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Covid: Post-furlough unemployment 'hits young and ethnic minorities'
Young and ethnic minority workers were more likely to be made unemployed post-furlough, according to a new report.
Nasa moon discovery: What does finding water on the moon actually mean?
Water has been discovered on the sunlit surface of the Moon for the first time.
Young influencers get billions of views peddling junk food to kids, study says
Young ‘influencers’ are being used to peddle unhealthy junk food to other kids via YouTube – racking up a ‘staggering’ one billion views, warns a new study.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey to warn 'eroding' Section 230 could 'collapse' Internet communication
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and other leading tech executives will warn lawmakers that efforts to change a federal provision known as Section 230 could have lasting consequences for...
Jack Ma is making history again with the Ant IPO, and getting even more wealthy while doing it
Billionaire tech tycoon Jack Ma is raising more than $34 billion in yet another record breaking IPO, further cementing his place in history as one of the world's great tech entr...
Huawei Mate 40 Pro: incredible hardware, no Google services
Huawei has produced an amazing smartphone despite US sanctions. Its hardware is first class, and includes a camera that beats the iPhone 12’s, but the lack of Google services is...
Hong Kong has unique role in boosting China’s fintech prowess
Hong Kong, as the gateway to China and a rising regional fintech power, has much to offer and is poised to reap the rewards, says Paul Chan, ignoring the fact that Hong Kong bus...
What is Jack Ma’s Ant Group and how does it make money?
In this explainer, we take a look at the growth potential of Ant’s key businesses and why the company could soon be worth more than the world’s largest bank, JPMorgan Chase.
Flight attendants empty-handed after Cathay meeting; pilots look to government
Both groups of employees who survived last week’s massive lay-offs now face a November 4 deadline to accept new wage-slashing contracts, or be let go.
Fake News Spread On Whatsapp To Indian Americans Plays Stealth Role In US Election
Two billion users rely on WhatsApp's free app to chat with individuals and groups of up to 256 people.
Coronavirus means less sex – for Chinese, Americans, British and now Turkish
Survey in Turkey suggests people are having sex less often – consistent with findings elsewhere – and are concerned about spreading Covid-19, researchers say.
Why we are spending billions to go to Mars instead of using it to rebuild-earth?
Hong Kong leader to visit Beijing to discuss plans to revive economy
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will travel to Beijing next week for a three-day visit to discuss plans to revive the global financial hub’s economy which has been battered by the C...
Luxury E-commerce Startup ShopWorn Enters Asia with Hong Kong Satellite
The fast-growing ecommerce destination for well-priced, guaranteed authentic luxury brands opens a Hong Kong satellite to service the Asia Pacific region.
Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association Calls for Action by Hong Kong Labour Department over Cathay Pacific Restructuring
The Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association (HKAOA) today requested action by the Hong Kong Labour Department over the recent restructuring of the airline by the Cathay Pacific G...
Hong Kong’s Weaker Financial Hub Appeal is Japan’s Opportunity, Aso Says
Japan should consider setting up a special economic zone for global banking businesses now that Hong Kong is losing its appeal as a financial hub amid China’s crackdown, accordi...
Ant Group closes Hong Kong book early due to strong demand for its record dual IPO
Ant Group will close its Hong Kong institutional book building process a day earlier than expected due to strong demand for its record initial public offering (IPO), a person fa...
HSBC's Hong Kong shares jump nearly 5% after third-quarter earnings beat estimates
HSBC's reported profit before tax was $3.07 billion in the third quarter, better than the $2.07 billion that analysts had expected, according to estimates compiled by the bank.
Four Hong Kong activists seeking asylum in US consulate ‘turned away’
The four ran up to talk to security guards, who allowed them inside the compound, but they not did to stay. Incident came after arrest of three others tied to now-defunct Studen...
'We need a miracle': Czech PM says more restrictions are looming
The Czech infection rate is the highest on the planet except for tiny Andorra, and the spread of the virus among doctors and medical workers is worsening the strain on hospitals.
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