calls for reform of family-run conglomerates.
Hong Kong employees to get a 1.7 per cent pay rise next year, survey predicts
Expected wage rise in 2021 amounts to less than half of the 3.6 per cent average from 2019, as coronavirus forces employer restraint.
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